Chapter 2:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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A/N: Because I feel so hyped up right now, here is chapter 2! Hope you guys enjoy! Any questions? Comment them below.

Chapter Two:

The Truth about Sophie


Alex came in every day to check on the necklace. He always came in at around noon, and left around two. He always smokes a cigarette on his way out. He always walked to the end of the street, finished his smoke and then walked by the shop again.

I was looking at a magazine, trying to pick out the latest fashions that I should have in the shop. Apparently the head wrap was the new 'thing'. I guess I could order a few.

The door bell jingled, and I looked up. Alex walked into the shop. His hair was a mess, and it looked like he hadn't shaved this morning. His shirt was untucked, and wrinkled. He looked tired, and worried.


"How much longer until its done?" He walked fastly over to where I was sitting, and sat down next to me.

"I still have to order everything.."

He ran his hands though his hair. "Shit!"

"Alex what's wrong? She's okay right?"

"They gave her six months to live. They found another tumor, this one was in her brain. It's unusually large, and they arn't quite sure what to do about it."

I thought about this. Six months wasn't a long time. It was short, way to short. "Is there anyway that they wrong?"

"I hope so."

I pushed the magazine onto the floor, and reached behind my chair. I pulled out the little box. I sat down on the floor, and patted the spot next to me. "Come help me."

He looked worried, but did as I said. I had taken the whole necklace apart, and was going to totally rebuild it. I opened the box, and slowly emptied it out. A few beads rolled across the floor, and Alex reached out and grabbed them.

"I didn't think it was that bad." He rolled a bead between his thumb and index finger.


"She didn't tell you the real story, did she?" When I didn't answer, he continued to tell the story. "We were in a fight, like an actually fight. She wanted to kill herself, and beat the Cancer her own way. I caught her in the bathroom, with the pills in her hand. I started to yell at her, and she started to throw punches. I lost my ballance, and grabbed onto the necklace. It snapped, and fell to the ground." He started to cry. "And now it's not fixable, and she's going to die."

I felt a few tears roll down my face, and my eyes started ot burn. Without even thinking about it, I laced my fingers into Alex's. He looked up at me and tried to smile, but only more tears came.

"Alex, look at me." I cupped his chin and forced him to look at me. "It's okay. I'm going to fix this necklace, and it's going to be perfect. Sophie isn't going to die...she can't."

"Sophie is going to die."

I moved closer to him, and hugged him. "No she's not. God wouldn't kill someone like her."

"I don't believe that. If she's not going to die, why cant she even get up from her hospital bed? The last few patches of her hair are gone, and she weighs less than eighty pounds, and still cant hold any food in her body. She's going to die Nina, it's so noticable. And its going to be less than six months. Just two months ago, they gave her two years, now it's down to six months."

"I can't promise that everything is going to be okay, but I can try my best to keep everything okay."

Alex smiled, and then stood up. He held his hand out to me, and then helped me stand up. Once I was on my feet, he didn't let go of my hand. Instead he brought it up to his lips, and kissed it. "You're a special person Nina, I like that about you."

He then dropped my hand, and walked out the door. He walked to the end of the street, cigarette in hand. He stood at the end for much longer than usualy. Then, he pulled out another, and smoked that one.


After a long hard day, I had finally pulled all the pieces of the necklace apart, and found the original charm online. I now knew what I was working with. I placed all the pieces back into the box, and placed it carefully into my purse.

I snuggled into the blankets on the couch, and drifted off into sleep. But only for a few moments, before my phone ringing woke me up. I checked caller ID. Joseph's Cancer Center. Without any delay, I answered the call.


"Nina, it's Alex. Sophie wants you to come down and be here durring the operation."


"Just...please hurry."

I ran around my apartment, collecting scattered things. Once I had everything I ran out the door and into the empty street. I started to run towards the hospital. I ran threw the doors, and ran towards the cancer center.

"Excuse me miss, whats the problem?"

"Sophie, I need Sophie!"

The nurse looked at me, and then down the hall. "You must be Nina." He isghed, and then looked back at me. "Room 306B, you better hurry."

I gave a quick than you, and then walked down the hall. I watched the numbers on the doors grow smaller and smaller, until I found 306B. I closed my eyes, and then pushed the doors open. I herd the door close behind me, and I opened my eyes. Alex was standing in front of me, and pulled me over to the side of the bed.

"Nina, you came." Sophie smiled.

"Of course."

"Alex said he didn't think you would come."

I turned to look back at Alex. His face was hard, and angry. I followed his gaze to find the Doctor standing across the room. He wasn't even paying attention to Sophie, he was scrolling through some pages on his phone.

I placed a hand on Alex's shoulder, and then held Sophie's hand. "It's okay, I'm here don't worry."

"Sophie, it's time to go." A Nurse walked into the room. Sophie nodded, and then turned to face me. She sat up so her lips were against my ear.

"Even if I don't die, its your job to keep my brother happy." Then she nodded to the nurse, and was rolled out of the room. The doctor told us to go sit in the waiting room. I noticed that it was just me and Alex.

"Where are your parents?"

"They had to step out for a minute, they should be back soon."

I sat down next Alex, and rested my head on his shoulder. "Tell me something about you, Alex."


"I don't know anything about you, how am I supposed to trust you?"

He chuckled. "My birthday is July twenty third."

"Mines April third."

I lifted my head off his should, and looked at him. "What's your middle name?"


"I like that." I smiled, but it was stopped halfway by a yawn. I stretched my arms, and then rested my head back on Alex's shoulder. "I will finish stalking you later."

He laughed again, and this time it sounded beautiful.


"Nina...Nina wake up."

My body was swaying from side to side. I opened my eyes, only to find Alex standing above me. "What?" I asked while yawning.

"They are calling and emergancy meeting with the doctor. Something went wrong during the operation."

"Crap!" I stood up, and followed Alex. His parents where already in the room when we got there. They eyed me up and down, his mothers face looked frightened.

"Alexander, who is this?" His father asked, his tone angry.

"This is Nina, she's a friend." He walked around me, and then stood infront of me, and held his arm out. "And she's staying."

"She dosn't belong here." His mother protested.

"Why not? She's part of the family."


Alex looked back at me, and winked at me. He than nodded down to my hand. I looked down to see it intwined with his. Oh great, I'm his fake girlfriend.

"Mister and Misses Dailey, we have some news for you and" The Doctor walked through the door. He pulled his gloves off, and threw them into the trash. "The tumor removal was incomplete, and im afraid Sophie has even less time left than we thought."

Mrs. Dailey threw herself into her husbands arms, and started to cry uncontrolably. Her cries filling the silent room. I looked up at Alex. His eyes were closed, and his hand dropped from mine.

"How much time?" He asked.

"We predict only a few more weeks, perhaps maybe three months."

Alex let go of all of me, and walked out of the room. The door slammed behind him. I looked around the room. Everyone was staring at me. They stared as if it was my fault that this was happening.

I silently walked out of the room, and ran down the hallway. I needed to get out of here. I ran out the doors of the Center, but I didn't make it far. I ran right into Alex.

"Nina, I know you probably don't understand but-"

"Alex listen to me. We are friends. But we barley know eachother, I'm not going to sit there and pretend to be your girlfriend so you can make your parents happy. I'm just going to get this necklace fixed, and then get out of your life. You don't want me in it, it only makes things harder.

I started to walk away, the tears falling from my face. Sophie was going to die. Alex was going to hate me. Yesterday everything was so perfect. I was making friends again. People were starting to like me, and trust me again.

I waited for Alex to say something, but he never did. I turned around to say something, but he was gone. What have I done?

"Even if I don't die, its your job to keep my brother happy."

Heyyy guys. Longer chapter! Happy? You better be :P Emotional? I almost cried while writing this. I think I found the necklace, but I'm not sure yet. Even if I did, you guys wont get to see it for a while :/ I know, i'm sorry.

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Submitted: February 10, 2013

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Sun, February 10th, 2013 1:51pm


will do ^.^

Sun, February 10th, 2013 5:53am


Again, love the story. Keep me updated.

Sun, February 10th, 2013 8:02pm


Glad you like it :D Of course ^.^

Sun, February 10th, 2013 12:10pm

Black hearts

Love it =)!!!

Mon, February 11th, 2013 6:58pm



Mon, February 11th, 2013 11:13am


Shophie don't die!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, February 19th, 2013 3:09pm


she wont ^^

Wed, February 20th, 2013 12:27pm



Tue, February 19th, 2013 3:09pm


Progeessing way too fast! Slow down a bit! But otherwise great read

Sat, March 23rd, 2013 8:05am



Sat, March 23rd, 2013 2:58pm


slow down a bit. Your writing is amazing and unique but still the pace is a little fast AMAZING WRITING I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!! Please dont torture your fans by killing Sophie or anything. KMU YES PLEASE

Thu, May 2nd, 2013 2:04am


this is my first actual novel, most others I have given up on, but thanks for warning me (: and I will

Wed, May 1st, 2013 7:29pm

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