A Dream In A Glance

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

Chapter 2 (v.1)

Submitted: November 20, 2011

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?A/N: Hello again, everyone. Thanks so much for reading/ liking/ commenting on my previous chapter of A Dream In A Glance. I hope all of you enjoyed it! The next few chapters will start to get pretty interesting, so make sure to stay posted. This chapter isn't the longest chapter I've written, but I thought it was time to update :)

?HappyReading! :]

~~~18 Months Later~~~

?The stars were out that night. The sky was lit up, and Seraphina couldn't have imagined a more perfect night. Her room was just the way she had left it, and as she dropped to the bed, she was amazed at how much she had missed her childhood feather bed. Snuggling up with her old teddy bear she had left on her pillow, she smiled. It smelled the same way it always had, and she wondered if anyone had touched it since she left for college.

Downstairs, her aunt was probably baking something, and the house smelled of vanilla. Christmas music played from the small speakers in the living room, and Seraphina smiled to herself. Checking her phone, she realized that Lena should be here in less than an hour. She had missed Lena something terrible over the past six months since Lena's mom's funeral, and still remembered the conversation that changed everything about Seraphina's college experience.

?"Sera? I'm not leaving for college with you next month."

Seraphina remembered nearly dropping her phone as she heard Lena's shaky voice.

"What?"

Lena had continued, but her voice was barely above a whisper.

"My mom needs me here. She's having some health problems, and with my dad so far away..."

Seraphina interrupted her. "Health problems? What are you talking about?"

"My mom found out yesterday that she has congestive heart failure. The doctor isn't expecting her to live another six months..."

?Seraphina gasped, unable to believe what her best friend had just said. Lena's mom was dying?

"Lena... I am so sorry. I really can't believe it."

Seraphina remembered Lena crying over the phone for a while before finally responding.

"?Sera... I don't know what to do. I can't leave her here, but if I don't go to college now, I might not ever be able to. Please help me."

"I don't know what to do. You and I have always dreamed about going to college together. But you're right; you can't leave your mom. Maybe after everything's taken care of, you'll be able to move up here. Until then, take care of your mom. You'll probably regret it if you don't. And hey, you know something?"

"What?"

"I'll be here for you through it all. Anytime you need help with your mom, or anything else, I'm here. I love you, Lena. You've always been just like a sister to me, and I'm gonna miss you like crazy. But this is something you need to do, and I want you to be happy with your decision. It may not be the easiest one, but it will definitely be the right one. And she'll love you and respect you for staying with her so much more."

As Seraphina thought back on this, she couldn't help but to be excited about getting to spend time with Lena. But a nagging doubt left pain in her heart. Lena's mom had passed away six months ago, and Lena was different now.

No, she hadn't ever gotten around to going to college, and no, she wasn't the same vivacious girl she once was. But she was still Lena, the girl who had been her best friend since she was three.

"Knock knock."

Seraphina jumped off the bed, running to the door.

"Lena! You're finally here!"

The two best friends met each other in the doorway with a hug, smiling from ear to ear.

"I've missed you so much, Sera."

Seraphina looked up to see a tear sliding down Lena's cheek.

Lena wiped away the stray tear. "Sorry," she said, shaking her head.

"I guess I just wish I could have spent all the time we've missed together. I just... can't believe it's been six months since we've seen each other. We used to be inseparable, and now... Now we talk a few times a week, but go six months without seeing each other!"

Seraphina sighed, not sure what to say. "Lena..."

"It's not your fault, so please don't feel bad. I just miss you. That's all," Lena said with a shrug.

Seraphina pulled her back into another hug, and rested her head on Lena's shoulder. "I miss you too, Lena."

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"Girls? I've made some hot chocolate! There's peanut butter cookies, too."

Lena's face brightened up, and smiled. "Your aunt's peanut butter cookie recipe is the best thing I've ever put into my mouth."

Seraphina laughed. "Agreed. Let's go."

They started walking downstairs, talking and giggling away.

Her aunt met them at the bottom of the stairs with a plate of cookies. "The mugs of hot chocolate are on the counter. I'm so glad you're here, Lena."

Lena smiled, giving her mom a quick hug.

"I love you, Lena. Call me if you ever need anything, ok?"

Lena smiled, nodding. "I will. Thanks, Mrs. Ayn."

After their hot chocolate and cookies, the girls settled on the couch in Seraphina's living room, and turned on the TV.

ABC Family's Christmas Classics were on. Tonight's classic was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

As they watched the movie, Seraphina was reminded of something.

Even if Lena had changed, she was still her best friend. And Seraphina was pretty sure, that wasn't ever gonna change.

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