Promise Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
"You can choose your friends and lovers, but not your family..." For Hannah Baker and Justin Kirkland, that is not necessarily true. Sometimes, it is easier to toss out a few family members than it is to NOT fall in love...but then again, after dealing with two screwy families together, Hannah and Justin find out that loving each other was the truly easy part.

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Promise Me

Submitted: May 29, 2013

"You can choose your friends and lovers, but not your family..." For Hannah Baker and Justin Kirkland, that is not necessarily true. Sometimes, it is easier to toss out a few family members than it is to NOT fall in love...but then again, after dealing with two screwy families together, Hannah and Justin find out that loving each other was the truly easy part. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 08, 2013

Promise Me: Chapter 2 Justin Kirkland watched the red Honda tear out of the gas station’s parking lot.  Hannah Baker.  H... Read Chapter

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Promise Me: Chapter 3 “You look tired,” Mark said at work the next day.  Hannah slumped over her coffee cup, nearly falling... Read Chapter

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Chapter 4 “Absolutely not,” Justin told his daughter that evening. “But Da-a-a-dy!” “No.  You’re not resp... Read Chapter

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Chapter 5 Why do I get the feeling I’ve been played?  Hannah asked herself as she left the Kirkland farm that evening.  ... Read Chapter

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  Chapter 6 On Friday morning, Josie walked out of her grandparents' house, pointing a video camera at Hannah.  “Wha... Read Chapter

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Chapter 7 About the time Josie was showing off her new guitar, Justin -- unknowing of his daughter’s new purchase and her days wit... Read Chapter

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Chapter 8  Hannah and Josie eventually decided to have a Girl’s Day, inviting Kim to go out for pizza with them, though now Jo... Read Chapter

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Chapter 9   On Monday night, Justin crashed into his bunk at the Sota Naval Station barracks, exhausted beyond belief.  T... Read Chapter

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Chapter 10 On Wednesday morning, when she drove out to pick up Josie, Hannah spied the girl sitting in a lawn chair, drawing circles... Read Chapter

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  Chapter 11 Hannah exited her car with a tired sigh.  She pulled Teddy out of the backseat and headed toward the fron... Read Chapter

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  Chapter 12 Justin honestly didn’t want to discuss his failed marriage with his dad -- and especially not the prospect o... Read Chapter

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Chapter 13 Justin watched the red-headed confusion leave him alone with his daughter.  Damn that woman.  Out of all the pe... Read Chapter

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Chapter 14 Justin watched her wake up, though he kept his gaze averted, seemingly focused on Josie and her small cup of Jello. &n... Read Chapter

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Chapter 15   Hannah couldn’t tell if he was flirting with her or being his typical smartassy self.  And what was with her... Read Chapter

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Chapter 16 Justin shoved her away, rupturing all contact between their bodies.  “Enough!” he yelled.  “Goddammit, Ha... Read Chapter

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Chapter 17 A little while later, Hannah, Kim and Justin kissed Josie good-bye as Mr. Kirkland started a new game of chess with the g... Read Chapter

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Chapter 18 “Okay, spill it,” Kim said before the door even finished closing.  She had a giddy look in her eyes as she rotat... Read Chapter

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Chapter 19 The next morning -- and yes, she had very erotic and sweet dreams -- she drove to her store to take care of a few things, ... Read Chapter

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  Chapter 20 Justin hung his head, placed his hands on his hips and allowed Hannah to leave him.  What the hell was... Read Chapter

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Chapter 21     The weekend came and went, and spending those days with Josie made Justin want to stick around a littl... Read Chapter

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Chapter 22 Justin was here to watch his daughter sing, not gawk at the woman sitting beside him, so that’s what he did.  Thou... Read Chapter

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Chapter 23 Hannah jerked the strapless top of her dress upward as she padded into the kitchen with Justin on her heels.  She co... Read Chapter

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Chapter 24 The moon shone bright and high, obscured only slightly behind a faint cloud in the sky.  Hannah stood in her dark be... Read Chapter

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Chapter 25 The hem of Hannah’s robe slipped up to her hips, exposing her rear and thighs to Justin’s cheek as he carried her, sl... Read Chapter

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Chapter 26 “Damn, I’ve gotta get me one of these,” Hannah muttered to herself, driving Justin’s big black Dodge along the... Read Chapter

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Chapter 27 Justin gently placed Josie on her bed and removed her shoes.  His mom came in, dressed in her nightgown and robe. &n... Read Chapter

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Chapter 28 The roar of a tractor coming to life jerked Hannah awake.  Justin groaned under her, and she blinked the fog out of ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 29 On Monday, Hannah’s car was still in the repair shop, so she had to rely on Kim for a ride to work.  Justin brough... Read Chapter

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Chapter 30 On Tuesday, Hannah called Olivia back and told her she would drive up to Memphis on Wednesday morning, and together, they ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 31 Justin picked up Josie and after the initial “Did you have fun?” and “How was the movie?”, he cleared his throat ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 32 Hannah stared at herself in the bathroom mirror.  She’d changed clothes four times already.  And she hated ev... Read Chapter

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Chapter 33 Hannah closed the door to the ladies room and slumped against it.  She just needed a moment to catch her breath. &nb... Read Chapter

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Chapter 34 Hannah could smell...roses.  Almost suffocating from the sweet scent.  Her free hand felt around the air, touch... Read Chapter

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Chapter 35 Hannah bypassed the young receptionist behind the counter, walked straight down the corridor and into Olivia’s office. ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 36 Justin worried about Hannah all night.  He couldn’t shake the feeling that something bad was about to happen, some... Read Chapter

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Chapter 37 Justin left the store that morning with one thing on his mind...get to Lawna Miles before she got to Hannah.  Unfort... Read Chapter

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Chapter 38 “You’re early,” Hannah said, opening the door to Justin and Josie.  “I just got out of the shower.” ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 39 The next morning, Justin and Josie took her friend home, and then he called around to schedule meetings for that afternoo... Read Chapter

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Chapter 40 His cheek stung like fire.  Hannah packed quite a wallop.  But Justin refrained from rubbing his face as he mut... Read Chapter

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Chapter 41 "I spent twelve bucks on these," Hannah sighed,  turning the cardboard box in her hands.  "Dual action lubrican... Read Chapter

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Chapter 42 Justin lowered himself onto the bottom stair tread at his parents' house, waiting for Josie to pack up some stuff for the... Read Chapter

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Chapter 43 Dear Hannah, I don’t know where to start.  I guess in the beginning.  When I found out you were coming i... Read Chapter

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Chapter 44 When the surgeon, Dr. Williams, and the oncologist, Dr. Brimm, finally made their appearance, Dr. Brimm gave Hannah a wea... Read Chapter

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Chapter 45 Surprisingly, the rest of the week flowed by uneventfully.  On Wednesday, Hannah and Justin drove to the hospital to... Read Chapter

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Chapter 46 By Sunday night, they were home. Home.   Justin dropped the suitcases on the floor of the kitchen and look... Read Chapter

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Chapter 47 "I know, I know," Hannah said, rushing through the front door at half past five o'clock.  "I'm late, I know.  K... Read Chapter

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Chapter 48 Hannah wasn’t sure what happened in the five seconds that followed.  But she found herself on top of Beth with her... Read Chapter

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Chapter 49  (Epilogue) “I now pronounce you...Husband and Wife.  You may kiss her now,” Brother Joe said, smiling, ... Read Chapter