Its The Memories That Count

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Jessie Blake has started a new life in Massachusetts with her Grandmother after an accident wipes out her mother, father, and little brother. Having trouble remembering what exactly happened on that fateful day, Jessie must pick up the broken pieces and move on. Alone.

But what happens when you find someone who WANTS to help? What happens when despite efforts to push the person away, they still come back. What happens when you find someone who wants you for all your flaws?

It's your choice whether to move forward or to move back.

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Its The Memories That Count

Submitted: April 16, 2010

Jessie Blake has started a new life in Massachusetts with her Grandmother after an accident wipes out her mother, father, and little brother. Having trouble remembering what exactly happened on that fateful day, Jessie must pick up the broken pieces and move on. Alone.

But what happens when you find someone who WANTS to help? What happens when despite efforts to push the person away, they still come back. What happens when you find someone who wants you for all your flaws?

It's your choice whether to move forward or to move back. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 22, 2010

* * * The dream started off innocently enough. I was walking down a road, passing underneath the eerie green glow of the forest. The ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 07, 2010

A/N: Sorry this is probably going to be boring for some people! I hope you like it, though!! * * * I woke up screaming wildly, my... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 09, 2010

* * * “Jessie? Jessie, dear?” a series of knocks on the door, shook me awake. I groggily rolled off the bed and sluggishly made m... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 13, 2010

* * * When I heard the backdoor open, I got up from the couch and went to help Lily with her bags. “Need help?” I asked as I noti... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 13, 2010

*** I had gotten to the third chapter of the book before slamming it shut and throwing it across the room. It wasn’t that I didn’... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 29, 2010

* * * “So, Jessie. What are your plans after High School?” That would be the first question to come out of her mouth. “Um, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 30, 2010

* * * I couldn’t sleep. So I was back to sitting on the rooftop, watching the moon light play with the lapping water. Something... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 02, 2010

* * * It was a dream, I thought to myself fervently. It was just a dream. I squeezed my eyes tighter and tried my absolute hardest to... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 03, 2010

 A/N: I know, really short but on a more brighter note, the next chapter is longer! And totally dramatic! It's posted too =D * *... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 03, 2010

  * * * I woke up the next morning, more depressed than ever. The person staring back at the mirror downed me even more than... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 05, 2010

* * * The cab ride home was one of anticipation. Did grandma already know I was out? I checked my watch. It read 11:56. Surel... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 05, 2010

* * * I woke up feeling guilty. I ditched Aiden and left him without an excuse. Also, I felt shameful for even thinking of it, I ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 06, 2010

* * * I should not be feeling this way. I should not. I thought this to myself as I showered and donned on my clothes. I shouldn... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 12, 2010

 A/N: Sorry it took so long but like so many other authors on Booksie, my internet went down. And it's a been a horrible 8 days =O A... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 14, 2010

* * * “Ah, she returns.” I couldn’t help a blush from creeping across my face when Aiden got up from his seat on the b... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 16, 2010

* * * The next morning held new possibilities for me. I knew that if I had asked Aiden, he would tell me that I owed him nothing. But... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 16, 2010

* * * I waited outside silently, my hands in my lap, my back resting on a tree right by our house. My heart wouldn’t calm down.... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 18, 2010

* * * After dinner and a brief meeting with Lily, Lindsee slipped into my room with me and sprawled on my bed and complimented my roo... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 20, 2010

A/N: Fillers make me feel guilty so I decided to upload another chapter along with this! Heads up, on my profile page, I posted some... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 20, 2010

* * * “I hate that you paid,” I muttered as I pushed a suitcase from behind me. She hadn’t gotten the chance to unload her lugg... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 22, 2010

* * * It was midnight; around the time I usually left to meet Aiden. However, this night, I was lying next to Lindsee on the floor, t... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 24, 2010

* * * The last day spent with Lindsee was the hardest. Throughout the whole day we knew everything that we were doing wasn’t going ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 26, 2010

* * * After Lindsee had gotten in her rental and started the engine, I waved goodbye, my cheeks still wet from my tears. As her c... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 26, 2010

* * * Although the past five days had been very fun, relaxing and satisfying, they were also very excruciating. I had heard all m... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 28, 2010

* * * "Just get in the car mom, please.” I said, trying to keep my voice low. “I think I know how to drive.” I had my hands on ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 30, 2010

A/N: So, I just wanna apologize in advance to anyone who might get offended later on as the chapters progress when Jessie begins question... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 30, 2010

* * * Someone had finally turned off the waterworks and I was appreciative for that simple act of mercy. Having the rain finally stop... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 31, 2010

* * * I haven’t cried so much ever since the crash. It was silly of me to whimper over someone who has had enough of me. And althou... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 01, 2010

 A/N: I gave into temptation and updated early =/ Couldn't stay away ;) * * * “What happened?” Lindsee’s voice wheedle... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 03, 2010

 A/N: Originally, this chapter was actually two but the first part (the one about god) is one of my most embarrassing chapters. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 06, 2010

* * * When I went downstairs and saw Lily standing in the kitchen stirring, I felt my legs go weak again. Lindsee hadn’t reacte... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 06, 2010

* * * Just like the dream I had had during one of the earliest nights I spent in Lily’s house, the dream started off the same way. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 06, 2010

* * * I woke up with a start, just moments before I felt the car smash into me. And for that, I was grateful. The scream I felt build... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 08, 2010

A/N: We're getting there!! Aiden <3 * * * “Grandma?” I said over the breakfast table as Lily heaped my plate with layers o... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 08, 2010

 A/N: 2nd chapter of a two chapter update! Heads up =) * * * During my walk to the backroom of the Depot, I felt antsy, as i... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 10, 2010

* * * An hour later, and I was right back to where I started: standing right outside the depot, Aiden with me. After the whole erupti... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 12, 2010

* * * “Thank you for calling The Depot. I’m Ana Yang, how may I be of assistance?” I swallowed the sound of my crying and clear... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 14, 2010

* * * Aiden led me back to our seat where he pulled me close and brushed my hair back. We sat in silence, not daring to speak. I surp... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 15, 2010

A/N: More than half way done, guys! Oh and if there's anything you would like me to add in the story to make it more exciting for you--ie... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 18, 2010

* * * “Alright, Miss Lily. I think that’s it.” Aiden rolled the wheelchair into the living room and dropped the suitcase of clo... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 02, 2010

A/N: SO SORRY! I know I haven't updated in maybe 127436746 years but I have a little problem with MSN. And that happens to be the on... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 02, 2010

* * * “And that right there,” he points to a large brown building with white columns and dark green bushes lining the walkway, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 28, 2010

* * * I looked in the mirror and stared for what seemed like forever. My eyes ran over the knee-length strapless bronze dress. I like... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 28, 2010

* * * When we first entered the hall, I wanted to run right out the door. It was big and adorned with all this beautiful streamers of... Read Chapter

Submitted: September 28, 2010

A/N: Sorry it's been taking a while for me to update! Here's a three chapter update though :D Hope you enjoy! These three especially... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 07, 2010

 A/N: Two chapters, baybaaaa! * * * My face grew pale with fear as I stared at the oncoming onslaught. As I said before, tim... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 07, 2010

A/N: I lied. Three chapter update, again :D * * * Within seconds I was gasping, and the memory was gone from my mind. I swallowed... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 07, 2010

* * * I was sitting in the passenger seat of a car looking out the window when I realized that I was dreaming. I had my hands in my l... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 22, 2010

* * * Three days had passed and I was still on my bed, arms curled around my legs, my face expressionless. And even though I had alre... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 22, 2010

* * * Aiden was late. Something that had never happened since the first night we met at the lake. And that was because he needed a ja... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 04, 2010

* * * “Jessie, love, what did you promise me?” I hear Aiden say outside my door. “Can you let me in?” “No. I changed my... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 04, 2010

 A/N: Hi, guys!!! Sorry AGAIN for the super long wait! Per usual, I was HARRASSED ;) by a certain reader and so I've decided to... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 14, 2010

A/N: Hey guys! 2nd to last chapter :( In other news, this song, the song that'll play during the scene, is on my profile!If you want to c... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 14, 2010

 A/N: Two chapter update, so read the last one if you didn't!! * * * I take as many gulps of air as I can the moment I'm bac... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

* * * EPILOGUE * * * When I hobbled out of the car, I expected to feel an overwhelming sadness and a buckling depression. ... Read Chapter

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