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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Things change, and they change quick. When a tragedy strikes a small town girl, she has to leave, no matter what she may be leaving behind. But when she decides to return...now that's a story.

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Prologue

Submitted: June 09, 2015

Things change, and they change quick. When a tragedy strikes a small town girl, she has to leave, no matter what she may be leaving behind. But when she decides to return...now that's a story. Read Chapter

Homecoming

Submitted: June 10, 2015

*Nicole Jane Cassidy* "Do you really have to go?" My perfect blonde-haired, blue-eyed friend asked me. We had been friends since... Read Chapter

Reminiscence

Submitted: December 22, 2015

I get lost in the sea green of his eyes for a moment, and then tear myself away and look at my dad. "I'm going to head home, since you're... Read Chapter

Reunion

Submitted: December 22, 2015

*Justin Michael Levall* *Lucas Jared Riley* Luke's POV  "Alright man, talk." Justin sighs, leaning against the... Read Chapter

Distress

Submitted: December 22, 2015

*Nikki's Dress* Nikki's POV  "Dinner? At Luke's house?" I shriek, staring at my dad.  "Nikki, it's no big deal... Read Chapter

Tensions

Submitted: December 23, 2015

*Lucy Lynn Riley* "Nikki! Jake!"  Oh, thank God Katherine answered the door. I can't imagine the awkward silence if Luk... Read Chapter

Eternity

Submitted: December 23, 2015

Somehow I got through dinner without making a fool of myself. I was asked the usual questions, what I did while I was gone, who I stayed ... Read Chapter

Mistaken

Submitted: December 25, 2015

"Hey dad, I'm gonna go hang out with Justin," I call into the kitchen as I come downstairs.  "Alright sweetie. Be home in time f... Read Chapter

New Addition

Submitted: May 28, 2016

Justin eyes me, but I step away from him and lean against the garage door by Ethan.  "So how did you know that? That I needed an... Read Chapter

Past Loves and Future Relations

Submitted: May 29, 2016

"So Ethan, huh?" Justin asks over pizza. I roll my eyes at his raised eyebrows, taking a sip of my water. "I just met him. We'll see.... Read Chapter

Comparisons

Submitted: May 31, 2016

Ethan just so happened to pick the cafe that Luke and I used to go to every Wednesday, to go to for lunch.  He pulls my chair ou... Read Chapter

Three

Submitted: June 05, 2016

(Luke's POV)  "The new guy? Of all people that she's going to date, it's going to be the new guy?" I shout as Justin and I are w... Read Chapter

Cooper

Submitted: June 06, 2016

Less than ten minutes later, Luke and Justin pull into the driveway. They come inside, finding my dad and I sitting on the floo... Read Chapter

Too Much to Drink

Submitted: June 16, 2016

Luke's POV  "I'm sure she's fine, Jake, she just needs time." I tell him after we've buried Cooper. Justin tries calling her, bu... Read Chapter

Hurt

Submitted: June 16, 2016

I spin on my stool, spotting Nikki near the back of the bar, flirting with some guys and taking a shot. I groan, getting up and stomping ... Read Chapter

Begin Again

Submitted: June 20, 2016

Nikki's POV  I wake up with a groan, lifting my right hand to my forehead. My body is sore from sleeping in an uncomfortable pos... Read Chapter

Hide and Seek

Submitted: June 20, 2016

Oh my god. "Oh my God," I reflect my thoughts out loud as I stare at myself in the bathroom mirror.  I just kissed Luke. The guy... Read Chapter

Unsteady

Submitted: June 20, 2016

After hanging up with Casey and staring at myself in the mirror for a few more minutes, I convince myself of what I need to do and put my... Read Chapter

Visits

Submitted: June 22, 2016

After another hour or two, Luke decides I am fit to drive and takes me back to my truck, still parked in the same spot at Joe's.  ... Read Chapter

First Impression

Submitted: June 23, 2016

"Ethan said he'd meet us at the cafe. Ready to go yet?" I ask Casey for the fifth time. "Not quite!" She shouts back from the bathroo... Read Chapter

New and Old Feelings

Submitted: June 27, 2016

"We just left the restaurant, and you're telling me you're going out again in like, six hours?" I ask Casey incredulously.  She ... Read Chapter

Promises

Submitted: June 27, 2016

My phone rings, jolting me out of my half-asleep state, and I blink hard, looking around the room.  Looking down, I see a mop of... Read Chapter

Remembering

Submitted: June 27, 2016

***this is a flashback occurring while Nikki is asleep, flashbacks will all be indicated in italics, and flashbacks will be written in first person point of view*** Read Chapter

"Not a Date"

Submitted: June 28, 2016

Luke's POV  I wake up groggily, my head hammering and my mouth dry. Light spills into my bedroom- wait. Not my bedroom.  ... Read Chapter

Explanation

Submitted: June 28, 2016

Nikki's POV  I sit down in a booth and tell Lexi what I would like to drink, and then stare out of the window, absently running ... Read Chapter

Old Times

Submitted: June 28, 2016

After pulling away from Luke and awkwardly returning to our booth with everyone staring at us, we finish lunch quickly and I drive silent... Read Chapter

Awkward

Submitted: June 29, 2016

"What's wrong, Luke? Nikki? Did something happen today?" Katherine asks suddenly over dinner, watching us.  He and I have both b... Read Chapter

Changes

Submitted: July 07, 2016

"You seem distracted," Ethan observes, eyeing me over his ice cream cone.  I meet his eyes, picking at the paper wrapper around ... Read Chapter

Step in the Right Direction

Submitted: July 07, 2016

"You broke up with him?" Casey gasps loudly, nearly dumping the popcorn bowl in her lap.  I nod guiltily, and her jaw is slack.&... Read Chapter