When Lightning Strikes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
(Complete) ~ When Gracie Elwood comes back from teaching in France, she’s ecstatic to find out that her sister’s a bride-to-be. What she doesn’t know is that her brotherly feelings towards her sister’s fiancé, Jason, will grow into something more.
Gracie’s got to watch out. The beams of sunshine in her life will slowly start to dim, the storm is hovering nearer and lightning will strike sooner than she thinks …

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When Lightning Strikes

Submitted: September 04, 2011

When Gracie Elwood comes back from teaching in France, she’s ecstatic to find out that her sister’s a bride-to-be. What she doesn’t know is that her brotherly feelings towards her sister’s fiancé, Jason, will grow into something more.
Gracie’s got to watch out. The beams of sunshine in her life will slowly start to dim, the storm is hovering nearer and lightning will strike sooner than she thinks …
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Submitted: September 13, 2011

A/N: Hey there! I decided to upload a picture of Lorelei on the character pics, so you can check it out if you want! Anyway, enjoy! :) ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 02, 2011

A/N: I'm SO SORRY for not updating earlier! I was supposed to on Saturday (two days ago), but for the whole weekend, I ended up going out... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 11, 2011

The next week flew by quickly, especially with how much fun I was having in college and how busy I was with reviewing notes in the backya... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 18, 2011

A/N: Although I loved Gracie's hair colour more in the original picture of WLS character pics, I have now changed it :) So go and look if... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 01, 2011

A/N: I am SO SO SO SO sorry for the terribly late update! I was going to update around Halloween, but then one day, I couldn't get into B... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 07, 2011

After the not-so-subtle interruption in the kitchen from dad, Vince and I decided to head out to the local diner. It was me who suggested... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 17, 2011

“So tell me again why you’re ditching a trip to rock climbing for your sister?” I rubbed my forehead and sighed. This was harde... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 24, 2011

Upon hearing the doorbell ringing, I pushed myself off the thin blankets on my bed and quickly descended down the staircase. I was glad t... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 09, 2012

A/N: I'm very sorry for the late update. I've just been a bit busy during the past two weeks! It HAS been the summer holidays here :D Heh... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 24, 2012

The weeks had flown by fast. How did I know? It was already Aubrey and Jason’s engagement party! I remember that it had only been a few... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 10, 2012

A/N: I hope you'll still enjoy some parts of the chapter, as it isn't as productive as I would have liked. Love, Vanessa xoxo Eve... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 19, 2012

A/N: I know there hasn't been any mention of the golden boy, but hold on, Jason Levine is coming into the picture in the next chapter! Ho... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 26, 2012

One Thing – One Direction (Jason’s point of view) ~ I was just listening to the song while I was writing this chapter, and I real... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 04, 2012

A/N: So over here in Australia, it's Good Friday tomorrow! I'd just like to say happy easter to all of you! Time to snack on some chocola... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 11, 2012

Numb. That was what my mind and body felt like. To come to such a heartbreaking and shocking conclusion made me weak. I wasn’t really a... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 17, 2012

The whole three hours at Rodger’s was a nightmare for me. Everybody except me and Aubrey were gulping down Corona’s or taking shots. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 24, 2012

Dinner at the Levine’s was lovely. Everyone crowded around the table and discussed about random things. I liked the feeling of being in... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 30, 2012

I left the Levine’s after I had helped Camille wash the dishes and Delilah with reciting the alphabet. She was steadily getting better ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 11, 2012

The two most important girls in my life avoided me for pretty much the entire week. Aubrey claimed that she didn’t know what I was talk... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 21, 2012

Lazily, I trudged upstairs with my huge bag of presents and dumped it by the side of my bed. I would sort through them tomorrow morning b... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 25, 2012

After seeing the dark circles under my eyes in the vanity, I scolded myself for staying up too late. Last night was a nightmare. My eyes ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 02, 2012

Days passed by. Whenever I came downstairs for breakfast, mom would tell me that Aubrey had eaten early. If I needed a ride to Mercer, sh... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 13, 2012

Everything shattered. I guess I had been truly hoping for the opposite. Dreams of me and Jason going on dates and spending our whole live... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 22, 2012

A/N: Hey guys! So I've just finished all my assignments so now I have more time to update WLS! Hehe. Although this chapter might be a lit... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 30, 2012

My heart leapt in my throat. No … that couldn’t be right! “She didn’t make it.” Everything happened at once. Mom cried ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 04, 2012

To say I was nervous was an understatement. Today was the day we would say goodbye to Aubrey. All night, I had been crying. I was exh... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 12, 2012

A/N: Hey guys! So this chapter is a little shorter than my usual ones, but I still hope you'll somewhat enjoy! I know most of you are sad... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 24, 2012

A/N: I just realised that WLS only has a few chapters to go (that's like less than 5 or even 4!) :O I can't believe I'm already here, so ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 04, 2012

A/N: Soo, after this chapter, I'm hoping to do a double update which has the last chapter and the epilogue! And I'll also have a bonus fo... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 09, 2012

“WOOH, GRACIE!” My cheeks flushed as the whistles from and cheers from my family filled the cramped hall. Inviting my cousins to ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 09, 2012

A/N: So this is the end! I can't believe I've finally finished WLS :O The journey has come to an end and I've loved writing about Jason a... Read Chapter