(3 days later) "Ok." You say looking around the room at the millions of things you have to pack up. You turn on your Middle of Nowhere cd and begin working. "Hey!" You hear Kristen call over the music. "Oh Hi!" You say and turn down the music. "Ok, everything goes!" "Ok." She answers and begins packing up your bookcase. CLICK! The music shuts off and both of you turn around. Nick, your ex-boyfriend, is standing there. "And what are you ladies doing?" He asks with a smile. "I'm packing. The HANSON's have adopted me." You answer him. "I thought I told you not to come back here." "I couldn't leave you." He says advancing towards you. "Leave Kristen." She looks at you and you nod your head so she goes downstairs and waits. "Now," He says still advancing, "Why do you have to break up with me like this?" He asks with a crazed look in his eyes. You keep walking backwards until your legs hit the bed. Oh crap! You think to yourself. He keeps coming towards you and pushes you down on the bed. You begin to get up but he climbs on top of you and starts kissing you. "Get off!" You scream. "Stop fighting me. I know this is what you want." He says, kissing your neck. "No, it isn't! GET OFF!" You yell pushing him with all your might. "No." He says and keeps kissing and touching you. "I said No! Stop!" You scream as he begins to go up your shirt. "Get off of her you asshole!" You hear a voice say as Nick goes flying off the bed and onto the floor. You look up and see Zac. "ZAC!" You scream and jump into his arms. You hold onto him tightly. "Get out of the way!" Nick says and pushes you to the ground. "Ok little man it's just you and me." Nick raises his fists to his face and takes a swing at Zac. Zac ducks and punches Nick hard in the stomach. Nick doubles over holding his stomach so Zac takes his chance and kicks Nick in the face and he goes flying backwards onto the floor and lays there. You just stare at Zac with your eyes wide. He helps you up and holds you in his arms. You look at him. "Thank you!" You say as he kisses you tenderly on the lips. "This is it." You hear Nick say. You turn around and come face to face with a gun. "Oh my god!" You gasp. "I am tired of this. I am not going to let some short-ass girl take my chic away!" He says grabbing your arm. "Nick, don't do this!" You say as he pulls the hammer back and aims for Zac's head. "Bye-bye." Nick says with a smile and begins to pull the trigger. You grab Nick's arm right before the gun goes off and the bullet whizzes an inch over Zac's head. Nick hits you with the gun knocking you down and Zac jumps on his back. "KRISTEN! CALL THE COPS!" You scream, hoping she will hear you. After hearing the gun shot she came back into the house and heard you scream so she called the cops and ran upstairs. Zac is still on top of Nick and Nick has dropped the gun. "GET OFF!" Kristen screams at Zac, pointing the gun at them. Zac jumps off leaving Nick stranding there with his hands up. "Ok, Amelia....um...Zac...one of you take this thing!" She says as the gun shakes in her hand. You and Zac run behind her but don't take the gun. "You won't shoot me!" Nick says as he walks closer to you all. "Don't come any closer or I will shoot!" She says still shaking. "No you won't." He says with a smile. He takes two more steps then rushes towards you. She closes her eyes and pulls the trigger. All you hear is a thud. You all open your eyes and see Nick laying on the floor with a gunshot in his chest. "OH MY GOD! I JUST KILLED SOMEONE! I AM GOING TO GO TO PRISON! I'M A HORRIBLE PERSON!" Kristen starts screaming once she sees him. Just then Taylor and Isaac run in the room. "Where the hell have you guys been?" Zac asks. "We had to go get some stuff and..." Taylor stops as he see's the bloody body on the floor. "Oh my god! There's a dead guy in your room, Amelia!" Taylor says pointing. "I know." You answer. "OH GOD! YOU SHOT HIM KRISTEN?" Tay screams. She had already begun to calm down but when Tay says that she starts going crazy again. Isaac walks over and trys to calm her down while you go up to Nick's body and check for a pulse. "Kristen! He still has a faint pulse." You say assuring her. You all just stand there for a couple minutes. "POLICE!" You hear a man with a deep voice scream. "UP HERE!" You call down to them. They come upstairs and chaos breaks loose. Everyone has to be questioned and the body is removed. You end up spending the night at Kristen's house with the rest of the HANSON bros since her 'rents are out of town. You and Zac end up sharing a guestroom. "Who was that guy?" Zac asks, breaking the silence in the room. "An old boyfriend." You say then doze off into a deep sleep. *****~~~~~*****~~~~~*****~~~~~*****~~~~~*****~~~~~*****~~~*** "Why do you have to go back so soon?" You ask Zac as you stand in front of the boarding gate at the airport. "I told you I could only stay for a week." He says giving you a kiss then turning to leave. You grab his arm and pull him back tokiss him again, long. "Gate 4 now boarding." You hear a voice announce over the intercom. "I'll see you in three days." He says with a smile then follows his brothers onto the plane. Kristen and you stand next to each other waving to the boys through the windows of the plane then turn to leave. "Well hopefully we won't have anymore interuptions." You say as you and Kristen continue to pack your stuff. "I haven't seen much of your mom around." She says as she packs up your lava lamp. "She is probably at one of her boyfriends house's stoned to death. We probably won't see her at all." You say. "Oh." She answers. You two continue to pack things up when you hear a rumble off in the distance. "What the hell?" You say looking up from the box. "Oh shit!" Kristen screams, "GET IN THE DOORWAY!" She yells shoving you in the door. You get there just as the ground begins to shake. "OH MY GOD!" You scream as stuff starts falling off the shelves. You and Kristen both fall on the ground out of the doorway. The rumbling finally stops and you open your eyes to pitch blackness. There is dust everywhere and it hurts to breath. You try and push yourself up off the floor but realize there is stuff piled on top of you. You push again and manage to crawl from underneath it. You look around at what is left of your house. The roof is totally gone, that's what had fallen on you and the whole upstairs is now down stairs in a pile of rubble. It doesn't even look like a house anymore. Every now and then a piece of wall falls off and hits the ground. You take a step and the ground begins to shake again. "OH GOD!" You scream and you put your head between your legs. It stops. Aftershock, you think to yourself. You just stand there looking around then you realize Kristen's not there. "KRISTEN!" You scream. No answer. You try and remember where she was standing in the doorway. You can't remeber so you just start moving rubble and debris out of the way screaming her name. You move a piece of wood and see her bloody cast (remember her arm is broken). "Oh no!" You gasp and move the debrie faster. You get it all off of her and try and wake her up. "What?" She says opening her eyes. "Your ok!" You say helping her up. "Oh ya, I just thought I would take a short nap." She says shaking the dust off and looking around with a smile. "Wow!" She says then looks back at where your room was. "At least we don't have to pack anymore?" "What about the tickets?" You say. "Where did you leave them?" Kristen asks. "In my room." You say. "Shit." You two say in unison as you look in the direction of your room.
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