|I'll Always Be There For You
Author: BandanaGirl348 PM
Sixteen year old, Karmen Knight believed she had a perfect life. She loved her home in Minnesota. She loved her best friends, James, Carlos, and Logan. But most of all she loved her older brother. She just never realized it until he was gone.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Kendall - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,590 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 06-28-12 - Published: 12-16-11 - id: 7641712
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Hey everybody! I have a new story! I've been wanting to write one like this for a long time. Alright, so there is something you need to know before you read. Okay so this story takes place in Minnesota, and the guys never became famous, so the stuff that happened in Big Time Audition never happened. That's pretty much it, enjoy, and don't forget to review!
Disclaimer: I don't own Big Time Rush.
Sixteen year old, Karmen Knight believed she had a perfect life. She loved her home in a small town in Minnesota. She loved her best friends, James, Carlos, and Logan. She loved her mom and her little sister, Katie. But most of all, she loved her older brother, Kendall Knight. She just never realized how much she loved him, until he was gone.
It was a slightly warm spring day on April 3,2011. It was the last day of spring break ,and Karmen, Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan were all hanging out in the parking lot of the supermarket Kendall worked at. The sun was shining, and there was not a cloud in sight. It was a perfect day, and Karmen had a feeling that somehow today was going to be memorable. Although something memorable did happen that day, it wasn't necessarily something Karmen, or anyone else wanted to remember.
"How do you do that?" Logan asked, as he watched the shopping cart Kendall had launched across the parking lot roll perfectly into the cart corral for the third time in a row.
"I don't know, it's not that hard," Kendall replied.
"Uh, yeah it is," Logan argued.
Kendall rolled his eyes, "No it's not. C'mon Logan, it's so easy, Karmen could do it," he said, referring to his little sister who was probably the clumsiest, most uncoordinated person he'd ever met.
Logan laughed, "Karmen couldn't get that cart into the corral if her life depended on it."
Karmen, overhearing their conversation, walked over to them and said, grabbing a cart, "Oh yeah? Watch me."
She pulled the cart back, and shoved it across the parking lot in the direction of the cart corral. The cart rolled perfectly into the corral, just like Kendall's had.
"OOOOHHH!" Carlos howled, giving Kendall a high-five.
"That's my girl," Kendall said, smiling proudly.
Logan's jaw dropped, "Damn," he muttered under his breath.
The blond girl turned around, and walked over to Logan with a sly smile and said, "And you were saying?"
"How can you do that, and I can't?" he asked.
"It's because I'm a Knight," Karmen said, smiling at Kendall.
"And you're you, Logan," Kendall concluded, making them laugh, except for Logan who rolled his eyes.
"Hey, where's James?" Carlos questioned.
Now that they thought about it, where was James? They hadn't seen him since they got there. The four of them started looking around, and found him sitting on one of the beach chairs in the outdoor display of pool supplies.
They walked over to him and Karmen asked, "What the hell are you doing?"
James pulled his sunglasses down to look at her, "What does it look like I'm doing? I'm working on my tan, and I know you like what you see," he said, grinning flirtatiously at Karmen, who was now rolling her eyes in disgust.
"Tanning? In Minnesota?" Kendall asked, raising his eyebrows.
"A little sun is better than no sun," James remarked.
Kendall rolled his green eyes, "It's barely spring, and again, we're in Minnesota! It's not even seventy degrees outside!"
"So?" James replied.
Kendall sighed, "Okay Mr. I-think-I-can-get-a-tan-in-Minnesota, you need to get out of that chair unless you wanna pay for it."
James groaned and got out of the chair. Kendall swiftly folded it up and put it back where it goes.
The day went by fast, and when it started getting dark the guys left and went home. Kendall and Karmen stayed behind because Kendall's boss had to leave early to do something, which happened way too often. Every time it did, he told Kendall to lock up. Even though she didn't act like it, Karmen liked it when she was with Kendall at work and they had to stay later to lock up because that meant she could have some alone time with her brother. She also didn't have a choice because he was her ride home.
"I can't wait til I get my license," Karmen said, leaning against cart corral as Kendall rolled in the last row of carts.
Her brother chuckled, "Why?" he asked.
"So I can go where I want to go instead of hanging around with you and your loser friends," she joked.
Kendall rolled his eyes, "Thanks, I feel so loved. And you can't get rid of me that easily."
"Oh really?" Karmen asked.
"Yeah, I will always be there for you, even if you don't want me to,"
"Is that a promise, or a threat?" she asked, crossing her arms over her chest.
Kendall walked around the corral until he was face to face with his sister, "Promise," he said, "I promise you, Karmen Knight, that I will always be there, no matter what."
Not taking her brother seriously, Karmen giggled, and Kendall gave her a meaningful look.
"Oh, you were serious?" she asked.
"Yeah. You know everything I say isn't always a joke," he replied; his expression solemn.
Karmen looked down at her feet, and simply said, "Oh."
"Whatever, let's just go before Mom starts to worry," he said as he started ambling toward the car.
On the way home, the two siblings were silent. It wasn't until they were pulling into the driveway of their house when Karmen finally decided to say something, "Kendall, please talk to me. Why are you so pissed that I laughed at what you said?"
The blond boy stopped the car in the driveway, and put it in park. He sighed and leaned his head back on the headrest, closing his eyes.
"You just don't understand what I meant," he said, his eyes still closed.
"What do you mean?" Karmen asked, confused.
He sat up to face his sister and said, "When I said I would always be there for you, I meant what I said, and you acted like you didn't believe me."
"I did believe you Kendall, and I know you'll always be there for me," she stated.
"Good, and don't forget it. I'll be there for you until the day I die," he promised, "And maybe even after," he muttered quietly to himself.
After sitting in silence for what seemed like forever, they finally got out of the car. As Kendall closed his door, he looked down the driveway and saw the flag on the mailbox was still up.
"Mom must've forgotten to get the mail. I'll go get it real quick," he said.
"You better hurry. It's pretty late who knows what will happen if we stay out here any longer," Karmen said, looking around nervously. She was always paranoid about the things that go on outside at night. She was always afraid of being jumped or worse every time she stepped foot outside at night.
"Yeah because getting the mail is so dangerous. Oh I hope I don't get shot when I open the mailbox!" Kendall said sarcastically, making Karmen roll her eyes.
As Kendall opened the mailbox, his eyes grew wide and he said, "Oh my god, what is that?"
"What?" Karmen asked, walking to the end of the driveway.
"Shhhh…Do you hear that?" he asked, looking around nervously.
Karmen shrugged and shook her head.
"Over there," he said, pointing down the street.
She turned away from him and looked in the direction he was pointing to. She saw nothing, and when she turned back to where Kendall was standing, he was gone.
Very funny Kendall. Run inside and leave me out here alone, she thought, rolling her eyes.
She walked down to the mailbox and took the mail out. As she was shutting the mailbox, she felt a hand grab her shoulder and a voice say, "I've got you now."
She screamed, and the mail went flying through the air. She turned around to see her brother almost falling to the ground from laughter.
"Not funny Kendall," she said, picking up the mail.
"It was funny to me," he said, still laughing like a maniac.
Karmen just rolled her eyes and started making her way up the driveway.
"Wait," he said, making her stop and turn around. His expression was completely serious, "You're right, it wasn't funny…but you should've seen your face!" he exclaimed, once again barreling over with laughter.
Karmen rolled her eyes, and started going up the driveway again.
Kendall stopped laughing and said, tossing the car keys in the air and backing up to catch them, "C'mon it was just a joke."
Karmen paused for a minute, and then she spun around and said to her brother, who was now in the middle of the road, "So you scare the hell out of me, and you expect me to take it as a joke?"
"Uh, yeah," Kendall remarked, dropping the keys when he tossed them in the air.
Karmen sighed, she didn't feel like arguing with him tonight, "Whatever," she said, turning back around and walking up the driveway.
As Kendall was bending over to pick up the keys, an ear-piercing screech came from the corner of the street. Karmen whipped around to see a giant black van speeding down the street.
"Kendall!" she screamed.
But it was too late. The van slammed into him at full-speed, making him fly through the air and violently crash to the ground. Karmen stood on the driveway, staring at her brother's limp body in shock. She didn't know what to do, she couldn't move, she was frozen in that spot. Her whole body went numb and she couldn't breathe.
This isn't happening. This isn't happening. This is not happening.
When she finally came to her senses, she bolted down the driveway to the lifeless body lying in the middle of the road. She kneeled down, tears running down her cheeks, and examined Kendall's body. He had deep gashes all over his arms and face. There was blood running down the back of his head, soaking his sandy blond hair. The worst part almost made Karmen's heart stop, he wasn't breathing.
"No, no, no, no, no. This can't be happening," she cried.
She sat there bawling as she stroked his blood-drenched hair. She didn't know what else to do. Then she realized something.
"Mom. I have to go get Mom, she'll know what to do," she said to herself as she stood up and darted to the house.
When Karmen burst through the front door, she was in hysterics. Her mother, who was in the living room, she looked at her in shock. She had never seen her daughter like this before. Karmen tried to explain everything between sobs, but the only words that came out were "Kendall," "blood," and "black van." Her mom seemed to comprehend everything enough to understand what was going on. She ran out the door, Karmen trailing behind her, and dashed over to where Kendall was still lying.
She examined him carefully, tears running down her face, and turned to Karmen and said sternly, "Call the hospital now."
Right after Karmen called the hospital, she ran up to her room and broke down crying until the paramedics arrived. She watched them through her window as they put Kendall on a stretcher, and rolled him into the ambulance. She couldn't believe this was happening. It seemed as though it was all a dream.
Karmen went to bed that night thinking about Kendall. He was going to live; people get hit by cars all the time and live. Kendall promised he would always be there for her, and if he died he would be breaking that promise, and Kendall never breaks his promises. He was going to make it, she just knew it.
Sadly, that night in the hospital, the paramedics found out that Kendall had died almost instantly from the force of the van hitting him. There was no way they could have saved him. Kendall had done two things nobody ever expected to happen any time soon. One, he died, and two, he broke a promise.
So this chapter was really hard to write. I apologize if you're in hysterics right now. I know I chose a really violent death, but I promise everything will get better. Chapter two will be coming soon!
xoxo, Em :)