AN: This is a REPOST! I'm going through and editing everything that I missed the first time around.

Author's Note: YAY! Okay, I know you're all excited that I have finally written another looooooong, BUT GOOD, L/J story…or maybe it's just me Either way, I'm finally glad I've taken the time to start a story and actually have a planned-out plot (I know, I'm pathetic but on Wednesday we got out of school early for rumored ice storms so I spent the afternoon reading some stories and getting some new ideas…) Anyway, so I will be updating this story quite frequently, which should make all of you happy…and me happy because that means REVIEWS (at least it better! J) Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and if you do pleeeeeez review…even if you don't, review! Haha.

This story takes place in the after years of Hogwarts…about four years later to be exact. It's about the lifestyles of Sirius, James, Remus, Peter, Lily, and her friends and everything they go through starting with for the next nine years. It guides you through their special friendships and relationships, the difficulties of life and the easier things that follow, through heartbreaks and get-togethers, through their own dark secrets and their past, through betrayal and emotional depression, through dismaying deaths and joyful births, through good times and bad time…and most of all, through their memories.

Disclaimer: We've been through this a million times, but here goes for the one million and first time: Anything you do not recognize belongs to me, but everything else, every little thing related to the magic world and the Harry Potter world, belongs to the infamous J.K. Rowling who we all love and adore dearly (and would love even more if she came out with the fifth book……)


CHAPTER 1: It all Starts Here…

Written by ByeByeBirdie

"Hey, Mr. and Mrs. Potter," Sirius greeted, walking in the back door.

"You never knock anymore, do you, Sirius?" Scott Potter stated with a chuckle, sitting at the kitchen table reading a newspaper.

"No need to. He practically lives here," Caroline Potter said laughing, fixing lunch for both herself and her husband.

"Hey, this was my home once," Sirius said laughing. Sirius' mother, the only parent he was living with, had kicked him out while he was sixteen, and the Potters took him in for the next three years until he moved out to live in a simple, non-expensive, tiny, but cozy, home in Alphamstone. He lived there with his roommate, Lily Evans, who was actually dating James Potter at the time. Lily and James been dating for about seven years—off and on—come June 1, and they only just got serious about a year earlier.

James attends London University for Dark Art Magic, studying to be an Auror on a Quidditch scholarship. James was in his third year of college, at age twenty-one.

"I think we still have Potato Chip bags and soda cans lying around from when you lived here," Mrs. Potter said laughing.

"Is James around?" Sirius asked, cracking a smile.

"Sorry, Sirius. I think he went to Diagon Alley with Remus," Mrs. Potter answered. Remus Lupin was another good friend of theirs who was a sea trainer, working with sea monsters at Sea County, right on Juniper Lake, a lake full of sea monsters and other magical sea creatures.

"Didn't James just get back?" Sirius asked laughing. It was James' Easter Break for the next two weeks, and James had only arrived minutes before Sirius got to his house.

"Yeah, about a half hour ago to say a short hello and a good-bye. Remus is leaving for Argentina on Tuesday, and he's pretty busy packing up and he's having dinner with Peter or Lily or someone tomorrow, so they both thought that it was best to just go now," Mr. Potter explained. Remus is going to Argentina on a business trip, nothing out of the ordinary.

"And they didn't even think to invite me!" Sirius said, pretending to be hurt.

"Weren't you the one who made the waitress cry at the last restaurant you were at?" Mr. Potter said with a goofy grin.

Sirius laughed. "Okay, well I'm going to go see if I can find them. Maybe this time I'll be able to make two waitresses cry!"

"Here, take two brownies," Mrs. Potter offered.

"I don't know…" Sirius trailed off.

"Sirius Black, are you turning down food?" Mr. Potter asked.

"No, I'm just not sure if two will be enough," Sirius said, grabbing a few brownies.

All three of them laughed, as Sirius left the kitchen and apparated to Diagon Alley.

He found Remus and James sitting in a booth at the Fruitfly, one of their favorite restaurants, laughing and talking.

"Sirius!" James cried, jumping out of his seat, and running towards Sirius to give him a huge hug.

"It's been too long, Prongs, my man!" Sirius cried.

"Hey, it isn't my fault I've been busy with so much paperwork and research projects for the past four months that I really haven't had much time to visit."

"Hey, you're the only one of us who is attending university," Sirius pointed out.

"Not true. Savannah goes to college," James pointed out.

"Well, I meant out of Peter, Remus, you and me," Sirius explained. "God, I haven't seen Savannah since the Labor Day picnic last year."

"That long?" James cried.

"Yeah, remember, she was visiting relatives on Christmas this year so she left Christmas Eve night, and I had the Winter Break work project so I flew in on Christmas morning? We just missed each other."

"The last time I saw her was on Valentine's Day briefly when she came by to talk to Lily when she was at Peter's and my apartment," Remus explained. "She hasn't changed at all. Still young and still beautiful."

They all laughed. Savannah Turner was Lily's best friend and a good friend to the rest of them. She was tall, thin and beyond gorgeous. She was about 5'7" and thinner than she should have been, with long, shimmering, honey-blonde hair and stunning baby blue eyes, a sparkle of mystery hiding behind them. She attends Montreal Arts University for Witchcraft and Wizardry in Canada so they never really got to see her much unless she had enough time to take a weekend off. And if she did visit, it was only for a few days considering college takes up so much concentration, especially since she's studying to become a singer, which means audition after audition after concert after concert after recital after recital after tour after tour, etc. etc.

"I think Lily, Peter, Savannah and I are having dinner tomorrow if either of you want to join us," Remus suggested.

"Can't. I have a meeting tomorrow night," Sirius said with a sympathetic look. He was the half-time Transfiguration Professor at a private school outside of Vanhoover, England, a city a few miles past London, called Marmalades Academy for Wizardry. Luckily for him, there was another teacher that he shared his teaching hours with, so he only worked in mostly the mornings, except for Mondays in which he works full-time, in return for Professor Randy Dalton working on Saturdays for hall duty. Unfortunately for him—or maybe it was fortunate—all the girls in the school were practically in love with him, which made it all the much harder to teach. Professor Dalton was probably sixty years old, hard of hearing and balding.

"I'm going up to the Ministry Offices to work with Head Auror, Sir Ardamis Sephilia on some Auror work he wants me to look at tomorrow," James explained.

"That's great!" Remus cried.

"I hope so. I don't want to get my hopes up, but Sir Sephilia was kind of giving me subtle hints as if to say I have the chance for the open Auror position at the London offices."

"That's great, James! Why didn't you tell us?" Sirius cried.

"Because I'm so nervous I'm going to screw something up tomorrow," he explained.

"You won't screw things up," Remus encouraged. "You're one of the best Auror majors that anyone will ever meet."

"Thanks, guys. Now, if I don't see Lily soon, I think my head's going to explode," James said, quickly changing the subject, too worried to think about it anymore.

"Does she know you're home?" Sirius asked. "Lily hasn't mentioned anything about you."

James grinned evilly. "I really wanted to surprise her. We've been sending mail back and forth to each other and she's been telling me she's been having a rough time trying to find a job that balances out with her internship at the Daily Prophet so I figured I'd pop by; a good surprise would make her smile and forget about it."

"So what's the good surprise you got her?" Sirius said jokingly. They all laughed, including James. It was good to talk to Sirius again. Sirius hasn't changed a bit since Hogwarts—still goofy, hilarious, fun, and a major prankster. And still James' best friend.

"Yeah, well I'm surprised she's lived with you for the past four years without killing herself," James said. They all laughed again, enjoying each others' company. It had been a while since the three of them had been together.

"I'm hooooome!" Sirius said, not bothering to knock on the door.

Lily was in the dining room checking the mail when he came in, her back to the door. "Hey, Sirius. Why are you back so soon? I thought you said you were heading to Hogwarts to stop by and see Dumbledore. I figured you wouldn't be home for hours!" she cried.

He stepped into the dining room where Lily was and chuckled. "I was heading there actually, but I made a little stop along the way and ended up not going there. I sent him an owl. I'll probably be seeing him this weekend sometime."

"Oh, and where did you stop?" Lily asked, still shuffling through the mail. "And please don't say Tamara Mitchell's house. I do not need that woman in my house again."

"Aww, come on, you know you loved her."

"Loved what? The way she'd constantly tell me my food was way too overcooked, or the way she'd rearrange my furniture?"

Sirius laughed. "Okay, okay, so Tamara wasn't a smart decision."

"Sirius, none of your women were smart choices."

"I like how you call them my women," Sirius teased. "It makes me sounds superior."

"No, it just makes you sound like a player," Lily rephrased teasingly. "Besides the women you've been with don't make you look superior."

"Hey, what about Georgette?"

"You mean the skinny blonde hoe, who was probably a size…negative ten?"

"Wow…she was hott."

Lily rolled her eyes at him. "Will you ever date a girl because you like her and not her looks?"

"Hey! I've dated Savannah. She may be beautiful, but she is an awesome woman."

"Okay, okay, I'll give you Savannah. But she's the only one."

"What about Rebecca? I thought you liked her."

"I did for a while…until she started living here! It isn't exactly…fun to wake up and see a half-naked girl sitting in my kitchen eating pancakes."

"Hey, you've got her all wrong!" Sirius said. "Sometimes she ate waffles." That made Lily burst into laughter.

"Okay, we got a little side-tracked. Where did you stop this afternoon?" Lily asked.

"Huh? Oh!" Sirius cried, forgetting about James. "Well…I have a surprise for you," Sirius said with an evil grin.

"Uh-oh. No, I don't want it. The last surprise you brought home was a dog and you ended up having to bring it back to the pound because it chewed up my living room."

Sirius laughed. "It's not a dog."

"No cats either."

"It's not a cat, Lily!"

"No gerbils, rats, owls, rabbits, mice, snakes, frogs, snails, birds, guinea pigs, pigs, chickens, elephants-"

Sirius laughed hysterically. "You actually think I'd bring an elephant into the house?"

Lily gave him a look. "Sirius…Minnie and Daniel had your own wedding cake made especially for you at their wedding. I would not be surprised if you had an elephant sitting in the driveway right now."

Sirius laughed. "Well…how about a giraffe?"

"No!" Lily said, laughing.

"Damn, the zoo won't be happy to take it back," he said turning around.

"You're kidding me," Lily said unbelievably.

"Of course I am! It's actually a gorilla."

"So is it your brother, your mother, or your father?" That made them both laugh. Talking bad about Sirius' family was a daily occurrence.

"Okay, moving on," Sirius said. "I'm sure you'll love this surprise."

"I better or else I'm throwing you out with whatever it is. What is it?" Lily said eagerly while laughing.

Immediately a head popped into the dining room with a grin on its face.

"JAMES!" Lily cried dropping the mail on the table, letting some of it slip to the floor, as she ran to the man she loved to death, always and forever. She wrapped her legs around his waist and her arms around his neck as she pressed her cheek against his cheek. A second later, they were engrossed in a long, but passionate, kiss that they had both waited too long for—four months to be exact.

"God, I've missed you," James said breathlessly once they pulled out of the kiss and the hug.

"I wish I could see you more."

"Yeah, so do I. But I can't apparate on school grounds, and I don't have the time to hop on my broomstick like I did in the previous years," James said sympathetically.

"I know it's not your fault. It just sucks, that all."

"Hey, think about this, though: I only have three more months left of school and I'm all yours for the summer!"

"The next three months will be annoying as hell though. We'll be so busy that we won't even be able to write to each other much anymore. Besides, you being here would make everything a whole lot better," Lily said, suddenly remembering her dilemma.

"Did you get any more job applications today?" Sirius suddenly piped in.

Lily sighed and shook her head. "No, because no one is open on a Sunday afternoon or a holiday! So today just sucks!" she said with frustration.

"You'll be fine," James soothed, stroking her hair. "Let's not worry about it for now. Let's just go celebrate me being home."

"Celebrate? Why is that something to celebrate?" Sirius asked, shrugging.

James made a face. "Oh, shut it."

Sirius just laughed.

"Savannah!" Lily squealed as soon as she saw Savannah step off the plane, the next afternoon. She didn't care that tons of people were staring her way wondering why she was shrieking. Obviously, Savannah didn't either, since she suddenly screamed out Lily's name and ran directly into her arms for a huge, satisfying hug.

"Okay, tell me everything that has happened since the last time I saw you," Lily said.

"Everything? Hmm…that may take a while," she said, and they both laughed. "But, hey, I was finally able to stick with a good agent and when I go back to Montreal in two weeks I'm touring Canada with the Silver Snitches for the months of June, July and August!"

"Oooooh, that is so exciting! I'm so proud of you, hon!" Lily squealed, giving her another hug.

"What about you? What's up with your internship at the Daily Prophet?"

Lily sighed. "Not as great as I was hoping it would be."

"What do you mean? What happened?"

Lily sighed again. "Well, I need to get a job so I can keep on paying for the internship but the only job I can get right now to put money forth towards my internship is supposed to be with a newspaper or a magazine or in publishing or in any kind of journalism. So I sent in a bunch of applications in the beginning of January, to a bunch of places, like Random House for Wizardry, and the London Ledger, and the Queen Elizabeth Inc., etc., but I've only gotten back five letters in four months out of about a thousand places. And to top it all off, they were all rejections! And I'm trying to get more applications for more jobs now but no one ever seems to be open! I don't know what I'm going to do if I don't keep this internship! I have to be able to uphold it another year, or I can't get my journalism degree or my Daily Prophet editor rights. Which means that I won't be able to become the journalist I've always wanted to become working for the Daily Prophet. Have I told you that life sucks, yet? Because if I haven't, life sucks."

Savannah gave Lily a pitying and sympathetic puppy-dog look and squeezed her elbow. "Don't worry about it. Everything's going to be fine. You still have a hundred letters awaiting you."

"Hey, now that I think about it, I never actually fully checked my mail yesterday. James kind of surprised me with a visit, considering I didn't know he was back, and I never had a chance to look at the mail again considering I was out pretty late last night."

Savannah laughed. "See? Don't worry about it, Lily. I'm telling you, everything's going to work out just fine."

"I hope so. Because everyone else in this stupid world seems to be getting along just fine…except for me. And maybe Peter, but no one is exactly sure what he does considering he's always on business and he never tells us where he's going or what he's doing or why he's doing it."

"Lily, I know this is a crazy idea, but have you ever thought about asking your sister for some money?" Savannah asked.

Lily laughed. "Please, I tried that when I was trying to find an apartment and she laughed in my face. She won't even give me some of her inheritance money from our parents. And unfortunately, when my parents died she sold the house through her Real Estate Company, and only gave me a third of it. From then on I decided that I would never speak to her again." Lily's parents died when she was eighteen, and unfortunately Petunia sold the house which put Lily basically on the streets, with tons of money inherited from her parents and the third of the money from the sold house. Unfortunately, it basically all went towards the non-expensive, small but cute and cozy home and her internship. Luckily, Sirius agreed to move in with her when she asked him and he paid for half of the rent. Unfortunately, her money is running out because she hasn't been able to find a job to pay for her internship, though she did work as a waitress at a local bar every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night which was the money that helped pay for the rent and the bills. It wasn't a lot of money but when she saved it all up each month it was enough.

"I figured it was going to be a crazy idea," Savannah said, sighing.

Lily walked through the front door, yelling out, "Sirius? Are you here?"

"I'm in the kitchen!" a deep voice cried out.

Lily laughed. "Where else?" she muttered. "Savannah's here!"

Immediately, Sirius ran into the living room and into the entranceway. "VANNIE!" he cried with her special nickname that only he called her and no one knew why, running towards her to give her a huge hug.

"SI-SI!" she cried back using his special nickname that no one understood, running into his arms. Sirius swung her around and put her down while still keeping a good grip on her. They eventually let go, after Lily rolled her eyes at them. They were always together at Hogwarts—inseparable, actually. They dated five times in their Hogwarts years, once for a month, once for two weeks, once for a month and a week, once for three months and their last relationship, in their seventh year, lasted seven months! Unfortunately, they went their separate ways after graduation and decided not to hold onto a long-term relationship and broke it off to become friends. Ever since then, they haven't dated at all. They have a weird bond. The first four break-ups ended in complete failure, anger and frustration with them yelling at each other that they never want to speak to each other again. About a week later they ended up talking to each other again and about a week after that, they ended up best friends again. Unfortunately for Savannah, Sirius always seemed to hurt her unintentionally. Savannah has always been afraid of falling for him again, but because Sirius has a certain charm it always seems to bring them back together.

"God, it's been so long," Sirius said breathlessly.

"Too long, Si," Savannah said, grinning. "How many months? Eight?"

"Yeah," Sirius said with a sympathetic look on his face.

"That is never allowed to happen again," she said, laughing.

"Right on, sister!" Sirius said grinning. He gave her another quick huge before Lily interrupted.

"Sorry to interrupt your hug-fest here, but can we please let Lily join in?" Lily said with a grin. They all laughed. "I don't get to see much of Savannah either!"

"Yeah, but you saw her on Valentine's Day last!" Sirius accused, and they all laughed again.

"Okay, I'm just going to drop my stuff off in the guest room. Thanks for letting me stay here for the next two weeks, guys," Savannah said with a wink.

Sirius gaped at her. "Did I agree to this?"

Savannah smacked him, laughing lightheartedly. "Well, do you have a problem with that?"

Sirius rolled his eyes, flashing her a smile. "Not if you stay in my bed," he teased, winking at her.

"I'll go sleep outside," Savannah responded immediately, winking at him playfully.

"Oh, Miss Vannie, you wound me," he said, placing his hand over his heart overdramatically.

"Yeah...I'm going to interrupt now and say, the cot in my room is perfectly comortable," Lily chimed in, rolling her eyes at the two. She picked up the mail that was on the floor as Savannah walked up the mini-stairs up to the bedrooms. Lily started rummaging through the mail, hoping for some good news, as Sirius walked towards the kitchen again. Bills, bills, magazine, ads, more bills, Random House for Wizardry, more bills, mag-- Lily thought. Wait, Random House? She immediately tore open the letter and read its contents quickly.

April 7, 1981
Lily M. Evans
16 Ripley Blvd.
Alphamstone, England

Dear Miss Lily Marie Evans,

I am pleased to inform you that there is a job opening on our publishing court if you are interested. It was a tough choice and after narrowing it down to three top publishers, I decided that you were qualified enough and dedicated enough and after analyzing your work, which I thought was absolutely magnificent, I thought that you would be the best person for this job. Thanks for applying for this job and I hope that you will accept this offer. I hope to hear from you soon.


Douglas Cowing

CEO of Random House for Wizardry

"OH MY GOD!" Lily cried jumping up and down.

"What, what?" Sirius said with a look of shock and confusion on his face.

"I GOT A JOB OFFER AT RANDOM HOUSE!" Lily cried, jumping towards Sirius where she literally jumped into his arms.

"That's great! I'm so proud of you, Lily!" Sirius said, swinging Lily around.

"Whoa, what's happening down here?" Savannah asked, completely confused.

"I got a job at Random House!" Lily cried, running towards Savannah who squealed and gave Lily a huge, and smothering, hug.

"Lily, that's excellent! I told you not to worry!" she cried. "I knew everything was going to work out!"

"I have to go tell James!" she cried.

"Tell me what?" a voice said from the fireplace. They all turned to it and there stood James' floating head in their fireplace.

"James, I got a job at Random House! I don't have to give up my internship!" she cried excitedly.

In a millisecond, there stood James in their living room wrapping his arms around Lily and giving her a loving kiss. "I knew you'd make it! I'm so happy for you! Come on, let's go celebrate!" James cried, pulling Lily's arm towards the front door.

"A-A-hem!" Savannah said with her arms crossed.

James turned her way. "Savannah! Hey, sweetie!" he said, going over to her and giving her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. "You made it!"

"Oh, really? And all this time I thought I was still on the plane," she teased.

"Well, it certainly would be better if you were there," Sirius joked, winking playfully at his ex-girlfriend.

"Fine, I'll leave, Si-Si. Just for you," Savannah said with a grin on her face.

"It's good to know you still listen to my input."

Savannah rolled her eyes. "I'm probably the only one."

Sirius shrugged. "Well, yeah." He laughed and turned to James. "James, aren't you supposed to be at the Ministry Offices working with Sir Sephilia?" Sirius asked.

James cringed. He hadn't told Lily yet because he didn't want to make a big deal out of it. "I told him I'd be there at six in the evening and it's only five."

Lily stared at James in amazement. "Sir Sephilia? As in, the Head Auror?" Lily asked.

"Um…yeah," he said uncomfortably.

"Why didn't you tell me?" she asked, a little hurt.

"I…I didn't want to make a big deal out of it just in case I don't get the job at his London Offices."

"You could have at least told me," Lily accused.

"I know, and I know I should have, but I'm so nervous that I'm going to screw something up and I didn't want to get both of our hopes up so that in the end they both are suffered."

"Yes, but I expect this to be something important in your life and it would be nice if I knew about it, honey," Lily explained.

"You're right. That's stupidity on my part," he said with a goofy grin. "But today is not about me! It's about you!"

"It could be about you too," Lily explained.

"Nah uh, this is sooo your day!" James exclaimed.

"But you have exciting news too!" Lily pointed out.

"You know what? Why don't we compromise and make this day about Sirius!" Sirius said, and they all laughed.

Savannah smacked him rolling her eyes. "Oh, honey. You're not special."

Sirius pouted. "I feel unloved."

"Oh honey. You are."

Another round of laughter filled the room.

A week later, on Tuesday morning, a knock at the door of Lily and Sirius' house came.

"Hold on James!" Sirius cried, running to the door as fast as he could.

"Why is James here so early in the morning?" Lily asked groggily, still sipping her coffee and reading the Daily Prophet.

"We're meeting Remus at the train station in half an hour," he explained as he opened the door to let James in.

"Hey, sweetie," James said going over to Lily and kissing her on the cheek.

"Oh, I see how it is. No 'Hey, sweetie' for Sirius," Sirius joked, faking a sniffle and pretending to be crying.

"Do you really want me to kiss you on the cheek?" James asked.

"It would just be nice if you showed some affection towards me once and a while," Sirius said in a girly voice teasingly, causing them all to laugh.

"Are you coming with us, Lily?" James asked, grabbing a chocolate donut on the table.

"I can't. I'm meeting Mr. Cowing to talk about the Random House for Wizardry job," Lily explained.

"Okay, good luck," James said.

She stood up and started heading for the stairs, but James grabbed her arm and pulled her in for a warm, soft morning kiss.

"Oh, get a room," Sirius said rolling his eyes.

"Sounds okay with me!" James said, and they all laughed.

"Hey, James did Sir Sephilia ever call you back or write you or whatnot?" Lily asked James.

He shook his head. "Nope, but he told me not to expect anything for another week or two."

"I'm sure it's going to be good news," she said, winking at him, as she started to trudge up the stairs to go take a quick shower. "Don't get into any trouble today! I love you, James!"

"What? I don't get an 'I love you?'" Sirius asked.

"I love you, too, Sirius," Lily said, laughing. "And don't get into trouble!"

"Me? I would never do a thing!" Sirius cried.

Lily popped her head down from the stairway. "May I remind you of the time you made three stewardesses quit at London Airlines asking them too many questions about how those…how'd you phrase it 'those huge flying thingys with propellers that make too much damn noise and take up too much damn space' worked?"

"You may remind me, but I may laugh!" Sirius cried up the stairs, bursting into laughter. "Oh, look, I just did."

"I have finally decided that I am scared that you two live in the same house," James said, and all three of them laughed. "I swear I won't be surprised if I find one of you dead in the next two weeks."

"And I swear to it that it will be Sirius," Lily cried laughing, as she trampled up the stairs once again.

"Thank you for meeting me here today, Miss Evans," Mr. Cowing said.

"Oh, no, it's my pleasure," Lily said grinning.

"We don't exactly have a journalist job opening at the moment, but there is a young woman retiring at her publishing job at the Random House for Wizardry in Los Angeles, California in America that I would love to offer you at the moment," he continued. "I took-"

"Wait, in California?" Lily asked, surprised.

"Yes, it's the best Random House for Wizardry in the world and I know it will suit your standards."

"But…I'd have to move to California?"

"Yes, that's a slight disadvantage but I took the liberty of calling up Ginger Hutchinson at the Daily Prophet, your intern manager, and she and I have both agreed that you could still finish up your internship at the Daily Prophet headquarters in San Diego. Your plane ticket is already paid for and everything is settled for you in Los Angeles. Your flight leaves late Monday night of May 24 if you will accept this job. This is a huge opportunity for you, Miss Evans and I hope you know that. I hope nothing stands in your way of accepting this."

Move to America? But everyone and everything I know is in England... Lily thought in shock, but she hesitated to think about the positives. Yes, but your future is in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is where you belong, Lily! This is huge! This is what you've always wanted! You can't let anything stand in your way! She suddenly knew what she had to do. She knew that it would be hard telling everyone, but this was her future she was talking about. California, here I come!

A/N: Okay, one chapter down, only…well, a lot more to go. But it will all be worth it! It would all be even more worth it if you reviewed.