Alternative ending ---- This is not a continuation of the last chapter.  I still wish everyone would rent the movie –but if you can't this is the ending for you. 

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Jackie squinted as the bright light of the early morning sun invaded her reality.  Her hand was still on the doorknob but she was now on the opposite side of it.   Her arm was covered in her favorite pink sweater and she could feel pins holding back perfectly conditioned curls.  No longer was she wearing sleep clothes and she couldn't see it but she just knew the white streak was gone.

Is it over? She thought forehead wrinkling in confusion.  Had it happened at all?

From across the way the Forman door opened and Kitty stepped out.  "It is a lovely day isn't it?  But it is supposed to rain this afternoon."

"Mrs. Forman?" Jackie heard herself squeak. 

"Honey you better hurry.  Steven said that you guys were going to ride with Eric and Donna today.  I don't know what you kids do with your gas money."  Kitty shook her head.

Mrs. Forman was alive?  And Eric?  The relief was the best feeling she had ever felt.  Jackie wanted to cry and cheer at the same time.  She settled for sprinting around the house, stopping when she noticed Eric throwing his and Donna's bag in the trunk of his car.  "Eric?"

Eric jumped a mile at her voice and turned quickly as if to fend off an attack. 

Jackie's grin was huge and she grabbed him in an equally large hug.

"Jackie?" Eric asked as if she had lost her mind. 

"Jackie?" Hyde repeated as he exited the kitchen with the rest of the gang. 

"Man Jackie, you've already cheated on me with Hyde – now you are after Forman?" Kelso asked. 

"Michael?" Jackie squealed, smiling even harder.  She let go of Eric and laughed as they continued with their usual group dynamic.

"Shut up Kelso" Donna demanded hitting his shoulder.  "Let's go guys we are going to be late."

"Kelso, why are you riding with us again?" Hyde asked.  "Spent all your money paying Pam Macy for lap dances?"

"Hey can we pick Pam up on the way to school?" Kelso asked missing the burn. 

"NO!" Everyone but Jackie replied. 

"Man FINE!" Kelso responded, opening the back door and stepping in.

Fez followed.  Hyde climbed in after taking Jackie's hand as he went.   

Squeezing his hand Jackie stepped in last. 

"Baby- are you okay?" Hyde asked at her continued silence.

Jackie smiled as Eric and Donna settled in and started the car.  She was fine.  She was alive and surrounded by friends. She was more than fine. The nightmare was over.