I do not own any of the characters in this story except for Marty, Jason, and Sarah. About 90% of the first section with Kayla and Jules dialogue also belongs to Disney. I'm just picking up where that part left off. This is around the time of the "Awakenings" episodes with the infamous Tara Essex. The story starts when Kayla is sitting and talking to Jules in the store. I have almost taken word for word from that scene with possibly a couple gesture changes but more or less, it's the same thing. Once again, I am not taking credit for that part of the story.

Kayla's Turn

"When will it be my turn?" Kayla asked Jules. "When will it be my turn to find someone?"

"Sweetie," Jules started softly. "One day you're going to wake up and realize that you have found someone that you really really like." She continued with enthusiasm.

"I did."

"That's great!" She smiled.

"It's Jett." Jules' smiled quickly faded as Kayla continued. "I didn't even know I liked him until...until I realized I was losing him." She said as her voice began to crack and her big brown eyes started to fill with tears.

"You're not losing him. You don't lose your real friends" Jules said sincerely.

"I think...I know that I want to be more than friends."

Jules sighed. "Sometimes we can't always get what we want. But if you are his friend, then be his friend." Kayla nodded as she brought her hand to her face wiping away the tears that continued to stream. A few minutes passed, then she eventually got herself together, and gathered her things to go. "Thank you, Ms. Jackson. I think I just want to go home now."

"Ok, sweetie. If you need anything, you know where to find me." Jules got up as well and gave Kayla a big hug before she left.

Kayla was walking back to her house and noticed all three couples walking by. Since her eyes were still very red from crying, she decided to not get their attention. She was in no mood to make up excuses. Luckily, they were all so engulfed in each other that she'd probably have to break her neck for them to see her.

By the time Kayla returned home, though the redness was gone, the sadness remained. To cheer herself up, she decided to take Hurricane, her favorite horse, for a ride. She rode him a bit, and then took him back to the stables to brush him. The horse loved when Kayla would brush him. It was a calming experience for the two of them. He was always there for her be a bad day as well as good one. This day was no different. After playing with her horse, she decided to get back in the house. She ended up spending the entire day with him so it was time to get ready for bed.

She decided to put on the radio for a little bit. As Kayla brushed her hair walking around the room and listening to the radio, she spotted and grabbed 5x7 picture of her, J.B. and Jett, but naturally, the focus was on Jett. At that moment, Brian McKnight's "One Last Cry" started to play. As it played, Kayla just started at the photo with a blank face as tears started to stream again.

My shattered dreams and broken heart
Are mending on the shelf
I saw you holding hands
Standing close to someone else
Now I sit all alone
Wishing all my feeling was gone
I gave my best to you
Nothing for me to do
But have one last cry

One last cry
Before I leave it all behind
I gotta put you out of my mind this time
Stop living a lie
I guess I'm down to my last cry

"Is this my last cry?" she asked herself.


I was here
You were there
Guess we never could agree
While the sun shines on you
I need some love to rain on me
Still I sit all alone
Wishing all my feelings was gone
Gotta get over you
Nothing for me to do
But have one last cry

One last cry, before I leave it all behind
I've gotta put you outta my mind this time
Stop living a lie
I know I gotta be strong
Cause round me life goes on and on and on
And on.....

"I guess I need to move on…" she said as she gave the picture a slight frown and caress. She put the photo down then headed for her window where she sat and watched the beautiful star-filled night as the lyrics to continue to seep in.

I'm gonna dry my eyes
Right after I had my
One last cry

One last cry, before I leave it all behind
I've gotta put you outta my mind for the very last time
Been living a lie
I guess I'm down
I guess I'm down
I guess I'm down...
To my last cry...