Chapter 1

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Wow, life really throws you sometimes. Me and David were just sitting there watching TV when we saw it.

NEWS BULLETIN: ANOTHER ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT: PRESIDENT SEVERELY INJURED

" Shocking news from the White House. Thepresident has just been severely injured in another assassination attempt.The presidentwas arriving at a press conference to talk about the recent riots in Washington D.C when he recieved 3 bullet wounds to the chest. We'll update you as we know more."

"OH MY GOD!" I shrieked, which brought Theresa, Rebecca, and Lucy running

"What, What?" Rebecca asked.

"The president has just been shot!" I yelled.

"Nombre Des Dios!" Theresa screeched.

"Oh my God!" Lucy said.

I looked over at David, who had gone completely pale. He had a vice-like grip on the couch, and he was staring straight ahead. I reached out and touched his arm and he jumped, like he just noticed I was there.

"We have to go to the hospital!"

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When we arrived to the hospital we showed them our I.D and went on through. As we walked down the hall, we saw David's mom, the First Lady, sitting in a plastic chair, head in her hands.

"Mom!" David called and ran down the hall to her. When he reached her, she looked up, and, without a word, swept him into her arms and fell apart.

"It's all my fault." she sobbed into his shoulder."If I hadn't had pressed him into going to that conference..." her voice trailed away, and she just cried.

"Mrs. First Lady." a shy doctor came up and said, "we have some news about your husband.

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