Sally was running.
She didn't know where, her eyes were squeezed shut and didn't want to open them.
She didn't open them so she wouldn't see the hurting truth.
She bumped into something and hurt her face.
She was on her bottom rubbing her head. She let her hand out and someone grabbed it pulling her up.
She finally opened her eyes and looked at the person in front of her. She smiled...

"Excuse me?" he said knocking on Sally's desk. She was resting her head on her arm sleeping. It was now Sunday and Sally didn't leave her desk from yesterday.

"Sally?" he said again. "Wakey wakey Sally!" He ruffled her hair. She lifted her head and opened her eyes halfway, still not seeing him.

Her hair was messy and she stretched her arms out in front of her moaning, not wanting to wake up. She sat up in her seat and rubbed her eyes.

"Hey sleepy head." he said smiling. Sally hesitated. The last time she heard that voice was on the phone, but it sounded even nicer to hear his voice in person.

She looked up. "Ethan!" she exclaimed happily. They both smiled and Sally stood up and wrapped her arms around his shoulders. The kissed each other on their cheeks.

"It's so good to see Ethan. It felt like forever since you were here." Sally said. "Oh, I got you something." she said getting the bag under her desk

She put the bag on her desk and took out the toy. Holding it with both hands, she held it out in front of him. "Merry Christmas."

Ethan smiled taking the gift from her and pressing the button. Suddenly, Sally had a second thought about giving him the toy now.

"I would've gave you this, you know, ON Christmas...but I was too eager to give it to you now." Sally said recovering.

Ethan laughed. "I love it. In fact, I got you something as well."

Ethan took a small box out of his pocket and opened it. Sitting in the small box was a small bracelet charm in the shape of a blue and white snowflake.

Sally was in awe. "Like you, I was too eager to wait. So Merry Christmas Sally." Ethan said not wiping off his charming smile.

Sally was touched. She looked at her wrist. She was wearing her favorite charm bracelet given to her from Gavin (her foster dad) when she was 10. There were many charms on it from her friends, past boyfriends, parents & sister Haylie. The first one Ethan gave her was from the second week they were dating. It was a small, sparkly, pink heart. Ethan took he snowflake charm out of the box and put it on an empty spot on her bracelet.

"Ethan!" she said taking a closer look at the charm. "Is this made of diamond?"

"Pure diamond." Ethan said still smiling.

Sally was thinking back to what Stanley gave Lizzie for Christmas.
"Ethan, thank you so much." She gave him a hug. "You're too sweet."

When they released their hug, Sally noticed her clothes. She hated wearing the same outfit two days in a row or more. For some, reason, she felt a little embarrased.

"Um," she said. "I'm going to go change. I'll be out in a minute." "Ok." Ethan said as she went to her room.


Lightning looked at the clock. It was 11:30. He sat up in his bed rubbing his eyes and yawning. Suddenly, his cell phone rang. He picked it up and talked in a tired tone.


"Hey Lightning. What's up?" it was Lightning's brother.

"Oh, hey. Not much, just staying at a hotel."

"Why? You got lost looking for my place again?"

"Ha ha, your really funny." Lightning said sarcasticly. "I'm just taking some time off from driving."

"Sure. Hey, when are you getting here? You usually come here early for Christmas."

"I know." Lightning said. "It's just that I made a new friend here."

"Oh, ok...a "friend". What's her name?" his brother asked laughing.

"Her name's Sally and we're just friends."

"So you're telling me that you didn't hit on her?"

Lightning hesitated. "She's taken."


Lightning opened his door halfway. He could see Ethan leaning on Sally's desk, waiting for her to come.

"Ok," Lightning's brother said. "Talk to you later."

"K bye." Lightning said hanging up. Lightning put on his shoes and took his jacket and hat. He left his room and halfway passed Ethan. He would have left too, but Ethan stopped him.

"Oh my God," Ethan said. "You're Lightning McQueen!" Lightning sighed. He was getting really annoyed from that phrase now. You're Lightning McQueen!!!

"Yeah." Lightning said faking a smile.

"Wow, what are you doing here?" Ethan asked.

"Well, I was just on my way to my brother's house a couple of days ago. Then I decided to wait here a couple of days."

"Cool." Ethan said. He saw a small notepad and pen on Sally's desk and picked it up pointing them to Lightning. "Hey, can I get you're autograph? I know it sounds kinda geeky but I always love watching you race with my brother."

"Sure." Lightning said taking the notepad and pen. He clicked the pen and said. "Ethan, right?"

Ethan raised his eyebrow. "How did you know my name?"

Lightning looked up. "Ooh, umm..." Lightning hesitated shortly. "I know Sally. She told me about you."

Ethan was kind of surprised. "Really?" he asked. Lightning nodded and added "Yeah." He finished signing the paper and gave it to Ethan.

"Thanks mam." he said putting it in his pocket. "So, you know from here or did you know her a long time ago or something."

"Oh, no, I met her here." Lightning said. "Oh ok." Ethan said nodding.

Sally came out of her room and saw Lightning standing next to Ethan.

"Oh," Sally said. "I see that you guys met." Sally said half-smiling.

Lightning put his hat on. "Well, I guess I'll see you guys later." he said leaving the building.

"So, it's pretty cool that you know Lightning McQueen." Ethan said to Sally.

"Yeah,," Sally said not really smiling. "It's pretty cool."

Who do you think was the person in her dream???? (remember, I might answer it with more reviews :-D)