Hey ya'll! Interesting thing I have noticed. I actually am able to write better when my life is in disarray. I don't know why that is though. Things are super crazy and I'm really stressed out, but all I want to do is writing. It gets me away from the crazy world. Thanks for reading this.

xxJesseMcCartneylovexx – Thanks so much for the review! This party is going to be something else that's for sure. ;)

Tonight is Kain's party and I am super excited. This party was going to be epic! I could barely contain myself…

"Rebecca! Come down to dinner now!" Olivia yelled up the stairs.

"Mom, I can't eat a lot before I go to the party." I said, running down the stairs.

"Well, sit down and eat some fruit or something. It is dinner time and we are a family that sits at the table together. We won't be able to do this with you much longer. You're going to be leaving us." Olivia said, getting chocked up towards the end.

She had been doing a lot of that the past couple weeks. "Mom, I don't graduate for three more days. Chill." I said.

"Mom, when Becca moves out can I have her room? I want that balcony." Mariana said.

"Mariana! Can't you wait for me to move out before you ask about that?" I said.

"I'm just curious." Mariana said.

"We will talk about this later, Mariana." Olivia said.

"Fine. Whatever." Mariana said.

"You should be grateful to have that room. You could probably rent it out, Mom, and make some pretty good money." I said, grabbing a banana.

"I couldn't let a stranger live here." Olivia said.

"It was an idea." I said.

"I think that I should get that room." Mariana said.

"As much as I love this family time, Mom, I have to get ready. Jesse is going to be here in an hour and I'm not dressed yet." I said.

"Your graduation party is right after graduation and I need to know what plans you have for it." Olivia said.

"I'll tell you tomorrow, okay?" I said, heading up the stairs.

For this party I decided to wear a simple strapless black dress. There wasn't much in detail to it, but it sure was sexy. I teased my hair and pinned it up away from my face. I checked myself out in the mirror. Wow! I just needed to do a smokey eye and I would look perfect. Simple and sexy, my favorite way to go.

Mariana walked in and sat on my bed. I raised an eyebrow at her and said, "Yes?"

"I'm gonna miss having a sister around. Avanna is gone and then you are leaving. You both are getting married soon. Avanna is having a baby. That leaves me here, alone. Mom is going to be so wrapped up in you guys, that I am going to be forgotten." Mariana said.

"You won't be forgotten." I said.

"How can you be so sure?" Mariana said.

"Because you are Mariana, first off. You know how to get attention when you want it. Secondly, once Avanna and I have lives of our own Mom is going to turn her focus completely on you. If anyone is worried about being forgotten it should be Avanna or I. We won't be around all the time and Mom is going to have things to do here." I said.

"Yeah, you're right. I really am going to miss you." Mariana said.

"Well I'm going to be at the ranch and you are always welcome." I said.

Mariana made a face. "You know how I feel about the ranch." She said.

"I do and I don't understand it, but it is always an open welcome." I said.

"Thanks." Mariana said, as Mom knocked on the door.

"Jesse is here." Olivia said, poking in her head.

"Alright. I will be back no later than two and we can discuss plans tomorrow." I said, walking down the stairs.

I smiled when I saw Jesse leaning on the doorframe; he had a small box in his hand. "Hi." I said, with a quizzical face.

"Good, you aren't wearing a necklace." Jesse ominously said.

"What's that?" I said, pointing at the box.

"You'll see. Turn around and close your eyes." Jesse said. I felt his hands brush my neck and cold metal rested there. I opened my eyes and looked down at a silver locket. The locket had a swirly design with several diamonds on it. I opened it to find a picture of Jesse and me when we were kids, and there was also an engraving that said Forever.

"Oh, this is so sweet. Thank you." I said, tears welling up.

"Don't cry, you will ruin your make-up." Jesse said, with a smile.

"Ha-ha. So why am I getting this necklace?" I said.

"Early graduation gift." Jesse said.

"Well thank you." I said.

"You're welcome. Come on, we've got a party to get to." Jesse said, walking me to his car.

By the time we got to the party the house was thrumming with music and the block was lined with cars. We had to park way down the block and walk to the house. "I wear the right shoes for this." I said as I stepped out of the car.

"It's your fault for wanting to wear those shoes." Jesse said, wrapping an arm around me.

"Well excuse me for wanting to look hot. This outfit would not have been complete without these shoes." I said, turning towards him with a smile.

Jesse rolled his eyes and said, "I have to agree with you. Those shoes do make my eyes wander. I can carry you, if you like."

"I will survive." I said, gently kissing him. "And thanks for that off wall compliment."

Once we got to the party Jesse and I mingled with all our friends. I found Lisa first. "Hey girly!" I said, giving her a big hug.

"Isn't this place crazy awesome?" Lisa said.

"Yes it is. I still can't believe that his parents allowed him to get a real DJ." I said.

"Me neither. So, have you decided when the wedding is going to be?" Lisa said.

"Next May, hopefully. So just a year away." I said, with a huge smile.

"That is so exciting." Lisa said, hugging me again.

"So are you still planning on going to UCLA?" I asked.

"Yes. I am so ready to get away from here, but I am going to miss you." Lisa said.

"I'll miss you too. But I'm going to be running the ranch, going to Europe, and getting married, so I will be busy." I said.

"Yes you will be. Oooo Jason is looking at me. I will see you later." Lisa said, scooting away.

"Bye. Hey have you seen Kain?" I yelled after her. She pointed up stairs and waved good-bye.

I looked around to try and find Jesse, but he was hidden in the crowd. I looked at the stairs and around the crowd once again. With a sigh I headed up the stairs. I went through several rooms unsuccessfully finding Kain. I opened the door to the next room and walked into what looks like a library or office. Kain was sitting in the black swivel chair at the desk. "Hey, you're missing quite the party down there." I said, with a smile.

"I'm having plenty of fun up here." Kain said, shaking his glass of scotch.

"Kain." I said, with a disappointed sigh.

"Don't say my name that way. You are not my mother." Kain said.

"No, but I am your friend and I really don't want my friends messing up their lives by drinking." I said.

"This is the only thing that helps." Kain said.

"How can drinking possibly help with anything?" I said.

"It takes away the sting and gets the thoughts of you out of my head." Kain said.

"What are you talking about?" I said.

"I am talking about how much you drive me crazy. You laugh, your hair, the way you talk to me like I am a real person, all of those things have me going crazy. I want you to choose me instead of him, before it is too late." Kain said.

"It is already too late, Kain. I love him more than anything in the world and I can't let anything get in-between that." I said.

"What am I supposed to do? Suffer?" Kain said.

"No. At the end of this week we are going to be ending our high school career and then we won't have to see each other until our ten-year high school anniversary. You will meet the right woman for you and you will be happy without me." I said.

"That is ridiculous. I could never be happy without you." Kain said, standing up.

"You don't know what you are saying, Kain, you're drunk." I said, backing towards the door.

"I have been drunk for the last two weeks and I know exactly what I am saying." Kain said.

"Kain, I hate to have our friendship ruined like this, but I promise you that if you touch me, bad things will happen." I said, lacking the confidence that I wanted.

"Really? I'm not afraid of Jesse and I don't think that you will tattle on me." Kain said, reaching for me. I leapt back and took off in a run towards the door. But Kain was faster than I was and he reached the door before I did.

"Get out of the way." I said.

"I think that this is a good spot to stay." Kain said.

"You can't just keep me in here, someone will notice." I said.

"Who? There is a party going on down there." Kain said.

"Jesse will come looking for me." I said.

Kain locked the door and started towards me. "Lately, I have been having flashbacks of our first night together and I can't get those out of my head. I would like to have a night like that where I could actually remember the whole thing." Kain said.

I was backing away from him but the wall wasn't far and then I would be trapped. "Kain, this isn't right. You know that. I don't want this, so it will be rape." I said.

My back was against the wall and Kain was right in front of me. "I won't hurt you." Kain said, with a gentle voice and bent his head to kiss me. The kiss was soft and sweet, and much unexpected. My body reacted in a way that I did not want it to.

"Stop." I whispered as I forced myself away. I would not allow myself to hurt Jesse this way.

"No. Come on. You know that felt right." Kain said, bending to kiss me again. This time I pushed him away.

"I said, no." I affirmed.

"Rebecca, don't be like that." He said, grazing his fingers across my face. I brushed his hand away.

"Stop. Let me go." I said, getting angry.

Kain just started laughing. He still had me trapped against the wall but he was laughing, at me.

"What is so funny?" I asked.

"I'm not sure. It must be the scotch." Kain said.

"Will you let me go?" I asked.

"Eventually. Just one kiss." Kain said, leaning towards me. I squeezed my eyes shut and prepared myself to be kiss by him, but instead of him moving towards me, he suddenly jerked back. I opened my eyes to see Jesse yanking Kain off of me.

"Go find some other girl to terrorize." Jesse growled as he shoved Kain to the floor. Kain got up and skulked out.

I looked at Jesse with tears in my eyes. That was so close and scary. "I'm sorry." I said, my voice barely a whisper.

"Don't apologize. You didn't do anything wrong." Jesse said, pulling me to him.

"I…I…" I tried to come up with something to say, but I couldn't make it past the crying.

"Shh. It's okay. I'm here now. He won't touch you." Jesse said, brushing away my tears.

"I want to go home." I said.

"Sure. Let's get you home." Jesse said, with his arm wrapped around me.

So? What do you think? Well besides 'omg she finally posted something' lol. This chapter is a key chapter in the sequence of events for this story. Things are going to change. What changes do you think are coming?

Lots of Love,