A/N: Hi everybody! I really wanted a good, quick way to sort of sum up this story. I tried to put some heart into this story, some meaning, you know, and I want to share where some of it came from and the meanings I was going for. So if you're bored, check it out! Again, I can't thank you all enough for just sitting down and reading my fanfic. I really hope you felt it was time well spent and got your fill of liley-ness from it, hee hee! The reviews have been so gracious and I've appreciated every single one so much. Thank you so much!

How To Save Her Life

A Hannah Montana fanfic

Romance/drama

Pairing: Liley

Based on a concept for the Hannah Montana episode: When You Wish You Were A Star

Other works included:

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Notebook (movie)

Morals/themes:

Never take the ones you love for granted. Anything can happen at anytime to take them away from you.

A truly traumatic occurrence can change a person's feelings, mindset, and outlook on life.

Second chances are few and far between. Set things right the first time and be grateful for and never ignore the second chances you do get.

Take time to realize what's important in life and don't let less important things take the place of the most important things.

Follow your heart and be honest with yourself and others.

Never ignore what could be true love.

Fate has a mysterious way of working miracles. Never forget that.

Helps and Inspirations that I utilized:

Miley's grief in chapters three through seven were loosely based off the first six of "the seven stages of grief".

The comment from Lilly in chapter sixteen about floating away in the ocean forever was based on a personal experience. (It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the moonlit ocean over the summer)

The scene in chapter twenty-one when Miley and Lilly stare at each other with "expressions of pure love" was directly inspired by a dream my sister had about a week ago.