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"Not everybody knows that everybody goes to a better place. Not everybody knows that everybody could be living their last days. But the hard times will come and we'll keep moving on. We're moving up. Keep moving on."- Movin' On, Good Charlotte.
I heard beeping and felt something on my arm. I lightly touched it, but I couldn't quite figure out what is was. I opened my eyes and saw white, then a bright light. I looked at my arm and saw there was an IV in it. I heard someone clear there throat.
"Zack?" I said. "What are you doing here? Wait, what am I doing here?" My voice was hoarse.
"You got in a fight with Anna." My eyes widened. "You were having stomach pains all day Monday huh?" I nodded. "When Anna kept punching you in your stomach it hit your appendix just right and well it burst." My eyes got even wider.
"You've been out for about a day. Now as for me being here, well Hayley, your Mom, Jack, Alex, Kori, and Rian were all hungry. I didn't want you to wake up alone so in case you did I stayed here." I smiled at that. He hugged me.
"Thank you Zack. But I have to know, have you been here the whole time I was in the hospital?"
He shook his head. "Hayley and your Mom have, but everyone left for school and we've spent the night here."
"You're welcome." He smiled. He held me hand. "Abby, I don't think you remember anything that happened. Do you?" I shook my head.
"I would tell you, but I wasn't there and I don't know the whole story." I nodded.
I heard a door open and everyone walked in. Hayley saw me first. "Abby!" she screamed, causing everyone to turn my way. She ran over to me and hugged me. Followed by my Mom, Alex, Rian, Kori, and last of all Jack.
I winced. Leaning up was hard to do. Zack was still holding my hand. He noticed I winced because he lightly rubbed where the gauss was.
"Am I on pain medication?" I asked. Mon nodded.
"The doctors said the pain would be excruciating if you weren't," she explained.
Alex, who was standing next to where Zack was sitting looked at me and then looked at my and Zack's hand. He smirked and raised an eyebrow. I half-smiled and lightly shrugged. He shook his head.
After I found out what exactly happened with Anna, the doctor came into the room. He was pretty tall and looked to be about 45. "The test results look good. She can go home now." He smiled and left. I slowly sat up. Mom handed me a duffle bag filled with clothes. I smiled.
"Thanks Mom." She kissed my cheek and everyone left the room, except Alex.
"What's up?" I asked him. He studied me for a moment.
"Just don't let Zack go. He really likes you." That surprised me. Alex started to leave.
"Wait," he turned around, "he does? Seriously?" He chuckled and nodded. I mouthed a "wow" and he left the room. I quickly changed, gathered everything that was mine, and threw it in the duffle bag. I walked out into the hallway.
"So what about Anna?" I said.
"Apparently," Alex started, "The deal was if she didn't get in any fights or get in trouble at school she could stay here. She's leaving tonight." I sighed in relief.
"Thank God," I said. With that we left.
. . .
One month later.
I finally feel like I'm with people that won't screw me over. People that actually care how I feel. I regret nothing.
Kori and Jack are still going pretty strong. It's been a while. Turns out they've actually went to school with each other since sixth grade, they just didn't know it.
Abby started dating Zack about two weeks after she got out of the hospital. No one knew, except Alex, that he liked her. Abby didn't even realize it herself.
As for my Mom? She started dating a friend of Mrs. Barakat's. They've been dating for about a week.
Me and Alex are still dating too. Its been almost three months since his brother died. Alex is a lot better than he was. His ex-girlfriend Sierra went to China for the foreign exchanged program. She won't be back until next year.
Anna left Baltimore the same day Abby got out of the hospital. None of us has seen, or heard from her since. I'd like to keep it that way.
To think that four months ago I was a girl who couldn't let go of her past and a friendship that was ripping her apart just doesn't seem right anymore. If you had met me a year ago, you wouldn't think I was the same person. I never want to let any of these guys go and I won't.
What's in store for me? I don't want to think about the future. I'm ready to face anything head-on, without holding back anything.
Author's Note: THE END.
Sequel? Probably not. I have another idea for a story that will be up tonight or tomorrow night.
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