Okay, I know that every story I write, I get fed up of and end up deleting it but I'm determined not to let that happen with this one.
I couldn't bring myself to get over the fact that Claire was gone.
Claire was gone.
It keeps hitting me over again, until finally reality settles in. Claire was gone. Never coming back. Eve was bawling her eyes out. Michael just stared into space, never quite with it, and me? I'm just as shocked as the rest of them, I was sobbing. Me, Shane Collins, was crying. It all started when…
Dreaming was peaceful, that was until a scream filled it. Bolting up in bed, I realised the scream was coming from Eve. It was 6 in the morning and Claire wasn't in bed. Stifling a groan, I rolled up and out of the bed, padding down the stairs. I strode into the kitchen to find Eve, eyes wide and a hand covering her mouth, tears streaming down her face. Michael, who was also crying, was trying to comfort Eve. Looking around, I noticed Claire wasn't with them. "What's happened?" I asked, concered.
Silently, Eve handed me a letter which she had been holding, it was in Claire's handwriting.
Dear Michael, Shane and Eve.
I have taken it upon myself to decide to leave Morganville. What I'm about to tell you would probably make you all angry. Yesterday I found out some news that had shocked me to the core. I'm pregnant. I left because I didn't want you guys to hate me and I couldn't face it if Shane left me.
Michael – You gave me a house to live in and I am forever grateful. You've always been like the big brother I never had and you've always looked out for me. Look after Eve and Shane. I will never forget you. X
Eve – You are and will always be my best friend. We've stuck together through thick and thin and you've always been by my side. I'm going to miss you so much, please look after Shane x
Shane – This is the hardest for me to write. I love you more than anything. I wanted to stay but I didn't want to see you angry with me. I can't stand to even think about having abortion so I thought it would be best for me to leave. I love you and I always will but please move on, find other girls, please x
I love you all, I don't know when I'll return so please try to forget about me.
I read it over twice, just to make sure, before hitting the wall, I stormed upstairs to my room before sitting on my bed and crying.
End Of Flashback.
So this is where I was now, crying on my bed. I can't believe she thought I would hate her. I would of loved the idea of starting a family. I put my hand under the bed, searching around before picking out a blue box. I opened it up to reveal a silver ring. I heard a gasp from the door and turned around to see Eve and Michael.
"Shane… is that.." Eve stuttered. I laughed a laugh that showed no emotion whatsoever.
"Yeah, I was going to ask her to marry me. Gosh, why did she… why did she think I'd be angry with her? A family with Claire is all I've ever wanted!"
"I don't… why would she leave Michael?" Eve asked.
"I… I don't know." Michael said. After a while they eventually left and I got under the covers, getting ready for sleep.
Amelie had, shockingly, let me leave Morganville so now I was on my way to Dallas to live with an old friend. She knew I was coming and was excited to help out with me and my baby. After 2 hours of driving I finally ended up at her place. I grabbed my luggage and walked up to the door before ringing the doorbell.
"CLAIRE!" Shouted the girl as she opened the door.
"ZOE!" I shouted as I hugged her back.
She showed me my room and after I finished unpacking, we settled down to watch a film.