This has to be the only story that took me such a short time to finish, I guess because it's really short, but still...

Yes, I am back :D And with the sequel to To Be Loved. If you are reading this without reading the first story, you are going to be really confused. So it will do you good to read the first story before this one. Each chapter was inspired by an Alexisonfire song, so yes, that will explain the lyrics.

So, here we go, the first chapter.

Chapter One

Two people too damaged too much too late

It took two years, two years for Sam to completely destroy her life, and most of it not even on purpose. She was nothing but trouble the day she decided to walk away from the normal life she could've had; a life with a supportive boyfriend, friends forever, and parents who loved her. But no, she chose to ignore her parents like they ignored her, ended it with Danny, and pushed her friends away. At first she started to rebel just to annoy her parents, but then started to do it just because she could. She hung out with the wrong crowd, and when her friends tried to reason with her, she totally ignored them, acting as if no one was there, something she did way too often. Multiple teachers saw the change in her and tried to talk to her, but she did the same to them as she did with her friends. She was a train wreck, and nobody could do anything about it.

It was just a regular night in Mark's basement; Mark and Ari were just hanging out, something they used to do once a night when Sam was still their best friend, but they did it more than once now. What else are they supposed to do? Sam was the one who always knew what to do, and now that she was gone, hang out night was dull as Lancer's class.

Mark played pool and Ari lay on the couch, staring up at the ceiling. Mark hit a blue ball into one of the four holes before looking over at Ari.

"What's your problem?" He asked.

"It's just not the same without Sam." She said. Mark rolled his eyes before laying the pool stick down on the pool table.

"I don't know if you noticed Ari, but Sam isn't our friend anymore. So get used to it being like this." She sighed as he went over to the mini fridge and pulled out a beer.

"I just wish there was something we could do,"

"We tried, remember? She doesn't care, she's never going to." He sat next to Ari on the couch and slurped his beer loudly. She looked at the can and looked at it as if it was the most disgusting thing in the world before grabbing her bottle of Gatorade. She'd rather have that than the drinks Mark made for her to try, which she denied all of them. They heard the basement door open and footsteps coming down the stairs. They looked at each other, hoping it wasn't one of Mark's parents. They calmed themselves when Danny appeared at the bottom of the steps.

"What's up man?" Mark asked as Danny leaned on the pool table.

"Nothing really, just bored. I'm going out. I wanted Tucker to come, but he's busy, so I guess I'm stuck with you guys."

"Yay, let's go." Mark said unenthusiastically. They walked the streets, the street lights and street signs acting as their only light. It was nearing eleven now, and some of the stores started to close up for the night. As they neared the corner of the street, they saw the Skulk and Lurk was still open, and as they went passed it, Mark stopped them.

"Oh my God, look, there's Sam." He said. Ari rolled his eyes.

"You're drunk Mark."

"No dude, he's serious." Danny said. They looked through the window, seeing Sam was in one of the aisles. She wore black skinny jeans, a dark purple shirt and a short black leather jacket. They all looked at each other, as if saying 'who's going in?' Danny didn't hesitate and opened the door, going in the back where the comic books were. Sam went over to the graphic novel section, which was basically the next aisle over from the comic section. He put his hands in his pockets and stepped over to her.

"You're not even going to talk to me?" He asked. She closed the book she was reading before putting it back on the shelf.

"Why should I? All you do is turn the conversation into an intervention." She said.

"Well, jeeze, can you at least look at me when you're talking?" She turned her head, staring into those crystal clear baby blue eyes. She looked absolutely miserable. "Sam, come on, why are you doing this to yourself?"

"See? We can never have a normal, casual conversation."

"Sam, I just want to help-"

"Save it Danny, it's nothing I haven't heard before." She left the store in a flash and he exited the store, seeing Mark and Ari staring at him, wanting to know what happened.

"Strike one?" Mark asked. Danny sighed.

"More like strike one thousand."

The laptop is broken and this is so awkward to type since I'm using my brother's netbook and the keyboard is so tiny...

But anyway, yeah, review please, but no flames, because I'll curl up into the fetal position and blah blah blah, you've heard this all before...

Loodan, et teile meeldis esimene peat├╝kk.