"Emmet! Emmersin!"

They looked the same as ever. Emmet wore the shyest smile on his face and Emmersin grinned brightly. She skipped over to the bed and sat down. Emmet was carrying a bag in his hand. I gave it a curious glance, which he noticed, and he winked subtly.

Austin looked back and forth between the twins and I. "So you guys do know each other?" He questioned slightly.

Em nodded politely. "I guess you can say we are old friends."

I smiled at her response. "Yeah we are ..."

Austin cleared his throat. "Well then I'll give you guys some time to catch up." He kissed my cheek, squeezed my hand, and left the room.

Emmet closed the door once he left and headed over to my bedside. By this time I was filled with questions. Emmersin saw this and immediately answered.

"It's okay Ally, you're not dreaming."

"How?" That was the only question I could muster. "How is this all possible?"

Emmet chuckled. "If I recall correctly, that was the same question you asked us the first time."

"But seriously ..." I replied. "You guys are angels. How can you be seen?"

Emmersin shrugged. "It's a mystery to us too, but we're still here. You were never dead, Ally. Well maybe for like twenty minutes, but you were revived and you were still here on Earth. Your mind just left for a little trip."

"Then why did you take me?" I asked.

Emmet licked his lips before replying, "We wanted you to see how things would change once you were gone. What you did for Dez was really extraordinary, but it wasn't necessary. He would've lived. Because of his height, the bullet would miss any vital organs. But with you it was deadly. We are sorry to have not told you what was really happening, but we wanted to show you how it could've been."

I nodded as the new information sunk in. "So nothing did change right?"

Emmersin shook her head. "Nope, but Austin and Kira are broken up and your friends Trish and Dez are new aboard the love ship! They are so cute together!"

"Really..." I smiled. "Wow things sure change when you've been comatose..."

"Oh by the way! You left your song book with us!" Emmersin took it out of the bag and handed it to me.

I smiled, feeling at home when I smelt the leather and let me hand roam through pages of written memories. "Thank you."

Emmet gave me a look of sadness. "I'm sorry Ally, but we have to get going."

"Get going?"

"Yeah... you are alive and getting better. Our job is done. I guess you could say we are retired." Emmersin said. "But it's alright. I know we'll meet again someday."

I looked at them. "I understand... but thank you guys, for everything you've done for me. Angel or not, you guys helped me through it all.."

Emmersin wrapped me in a warm hug, and it was hard for me to believe that she wasn't really there. "Ally... you are an angel. Even though you may not be dead, you are sweet and compassionate. You are most certainly an angel. Thank you for being you."

Emmet nodded. "I'm not too good with speeches and what not, but I second that."

I felt an overwhelming feeling of love in my heart just then. Kind of like when your mother hugs you as a child because of a thunderstorm. I now knew that no matter what, I always had and will have people watching over me and protecting me. I wrapped both Emmet and Emmersin in a huge hug. "No. Thank you guys for being you, and for protecting me. I love you both." I found myself tearing up.

"And we love you." Emmet said.

I pulled back. There auras were shining brightly and they started to slowly fade away.

Emmersin smiled."We'll see you soon Ally. But hopefully not too soon."

I waved. "Bye guys. I wish you the best of luck with everything."

Emmersin smiled sweetly and in a blink of an eye they were gone.

Two weeks later

"WELCOME BACK ALLY!"

My heart almost leapt out of my chest as Austin and I walked into Sonic Boom. Everyone I knew and loved was there, and they held me a surprise party. And it definitely worked. I felt as if I was going to have a heart attack.

"Awe! What is all this?" I looked around at all the balloons and flowers, feeling so touched that everyone went through all this trouble for me.

"Because we love you and we're so happy you are with us!" Trish hugged me super tight. "You had no idea how worried we all were."

Dez wrapped his arm around her. "Trish was such a crybaby." He immediately regretted his words and he slapped a hand on his mouth.

Trish shot him a death glare. "We may be dating, but that's not going to stop me from pummeling your face."

He chuckled nervously. "I was just kidding.."

"Oh and this isn't just a welcome back party either." My mom walked over and explained. "We all spent your birthday in a hospital! We had to do something special! Your father even brought you a chocolate and vanilla checkered piano cake!"

Now that had me shocked. "Really? Dad spent money on a cake?" I looked at him in disbelief.

"I got a discount on it and got a free pencil!" He replied.

"Wow. This is amazing you guys. I'm so touched..." I realized then that I hadn't seen Austin since he escorted me in. "Hey... where's-"

All of a sudden the room went dark. The only source of light were two spotlights. One on me, and one on my amazing boyfriend, who was up on the stairs and strumming a guitar. I immediately recognized the melody as one of my favorite songs.

I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope, I'll be your love, be everything that you need.

He slowly descended down the stairs, captivating everyone's attention with his heavenly voice.

I love you more with every breath, truly madly deeply do
I will be strong, I will be faithful 'cause I'm counting on a new beginning.
A reason for living. A deeper meaning.

He was now standing directly in front of me, never breaking eye contact. By now his band joined him with piano and drums.

I want to stand with you on a mountain.
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever.
Until the sky falls down on me.

I could tell by just looking in his eyes how much he meant this. How much he loved me. I started tearing up at the thought of it all, unable to wipe my grin off of my face.

And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,
I'll make a wish send it to heaven then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty.
That we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of
The highest power, in lonely hours, the tears devour you

By this time, coincidentally, a few tears had escape. He had someone backing him up on guitar and he took the opportunity the caress my face and wipe away my tears, smiling the entire time.

I want to stand with you on a mountain,
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever,
Until the sky falls down on me

I almost forgot that the whole store was watching us. As I looked even deeper into his eyes, it felt like we were the only ones on Earth.

Oh can you see it baby?
You don't have to close your eyes
'Cause it's standing right before you.
All that you need will surely come

I have never been so happy to be alive.

I'll be your dream, I'll be your wish, I'll be your fantasy.
I'll be your hope, I'll be your love, be everything that you need.
I'll love you more with every breath, truly madly deeply do

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to lay like this forever.
Until the sky falls down on me

He continued on guitar again, playing this beautiful song and it was music to my ears and my heart.

I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea.
I want to live like this forever.
Until the sky falls down on me

He strummed the last note and everyone roared with applause. Without hesitation, I pulled him tightly into my arms, crying into his shoulder.

"So... I'm guessing you liked it?" He smiled his famous "Austin Moon" smile.

I pulled back and returned his grinned. "Liked it?! I loved it! I... I love you..." I couldn't stop rambling, but as soon as I heard what I said, I blushed like mad.

Austin's grin got even bigger and his cheeks were tinted red. "I love you too, Ally."

I just couldn't control myself anymore. I pulled on his collar and connected his lips to mine. It was very bold for me, but I felt the confidence surge and at that moment, I didn't even care if others were watching. When we pulled back, Austin's eyes were twinkling but I knew he was shocked about what just happened.

"I'm so glad I got to share my second kiss with you..." I confessed.

"Well..." He scratched his neck nervously. "We've actually kissed three times now..."

Wait what?

I could tell he was reading the confused expression on my face, because he explained. "A few weeks ago.. you were in critical condition. It was a long while before you were stabilized. We all thought that there was no way that you would make it. I just wanted one kiss, even though you were unable to kiss me back. So I just went for it."

All of a sudden I had a flashback to when I visited Austin, and he had asked me why I chose him to spend my time with. Then I recalled voices that I didn't hear before.

There were only two deafening sounds. The beeping of a life support machine, and the sobbing of Austin Moon. I could hear what was happening, even though I couldn't move or say anything. What was wrong? Why was he crying? The Austin I know would tough it out and never let another living soul know.

"Ally..." His voice was nothing but a broken whisper. I had the urge to just wrap my arms around him and comfort him. I couldn't find any strength. I couldn't move.

"I know you probably can't hear me..." He continued. "But I need you to know that... I... I-I.." I felt tear drops hit my face and his nimble fingers brushed them away. I felt his forehead pressed against mine, I felt the softness of his hair, and I felt him shaking, as if he was trying to pull himself together.

Then I felt his warm soft lips on mine. The sensation only stayed for a few seconds before he pulled back. My lips still tingled.

"I love you Ally..."

It was obvious now. I had nothing to be afraid of. I didn't want to tell Austin how I felt. I was worried about damaging his career or our friendship. But now I know that our love can overcome anything.

Life is crazy. Even crazier than love in my opinion. Life has the ability to pull you away, even if it isn't your time yet. We all know that death is inevitable, but maybe we don't realize how precious our time really is. Always make the most of every moment. Don't live your life in fear of failure. Take chances and cherish everything and everyone. I had the miracle of getting a second chance. I now I was going to make the most of it.

And Austin, Trish, Dez, and I would do it together.

Well that's a wrap! I'm sorry it took me so long to finish this story. I fell out of love with Austin and Ally for like a year, which made it difficult to write, and I recently fell back in love. I know the ending is kind of rushed and not the best, I apologize.

Thank you guys for sticking with me through this story. I absolutely love writing for you guys and I'm sorry for abandoning you for so long. I really appreciate your support and kind words. The song I used for this chapter is called "Truly Madly Deeply", by Savage Garden.

This isn't the last you'll hear from me. I have a new story posted called "Multicolored" which is all about the fun of fall and it is fluff galore with Auslly with a hint of drama. I encourage you to read it if you are an Autumn lover like me.

Thank you so much guys. I love you all:)

- Evelyn