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Without further ado... Not A Second Time! this chapter has been written By Tee-bone. So please spam her with PMs!

-The Paperback Writers


A girl was running down the street. Her red curly hair bouncing and blowing in the wind. She couldn't remember who she was, where she was or where she was going now. Then she bumped into a boy who looked about seventeen or so, like her. He had blond hair that had a golden sunny look to it, he was very handsome.

"I- I'm so sorry!" She stuttered backing away.

"It's ok, no harm done." He shrugged.

He was still standing there, not moving, staring at her. She felt frightened and yet at ease with this stranger. She stood there with a strange look of confusion and terror on her face.

"Is something wrong?" The boy took a step closer. She didn't answer him and she wanted to back away but she didn't for some reason. "It's ok, I don't bite!" He smiled and stuck out his hand. "I'm Robert Williams!" She cautiously shook his hand but she still didn't say anything. He just stood there for a minute then he spoke again. "Well, what's your name?" He smiled brightly, waiting for her answer. But the truth was, she didn't know! She finally spoke up after it looked like he was about to give up, she didn't want to lose him for some reason.

"Um... I don't know..." she said slowly and quietly.

"Sorry, what?" He raised his eyebrows and she spoke up.

"I don't know what my name is."

"What do you mean?" He frowned slightly.

"I can't remember who I am. I feel empty and blank and, and lost!" She started to cry slightly.

"Whoa! Um, I guess, come with me!" He took her hand and took her to his apartment. "So when did all of this happen?" He said sitting down on the couch with her.

"Erm, I don't know."

"Oh, ok, so you literally can't remember anything?"

"Yes."

"Ok, well, I'm going to become a doctor when I go to college. Maybe I can help you?"

"Ok." She said, hesitantly.

"Lets start trying to jog your memory. Is your name Mary?"

"I don't think so."

"How about Jessica?"

"No, that doesn't feel right either."

"How about... Karen?"

"No, that sounds closer I think though."

"Sharon!"

"No."

"Ok... how abou-"

"You do realized that this could take years and we'll probably never figure out my name this way."

"True..."

"Why don't we go around and see if anybody recognizes me?"

"Yeah, that could work too." He shrugged and they left the apartment. After they had walked down the street for a few minutes, really just annoying people, Robert had an idea.

"What if we took you to the schools?! How old are..." she gave him a look. "Oh yeah, lets just try all of them then." They went to the nearest high school but nobody knew her. Then they came to a girls school and luckily this was where she went. The principle had recognized her and said her name was Lauren McConnell. Robert explained what had happened to her.

"Yes, we should probably take her to a doctor. Don't worry Mr. Williams, I'll take it from here." She led a reluctant Robert to the door while Lauren sat in a chair slightly confused. The principle took Lauren to some doctors and they found out that Lauren's parents had been shot which triggered a mental breakdown causing amnesia. Lauren went to go live with her aunt Margie and dated Robert all through high school. But then the day came for Robert to go to college to become a doctor, he would be moving to another state and probably wouldn't see Lauren until he finished school.

"Promise me that you'll wait for me!" He held Lauren's hands.

"Of course!" She smiled and kissed him, they kissed for a minute until Robert had to get on the plane. She waved goodbye and sighed. She slowly made her way back to her aunt's house. When she got there her aunt was running around the house like a chicken with their head cut off.

"What's going on?" Lauren said taking off her coat. Margie slowed down out of breath.

"Well! I was listening to the radio!"

"Yeah?!"

"Well to cut a long story short! I won a two-week trip to London for four people so start packing!" Margie ran off into her bedroom.

"Awesome! Wait, what about the other two people?"

"You can bring to of your friends! Hurry and call them we leave tomorrow!"

"Wow! Thanks Margie!" Lauren ran to her room and picked up the phone to call her two best friends, Daniel and Scarlet.

She decided to phone Scarlet first, no doubt Daniel was at her house. The three had been close friends since they were young. But lately things had gotten awkward between Lauren and the other two. Daniel and Scarlet had started dating. Lauren was tired of feeling like the third wheel whenever Robert wasn't around, and hoped that this trip would be like old times. Maybe it would even help her keep from worrying about Robert at college. Lauren wrapped her finger around the cord waiting for Scarlet to pick up.