The young girl was one of Abby’s best friends. One of the few girls on the team…part of the family. But a bug had gotten her and Becker couldn’t stand the sight. So Abby held her in her arms, refusing to let herself cry. Not in front of Jess. She had to be strong…she was supposed to…
“Hey, hey…Matt’s gonna get you an epi-pen, it’ll be okay…” Abby whispered soothingly, her voice cracked. “Promise. We wouldn’t let anything bad happen to you…”
But the girl didn’t say anything. Just shivered and coughed.
“You and Becker will get to be happy, I swear. You two will date and it’ll be great…” She mumbled, not even sure if Jess could hear her. “He really loves you, you know…well, you don’t…but he does…”
But despite all her wishes, all her hopes…Matt was too late…and Abby was stuck, holding the dead body of one of her best friends.
“Jess…please…I’ll let you buy me any outfit you want, just don’t be dead. You can’t…”