Author's note:

Sorry, it's been ages, but SiS is still alive, never you fear! :)

"DUDE!" came an all too loud voice for Reilly's liking.

"Hey Jake," he said tiredly.

"Man! Where have you been?! I haven't seen you since you were at the movie store with your chick! So how was the movie?" He raised his eyebrows suggestively.

Reilly sighed; "The movie was fine, boring, but fine. It was the next morning at was bad."

He realized what that sounded like only after he said it.

"The next morning? You were that bad, huh?"

"Uhg! NO Jake, we both fell asleep during the movie, it was that boring."

"Uh huh, sure, whatever you say man. So what happened in the morning?"

"No one told you guys at school?"
"Told us what? You killed her or something?"

"No! Well... it was my fault..."


"NO JAKE!" Reilly said, rolling his eyes. "She got angry at me and went running out of the house she ran onto the boulevard and she got hit by a car."
"You're kidding me!"

"I wish I was..."

"The SAME thing happened to my girlfriend's cousin!"

"What?" said Reilly.

"Yea, here she comes, you can ask her about it! YO! KRIS!"

"JAKEY!" came the hysterical voice of none other than...

Reilly moaned, "Kristy..."


"Uh, it's Reilly..." he reminded her.

"Oh yea! Well whatever, same diff. You know Jakey!?"

"Yea, I do."

"Isn't he like, the hottest guy ever?!" she shrieked.

"Uh..." was all Reilly could manage. Before he could say anything else, Jake pulled Kristy onto his lap and they started making out.

"Uh..." Reilly said again, looking pointedly away, but it didn't make much difference, he could still hear them eating each other's faces.

"I'll see you around, Jake," he said, getting up and leaving.

Jake mumbled a reply, or maybe it was just the sound of him sticking his tongue further down Kristy's throat.

Reilly shuddered at that last thought. Kristy, of people... he would have thought that Jake and her would despise each other. But then again, opposites attract. On one hand, there was Kristy; an over eager flirt who adored to talk and was kind of self-centered and then there was Jake who was... an over eager flirt who adored to talk and was kind of self-centered. Well, maybe they did have something in common. Come to think of it, they were very much alike. Reilly shuddered at the thought that he had spent these past few months hanging around a male Kristy.

Was it smart to put them together to save the rest of the school population? Or would they feed off of each other and get worse? Could Kristy get worse? Was it really possible?

The day passed with no real action, unless you counted both times that Jake and Kristy broke up and made up. Reilly hadn't even known that it was possible to do that in such a short amount of time; but then again, this was Kristy and Jake.

The rest of the week passed like this, Kristy and Jake broke up and made up a few more times, but the relationship seemed almost steady by Friday. Imagine that, Jake, going steady with someone! It almost would have been an improvement, if his girlfriend hadn't been Kristy. The days seemed to be filled with endless;
-Jake and Kristy making out.
-Reilly reminding Kristy of what his name was.
-"Same diff. I knew it started with R."
Reilly counting the days until Josie would be out of the hospital.
-"If you weren't dating my cousin and I wasn't going out with Jake, I would sooo make-out with you!"
-Reilly attempting to call Josie at the hospital at lunch in order to get to speak with someone sane.

Was it just his imagination, or did every sentence she say end in an exclamation mark? This would surely drive him insane.

"Brigham General Hospital, Suzanne Coltish speaking, how may I help you?"

"Hello," he said, one day on the phone at lunch. "My name is Reilly Mc-"

The receptionist sighed; "I'll connect you, Mr. Mccrall."

"Thank you," he said. Was it just him, or was everyone who worked at that hospital rude?

"Hello?" came Josie's voice on the other end of the line.

"Hi Josie! How are you feeling?"

"I'm fine, you?"

"I'm fine..."

"How's school?"

"Kristy and Jake are really getting on my nerves..."

She laughed; "I can imagine; they must be awful together!"

"You have no idea..." he said into the phone.

"Oh! Guess what!" she said excitedly.


"I get to leave tomorrow!"

"Are you serious? That's great news!"

"Isn't it? I'll be stuck at home for a few days, but after that they'll let me go to school."

"What about your pelvis?"

"I'll be in a wheel chair for a little while, but my aunt contacted the school administration, and they say that they'll give me a key to the elevator, so I'll be a bit late getting to my classes, but it'll be fine."

"Our school has an elevator?" he asked incredulously.

She laughed; "Yes, but it's off limits to students, its just for cargo."

"Oh... well there goes my chance at being lazy."

The pay phone beeped.

"Listen, my time's up on the payphone and someone's waiting for it; I'll call you tomorrow, okay?"

"Alright, I'll talk to you then.

"Bye... love you."

"Bye, love you too."

He hung up the phone and got out of the way. Finally! He wouldn't be at school anymore. Josie would be fine, she hadn't had an attack in ages and the marks hadn't reappeared. Now she was going to out of the hospital and come to think of it, he could hear the lovely voices of Jake and Kristy in the hall.








Reilly walked into the caf to find Kristy running out, sobbing and Jake sitting alone, disgruntled.

"Had another fight with Kristy?" Reilly asked, sitting down in front of him.

"How did you know?" Jake asked, confused. He had not idea how loud he was.

"Wild guess," said Reilly.

"I guess we have been fighting quite a bit lately... think our relationship is on the rocks?"

Reilly gapped, he had never heard Jake refer to being in a relationship with any girl.

"You're pretty serious about her, aren't you?" he asked.

"Yea, I guess I am..." he said.

Knowing it would be smarter to avoid the subject, Reilly said nothing about it.

"Can I have a fry?" he asked instead.

"Sure," said Jake, handing over the carton. "I've lost my appetite anyways..."

Okay so, it's been a while since I've thanked/responded to my WONDERFUL reviewers.

-Bex: You're one of my faithful reviewers who reviews every single chapter, :) thank you! You always have something nice to say :)

-Dawn: My other faithful reviewer! I love reading your reviews, they always make me laugh!

-Myufisian: You were the first to ever comment on my story, and you've reviewed again! Thank you!

-PaisleyAvenger: One of my original reviewers thanks for reviewing again :) Oh, and I LOVE your pen name by the way, super cool.

-Mindy: Thanks for reviewing Mindy, and for telling people about my story, love you! :)

-Kimmi-baby: You're so enthusiastic! I adore reading your reviews! :)

-Eva: You're a loser (inside joke). Thanks for reviewing anyways.

-Hammielurv: Another enthusiastic reviewer :) Yay! Thank you!

-Kate: I love you Kate! I love whenever you review, just so I can her from you! I love your story, update soon! You're a super-amazingly-fantastic friend! Again, love you!

-Kayla: Maybe a little too enthusiastic... lol thanks KKB.

-Geoff: Thanks for reviewing Geoff, I know you don't like romantic stories, but you read this one anyways, thanks a bunch!

-Shannon: Again, enthusiastic, happy, always has something nice to say, is the author of a riveting story, etc etc... :)

-Derek: Ha-ha, oh Derek, your comments are the greatest, just thinking about them make me laugh. Example; "No, no, no, no, no. - don't end it here. GAH. L-O-N-G-E-R. Story Ideas (since you seem obsessed about ending the story soon):- Someone cursed Josie and she has to find out who. - Once they find out who they decide to stop him/her. - The guy lives in a foreign country. Yea don't take any of my ideas; the story is yours to write. P.S. I and SO glad that I'm not going out with you. (No offense or anything)
-Gud Daedheloth Mellon Vallinor"

Rolls eyes I'm not obsessed with "ending my story soon", this is chapter 21, don't you think that's quite long? Besides, you don't know what's about to happen anyways. I could write 18 more long chapters filled with lots of hand-holding and kissing (EW...), then you'd be begging me to end the story. OR, I could write a few more chapters (somewhere between 2 and 4 I think, just think!) filled with suspense, drama and answers! Now doesn't that sound exciting! :)

I never would have thought that you'd actually get sucked into this story... I was expecting you to read it, and review occasionally, just to be polite, but I've really got you! :) Who'da thunk it?

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm not entirely sure what's going to happen except for one more event, but I defiantly know that no one "cursed" Josie (it's Sci-Fi Derek, no one is "cursed" in Sci-Fi stories rolls eyes, think about it, is anyone cursed in Star Wars? No, didn't think so.). Therefore they can't stop "him/her" and "him/her" doesn't live in other, much less; foreign, country. Sorry to crush all your hopes, but yea, I just did. d:

And only because you insist, I won't take any of your ideas (but they do work for my next story, so I'll keep them in mind.)

Don't worry, lol, I'm not offended. rolls eyes I brought it up, remember?

And as for the "-Gud Daedheloth Mellon Vallinor" thing (or as I call it; "Good dead day Hello Melon Val-something-or-other") I still don't speak Elvin or Elvish or Quenta or whatever LoTR language it is, so I still don't know what it means. ... :D

And I do believe you were freaking out at the beginning of your review raises eyebrows (because I can't raise only one, damnit!) and attempts to contain herself... fails dismally.

I got Derek to freak out! dances YAY! Bwahaha. Okay, I'm done now :)

There are more people who review, but most of them haven't reviewed in a very long time, and I'm not about to look all of them up.

To those of you who read, but don't review (now I know there are people who do read this, but don't review, I've spoken to you... several of you), I'll give you a little hint; I LOVE REVIEWS! Lol, nice and subtle. You don't need an account on FP to review and it only takes a minute or two, I'd really love to hear from you! Even if you say something charming like; "You suck." Or "I hate you." I know you people are out there, don't you deny it! So, please review? Just once? Biiiiiiiiiig smile Okay, I'm done my begging. I you want me to beg more than post me a review and tell me. (Mwahaha)

By the way, for those of you who haven't noticed, I've started a new story, much better than SiS, if I do say so myself... read if it you like, it's called One Jump Away.

WoW, really long author's note...