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She is the One

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11 hours ago, Joe Long said:

But damn you for the teaser! Are we going to wait another fifty chapters to find out who?

Probably not.  This next Saga begins the last semester for the group at Brow Ridge so events will no doubt happen fast and furious.

Now, Mr. Long…  your previous post dredged up some unpleasant memories from my own high school years.  I dug out my yearbook and right near the middle was a page titled ‘In Loving Memory.’  Four classmates didn’t survive to walk across the stage on Graduation Day.  I really didn’t know any of them and only recalled one of the tragedies with any clarity.  The guy died instantly (according to the police) after slamming head-on into a telephone pole.  I never knew the details of the crashes that killed the other three but for damn sure they were all DUI.

Another one that I most definitely did know…  a pretty girl who lived down the street, the youngest of three sisters.  I was a senior when she was a 9th grade freshman.  What a sweetie!  No, there was nothing between us and I think she liked me because I would always give her a lift to wherever she wanted to go.  A couple years go by and now she’s a junior.  One morning my Mom tells me that dear, sweet Elena from down the street had been in a terrible accident last night.  Four girls in the car and all of them drunk.  At the hospital it is determined that Elena has suffered a severe spinal injury and is now— at age 17— a quadriplegic.  I swear I cried for a week, just as I’m crying now bringing all this back.  Elena’s family moved away shortly after that.  To once again quote Billy Joel— “The good old days weren’t always good.”

A good ending to the Saga.  Don’t blow it again, Jack— the learning curve gets very steep from now on.

As I said, I think it’ll be Grant who buys the farm.  You read it here first.  :huh:

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On 8/15/2017 at 9:25 PM, Chester57 said:

 I’ll go out on a limb and say it will be Grant, if only that it would make great drama considering the friction between Amanda and Jack.

While Grant is a plausible option,imo (from a wannabe author's veiwpoint) I think it could also be Belle. She's kind of become a bigger topic recently, without any real reasoning behind it, so I think something big could be coming with her. And it would then affect Joe, since from that last chapter we can see he still cares for her. It would also affect Jack's white knight problem cause he'll probably feel like it's his fault in some way.

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I somehow don’t believe that it will be anyone in the core group.  The Saga that just ended was about ‘rebuilding’ the group.  Jack has made progress with everyone except Amanda.  If Grant dies in a crash then she will be distraught to the point of withdrawal, just like she was when Sam cheated on her.  Guess who will be the focal point of Amanda’ anger and despair?

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On 8/19/2017 at 5:56 PM, Chester57 said:

I somehow don’t believe that it will be anyone in the core group.  The Saga that just ended was about ‘rebuilding’ the group.  Jack has made progress with everyone except Amanda.  If Grant dies in a crash then she will be distraught to the point of withdrawal, just like she was when Sam cheated on her.  Guess who will be the focal point of Amanda’ anger and despair?

I want to say just Jack, but am betting Alan will be a part of it considering how “things”, for lack of better word, have been going with the twins since Amanda tried to do to Alan what he did to her in chapter 28 (when Alan went into her room naked. I’m guessing Amanda tried something similar but approached it like she did Jack in the beginning chapters of the story-with the handcuffs. Just a theory.). 

Now, a possible idea I have for someone who could die in a crash could be Ms. (is it Ms?) Cartwright. Why? Don’t know, it just popped into my head and could have some impact on Jack, considering the last encounter he had with her, as of now, was her talking to him briefly about relationship issues, again for lack of better word. 

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6 hours ago, Guest Moonlight Knight Arthur said:

Now, a possible idea I have for someone who could die in a crash could be Ms. (is it Ms?) Cartwright. Why? Don’t know, it just popped into my head and could have some impact on Jack, considering the last encounter he had with her, as of now, was her talking to him briefly about relationship issues, again for lack of better word. 

If Beth gets killed I will be very pissed off since she’s my favorite  You feel me, Jashley?pissed.gif 

But seriously, I agree that Ms. Cartwright’s death would affect Jack deeply.  It would be just as bad— if not worse— than Coach Walburn’s suicide.  Jack would mourn for the loss of a friend, but it really doesn’t affect anyone else in the story.  Now, Grant dying would send Amanda over the edge and that strikes to the heart of Jack’s family.  So, maximum damage results.

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On 8/21/2017 at 6:27 PM, Chester57 said:

If Beth gets killed I will be very pissed off since she’s my favorite 

 

I got my thing for Rhona, but Ms. Cartwright feels almost like a daughter to me. :P

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