Jack and Kristen had become closer and closer over time. Despite a difficult beginning, things were definently changing for them. They were developing a close bond.
Jack was a frequent guests at her house and she waa a frequent guest at his. Her mom suported the relarionship but found it out to see her grow up. She had trouble with her spending more and more time with him. He was becoming her suport system.
Jack and her mom had talked things out. Things had inporoved with them.diane was slowly becoming more supportive of the relationship.
Kristin was growing closer to his parents as well. Diane and the family were becoming more a part of the church as well.
They had been together for two mounths now. There relationship seemed to be in a very good place. Both were happy and content.
Kristin had a doctors appointment a few days after there two mounth aniversry. It was prety routine .she had goten used to these. She was not expecting anything earth shatering to occur but perhaps she should have..
She had her useal physical. The dr had some reedings takon.the doctor then came out. “Kristin, i need to perscribe some new medications. “The doctor said. “Ok” she said.
“With these medication,you wont be able to drive. I am aftaid i will need to take your lisence.” he said. “Is this medication necessary?” she asked. “I really do kristin.i know this is not what you want to hear. ” the doctor said. “No it is really not. ” she said.
She took a few minutes. She called jack. “Hi hunnie! ” he said.”jack they pulled ny lisence!” she said. “What happened? ” he asked. “I have been prescribed mrdication that inpairs the ability to drive. My wings have been clipped. ” she said.
“I am so sorry. ” he said. ” look. Can you get one of your sisters ot brothers to drive you hear and drive my car home. If you cant its ok. I can call my mom.” kristin said.
“No i will be right there. Just give me a few minutes and i will be right there. ” he said. “Thank you so much..”kristin said. “Look we will get though this together ok?” he remarked. “Ok” she said.
He got his sister to drive with him.he went to the doctors office. She waited for him. He ran to her. She grabed on to him. He held her for a few minutes. She started to cry.
“I know it does not feel it but it will be ok. ” he said. “I know it will. It just does not feel that way right now. I just feel lost. things were finaly starting to look up.” she said.
he drove her home. “Look can we hanng out or something. I need a distraction?” she asked. “Yea i need to drive marissa home. ” he said. “I will tell my mom.” she said.
She went to her mom. “Jack and i are going to go out for a bit.i need to get away and clear my head. ” Kristin said. “Are you ok kris?” diane asked. “No but i am ok enough. ” she told him. ” she said.
Diane hugged her. “I worry about you kriss. ” her mom told her. “I know you do. I am hurt and heartbroken. .i know i can get though it. ” she said. “Ok. Have a good job with jack.”she said.”thanks. ” she said.kristin hugged her mom.
Kristin, jack and marissa went to there house in jack’s car. They droppes marisa off. “Where do you go when your sad and want to cheer up? “She asked.
“I know just the place!” he said in a glee full tone. “I am a little concerned. Should i be? “Kristin asked. “Mayby a little. ” he said.
They pulled up to a burger soveregn. ” burger sovereng really?” she said. “This is how i destresify. They have amazing shakes” he told her. “I could like a milk shake. You know my mom baned us from going to fast food.” she said.
“Oh no! Will taking you hear put me in the dog house with your mom?” he asked. “It might. Why not. I always like to do things i have never done before. They make good milk shakes?” she asked. “They are great. I promise. ” he said.
He parked. They got out. They held hands. “Can you get me the bigest milk shake they have.i might let you have some. ” she said.
“Ok. ” he said. “I feel weird being hear. Its is like being in a bar. ” she said. “Your comparing burger sovereign to a bar? ” he asked. ” it was the most apt comparison i could think off. ” kristin said.
He ordered a burger and fries. She just wanted a milk shake and got some chicken nugets. They sat down at the table.
“Thank you for this! “Kristin said. “No problem. ” he said.”wow. This is great! ” she said. “I told you!” he said. She laughed.
“I could not wait to drive. The minute i turned 16, i begged my dad to teach me to drive. He was so patcient with me. I was so excited when i got my license. When i woke up from the coma it took me a while to get it back.my mom was skidish about me driving but i loved just driving. That was when i discovered the spot. I felt so free. I could forget about everything that was going on. Now i gues i wont be able to. ” she said.
“Well i enjoy driving. Give me a call and we can take a drive. I know that it wont be the same but i am sure it can help. ” he said. “It wont be the same but it will be fine. ” she said.
“Was your mom ok with you going with me?” he asked. “Yes she was. She wants me to come to her with stuff. I know she cares about her. She worriers about me. I want to be sad. I want to deal with it. I want you to be with you. Your good madicine jack. “She said.
“I am glad. I dont always have the answers. Sometimes all i can do is listen, give you a big hug and be there. ” he said. “I am ok with that. I dont need you to solve my problems. I just need to know you care. I know you do. I dont doubt that. ” she said.
“Are you ok krissy?” he asked. “No but yes. I know it will get easier in time. I know it is not the end of time. It is hard but i will be alright. ” she said.
“How is your shake?” he asked. “Amazing. I cant believe i have never had it before. I cant believe what i have been missing. ” she said.
After a while they decided to leave. They walked out hand in hand. “Thank you for tonight. Just having you hear makes it easier. I feel like i am stuck. I just cant get pass that night. I can never fully move on. I get so close but then i am pulled back in.” she said
He hugged her. She cried on his shoulders. He squezed her tightly. She held on to him. “Its ok. I got you! I am not going to leave you krissy! I love you. ” he said.
“I love you jack! You always going to be there for me? ” she asked. “As long as i have breath, definently. ” he said. She smiled.
“I am not letting you get away. Not without a fight. ” she said. “I have no intention of leaving. That day is not going to define you. It has a lasting legacy for sure. It is not your end. It bateted you but it not destroy you. Your are blodied but stronger. ” he said. She held on him for a bit.
They got in the car. They went to there spot in the woods. They stood for a bit. ” i love this spot! We are going to show our kids this spot?” she remarked. “Absolutely. ” he said.
“I hope they love it like we do. ” she said. “I think they will. ” he said. ” i needed to just cry things out. ” she said. “Thats fine. You dont have to be strong in front of me. Be yoursf. Cry if you need to. Im hear for you always. ” he said.
“I dont doubt that. ” she said. He held on to her. They drove back to her house. “I had a good night despite the day. You do good cheering me up. ” she told her. “I am glad . i want to do for you. ” he said.
“I know you will. You did really good tonight.Thank you. ” she said. He hugged her. He escorted her to the door.
She went to see her mom. “Mom. I love jack. He is such a sweet and gentlemen. He has been great. I will not need you mom. I know you worry about me. I will be ok. Its hard but i can make it. ” she said.
“I do wory about you. You may habe been a dadys girl but you are still my dsughter. I will never get over how close i lost you. ” diane said. Kristin started crying.
“It is hard to see you grownup. It is hard to see you getting ready to move on. I know some day sooner then i want you will be leaving me and cleving to jack. Your handiling this different tonight. ” diane said.
“Mom i do stil need you. That wont change. ” she said.” i will ne there for you whenever you need me. I promise. ” diane said. They hugged.
End of part 17.
Kristin adjust to life without driving. Diane wories she is sliping in depression while jack plans a big day for her.