Hello! This is my first story posted on FictionPress, I have also posted on FanFiction, for those who are interested.

This was written as day 2 from a dare called 30 Days of Inspiration. This challenge was: write a story with a gravestone, first kiss and a butterfly collection...

I hope you like it, I really did.

Lucas walked up to his Jeep and slowly opened up the black door to the passenger seat.

"Come on Amy," Lucas called to his high school crush, as she looked lovingly at her mother's tombstone, "You need to get back to talk to the lawyer."
Looking over her shoulder, tears blurring her vision, she slowly walked towards the car.

"Are you alright Amy?" Lucas asked, concern evident in his eyes.

Attempting to regain her composure, Amy took in a big breathe of air then let it out with a sigh, as she wiped the tears from her eyes.

As they approached her mother's house, Amy felt like the world was falling on top of her.

"You ready to go inside?" Lucas asked, turning off the engine. Amy simply nodded, as grief once again overwhelmed her.

Inside the house people were bustling about wondering which of her mother's possessions would they get. As they came to the door to her mother's study, Lucas stopped her and turned her around. "Amy do you want to go in by your self?" he asked hesitantly.

"Yes, I'll be fine," Amy answered. Then before she turned away, Lucas gently took her in his arms and kissed her for the first time. Then said, "For courage". Smiling and nodding Amy backed into the room.

Ms Whittle, would you sit down, so that we may begin?" a cold voice asked, breaking her from her fantasy.

"Yes sir, sorry about that. Um, I'm ready to begin."

"Of course you shall receive your mothers house," Amy zoned out as the lawyer chatted on, "and she wrote this letter for you," he said finally.

"Thank you sir," Amy said, as she left the room and ran straight to the garden. She took in a deep breathe as she slowly opened the envelope, and pulled out a rose pink letter.

To my Dearest daughter,

I hope you're taking this well. I am now with my Lord and one day I will see you again. Just remember everyday is a new day.

I remember when you were six, you first saw this: "Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth."

Ever since that day you made sure that everyone lived by those rules. I just hope you continue to live by those rules since I'm gone.

My Darling daughter, I leave you with the two things I treasured of this earth, My passion, my butterfly collection; and my pathway, my Bible.

I just hope you will start a new life now.

With all my love,


As Amy closed the letter she realized the Lucas was standing beside her. She simply smiled and whispered in his ear, "I love you." Lucas answered with the same three words. As he held her hand and they walked away. Amy smiled to herself, this is her new life now.

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