Her Bucket List

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    Her name was Ava Montgomery. She didn't talk much and she didn't draw attention to herself. Even with her oxygen tank always at her side, she did nothing to stand out or catch the spotlight. She was rarely seen outside of school unless you happened to be at the hospital and catch sight of her at her monthly doctors appointments. She never bothered telling others, but she was dying and her experation date was coming closer and closer.
    And she's going to you for her last request..

    Character Sheet:


    Ava Montgomery
    Though Ava keeps to the sidelines, she has always been a friendly and optimistic person. She is willing to lend a helping hand and make others feel better or reach their goals. But whenever she gets upset, she always looks close to tears but never cries. She tries to distance herself from whatever is causing her to be upset and be on her own to calm down. If Ava ever gets angry, her face turns red yet she hardly ever raises her voice.
    -Spicy foods
    -Adventure books or books in general
    -Day dreaming

    -Being babied.
    -Drawing attention to herself
    -Being yelled at
    -Salty food
    -Sad movies/books
    -Seeing others sad



    -Being forgotten
    -Missing out
    -Giving up on life
    -Leaving behind people without giving them a happy memory of her

    Bucket List:
    -See the sights in America
    -Visit Niagera Falls
    -Go camping in the mountains
    -Ride an elephant
    -Road trip across America
    -Go swimming again

    -Destiny Jackson; Mother; Babies Ava, won't let Ava leave the house unlesss she is with someone trusted, Constantly worries over Ava
    -Brian Jackson; Step-Father; More laid back, worried Ava is almost "breakable", Sometimes protective
    -Chris Montgomery; Father; Deceased.
    -Male Character; Boy next door; Ava use to play with him when they were children but stopped when she got sick; the one she will go to so she can complete her Bucket List; Kind of has a crush on him but is afraid to date since she is dying
    -Female Character; Best friend; Someone Ava met in the hospital as a kid and even though her friend isn't sick any more, the two still stick together.
    -Male Character; More of the Boy Next Doors friend; Tags along when they go travel across the country for the summer, Ava becomes friends with him as they travel.

    As a child, Ava was happy and healthy. Her parents were still together and she was constantly in motion and doing something. She often played with the boy next door and the two constantly got into trouble together. Though, one day her father had divorced her mother and cut off contact with her (It wasn't until she was in high school she learned her father did so because he was sick and he didn't want them to worry about him). As she entered the fifth grade, Ava had fallen ill and started missing many days of school so she could go to multiple doctors appointments. Ava had the same sickness that took her father's life, and now she had limited time as well. It wasn't till the end of senior year that Ava decided she didn't want to die the way her father did. Before her 18 birthday, during the summer, she decided she would ask someone to take her across the country to visit some major sights in America so she could fulfill her bucket list and end their journey in Niagera Falls. She knew she would have to ask a friend because her parents would never agree to such a thing.
    She calls her Oxygen Tank Clyde.

    Ava sat in her bed, watching the alarm clock. It was just past midnight and the neighbor boy was having a raging party to celebrate graduation. Ava's parents were out visiting a relative for a while, which they only agreed to do if Ava called them at least three times a day, so Ava was free to do anything she wanted. And currently, she was sitting in bed working up the courage to go next door and present a request to her neighbor.

    "Come on, Ava. You two use to be friends. You shouldn't be this nervous.." She said to herself and stood up. Walking to her door, she dragged her oxygen tank behind her and texted her friend.

    'Going over to ask now. Wish me luck!'

    Her friend knew what she was planning. And her friend was coming too, of course. And the reason she had to ask her neighbor was because he had a car, and she wasn't afraid to talk to him. Well, she thought she wasn't afraid to talk to him. Now she wasn't so sure.

    As she made her way out the house and next door, she weaved through the crowd. Some people noticed her, mostly because either her or her oxygen tank bumped into them, but most paid her no mind. The area was loud with the thumping bass of some song and the air smelled of alcohol and god knows what else. But she dismissed it, focusing on her task at hand. She moved through the house knowingly, remembering where the rooms are from the past, and went to the basement where she found her neighbor and his friend. She stood at the bottom of the stairs awkwardly for a moment before sucking in a breath of air.

    "Just get this over with, Ava. Go ask. 1.. 2...... 3..!" She walked through the crowd to the couch where the two boys sat and made eye contact with her old friend, ignoring his surprised look.

    "I have a question I need to ask you. Will you help me complete my bucket list..?"
    #1 MiraiNikki021209, Jun 10, 2015
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  2. One of the boys, Tony, looked at her and nodded, hopeful that the two weeks they'd spend together would be great.