Piercing white light blinded me as I struggled to open my eyes. I
knew it wasn't the cliché light at the end of the tunnel because
I could smell that hospital smell. You know, the one that smells
clean, but like old people at the same time? I was in a hospital.
My car went off the cliff. That's about all I remember so
When my vision came to, I took in my surroundings. The room was a
beige color with matching beige furniture. Someone wasn't a very
skilled interior decorator.
I laughed. Ouch. I looked down to see my left leg and my right
arm both in bright pink casts.
As I tried to sit up, I felt a sharp pain in my abdomen. I
couldn't help it, I screamed bloody murder.
A nurse came rushing in, "Honey will you please calm down? I'll
give you something for the pain. Hang on."
She injected something into my IV and after a couple minutes the
"What's wrong with me? Where's my mom? How long have I been
here?" I asked frantically.
"Well, you have three bruised ribs, a broken arm and leg, and a
mild concussion. Your mother is outside, waiting for you to wake
up and you've only been here for a couple of hours. I'll go and
get your mother now. Wait just a second." She smiled
sympathetically, then left the room.
"Thank you, so much." I replied, even though she had already
A few minutes later my mom came rushing in.
"Aribella! I thought I lost you! Mindy called me saying you drove
your car off a cliff! What would make you do such a thing? Honey,
she said you were acting very upset this morning, that you've
been acting strange. Like you couldn't handle everything. Maybe
it is too much pressure for a sixteen year old to deal with..."
She looked at me with great concern, eyes brimming with
"Mom, I'm not depressed. Yeah, things get hectic sometimes but I
wouldn't ever..hurt myself. Mindy's just evil. She hates me for
no reason. I'm fine. I promise." I said, almost crying myself.
How could Mindy say that? I'm her best client! I make more than
all of her others put together! I was fuming.
"Sweetie, I think it's best that you quit this stuff and we start
somewhere new. You can go to school, make friends, forget all of
this. Mindy and I found this little town.."
I cut her off, "Mom! I'm one of the most famous people in the
world, anywhere I go people will recognize me. Home school is
perfectly fine the way it is. I'm already ahead of people my age.
I don't care about friends! I have my fans! My wonderful and
amazing fans who love me. What's going to happen to them when
their idol disappears?! Well?" I'm steaming. Now, I know I'm
being disrespectful but she can't honestly think that I would
ever give up on my dreams or my fans.
"It's not your decision to make young lady! Mindy has already
alerted the media that you had a tragic accident and perished in
that car crash. It's already done. I'm sorry, but I'm just
worried about you, honey. That's why we're doing this. To give
you a shot at a normal life, without the pressures of being
famous." She paused, then continued, "We're going to live in a
little town called Greystone Bay. You're going to love it. I
bought a house on the beach and everything. You start school next
week. Oh, and you might have to change what you look like, too!
We don't want anyone recognizing you." She sounded so excited,
but me I was dying inside.
I started to cry. My fans are going to be so upset..
Okay so, I know this took forever to post but I've been really
How do you think Ari's gonna handle this? What will her fans do?
Can she fit in at Greystone Bay? Comment what you think!?