Taylor was laying in his bed, waiting for Donna to come over, when he heard someone crying. He sat up and grabbed his crutches, which were leaning against his bed. He hobbled out of the room and down the stairs. Taylor opened the front door and peered out into the night. He still heard the crying sound, only it sounded closer. He stepped onto the front stoop.
"Who's there?" he asked.
"Taylor?" he heard a faint voice say.
"Donna?" Taylor asked in a puzzled voice. "Is that you?" A figure stepped out from behind a bush.
"Yeah," Donna said as she stepped into the light.
"What's wrong?" Taylor asked when he saw her tear-stained cheeks. "Why are you crying?"
"I really don't want to talk about it. I need to go for a walk," Donna said. "Will you come with me?" Taylor nodded his head.
"Of course," he said, as the two walked down the driveway.
"Thanks for coming with me Taylor," Donna said as they walked down the road.
"No problem," Taylor said. They continued walking in silence until they came to a streetlight. Donna walked over and sat down on the curb. Taylor sat beside her.
"Donna?" he asked softly.
"Yeah?" Donna said as she put her face in her hands.
"Why were you so upset before? I know something is up. What is it?" Taylor asked in a concerned voice. "Does it have anything to do with Josh? Because if it does, I'll..."
"No Tay," Donna said. "It has nothing to do with Josh. It's about my parents." "What about them?" Taylor asked. "They're separating," Donna said tearfully. "Mom's staying here, but Dad's moving back to Jersey, and I..." she began to cry. "I have to decide who to go with. I...I... I love it here. I mean you guys are all here, and Jess is here. But Lindsay is back in Jersey and I miss her SO much....and...and...I don't know what to do," Donna cried.
She sobbed as Taylor wrapped his arms around her. He pushed her back a little bit and looked into her eyes.
"Donna," he said. "No matter what decision you make, I want you to do what YOU want. If you move back to New Jersey, I'll miss you though."
"I know," Donna said hiccuping. "I'll miss you too Tay." She put her face back into her hands and cried softly.
"Donna?" Taylor said softly. "Iíve never said this before, but I think I should."
"What is it Tay?" Donna asked as she pulled her head up and looked at him.
"I..." Taylor began. "Donna, you are a really great girl, and I feel so lucky that we're together. But if you go away, I.....I don't know what I would do. I.....I love you Donna. I really love you."
He leaned over and kissed her lightly on her lips. He pulled away and looked at her. Donna smiled and wiped her eyes.
"Oh Tay," Donna said. "I love you too." She smiled at him. "There's no way I could leave you Taylor. I'm staying in Tulsa."
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