"Sophie, you could DIE!" Everyone shouted simultaniously.
Sophie would not change her mind. "If i do this, the Elvin world would be saved."
Mr. Forkle shook his head. "Miss Foster, this seems...."
"Dangerous? Stupid? Kinda-" Keefe started.
"I'm doing it." Sophie set her lips in a hard line.
She looked around the room. "If I die, I'm going to want to say goodbye first."
"You aren't going to die, cause if you die and leave me with these idiots I am never forgiving you." Biana glared at her friend before grabbing her in a hug. "You better come back." She whispered.
Dex next.Sophie wrapped her besrt friend in a hug. "I'll miss you." Dex squeezed her tight. "Come back."
She hugged her parents, and Linh and Wylie. "I'm going to bring Tam home, okay?" She told Linh.
Her sweet friend just nodded.
Fitz pulled her into a hug. Things had been awkward since they broke up, but that seemed silly and unimportant.
His voice cracked as he said. "I will hate you for life if you die."
Last of all Keefe. He stood there, staring, and trying to keep a mask that was cracking into tears.
He opened his mouth to say something, but managed a choke.
This might be the last time she would see him.
She couldn't go without one thing...
So Sophie slid her arms around his neck and pulled his lips to hers.
Just, an explosion. She couldn't break away, and he almost tripped over himself trying to stay connected.
Sophie lost connection to the world. If this was going to be what she came home to, she didn't want to go.
They finally broke, gasping.
She wrapped him in a hug so tight no one could hear when he whispered in her ear, "I love you Sophie Foster. Please come back to me."
"Love you too." Her voice broke into pieces.
Sophie pulled away. She pulled the crystal to leap away, but before she could leave, Keefe grabbed her waist and kissed her one more, beutiful time.
He swallowed after moving away, giving her a sad smile.
She smiled back. She could do this.
She moved to the light. As she leaped away, she heard one broken sob.
Sophie refused to leave her friends.
She was going to do this, even if she made it back crawling.