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Don't Let Go
by Karla Martinez

Like a princess, one day Samantha is awakened with a kiss from her crush, Cameron. Someone dreamy and gorgeous which, of course, can’t be any good for her. Samantha finds herself torn by her painful fate when she finds out she doesn’t have long to live. The reality of every moment she spends with Cameron is that her heart races and her life shortens. This painful truth brings her closer to Cameron’s best friend, Yael, a nice guy who hides a big secret. It’s a secret that turns Samantha’s short life into chaos: to choose friendship over love, or to choose life over death.



Proloque
August 20, 2010

Prologue 

August 20, 2010 

 

 “Cameron, where are you going?” she asked as he quietly made his way out the room. He stopped at the sound of her voice, making him hesitate for a quick second. Her eyes were already fin...





Boring Life
February 7, 2009

February 9, 2008

"Hey, Sam!" the two of them greeted as I got closer to the building. 

"Hi," I answered back, trying my best to keep my calm, especially in front of him. Cameron Derwood, my weakness. The hottest guy I ever knew. My heart fluttered just to see him...





First Signal

One more reason to hate school was because of those never-ending classes I had to endure. They were a punishment to all of us spoiled brats that loved to have free time. Serving up to its good name, and prestigious reputation, Horizon High was mostly a way for paren...





Awakening

The room was left empty in minutes. Slowly I got up and turned to find Cameron silently analyzing the pen I had lent him. Immediately raising his gaze at me, he caused my heart to accelerate a little too much. My chest tightened up in a new way, in a slightly scary ...





Aftermath

As grateful as I was to God for giving me the opportunity to experience my long overdue first kiss. More importantly with the boy I liked. I would have appreciated even more, if it had been a day that I didn't have to face him semi-naked in P.E class. Thank God. I t...





Heart Struggles

"Can we go to the other side? I don't want to deal with Aubrey right now." I begged Tanya. She glanced in their direction and sighed.

Tanya didn't like Cameron and even more Aubrey. I couldn't blame her. They could get on people nerves. Anyone with common sens...





Agony

"Sam, why are you so tired?" Tanya asked concerned to see how worked up I was getting.

I never really thought about how out of shape I was. Anything that had to do with working out, I never actually did. My parents thought it was never necessary since I always...





First Impression

When I was fourteen I fell in love, so much in love that it hurt.

So, in love that the sky was clear and sunny, even when it wasn't. So, in love that, I went to sleep and woke up with a bright smile. So much in love that it was painful, so painful that it made my chest tight. F...





Waking Up

"Samantha, Samantha..." Barb shook her head with disappointment. I said nothing and just let her do her job.

"Didn't I tell you last time? Stop being so irresponsible with your health, child." she hissed in a disapproval motherly tone.

In a way, she was....





Nightmare

 I was afraid of knowing, of finding out the reason of a torturous pain. And this time God finally decided to agree with me. To let me know, but I would have chosen to a better way than this. I took a deep breath and held onto Yael. He smiled with compassion and tried his best not to hurt my...





Reality

After a few hours of more checkup, I stopped fighting Barbara and let her do her job. I was too drain to fight for what was killing me in the first place. Yael took Rocky home, she needed as much rest as I did. They cried with me, Yael held me and calmly explain to ...





Hits

Taking a deep breath to keep myself calm and in controlled. I pushed the doorbell of Rocky's house. Trying to forget the sad atmosphere at breakfast. My parents and their tortured faces. It felt awful for not noticing so much struggle before, thank God, Aubrey was s...





Eye Opening

Convincing Rocky to keep my condition a secret wasn't as difficult as I thought. Thanks to everyone that looked my way and whispered, wondering why I fainted, and making assumptions. Rocky felt bad enough and agreed to keep the secret. Everybody knew me as Aubrey's ...





Tensions

First class was the usual torture. This time we spent all morning talking about The Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Alfred Tennyson. It was a great poem, except for the fact that all of them were about death, loss, and grief. Seriously, was this how God was lett...





Confessions

The sun was bright, it hurt my eyes. The wind was still cold because it was the begging of March, but not too cold to freeze me to death. At lunchtime, most of the cafeteria and the halls were empty from students. One of the privileges we had at Horizon High was tha...





Feelings

Seating next to Rocky; breathing in the cool air of March. I sighed trying to stay calm. As time passed, the pain was more real every day. Even though I had to come clean with my feelings. If one day I wouldn't wake up anymore, I didn't want to leave behind any mix ...





Confrontations

Giving up on torturing myself with ideas and things I couldn't control. Locking myself in my room, turning off my phone. Losing connection with everyone, to focus on myself. On what I was feeling, on putting my heart at peace before I could kill myself with everythi...





Courage

Letting my mind free and sing to "Savin' Me" From Nickelback. Mimi kept licking my face, she could sense my struggle and for what I was going through she was my best company. There was so much in my mind. Rocky, Aubrey, Yael, Cameron and my questionable future. How ...





Chances

"Samantha Collins?" Cameron asked fighting a smile that melted my heart.

I knew better than him that I couldn't be sexy or girly. I was just a girl that didn't like skirts or dresses. The best I could do and try with was a pair of leather jeans and a white tan...





Realization

I had to really work on keeping my heartbeat normal, although Cameron standing next to me wasn't helping at all. While we waited in line for a movie, I was secretly trying a few breathing exercises. Looking around, people had been staring at us since we entered the ...





Opportunity

The movie ended and though I tried to keep my mind out of what Rocky said. Of course, Cameron was not the kind of person that would let a girl win just a simple bet. After the movie, he let me decide what I wanted to do next. Wondering if this was the same routine w...





Evil Prince

Cameron was slowly sending me back into that dream. The dream my life was before I found out anything. A fantasy that I didn't want to wake up from. Deep inside this wasn't just about Cameron, this was about the fear of going into the unknown blindsided. The fear of...





Friendship

Hating to have to go back home and explain why was looking so shitty, I walked around the park. Trying to make sense out of an old guy sitting on a bench looking up the sky for hours. It was way after dark. The stars were bright in the clear sky. Cameron had left a ...





Moving On

Sunday was a perfect day. I could sleep all day and no one would really mind, especially my parents. Just with Mimi's company, trying to forget how I ended up falling in love with such a jerk. I couldn't stop one or two tears at the memory of his arms, his temperatu...





Restart

"Do I look weird?" I asked Tanya feeling everybody's staring in my direction. My hair had changed, but makeup wasn't allowed in our school, well not that the girls cared. The uniform did look better, in the morning that I put it on. I didn't think I would attract to...





Opening Up

Quietly walking behind the new counselor, I noticed the resembles he had with Cameron. Although his hair was shorter and neater, they had the same posture when they walked. There was only one reason for me to talk to a psychologist, one good reason. Someone to help ...





Behind the Mask

Checking my new schedule, the only change I had was physical education. Now instead of it was Nutrition or Cooking. One good thing out of this was that I wouldn't get to see Aubrey all over Cameron while she wore a swimsuit. There was always a good side to everythin...





Low Hit

My cooking class felt refreshing and calm as I walked in. Mrs. Torres, my cooking teacher looked very motherly like. She handed me a book of recipes and sent me back to the last row. I sighed in relief, I didn't have to be seated in the middle where I could be in th...





I Don't Need You

Time kept moving. Slowly I got back to my normal rhythm. Cameron and I didn't share a word if not necessary. In a way, I kept my distance from everyone, even Rocky. Yael was the only one I needed, not because he was my regular ride for my "check-ups" but because it ...





Confident

"Are you okay? You look kind of pale." Yael asked I hadn't said a word the whole trip to the hospital. Luckily, he carried a bandana with him, but now it was socked with blood.

"I'm okay." I lied but truth was that my heart kept strangely pounding, after the l...





Promise

It was a Saturday and apparently, Doctor Jackson had his days off which was kind of surprising to me. I had never had checkups with other doctors. I actually thought he never left the hospital, ever. But now I was being examined by Doctor Smith. A young man with gen...





Relief

"Samantha, honey, come eat!" my mom shouted in a very sweet voice, while I was spending a Sunday at home with Mimi and her watching her favorite tv show. Friends.

"Thanks," I said, placing my plate on the table. Looking at my mom's plate, I noticed, it wasn't ...





Actions

I stopped right at the entrance of Rubi's; from the outside, I could see Cameron and Aubrey working on something. I was kind of surprised to find out that Cameron could even take something serious as to tutor someone. Though he looked serious, Aubrey was just flirti...





My Turn

"Aren't you in the middle of something?" I asked, for once my voice sounded normal when I talked to him. He gave my sister a quick glance, and then back to me.

"I'm taking a break." he breathed out the words, reaching out for a strawberry from Rocky's plate.





Outcome

"Samantha Collins, are you out of your mind?! Why are you going along with his bullshit!" Tanya shouted angrily. It was refreshing to see Tanya hate Cameron so much when he was very polite towards her. He knew she didn't like him, she made it very clear and he respe...





Motives

Before getting in Cooking Class I did a quick run to Mike's office. Not only I ended up as Cameron's partner. He wasn't serious about what I said at the restaurant, and if it was like that. I needed all the information I could get, and that I knew he wouldn't give a...





Executioner

The day was ending, the sun was almost setting. My heart once again was struggling to keep its pace. My ears burning with heated embarrassment, I was debating whether to take my shirt off of just leave it on. Trying my best to keep my heart rate at a normal was diff...





My Choice

With the Spring Dance closing by, my mom was the enthusiastic one. Dazzling because I was going. She picked me up after school to get some dress shopping done; of course, I took my two consultants along. Though things were kind of uncomfortable with Rocky, I figured...





Closeness

The Spring Dance was in full motion, it was hard to believe but I was excited at this point. Tanya, Rocky and I decided to get ready at Rocky's house. First helping her into her spaghetti strapless dress. After finishing straightening her long waves. Rocky looked no...





Gift

Boys Like Girls was taking over in the background, the dance floor was filled with crazy dancers. I could also see the teachers in charge, their eyes wandering to make sure everything was running smoothly. Looking at my surroundings my eyes finally caught sight of M...





Face Off

The night was going great, nothing of what I actually expected. We danced, we took pictures, we sang along, we laughed and enjoyed so much. Trying to keep my heart in a balance rate, I took a minute to relax; I had managed to walk by myself with heels, it wasn't tha...





Crossing Lines

The night was going great, nothing of what I actually expected. We danced, we took pictures, we sang along, we laughed and enjoyed so much. Trying to keep my heart in a balance rate, I took a minute to relax; I had managed to walk by myself with heels, it wasn't tha...





Spring Break

"Samantha, get the hell up!" Aubrey shouted after a loud bang behind my door. Her hysteric voice made Mimi bark loudly. The dance was over, my feet were killing me, but Spring Break had just begun and I knew, I wouldn't get to rest.

After I got home from the d...





Life Wonders

While pretending to be asleep, at some point I did. When I opened my eyes again, we were already parking at the beach house or beach mansion rather. It was incredible to open my eyes to the view of a bright blue ocean. The surface glittered with the bright sun on to...





Stop Fighting

For once I found myself enjoying my time with Amy and Ivonne. They weren't as vain as I thought they were. Actually, Ivonne was very shy when it came to romance. She was in love with Angel. Genuinely in love and that was a surprise. Amy was more like a party rocker,...





Doubts

"What's wrong?" Cameron asked, his arms still around my waist.

His chin resting on my head. We stayed in silent, sinking into the perfect moment. My stomach couldn't settle down, it was incredibly magical to feel his covering me with his body. I felt secure in...





Guard Up

Depression was as bad as my heart disease. My eyes hurt from crying so much, my face hurt from trying to play hero. Half of my body was numbed to a point I was concern about it. But what was I expecting? I couldn't be playing with my life anymore. ...





Hopeful

Spring Break was over in a blink of an eye, the bruise on my face was almost gone, and my heart was at its regular rate or so it seemed. Nothing to worry or think about. Just spending time with my parents, and Mimi. It was relaxing and what I need...





Hurt

Getting late to class was not comfortable for anyone, especially the first day after Spring Break. Not that the teachers would say anything, they knew I was "Special". But, having everybody staring as soon as the door opened was what made me nervous. Handing in my e...





Worries

"It feels like a long time since we don't come here," Tanya commented, slurping on her strawberry smoothie. I drank my apple juice. Rocky glanced at me, she was holding in her questions, then turned to Tanya.

"Yeah, it's like lately, we've become a little stra...





His Demons

Finally, I could let all my frustration out. Mike listened to my story carefully, from the sushi rolls to the nights in the hospital, everything Doctor Jackson told me. Michael was like my dairy. I never talked that much, but with him, I had to do all the talking. H...





Pleads

My once in a lifetime love begun and ended on the same day, instantly. Shaded by the lies of an obsessed sister. The scars and insecurities of his painful past. He just gave up. We both did, but I was determined to at least make it like it was before we got screwed ...





One More Time

My once in a lifetime love begun and ended in the same day, instantly. The happiest moment of my painful life was overshadowed by lies and the scars of his painful past. Cameron gave up. We both did, but I was determined to at least make it like it was before we got...





Facing the Past

School was a torture the whole day. The gossip about Yael's fight with Cameron ended up giving Cameron a three-day suspension. Though I didn't mention a word, I did want to know the details, but I didn't want to keep bothering Yael when I knew who was responsible fo...





Breaking Free

I was over the moon knowing that we were finally falling into place. Every minute I spent with Cameron went so fast, but to get to that point whereI could see him, time was slow. I was finally in dreamland with my prince and the love of my short life. There was noth...





Strength

"I can't imagine a Cameron like you describe it," Tanya said her voice not covering the surprise it caused her to hear everything that had been happening between Cameron and I. While shopping and having some girl time with my best friends, finally everything was goi...





Fears

Dragged by Tanya's curiosity. She drove all the way to the Derwood Auto Shop, which she wanted to do only for one reason. Miles. Cameron and I were just the excuse she needed. With a wide grin on her face forgetting the sad moments, we sang along to Britney Spears W...





Guilt

The perfect feeling of being in love and being loved back to me was an amazing miracle, but to Cameron, it didn't feel perfect at all. I could see it, and it felt heavy on me too. His silence said more than he did, and though I wanted to know, and comfort him. I kne...





Trash

As always. My weekly routine started with a regular visit to Doctor Jackson's office. Spending the first three hours of my day doing X- rays, letting the nurses take the last drops of blood out of me. It hurt when I was little, but now I almost didn't feel anything ...





His Love

The pain on my face was nothing compared to the painful disappointment killing me deep inside. It was at times like this, that I hated how weak I was. If I were a normal girl with a healthy heart, I would be running the hallways to get to Aubrey but instead, I was j...





The Beginning

"Why are you so quiet?" Cameron asked while walking me home, in the end everybody found out that Cameron and I were going out. Though I was happy, I couldn't show it when part of my face was stiff by the fury of Aubrey, and the last conversation with Yael. Cameron's...





Regret

I woke up in a hospital bed again. This time it looked more serious, I needed help to breathe and thanks to a ventilator, I could. Multiple IVs on both my arms; the nasty smell of medicine, chlorine, and rubber from the gloves was making me nauseous. The painful sti...





Ending Soon

I woke up in a hospital bed again. This time it looked more serious, I needed help to breathe and thanks to a ventilator, I could. Multiple IVs on both my arms; the nasty smell of medicine, chlorine, and rubber from the gloves was making me nauseous. The painful sti...





My Love

"Hey," Cameron greeted softly, making my heart jump with joy. But it hurt.

It was painful and sweet at the same time. Just seeing him cautiously standing at the door. His face, his perfect face looking sad and tired. He almost looked sick. I wanted to hug him,...





Our Future

I knew that God could see the good and bad in people and that he had his ways of punishing the bad, I hoped that God saw the good in Cameron and let him be happy. Even if it wasn't with me, even if he was crying now. I wanted God to grant my wish and make him forget...





Ready to Fight

"Are you ready?" mom asked while drying my hair after a quick shower. She had been crying, I could see it in her bluish eyes. A hint of redness was trying to hide behind. I pretended not to notice, I knew she wanted it that way.

"Yeah, where's Cameron?" I aske...





Last Wish

The operating room was white and surrounded by machines. All types of monitors, cameras, and light, a lot of light, all on top of the operating table where my body was going to be laid down. There were more nurses walking around preparing the equipment. It felt nerv...





Hope

  SIX HOURS LATER

Cameron's POV

Doctor Jackson walked out of the operating room. Just by the look on his face, I knew there was no good news. My heart felt a heavy punch, but I had to keep the light of hope on. No matter what.<...






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