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Chloe had fallen. And she had fallen hard.
Elly was the one person she could run to without being instantly being berated for acting like a child. Elly didn’t want Chloe to change who she was, that’s what made her different. Throughout Chloe’s life, people had come and go, she had never been able to live with security but then Elly threw her whole beautiful open heart into her life and Chloe was scared.

Elly quickly became Chloe’s place of comfort, especially after her diagnosis, and that’s when all her feelings came rising to the top. She knew it was wrong, that she was just going to end up hurting her family and Elly but Chloe was supposed to act like the selfish sibling. That’s what she’d been called for most the part of her life.

So she acted on her heavy heart. She kissed Elly and stared rejection right in the eye. She told Elly that she was truly,madly and deeply in love with her. And where did that lead for her, stood in front of a unbalanced, psychotic gunman with Elly pleading behind her.

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Pain exploded through her as screams echoed around her. Maybe this wasn’t her best idea but she’d rather it be her than Elly.

“Chloe!” Elly screamed as Chloe fell back into her arms, blood already soaking through the confines of her t-shirt. As the pair collapsed to the floor, more tears streamed down Elly’s broken façade. She quickly pushed her hand onto the wound try to add as much pressure as possible.

“Come on Chlo! I need you, I can’t do this without you,” Chloe’s drooping eyes tiredly scanned Elly’s tears as they etched a trail down her effortlessly beautiful face, “Chloe, come on you’re the most stubborn person I know, don’t give up on me.”

The brunette gently moved the blondes head into her lap as Yashvi replaced Elly’s shaking hands with her own. The danger still hasn’t passed as the Renshaw brother hysterically clutched the gun in his hand. Elly’s dangerous glare lay upon the monsters face,

“Your never going to get what you want now, don’t you get it? They can’t trust you so run now as fast as you can because if I ever see you again the police will be the last of your worries…”

Renshaw must’ve seen the unforgiving look that now flared in Elly’s eyes as he fled through the back door leaving no trace of remorse. As he ran away, Elly refocused her attention on Chloe’s limp form as more blood drained out of her body.

“Chloe, can you hear me?! “ She desperately pleases with the blonde, Chloe’s eyes fought to gain focus on Elly’s blurring figure.

“Hey…. gorgeous” Elly gently chuckled as Chloe gave her, her best smile,”I told… you that my heart… is stupid.”

“Chloe you have the biggest, most loveable heart out of any one I know,” Chloe’s eyes filled with tears as the darkness creeped in. Her eyelids heavy, what Chloe didn’t expect was the tender touch of lips against her own.

“Come on Chlo, we’ve got a lot to talk about.” Elly quickly glanced at Yashvi who seemed to be avoiding meeting her eye, “Chloe Brennan, I’m truly, madly and deeply in love with you”

That was the last thing Chloe heard as the darkness finally took her…