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Memories: The Beginning

Maurhee Peterson's best friend has just moved away from her. He's begun the adventure of a life time, and she gets pulled along for the ride. This is the prequel to the "Memories" series.

Tommy Oliver was moving. Her best friend from forever was moving away today. Sure it was only like an hour and a half drive, but it was still some where where she wouldn't see him every day.

“You promise you won't turn into one of those Valley jock jerks that we make fun of all the time?” She asked him with a scolding tone.

“I promise.” He replied with a chuckle.

“And you promise to keep me updated on whatever's going on in your life?” She asked with the same tone.

“I promise.” He repeated.

“We're talkin' I get a phone call at least once a week.” She clarified.

“Of course.” He said with a grin and a nod. She was freaking out on him. It wasn't something he was used to. She was the first friend he'd made in Peace Haven when his parents had moved them here in kindergarten. She scared away a couple of bullies that had teased him about his pony tail, and they'd been glued together at the hip ever since. They even taught a Martial Arts class together at the local community center.

“I can't believe you're moving in the middle of high school. I'm not going to be able to get through the day with out some one to be sarcastic with. I have zero female friends and all the guys at school are afraid I'm gonna spin kick them or something. What am I gonna do?” She asked him as she shoved his shoulder lightly.

“You'll be fine. Just try and show people the feminine side with both know is in there somewhere.” He said with a wink and a grin.

She rolled her eyes at him, “No way, I refuse to turn into just another superficial mall troll.”

“I'm not saying you have to go mutant cheerleader on me, but just try to be vulnerable once in a while. You know instead of scary defensive.” Tommy said gently.

“I am NOT scary defensive.” She proclaimed loudly.

Tommy said nothing and gave her a pointed look.

“So, maybe I do get a little defensive.” She said weakly with a sigh.

“Tommy, it's time to go, son!” His mother's voice called from their station wagon.

He glanced at her with a sad smile, “Well, I guess this is it?”

She gulped, “Yeah, I guess so.”

“You're coming to Angel Grove for the Inner City tournament right?” He asked as he cleared his throat nervously.

“Heck yes, I wouldn't miss it.” She said with a bright smile, “And you're going to call me and tell me how your first week in Angel Grove goes, right?”

“Friday at four o'clock on the dot.” He said with a nod.

“You can call earlier in the week . . . if you want to that is.” She told him hesitantly. It was just beginning to hit her that he was actually leaving. He wouldn't be at school with her on Monday. He'd be an hour and a half away at Angel Grove High.

“I will,” He said as his father honked the horn in the back ground. He leaned down and gave his petite red headed friend a long hug before kissing her fore head quickly and running to the car, “Bye Rhee! See ya later!”

“Bye, Tommy! Don't forget about me, okay?” She yelled after him as he shut the car door.

He leaned out the window and smiled at her, “Couldn't if I tried.”

With a sad smile and a wave Maurhee Peterson continued to watch as the car headed away from the small Californian town of Peace Haven. Great, now it was just her and her crazy software tycoon parents. Her parents owned Peterson Software and Technology which was revolutionizing the way offices all over the nation ran. At least it was according to her father. All she knew was that the more money they made the more traveling they did, and the more time she spent alone in their massive house.

Well, at least she had that Inner City Tournament to look forward to. She could catch up with Tommy then.


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