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(0) "Alan come away, killing yourself isn't the answer." I said quirkily, Alan had been my boyfriend for 3 months and now he was going to jump off a building. " Alan don't do it please, plese think about what you are doing." " DON'T COME ANY NEARER OF I'LL DO IT, I'LL JUMP" " No Alan don't, I, I,I, I LOVE YOU! " You do?" Alan started to walk away from the edge, but slipped in a puddle, there was an almighty crack as Alan hit his head on the side of the building and fell, fell, fell. I rushed to the edge, "ALAN!"... (Ben, Age 8 to 12, 2/4/2003 1:29:03 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(1) Luckily a truck full of pillows passed by. Alan was unconscious until the anbulance came and he said "he was a fool,you shoudn't love a fool like me." I said I'll still love you. (Sammy, Age 8 to 12, 4/28/2003 11:29:35 AM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(2) I soon discovered that Allan had fallen 4 stories down. A man waiting at a stop light had called 911 on his cellphone. In a couple of minutes I heard the ambulance sirens, I rushed down to the the bottom of the building. I saw them driving away with Allan. The hospital was 3 blocks from where I was,I ran the whole three blocks without stopping once.He was in surgery right now with a cracked scull and a broken leg and arm.I broke down crying thinking of all the things that could happen could he never walk again,could he die,but he is so young?For the next 6 hours I couldn't help but cry. Finally he was out of surgery and I couldn't believe what I saw. (Meagan Spradlin, Age 8 to 12, 4/28/2003 11:29:51 AM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(3) He was okay.But he had a big bandage over his head and a cast on both arms and was in a wheelchair."Alan"I cried and went over and hugged him. (Eeeewwwww!I don't like being a girl in this story bye.-Aaron, Age 8 to 12, 10/18/2003 4:05:21 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(4) I screamed,"Alan!" and rushed to his bed side. I couldn't help but to break down crying once more. He had bruises all over his face and a cast on both his arm and his leg. There was a bandage of gose all around his head. What would I say to him? Do I still love this man? The first thing he told me when he came out of surgery was," Look at this, all because you said you didn't love me anymore" Can you belive that? Like he was blaming it on me. I didn't speak, I just cried, I think that had said enough. What will I tell his family and friends? Was it really my fault? (Meagan , Age 8 to 12, 11/9/2003 9:19:52 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(5) I think for a few minutes and i finally decided to call his parent.While waiting for his parent to come, i felt sorry for him. (stephanie, Age 8 to 12, 1/5/2004 9:20:24 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(6) Then I was really angry and I went into his hospital room and caught him .... with the nurse. I smacked her down on the floor, then stomped her face with my big black combat boot. You ho! Then I took a sledge hammer and wacked Alans arm and his legs. His casts broke into little itty bitty teeny weeny yellow polka dot pieces. Serves you right you two timing little himbo! (Callimaka, Age 1 to 4, 1/24/2004 10:23:05 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(7) That's mean! (A, Age 5 to 8, 2/4/2004 9:29:18 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)

(8) i started running as fast as i could but the nurse got up! she was chasing me she caught up with me and started attacking me. then alan's parents came up and saved me (j, Age 8 to 12, 2/12/2004 5:37:29 PM, If_at_first_you_dont_succeed)