This is my second fanfic and am still writing the other one. Thanks to everyone that has reviewed it so far. This is another that I wrote at 2:00 in the morning. Sorry if the chapters are a little short.

Disclaimer - they ain't mine, I want them to be but I don't think that the good people that own ER would sell them to me for the £10 I have in my money box. Damn. (Sorry, I don't know what that is in dollars. $7?)


Chapter 1 - Meeting

It was freezing outside County General that day, but the girl hardly noticed. She was standing there staring at the door, trying to find the courage to walk in and face her past.

She was wishing she could just walk in there, cool as anything, but she was also cursing herself for letting her curiosity take over. What if she wasn't wanted at this place? What if the person she had been searching for wasn't even here? Where would she go? She didn't have a home anymore; she gave that up the moment she stepped on that plane.

She just stood there, staring...

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Inside the hospital, the staff didn't know what to do with themselves. The hospital was quieter than ay of them had ever experienced it.

And it was driving Abby Lockhart crazy.

She was still trying to get over her break-up with Carter, but it wasn't easy when there wasn't anything to keep herself occupied. She needed to keep busy, take her mind off him and that stupid letter he had sent her three weeks beforehand. 'Who breaks up with their girlfriend by letter anyway?' she so frequently asked herself.

She needed a distraction. And that distraction was waiting out side the hospital, still trying to gather her courage.

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Outside the girl shivered, worked up the guts, took a deep breath, and stepped inside.

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"Excuse me?" the girl asked the doctor standing at the front desk. "I'm looking for an Abigail Wycenzki, does she work here?"

"I recognise that name," she replied "oh, of course! It's Abby. I'll go and find here for you, just take a seat. Can I take a name?"

"Josie Branner, she might remember me."

"Oh, you know Abby?"

"Yup. Are you her friend?"

"Yes, I'm Susan Lewis; we've worked together for a few years now. Hang tight, I'll be as quick as I can."

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Abby was in the doctors lounge when Susan found her. She had been drinking a cup of coffee, trying to forget Carter, but everything in the room reminded her of him. The day they sat on the couch in the corner when Abby first suspected Eric was bi-polar. He had been so supportive.

When Susan walked in, Abby had tears running down her face as she remembered the times they spent together. She quickly covered them up though; she didn't want Susan to think she was weak. Susan didn't notice, it was dark in the lounge.

"There's a girl waiting for you outside."

"For me? Who?" Abby asked, getting to her feet.

"She says her name is Josie Branner, she looks about sixteenish."

Abby froze

"Anyway, she's been waiting outside for about 10 minutes now." Susan continued.

Abby still hadn't moved

"Abby? Is there something wrong?" "No! No, I'm fine, err, we should go" Abby replied, covering up her surprise. She was shaking.

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As she looked over to the chairs she knew exactly who she was looking for, and saw her almost immediately. It had been 16 years since Abby had last seen her, but she felt like she had known her for years.

She looked so much like Abby.

Painful memories sprung to Abby's mind, memories she had pushed down a long time ago.

Josie stood up as they reached her.

'Now's the time, I can't back out now' they were both thinking.

"Josie..." Abby started, she couldn't do this, couldn't face it. She was crying. They both were.

"Abby, are you ok?" Susan asked, bringing Abby back into reality.

"Yeah, umm Susan. This is daughter."

To be continued...

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Right, hope you like it. Please read and review. I love all reviews, so even if you hated every painful second of it please tell me and let me know what I can do to change it. If you liked it, please tell me and I'll update soon.