Ok. So this story actually started out as an original story years ago, but I decided to make it an Eclare fic. And I'm super excited! I only have one chapter so far, but I'm workin on the next as soon as I post this. Here goes nothing. Yay!

She was so hurt. She was heartbroken. She thought she could never love again - until she met him.

Three Years Earlier

"I'll be fine, Mom!" Clare said as she hugged her mom for the millionth time.

"I know you will! Its just that Im gonna miss you!" replied her mom as she and her daughter pulled away from one of their many hugs.

"I'll miss you too, Mom! But it's just college! What could happen?" Clare asked, smiling at her mom.

"Clare," her mom said as tears welled up in her eyes,"a lot could happen! But I want you to know that I'll be here for you no matter what!"

"Mom! I know that! I always have and I always will! But I really have to go!" she said as she hugged her mom one last time before she boarded the train. After she pulled away from her mother's warm, comforting, arms, she boarded the train and sat in her window seat. She looked out the foggy window at the tears running down her mother's face. Suddenly, the train jolted forward, making Clare lose sight of her mother. For some people on the train, it was a new beginning. For others it was back to their pasts. For some it was an escape.

As Clare pulled out her book and iPod, a note fell out. It read: Clare Bear, I am so happy for you! You are finally getting out of here! I wish I was as lucky! But don't you forget your promise! You said I could come live with you in Toronto when I graduate! For once, I can't wait for school to start!



Clare laughed at her best friend's last sentence. Jenna and Clare had been best friends for as long as either of them could remember. Clare put her headphones on and turned on her music. Then she opened her book and started reading.

She had read three chapters when she decided to just listen to her music for a while. She put her book back into her bag and started looking around when "So Yesterday" by Hilary Duff came on. During that song she fell asleep.

A few hours later, she woke up to the conductor's scratchy voice on the intercom saying that they were about to arrive in Toronto. "Boy am I lucky!" she thought. She packed up her things and got off the train. She was about to call a cab when a sign caught her eye. It had her name on it and she walked over to the man who was holding the sign.

"I'm Clare Edwards,"

"Well then, let me show you to the limo, Miss Edwards," the man said.

"Okay, but first, may I ask who hired you?" Clare asked suspiciously.

"I believe his name was K.C. Guthrie," the man answered.

Clare shook her head and laughed quietly to herself while thinking about what he always said - "You deserve your own limo! You're gonna be famous!" He had always known that she secretly wanted to be a singer or an actress. Not even Jenna or her mom knew.

"Okay, but one thing! Call me Clare!"

"You got it! And you can call me Jamie!"