I would like to take this time to dedicate this story to my good friend Amanda "Panda Bear" Ware. Amanda was born June 1, 1992 (3 days before my birthday), and died March 5, 2007. She was an amazing person who was never too busy for anyone, and was always full of energy. Panda Bear, this is for you.
Oh, By the way, Mallory and Sean ARE real people. They were close to Amanda, and it has been hard on them, and for all of us.
I just wanted to clear something up: the general outline of this story is true. I have changed minute details to fit the story.