Disclaimer: This is only for entertainment value only. And this is (hopefully) as good as "Forever Love". Grab some tissues if you`re a sentimental, cuz this gets pretty tissue worthy. And keep in mind what a Jason/Kimberly fan I am. Characters of Armad and Matt are mine and can`t be used without permish. Please give me feedback!

The Morning After
By Julia Phares

When Kimberly awoke in the morning, she walked to the window and smelled the sweet smells. It would be a perfect day to have a picnic with Jason in the park. Then her eyes filled with tears. She wouldn`t get to see Jason for a long time. He was gone, and she didn`t know when she would ever see him again. She went back to the bed and grabbed a tissue. He`d only left last night! How was she going to get by without him?

Meanwhile, Jason was just awakening. He hadn`t slept well; his dreams had been filled of Kimberly and how they had to be apart. He sniffled as a tear rolled down his cheek. One of the boys he, Zack, and Trini had met the night before when they had gotten in, was standing in the doorway of his room with Zack. ''What`s the deal with Jason, man? He`s been moping since ya`ll got here!'' The boy`s name was Armad, and he was from Africa.

Zack sighed. ''He had to leave his girl back home. They`ve been together for years. He loves her very much, and vice versa. He, and I`m sure she, are having a hard time adjusting to life without each other. Number two, Jason`s best friend Tommy is back home, too.''

Armad sighed, also. ''I`m sorry I made fun. I didn`t know. I can understand greatly. My own girlfriend decided that long distance relationships are too hard, so we had to split up. But I had only been going with her for a year.''

Zack entered the room, saying, ''Then I`m sure it`s not the same.'' He waved to Armad and told him to save three seats in the caf. ''Jason? I know what you`re probably going through, but you`ve gotta eat. And then we have a meeting later. So please, get dressed and come downstairs.''

Trini entered the room, closing the door softly. She was dressed simply, in jeans and a yellow tee. ''Jason still won`t move?'' She asked.

Zack nodded. ''He won`t get dressed. What can we do?'' He glanced at Jason. His friend was cradling a pic of Kimberly in his lap. Another tear fell down his cheek.

In Angel Grove, Kimberly was standing next to Aisha and Tommy as he pulled books out of his locker. When Kim had left for school, it felt very strange not stopping at Jason`s house to pick him up. Then she had had to go straight to her locker instead of Jason`s old one. She sniffled, then tried to wipe her eyes. She felt miserable, but she didn`t want to burden her friends. Tommy glanced at her. ''Kim, you all right? It`s OK if you want to cry, we understand.''

She wiped her eyes again and had to run to the bathroom. Before she ran off in tears, she told Aisha to explain to Mrs. Appleby for her. When she reached the bathroom, she made a descion. She couldn`t do this anymore. She just couldn`t. Just knowing her boyfriend was in another continent would eventually tear her to pieces. She knew what she had to do. She washed her face and left the bathroom. She marched right up to her friends and announced, ''I`m leaving Angel Grove. I`m going to ask Jason to marry me. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I can`t live without him. So I`m going to fly to Switzerland and then I can be with him.''

Tommy and the others gasped. ''Kim, you can`t do that. Where are you going to get the money?''

Kimberly replied, ''My Uncle Steve has a plane. He`ll fly me, I know he will. Jason and I will still finish school, if that`s what you`re worried about.''

Tommy asked, ''Do you know how absurd this sounds?'' He leaned against his locker. He was feeling very disloyal to his best friend. He didn`t want her to go because he wanted her to forget Jason and date him! He knew it would take awhile, but he hadn`t planned on this!

Kimberly shrugged. ''I don`t care if it does. I`m going. I just can`t live without him. I love him too much!''

On the other side of the world, Jason was crying into his pillow. Zack was trying desperately to get him to eat. He had at least gotten him to get dressed. It was a bit _too_ casual, but at least he was out of his boxers. Jason was dressed in jean shorts and a red muscle shirt, saying it was Kim`s favorite outfit that he had.

Trini entered, carrying a plate with eggs, toast, and bacon, Jason`s favorite breakfast, on it. ''Jason, I`ve got your favorite. Please eat! We`ve only got an hour till the meeting. You`ve got to eat something. If I know you, you won`t eat and you`ll get too thin.''

Jason`s only answer was to cry harder into his poor pillow. Zack sighed. ''Please, Jason! I know we sound like we`re bugging you, but we`re trying to do what`s best for you!''

Jason`s head snapped up angrily. ''The only thing that`s best for me right now is to have Kimberly in my arms! So I want you to get the hell out of here!'' He threw a shoe at the wall behind them.

Trini pulled a reluctant Zack out of their friend`s room. Zack said, ''Well, we`ve got to keep trying. Jason has to try to get on without her.'' He started down the stairs, Trini following.

Armad and his friend Matt were standing on the landing. ''Hey, ya`ll. Where`s Jason?'' Matt asked. (He`s Austrialian.)

Zack replied, ''He`s still upstairs. We couldn`t get him to budge. I feel so sorry for him. I know he doesn`t want me to, but I do.''

Armad slipped a note under another friend`s door, and commented, ''Poor Jason. I feel like I`m in the way, since I don`t know you guys. Is he OK?'' He straightened up.

Trini replied, ''Well, he`s crying in his pillow and he won`t eat. Does that answer your question?''

A few hours later, Kimberly was arriving in Switzerland. She knew exactly where to go, since Jason had given her the address so she could write. She hurried to the front desk and asked for his room. The woman gave her the number and she quickly ran towards the stairs. She glanced at her watch. Eleven. It seemed like days since this morning. When she reached the door, she could hear crying from the inside. Zack was trying to convince him to eat something. She opened the door and flew inside.

Zack gasped. ''Kim! Hi, how are you?'' He threw his arms around her in a hug, even though he`d only saw her the night before.

She grinned and hurried over to Jason, who was sitting up and wiping his eyes. ''Jason, I love you!'' She squealed and threw her arms around his neck joyfully.

Jason grinned. ''I knew we couldn`t stay apart!'' He said as he kissed her long and passionately.

When they pulled apart, Kimberly trembled nervously. ''Jason, will you marry me?'' she asked, and Jason nodded, surprised she was asking.

He pulled her into the air. ''Of course I will!'' He set her down and reached into his suitcase and pulled out a diamond ring he must have bought ages ago. He slipped it on her finger.

Kimberly kissed him again and laughed. ''Oh, Jason!'' She suddenly turned serious and sank on the bed next to him. ''I have to go back to Angel Grove. Are you going to stay here?'' She looked earnistly into his eyes.

Jason, looking back into his fiancee`s beautiful face, knew what he had to do. ''I know I just got here, but I can`t let you leave alone. I love you too much.'' He kissed her again and began packing his things.

Kimberly said, ''I came with Uncle Steve, so he can fly us back in a hurry.''

Zack watched knowingly. He knew from the minute Kimberly had walked through that door, Jason would be leaving. He understood, and he knew Jason would never, ever regret it. He enfolded his oldest friend in a hug. ''I`ll miss you. But you`re doing the right thing.'' He said, a few tears falling.

Jason hugged back and replied, ''I know. Where`s Trini? I need to say good-bye.'' He picked up his bags.

Zack hugged Kimberly and then sat down on the bed. ''She`s in the cafe with Armad and Matt.''

Jason grinned and waved good-bye. They hurried to the cafe and hugged Trini good-bye, and Jason introed Kim to the boys. They said good-bye and told the news. They then hurried to Kim`s uncle`s plane.

"How do I get through one night without you,

If I had to live without you,
what kind of life would that be?
Oh, I, need you in my arms need you to hold,
You`re my world, my heart, my soul,
if you ever leave, baby you would take away
everything good in my life,
And tell me now,

How do I live without you,
I want to know, how do I breathe without you?
If you ever go, how do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, oh how do I, oh how do I live?
Without you, there`d be no sun in my sky,
there would be no love in my life,
there`d be no world left for me.
And baby, I don`t know what I would do,
I`d be lost if I lost you, if you ever leave,
baby you would take away everything real in my life,
And tell me now,

How do I live without you,
I want to know. How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go, how do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, oh how do I, oh how do I live?
Please tell me baby,
How do I go on?
If you ever leave, baby you would take
away everything, need you with me
Baby, don`t you know that you`re everything
Real in my life?
And tell me now,
how do I live without you?

I want to know.
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go, how do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live?
How do I live?
How do I live without you baby?

PS. Sorry I forgot to say that LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" isn`t mine. (Yes, I know Trisha Yearwood does it, but I have LeAnn`s version.)