HOTH Season 1, Part 9

(Season 1 is almost over! Can you believe it?!)

Hang on to Hope
Season 1, Part 9

(Told in POV of Issa)

“It is day one of Operation FCA, aka, raising money for it on our own, secretly, without the help of parents,” I announced as we walked to our destination.

IMG_5876What could go wrong?


“We’ve been standing here for hours,” I panted to Lexi, who was standing next to me. We were both holding up signs, saying, “SUPPORT THE FCA” and we had a little donations cup in between us.

Unfortunately, there had been no donations in it.


IMG_5877The sun was just blazing hot. Why I chose to wear a hoodie, tights, and boots, I have no idea. But I was hating life so miserably, I wanted to pass out.

IMG_5879I faked a little pass-out scene, making Lexi giggle.

IMG_5880All of the sudden, a gust of uncomfortably warm wind carried away our signs!

Screaming, we charged after them.

IMG_5881We threw ourselves on top of our flying papers (nearly colliding into one another), exhausted, and thankfully snatched them.

IMG_5882All of the sudden, I caught sight of a passerby.

IMG_5883YES!!! On this terribly lonely road we mistakably chose to advertise for donations, there was ONE passerby!

I waved my sign like crazy, screaming, “SUPPORT THE FCA!!! SUPPORT THE FCA!!!”

IMG_5884The lady glanced at me weirdly, then continued walking.

I was sort of glad she didn’t come near…she looked a little unfriendly…

IMG_5885Lexi and I collapsed against a tree, defeated.

IMG_5887“Issa, you’re burning up!” Lexi gasped, looking at my now red face, sunburnt nose, and sweaty hair. “Let’s go home.”

Day one of Operation FCA: Mission failed.

But there are still plenty of days left in our future.

IMG_5957Day two of Operation FCA.

We cannot possibly fail this time.

If people won’t come to us? We’ll go to them. We plan to go door-to-door, delivering fliers about supporting the FCA.

“Ready to work?” I ask Lexi.

“Ready to fly,” she answers.

(yes…we stole that from the McKenna movie…)

IMG_5958We start off on our skates, each with a bagful of fliers.

IMG_5959We stop dead short when we hear thunder.

“WHAT?!!” I cry. “This can’t be happening!”

IMG_5960It starts to gently sprinkle, and there is proof on the bushes next to us.

IMG_5961“A little rain won’t stop us,” Lexi confidently tells me. “We are determined. Only if there is lightning will we turn back.”

IMG_5962“Let’s do this.”

IMG_5963Lexi pauses to look at a raindrop on her arm, but only for a short while.

IMG_5964We are in full swing as we start off on our roller skates again.


IMG_5966I go faster than Lexi, who struggles to keep up. “Wait up!” She cries. I sigh, and while waiting for her to catch up, I read one of the fliers we are going to pass out.

IMG_5967It says,

“Help support the FCA. Give today. E-mail FCAgirls at me dot com to discuss how to donate.”

IMG_5968A few more raindrops splatter on me as I read the flier.

IMG_5969I hear a scream behind me, and I turn my head.

IMG_5970“Woah….woah….Sorry, I just lost my balance there for a sec,” Lexi nervously tells me after finally catching up.

IMG_5971“C’mon then! Let’s go!” I start off on my skates dangerously fast. I’m eager to deliver at least a couple fliers before it starts down-pouring. “Wait up,” Lexi mumbles, trying to catch up again.

IMG_5972In all her hurrying to keep up with me, she didn’t exactly see the crack in the sidewalk.

IMG_5973I hear a scream behind me again.


IMG_5977I hear a thump.

IMG_5978I hear a cry of help; “Issa!”

IMG_5979I look back, annoyed, and then my annoyed look turns into a shocked one.

I skate over to her.

IMG_5980“Lexi! Lexi! Are you alright?” I exclaim.

“My ankle,” is all Lexi can say, and she is on the verge of tears.

IMG_5981I dart back into the house quickly, screaming, “Amy! Amy!”

IMG_5982My roller skates can’t take me fast enough as I fly into the house, searching for Amy.

When they leave for the doctor, I beg to go with them, but Amy is in too much of a rush and refuses.

I stay home, worried.

I am kicking myself for not waiting for her. I shouldn’t have pushed her. I was unkind, and that’s being a terrible friend.

To be continued

By | 2016-08-30T20:26:06+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|All, Photostories|25 Comments

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  1. Megan July 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Wow! Two injures in one photo story! Poooorrrr Amy!

  2. samanthadolls July 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Hey Madison! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it. Also, great photostory! I love how HOTH is turning out! You are about to read something really funny…in Saige’s break I m going to post part two and Emily breaks her ankle and Saige breaks her elbow! I already took the pictures and everything too! Well I guess great minds think alike! Lol 😀


    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome, and thank you so much! Haha, really? Great minds think alike!! ^_^

  3. Halo July 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Another injury? NOOOOOOOOO HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY HAPPEN!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I guess I am over reacting lol. I hope someone donates, it is a great cause!
    P.S Do you happen to have an Animal Jam account? If you do can you let me know on my blog because I have one and it would be fun to see you on there!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 4, 2015 at 8:59 am - Reply

      LOLOL! 😀
      P.S. I do not, sorry! The game looks fun though. 🙂

  4. Loren July 5, 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Chloe looks like a spy . . . : ) Issa’s hair is awesome. And poor Amy! Two kids with broken bones . . . (at least, I expect that Lexi broke her foot)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 6, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

      (He he he…She’s still in costume for an AGSM I’m making. ;D) Thanks! I was worried it just looked weird or something. LOL, yeah, she’s a busy mom and foster mom! XD (She did ;D)

  5. Lydia July 5, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    AHHH! so suspensful! :O Can’t wait to find out what happens next!

    ~Lydia~ <3

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 6, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Thanks! I hope to have the next part up sometime this week! 😀

  6. Anonomus R. July 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    NOOOOOO!!!!!! Issa and Lexi are hurt!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! And how do you make your dolls eyes shut without laying then down?!?!:)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      Hi, Anonymous R! ^_^ I make my doll’s eyes close without laying them down by taking a tiny bit of her eyelash and putting it down under her…cheek right under her eye? Here’s a close-up picture.
      Jasmine's Eyes Closed

      As you can see, a little of her eyelash is down under her skin under her eye, making her eyes shut without having to to lay her down.

  7. Anonomus R. July 7, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Wow!! thanks!!!!! Maybe I should try that!!!!!! Well actually I AM!!!!!

  8. Testing a comment (please work, please work)….

    Your pictures of them skating are great! That’s so sad that Lexi got hurt 🙁

    (please work, please work)

    • YES!!!!! IT WORKED!!!! IT’S IN MODERATION!!! YAAAAAY!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

      • Molly and Madison
        Molly and Madison July 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        YAY! I am so glad it works now! I missed talking to you! (and thank you! 🙂 Yeah, it’s sad 🙁 But it gets better in Season 2).

        • I missed talking to you, too! I’m so glad to be able to comment again! It’s also working on other blogs now, too! I don’t know what happened LOL! 😛

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison July 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

            LOL! It might just have been one of those weird computer glitch things that have no explanation1 :P.

  9. Anonomus R. July 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    YES!!!!! The eyelash thing WORKED!!!! Dance party!!! da da da da da daaaaaaaa!!! Now my photo stories I make for fun will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH!!! (sorry I get REALLY excited at times!!)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      I’m SO glad it worked for you! I hope you have tons of fun making your photo stories! I know I did! Before I had my blog, it was just me and my doll Molly and the photo stories we made! (Haha, that’s OK! I do too! ^_^)

  10. Anonomus R. July 8, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    You know how you said Molly was your first doll? Well Molly was one of the first 3 dolls I got!!! My fist 3 dolls were hand-me-downs from my sister!! So my first 3 dolls were given at the same time!!!! The first 3 dolls that started it all was……………… Molly, Felicity, AND…….. Kirsten!!!!!!!!!!!! And I have BOATLOADS!!! of fun making photo stories!!! With my dolls!!! Tell me all your A.G. Dolls in order that you got them please? My dolls in order were …….Felicity, Molly, Kirsten, Emily, and Grace (GOTY 2015!!)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      That’s cool Molly was one of your first dolls, too! Molly is a great doll, isn’t she? My dolls (in order of when I got them) are…
      Josefina (I got her on the same day as Cécile, but she was opened first)
      Emelie (I got her on the same day as Jasmine, but she was opened first)
      Jasmine (Saige)
      Ellie (Ivy)
      and Chloe (#56)!

  11. Daisymermaid May 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Why did Issa’s arm cast change?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison May 16, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Wait, what? Her arm cast changed? (goes and checks post)

      Oh, yeah, yeah. At first I couldn’t find the AG cast, so I supplemented with a peice of cloth. But then I found it and changed it. 😛

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