HOTH Season 3, Part 8

You won’t believe how EXCITED I AM for these last three parts! AHHH! All the previous parts have been LEADING UP TO THIS and afkjlshfasd I really hope you enjoy it!!

Lalala previous parts if you missed them or need a refresher I’m pretty sure you’ve read them all if you’re reading this but if not here you go:

Prologue
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

And another quick refresher from part 7:

He laughs through his tears and swipes his hands over his eyes right before we jump at the words shouted next.

“Police! Open up!”

And without further ado!


Issa’s POV

All three of us share horrified glances.

Only one thought races across my mind.

Run!

Connor is the first to dash out of our hiding spot as fast as he can.

He zooms out the side, climbing over various contents of the shelf.

I scramble to my feet and run after him as fast as my legs will carry me. Lexi finally relents and joins the crowd, following suit.

Then Connor presses the garage door button, and we’ve really started the cat-and-mouse chase now.

The garage door opens, its loud hinges squeaking as we zoom through the space it creates. We duck under and dart out.

Then we streak across the empty driveway, police at our heels.

My stomach churns as I run. Running from police is never a good idea—but I’m not letting Connor get caught and taken away.

I dive and roll behind a wooden post, and all three of them follow me.

“Guys!” I hiss, stopping in my tracks and turning to them. “Have any of you ever watched spy movies?”

“We watched Cody Banks 2 over and over again back in May, but I don’t see what that has—”

I cut Lexi off. “Split up!”

“Oh.”

Three police officers continue the chase on foot, and we burst out to split up, streaking down the street almost as if our lives are on the line.

We part our separate ways, and I hope I can get one of the policemen to chase me instead of Connor.

I continually wince at the pain in my ankle, thanks to Emma, but don’t dare stop for anything. Connor is on the line here.

“Stop, kid!” The policeman behind me shouts.

I’m not stopping for anything! When is he going to get that through his head?

I dive in some bushes and clap my hand over my mouth to quiet my pantings.

The policeman runs by, and I smile to myself.

As he turns the corner, I push myself deeper into the bushes, praying with an urgent fervency like never before that they won’t find Connor.

Connor’s POV

I streak in the opposite diqrection of Issa and keep my eyes on the prize. I focus in on the end of the street in front of me and pump my arms and feet as fast as they will go.

The policeman behind me shouts at me to stop, but I don’t. I’m not going with him.

I turn a sharp corner and wince at the pain rippling through my ankle and lacing up my bone. It continues up my leg as I run, but I don’t dare limp for fear that’ll slow me down.

“Ah!” I cry when I trip over my throbbing ankle and faceplant on the unforgiving concrete. I wince as my knees and palms are skinned but pull myself to my feet without a second to spare.

“You can’t run from me, kid! You know that!” The policeman shouts, gasping.

I don’t answer as I continue sprinting. Does he not get it? I am not slowing down for anything. His threats are not enough.

I begin to pant. I don’t think I’ve ever run this fast before, but I feel exhilarated and hyped up on adrenaline like the night I escaped from Miami Boarding School for Boys.

It’s hard to believe I’m running from a policeman, though.

“I don’t want to have to taze you, kid!” My policeman pursuer shouts.

Tazer? Nobody said anything about a tazer. This doesn’t sound like it will end well.

I turn around and realize I don’t know where I’m going. What in the world am I doing?!

Lexi’s POV

I’m in amazingly fit shape. I’m a gymnast, after all. Why do my legs feel like jelly? I don’t want to break every rule. I don’t want to be running from the law.

I’m not a criminal! I can’t take this!

I stop running immediately. I turn to face the policewoman chasing me, and she slows down once she nears where I’ve stopped.

“Where are they?” She gasps.

“I’m not going to lead you to them,” I say. “I’m not on your side, either.”

“Life in the gray area is never good,” the policewoman says as she grabs my arm. “You can’t be double-minded all the time.”

“But I don’t want to betray my friends!” I cry. “Nor do I want you to take Connor away!”

“Connor?” The policewoman repeats. “Connor DaCosta? Did you see which way he went?”

I lick my dry lips. “Please don’t take my friend.”

“Sorry, kid. I have to. Which way did they go?”

“I’m not going to tell you!”

The policewoman looks at my eyes and glares a little. “You need to make up your mind and stick to a decision.”

I swallow the lump in my throat. My heart thuds nearly out of my chest.

“Okay. I’ll make a decision. And stick to it.”

So I do.

Issa’s POV

What is Lexi doing?! She’s talking to that police officer like she’s her friend! This is terrible!

I emerge from the bushes and look around of any sign of my police-officer pursuer.

He’s nowhere, and I smirk.

I am so smart. I totally led him right past me. He was so fooled.

I scream as strong police arms grab mine and pull them behind my back. “Where’d he go, kid?” He asks. I kick the policeman as hard as I can, and he yelps. “Kid!” He grunts and then sighs. “You have to tell me where he went.”

“No, I don’t,” I say, struggling from his grip. Of course, I can’t break free.

“No, you won’t,” he says with a grin. “You won’t have to. Because there he is.”


To be continued… in HOTH Season 3, Part 9!

DUN DUN DUNNN. COMING MONDAY.

What do you think happens to Connor?

P.S.

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By | 2017-11-17T12:35:25+00:00 November 17th, 2017|All, Hang on to Hope, Photostories|75 Comments

75 Comments

  1. olivehiddenhollow November 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Darn it, miss cliffhanger! That was too short! I threaten you at katana point to give us more! 😑😑
    (Jk. You would probably just duck and start an ninja fight of epic proportions. 😉)
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison November 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Aha, but no katana can phase me! I have my shuriken and epic ninja flying side kick!

      … Not that it looks graceful whatsoever, but let’s just pretend. XD

      • olivehiddenhollow November 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

        😂😂😂

  2. Charis Rae • charisrae.com November 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Oh no! *wails* Maybe Connor will turn himself in to save Issa and *gasp* my beautiful ship will happen! 😲 😂😂

    • Madison
      Madison November 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      OOH. MAYBE. 😮 😂😂

  3. Jewel November 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!!! AWESOME JOB! This part is giving me the most suspense so far! UGH!!!!! You did really great with the nighttime pics outside, I really like the last one, especially.

    -Jewel
    http://www.dollnotebook.com/blogs/

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      AWW THANK YOU SOOO MUCH JEWEL! Oh my gosh, that makes me SO happy, I LOVE stories filled with suspense! And thank you SO much!! 😀

  4. justAG November 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    No no no no no!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous November 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    RUN, RUN, RUDOLPH! SANTA’S GOTTA MAKE IT TO TOWN! (Sorry, I’m in the holiday mood. 😂)
    Lexi, don’t you DARE tell where Connor is! I’ll get out my scythe! (Oh, wait. It’s plastic…)
    Woah, taser?! No one said anything about a taser!!
    I demand you give me the next part this very second!!! I know where you sleep!!! (Oh wait, I don’t.) Umm, where do you sleep? 😂

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Ahaha oh my 😂😂

      HEHE. I had a plastic scythe once too. But it broke, because I was violent and it was plastic. Sniff.

      TASER. >:)

      You’ll NEVER guess where I sleep… a bed!! 😂

  6. agdolldreams November 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    AHHHH THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CLIFFHANGERS NOOOOO MADI I SHALL GET MY REVENGE ON YOU SOMEDAY AHHHHHHHH 😫😫😫😫

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      MWAHAHAAA! SORRY THAT MY EVILNESS AND LOVE FOR CLIFFHANGERS IS PUTTING YOU THROUGH TORMENT. XD

      • agdolldreams November 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

        XDDDDDDD LOLOLOL!!!! Hey have you seen that I got a new doll!?!?

  7. meandmydogsblog November 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! IT CANT BE!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    CCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR

    (I am loving this photostory!! are you gonna make a season 4????)

    M&M-

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      YESSSSSS!! >:D >:D >:D

      (Awww, that makes me SO happy! Yep, there will be a season 4! I hope to make Hang on to Hope an annual photostory series.)

  8. Katie November 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    No Lexi what are you doing?!?! No Conner what are you doing?!?! UGH!!! I’m going to be so mad at you if you take Conner away! 😉 random question, did you take the pictures in this at night? Because if you did that’s pretty cool. Awesome job! I really need part 9 though.
    – Katie 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      DUN DUN DUN!! Heh heh. 😉 And yes, the pictures were taken at night! It was a lot of fun. Thank you so much! Hehe, part 9 coming Monday!

  9. Amie November 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is epic, amazing, totally WOW!!! I can’t wait for the next part. It’s totally amazing. I already said what I think and I’m sticking to it. Especially since you keep adding cliffhangers! You’re almost as bad as me! XD

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Awww, I’m SOO glad you like it, Amie!! Ooh, do you like cliffhangers TOO? >:)

      • Amie November 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

        Yes! I love cliffhangers!

  10. Arabella November 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    ASDFGHJKL I can’t wait for the last parts!!!!! That was awesome!

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      AHHH yay!! Thank you SO much, Arabella!

  11. Gracie November 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! What happens after you run from a pursuing police officer??! I wonder what Lexi did? 😮 😮
    ~Gracie

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Makes me wish I had the experience of running away from a police officer so I could take from my own experience, but I’m not that evil. XDD Thanks so much for commenting, Gracie!!

  12. Emmie November 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Wha–wha–MADI YOU AND YOUR EVIL CLIFFHANGERS. I NEED PART 9 NOWWWWW!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      I’M SORRY. I JUST HAVE ALL THESE CLIFFHANGERS BUILDING UP ALL YEAR AND HAVE TO RELEASE THEM ALL THROUGH HANG ON TO HOPE. HEHEHE!

      • Emmie November 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

        I HAVE LITERALLY HANGED ON EVERY CLIFF IN THE GRAND CANYON HELP ME

        • Madison
          Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

          THAT MUST BE A LOT OF CLIFFHANGERS.

          • Emmie November 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

            YES. YES IT IS.
            Also, I should’ve said *hung*. Oops.
            Mrs. K: I WILL GET YOU SOMEDAY EMMIE.
            wow grammar teachers are evil.

            • Madison
              Madison November 23, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

              BAD GRAMMAR TEACHER.

  13. Chloë November 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    *faints* WHY MADI, WHY DO YOU DO THIS.

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      *catches you so you don’t fall XD* BECAUSE IT’S SO MUCH FUN.

      • Chloë November 19, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

        FOR YOU MAYBE, WHAT ABOUT POOR LITTLE ME?

  14. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) November 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    This was crazy!!!! They can’t catch them!!!! NOOOOO! 😮 They better not take Connor! 🙁

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      DUN DUN DUNNN! 🙁 Thanks for reading, Livy!! 😀

  15. ms agdoll November 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    AND THE PLOT THICKENS! 😲 😲

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      LE DUN DUN DUN. 😮

  16. KaylynsWorldBlog November 18, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    WHY THE CLIFFHANGERS???!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS BUT THE STUPID POLICE ARE SO MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~Kaylyn

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      AHAHAHAHA BECAUSE THEY’RE SO EVIL LIKE MEEEEE!!

      DUN DUN DUN!! PART 9 COMING MONDAY!! >:D

      • KaylynsWorldBlog November 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

        LOL I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO GOOD AT THIS!
        ~KAYLYN

        • Madison
          Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

          AWWWWW YAY!! AWWW THANK YOU SO MUCH.

          • KaylynsWorldBlog November 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

            You are so welcome! I need some tips on writing. If I want to make a really good photostory should I write a rough draft ahead of time??
            ~Kaylyn

            • Madison
              Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

              Yes, definitely! I totally reccomend that! That way you can be sure of a good plot and have everything planned out before you begin shooting so you’ll know all the props you’ll need, where you’ll shoot. It makes everything so much easier!

              • KaylynsWorldBlog November 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

                OK, thank you so much!!!! How are you doing?

                • Madison
                  Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

                  You’re so welcome!! I’m doing okay, how are you?

                  • KaylynsWorldBlog November 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

                    Great! I am playing violin with my family right now. Do you like the Luciana Vega doll??

                    • Madison
                      Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm

                      Ooh, that’s awesome! I’ve always wanted to play an instrument. I do, she’s so pretty! I probably won’t get her, though. Do you plan on getting her?

                    • KaylynsWorldBlog November 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

                      Thank you! I am thinking about getting her! I LOVE her dress! I left a comment on HOTH Part 9
                      ~Kaylyn

                    • Madison
                      Madison November 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

                      She is super cute, I love her dress too! I think I replied, let me know if I didn’t! 😀

                    • KaylynsWorldBlog November 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

                      OK, yeah! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MADI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are you going to do for Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
                      ~Kaylyn

                    • Madison
                      Madison November 23, 2017 at 12:17 pm

                      HAPPY THANKSGIVING KAYLYN!! I’m gonna eat a lot of food for Thanksgiving. 😂 And just hang around the house and catch up on blog and novel stuff. XD My favorite Thanksgiving food would probably have to be turkey or chocolate pie. XD What about you?

                    • KaylynsWorldBlog November 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

                      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! OK, cool! I have never had chocolate pie…
                      I really like stuffing, cranberry sauce, and corn casserole. I am super excited for Thanksgiving. I am not having any family over. Are you?
                      ~Kaylyn

                    • Madison
                      Madison November 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

                      Chocolate pie is SO. GOOD. I just had a slice today haha. XDD

                      Ooh, yummy! I didn’t have any family over, either. XD

                    • KaylynsWorldBlog November 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm

                      Great! XDDD Cool!

  17. The Human November 18, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Good golly gravy!!!! I need the next part! But seriously, if someone threatened me with a tazer, I would stop. XD
    ~ The Human

    https://lifeofaframdoll.blogger.ca

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!! Haha, same. XD

  18. justAG November 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    No no no no no no no no NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody help me survive these cliffhangers!!!!
    ~justAG

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      SOMEBODY CALL THE REINFORCEMENTS. I HAVE TO MAKE SURE JUSTAG IS OKAY.

      • justAG November 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

        Too late! I’m dead already. XD Sorry about posting two comments! I wasn’t sure if I had posted a comment yet…. 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

          NOOO no dying! XDD Oh, no problem! My comment thingy is weird and won’t let you know that your comment is awaiting moderation, sorry. Bad comment thingy. XD

  19. Sara November 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This is SO GOOD! I read it aloud to my little sister and she really liked it too. 😀
    -Sara

    • Madison
      Madison November 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO MUCH! And awww, I’m so glad!! 😀

      • Sara November 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

        You’re SO WELCOME! Heehee. <3

  20. Leanne Wingfeather November 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Noooooooo! I command you to have no more cliffhangers! They are terrible!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Mwahahaaa! Cliffhangers shall RULE.

  21. blackiesunshine November 19, 2017 at 4:06 am - Reply

    MA.
    DI.
    SON.

    IF YOU LEAVE US WITH ONE MORE CLIFFHANGER, I WILL SERIOUSLY WET MY PANTS.

    SPARE MY DIGNITY.

    PLEASE.

    (This is the most epic series ever. Make ninety million seasons of it plz.)

    • Madison
      Madison November 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      I’M SORRY. BUT… CLIFFHANGERS ARE INEVITABLE WHEN IT COMES TO MY STORIES. >:)

      (AWW that means so much that you like it! You’re amazing. <3)

  22. agsparklesisters November 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Ugh! Really? Another cliff hanger — Madi, we can’t take this anymore!
    ~Tori, Bella, and the dolls

    • Madison
      Madison November 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Haha, I’m sorry! Don’t worry, there won’t be a cliffhanger at the end of season 3. 😉

  23. Xyra November 25, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Whoa!

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