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The ad excecutive of the shoot puts the moves on Lucy while away. She freezes, not knowing how to respond when he touches her. She later explains to Pam how horrible this was given what happened with Roger. The next few months of Lucy's life prove uneventful. Though she does return to modeling with a new female photographer, her passion for her work is gone. She spends most of her time at Southfork, reading, and still coming to terms with her ordeal with Roger Larson.

Lucy and Mickey's relationship also begins to develop. Though they still continue to mostly share insults, Mickey does help Lucy out of a jam when her car won't start just prior to a photoshoot. Lucy is worried Mickey will be trouble with Ray, and speaks to Ray to try to help out. She is still nervous about beginning a new relationship and declines any of Mickey's invitations for a date.

Lucy is also involved in the fallout from Jock's will. She continue's to want J. R out of Ewing Oil, but stresses to her grandmother that she thinks things are working out just as her Grandaddy would have wanted. Ellie is worried the battle between Bobby and J. R will tear the family apart, and unsuccessfully tries to get the will overturned. R taunts Lucy, that she could not take over Ewing Oil, and tries to get her shares from her. Lucy is too smart, and see's right through him. Lucy finally gets her wish when Bobby agree's to take over at the family's company.

Mickey finally wins Lucy over. During the Ewing BBQ, he askes her out again, and notices that she has issues with dating men. He is able to convince her that he is differen't and will treat her well. She comes to his aid this time on a night he gets very drunk in a bar, and finally the two become a pair. Lil is worried about Mickey's relationship with Lucy, be he assures her things will be just fine.

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Mickey is sensitive to what Lucy has been through, and the two turn the relationship into love. Lucy and Mickey's relationship continues to grow, just as J. R and Sue Ellen's begins to fall apart. One night, while Lucy and Mickey are cooking outside of Southfork all hell breaks loose. Earlier in the day, Sue Ellen came across J.

R and Holly Harwood in bed together. Both J. R and Sue Ellen return to the Ranch and have a confrontation. Sue Ellen runs out of Southfork, very drunk and gets into J. R's car. Lucy and Mickey are outside and witness the whole thing. Mickey runs to the car and gets into the passenger seat. As Sue Ellen drives out of the Ranch, the car is rammed, by one of J. R's enemies, Walt Driscoll. Sue Ellen escapes the accident with minor scrapes and bruies, but Mickey ends up in a coma! Lucy blames Sue Ellen for Mickey's accident!

The two women barely speak for weeks. Finally they do come to terms with what happened. Lucy loves Mickey and spends all her waking hours at the hospital, but is not sure that she remain with someone who will spend the rest of thier life in a bed! Mickey does awake from his coma, and initially is thrilled to see Lucy at the hospital. Lucy, Donna and Ray and Lil spend a lot of time with Mickey, but eventually her begins to resent them coming, and asks them to stay away.

Lucy and Mickey have a fight, and she tells him that she will be there no matter what! They become in engaged, and Lucy and Mickey begin to prepare for thier future. Ray finds out that the intended victim of the hit and run was J. R, and pays J. R a visit at Southfork. Ray blames J. R for Mickey's accident and the two begin a physical fight.

During the fight, a fire breaks out, and Southfork is in flames.

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The fire leaves Southfork in need of repair. Lucy was not home during the fire, but those who were, J. Lucy moves in temorarily with Donna and Ray, while the rest of the Ewing's move into a Dallas hotel. Shortly after Mickey and Lucy's engagment, his condition takes a turn for the worst. He agains slips into a coma, and it looks doubtful he will come out of it.

Earlier, Mickey had talked to Ray about not wanting to spend the rest of his life in a hospital bed. Enter Cathy Glass and family they slowly build a relationship with Lucy and gain her trust. Soon Cathy and family want to make Lucy a permanent home with them. A first for Cathy Glass after dozens of foster children in her care. Won't give too many details. A nice read. I give Cathy Glass a lot of credit for providing a loving home for foster children helping and caring for them.

I found myself hoping for a happy ending for Lucy and Cathy Glass and family. Will probably read a few more of these well done non-fiction books. I bought this just two days ago, and from the start, I was gripped by this book. I've read other books by Cathy Glass where Lucy was mentioned and once she was more integrated in Cathy's family, but this is about her beginnings and how she met Cathy and ended up at her house.

This is the story about Lucy, Cathy's adopted daughter. Lucy had a really troubled past, and was passed from one house to another. She was bought up by her mother after her father, who is Thai, went off to Thailand followin I bought this just two days ago, and from the start, I was gripped by this book. She was bought up by her mother after her father, who is Thai, went off to Thailand following the explanation that his mother was ill. It's hard to know if this was true or not, and I felt like Lucy's mum, Bonnie, when she found out. Bonnie lived in a rundown flat above a launderette in a depressed area of town for years, but then managed to excape and rent a flat.

Lucy went through a lot through her whole life. She seems to open up when she meets Cathy and her family. This book is very honestly written as always with Cathy Glass's books. The book is very sad in some parts, and it was great to read Lucy's story. Apr 01, Vicki Andrada rated it it was amazing.

The author Cathy Glass has a way of writing that makes you feel you're right there with her and her children. This story is so touching and special. I loved it! I'd totally recommend it! Jan 22, Dini Azmi rated it it was amazing. I recently finished reading this book and I absolutely love it! This is my first book by Cathy Glass, and I'm definitely buying more.

It is very touching and it broke my heart to read as Lucy grew older.

Lucy had gone through a lot in her life and she suffered ever since the first day she was born. My heart ached every time she moves to a new foster carer. True that she's probably happier in foster homes but as far as I know, living temporarily in many different homes will make a child feel unlo I recently finished reading this book and I absolutely love it!

True that she's probably happier in foster homes but as far as I know, living temporarily in many different homes will make a child feel unloved. Part two of the book was more interesting. Cathy is a great mother and I'm glad that she adopted Lucy. If it wasn't for her, Lucy wouldn't be having the good life she is having with Cathy. My favourite part of the book is when Cathy sends off Lucy to meet her mother. She kissed her mother in the cheek and gave her the birthday present and card Cathy bought. Bonnie, Lucy's biological mother was shocked by her actions.

So, What's Your favourite part of the story? Nov 27, Kathy rated it really liked it. Cathy Glass has written numerous books on her adventures and challenges as a foster mother to many children. This is the first one I've read and I hope to read all of them! She is one of those gifted people who can commiserate with and be compassionate with an abused child and yet remain firm and committed to teaching them how to live a normal life in a normal home. She is also honest about her struggles with the social services system in England where she lives.

Lucy was very special as Cathy e Cathy Glass has written numerous books on her adventures and challenges as a foster mother to many children. Lucy was very special as Cathy ended up adopting her. But it wasn't easy! Jan 31, Faye rated it it was amazing. Wow loved this book it wasn't too gruesome, written with dignity and professionalism. What a beautiful person Cathy Glass is and a wonderful carer. Hoping that Lucy has now had some fantastic times with her new family, even though you could never take away the hurt she went through, hope there is some peace in her life now.

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Will be definitely reading more of this author. May 01, Samu rated it liked it Shelves: memoir , non-fiction , fostering-and-adoption-stories , trauma , britain , child-abuse , immigration , thailand , class. Not the greatest work of literature I've ever read but that's not really the point either. I desperately want to foster children and reading these, albeit horrific stories of foster children and the lives they have had, just reinforces that want.

Aug 15, Demi rated it really liked it. The best Cathy glass book I've read. It read much more like a story instead of just a series of noted down events and I can't help but wonder why all of her books are not like this. I enjoyed learning more about Lucy and I liked thy Cathy spoke more about her emotions.

Jul 07, Teresa rated it it was amazing. I just love how Cathy Glass writes her stories. She makes you believe that you are right there with with family. I have read everyone of her books, waiting for her next one. I recommend her books to everyone. Feb 26, Annette Moore rated it it was amazing. I've always been interested in stories, movies and documentaries featuring the theme of foster care and adoption, so it was neat to discover this author, and I kno there are others out there who write books with a similar theme. Lucy comes to Cathy and her family a sad and broken little girl.

Lucy, now eleven, has been moved around from foster home to foster home, and before that moved constantly with this is the first book I've read by Cathy Glass, and it certainly won't be the last. Lucy, now eleven, has been moved around from foster home to foster home, and before that moved constantly with her mother and stepfather, and often living with her stepfather and his parade of girlfriends.

So when Lucy comes to Cathy, she's had enough, and she's emotionally at the end of her rope. So many moves and no one seems to want her or care about her. So Cathy has quite a job to gain this little girl's trust and help her navigate through the maze of emotions she's going through. One of the things I find refreshing about this book is that it reads like a novel, so you get a true picture in your head of the circumstances surrounding the events in this true story.

It's definitely not dry reading, and it's very detailed, very emotional. As I stated before, I will be reading more from this author. Nov 16, Amie Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: memoirs. This story is written from the author's perspective. It differs from other memoirs in that she is the adult in the story describing the child's life before coming to live with her and then while under Cathy's care. The author, Cathy, writes more in the style of a report than a story, yet she doesn't fail to capture the reader's interest and quickly taps into our sense of compassion for her young charges, in this case, little Lucy, who has never truly been cared for by anyone.

Although Lucy came This story is written from the author's perspective. Although Lucy came on to the radar of England's Social Services at the young age of six months, she feel through the cracks repeatedly. She was in and out of living situations with her mother, who seemed to suffer from depression and a general inability to take care of herself, let alone her daughter; then a stepfather and his rotating girlfriends; and different foster family situations with varying degrees of care. At first we see that lonely little Lucy, terrified of strangers due to early bad experiences of living life on the streets and various crash pads with her mother, is open to affection and care.

After years of being shuffled around and feeling like no one cares and no situation is permanent she becomes more angry and sullen. As you read the story, your heart just breaks for Lucy as you realize all of the times her life could have gone differently if someone would have just stepped in. May 01, Amber Ashton rated it really liked it. This is the kind of story that makes you want to hold your sweet children closer and make sure you're giving them the love that they need. I was impressed by the forgiveness and acceptance that Lucy had for her biological mother.

She truly understood that her mother's life had not been what it should have been either. As was mentioned, Bonnie was in as much need of a loving, caring environment as Lucy. It was heartbreaking to see how, although often unintentional, the social services failed this This is the kind of story that makes you want to hold your sweet children closer and make sure you're giving them the love that they need. It was heartbreaking to see how, although often unintentional, the social services failed this child.

Her anger toward social workers was understandable. The sad story of Stevie, the social worker who worked toward satisfying her own agenda rather than meeting Lucy's needs, was frustrating to read about, but I'm sure is very much something you encounter in the social system. My only criticism of the book would be that caring for a foster child seemed too easy. I almost wanted to look into fostering myself based on her description of it. But then I thought of the real life stories I have heard and know about which makes me say the author didn't quite describe things in the way it plays out in reality.

Lucy has brown eyes and shoulder-length blonde hair that is usually tied by ribbons in a variety of colors in a small ponytail to the right side of her head with the rest of the hair loose. Her presumed measurements are: bust, 91cm; waist, 59cm; and hip, 88cm 36 in, 24 in, 35 in. Her pink Fairy Tail stamp is located at the back of her right hand. However, she always has a belt that, along with keeping her skirt up, holds her Celestial Spirit keys and a whip with a heart-shaped end.

She often wears black, leather high heeled boots. She also bears a striking resemblance to her mother. Lucy takes exceptional pride in her appearance and is very confident in her sex appeal, often exuding a certain amount of vanity. Lucy is passionate for literature and is in the process of writing her own novel about her adventures with Fairy Tail although she does not like telling anyone about it. Aside from her interest in writing and reading prose, she also likes shopping, cooking, and assertive men. Her favorite colors are blue and pink.

Lucy is very kind to her Celestial Spirits and refuses to utilize them as shields or think of them as such. She fights alongside her Spirits and treats them as friends, [11] unlike several other Celestial Spirit Mages, who view them as mere tools and objects. Despite technically being an owner of the Spirits, she refuses to be addressed as such and instead prefers to be called their friend.

While her powers are normally not as overwhelming as her teammates , Lucy has proven to be a capable combatant herself, often using her cleverness to her advantage, and thinking outside the box during battle. She has eventually inherited Natsu's stubbornness and refusal to give up, even when the odds are against her. Lucy usually freaks out at her guildmate's antics.

Unlike most of her friends, she does not get very excited about fighting and is not quick to resort to violence as the solution. However, she does admit that being around her guildmates is really fun. Being a Celestial Mage, Lucy always keeps her promises. She gives her all for the sake of her guild and friends.

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When summoning a Spirit, the Keys are enveloped with a soft, golden light. For example, Aquarius can manipulate water , creating powerful waves which can sweep away large amounts of foes at once, [18] while Taurus has enormous physical strength, making him a valuable melee fighter, able to flank Lucy during battle and tackle opponents on her behalf.

Celestial Spirit Mages have the potential to obtain extremely rare Gold Keys, which open the gates of the "Ecliptic Zodiacs," and more common, store-bought Silver Keys. Lucy's ability to summon her Spirits is limited by how much Magic Power she has to sustain them; the more Spirits she summons and the more powerful they are, the more Magic Power she exhausts. This is, apparently, a highly advanced form of Magic, with many priests having wasted their entire lives trying to achieve it, without success. However, Lucy and Juvia Lockser succeeded on their first try, with Aquarius 's giant wave combining with Juvia's own water to create a powerful, large whirlpool which not even Vidaldus Taka 's water-proof hair could absorb.

After she was granted such spell, Lucy fell in a state of trance, in which she chanted out the spell's incantation. This prompted the area around Angel , her opponent, to become full of star-like lights, followed shortly after by a blanket of darkness reminiscent of a night sky. All of the star-like lights exploded at the same time, inflicting heavy damage upon Angel.

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Once Urano Metria was cast, Lucy awoke from her trance, completely unaware of what she did. However, the spell is canceled by another Mage before its effects can be seen but Lucy noted it wouldn't be as powerful as the last time she used it with the Magic Power she had left. With it and the power of the other Fairy Tail members she is able to create a ethereal orb, which is one of the most indestructible defense magic available; even someone of the magnitude of Acnologia cannot break it. To activate the spell, the casters must kneel on the ground and hold hands, while one has to recite the incantation.

Whilst chanting, an aura will encase the casters, which will surge upwards, and stars will slowly fill up the heavens; as the caster yells out the spell's name, the aura will become a beam, together with the stars shining brighter, swirling around the target.

However, the spell will inflict pain to the users. The spell was powerful enough to shatter the Celestial Globe to pieces. Lucy cast the spell by joining her Magic with Yukino and Hisui E. Enhanced Durability : Despite her fragile appearance and her tendency to avoid combat, Lucy has proven herself to be quite resilient: she was able to survive the assault of a sadistic Zero, [71] while she was still unconscious and somehow get back up; [72] withstand a barrage of kicks from Kain Hikaru , an individual capable of breaking down trees and rocks through sheer physical power, without incapacitating damage, and also endure Kain trying to crush her head with his massive arms.

Enhanced Endurance : Lucy has been shown to have great physical stamina.

When having Taurus and Aries gates opened for a long while, she hasn't shown to have any fatigue at all when they were absorbed by Franmalth.