Rimyal Awfe As Halley and Macon's relationship becomes more serious, Macon begins pressuring Halley to make love with him. Halley resists, in part because she doesn't feel ready and in part because Macon hasn't told her he loves her, but her resolve begins to weaken when she fears she is losing him. Her mother has forbidden her to see Macon anymore, and Scarlett tells her if she’s not ready, she doesn’t have to do it. Halley, though, is determined to make love with Macon on New Years Eve. That night she drinks too much. Everything feels wrong, and she throws up. As Macon drives her home, angry and drunk and driving recklessly, they have an accident, and Halley is injured. When Macon doesn't even come to see her in the hospital, Halley finally realizes she deserves better than him. Although it is painful, she tells him she can't see him anymore. Once she does this, she and her mother begin to draw close again, learning new ways to deal with and respect each other. A few months later, Scarlett goes into labor, the same night as prom. At the hospital, Halley is suddenly overwhelmed by fear and has to leave the room when Scarlett needs her most. Halley's mother comes to the hospital and helps Halley find the strength to go back in and be there for Scarlett. Scarlett has a baby girl, and she names her Grace Halley. As Halley looks at Grace, she knows that she will be able to teach her things about how to become herself one day.