I shuffled down the dark hallway. Tears were pooling in my eyes, and I felt the world crumbling. Why was my world collapsing? Why should I deserve to live? I felt like a failure and I felt terrible inside and outside. I ran into my dorm room, and lay there on the bed, crying.
“Emily, is everything okay?”a concerned voice asked me. “Emily, you seem depressed. What’s wrong?”
I looked up through blurred vision to see my tall dorm mate, Celine looking at me with worry.
“No, I’m not!” I blurted out, tears streaking my already wet cheeks. “I just hate myself! I’m so fat, and I don’t have good grades. I feel like a failure!” I cried again, new tears streaming down my cheeks like a waterfall.
A hand cupped my chin and I looked up to see Celine smiling down gently at me. “Emily, you’re wonderful, and don’t ever, EVER let anybody tell you that you’re a failure. I mean, you’ve come all this way to Andrews, and you are only 18! You are so much more than you think!”
I sniffled, taking the tissue Celine had handed me. “Thank you, Celly. Thank you for always being here for me.”
Celine smiled. “You’re welcome, Em.”
We hugged and I felt better. I loved Celine, and she treated me like a big sister would. It was comforting, especially because I would get homesick often at Andrews.
Ten years later…….
“Hello, Hero!” I opened my door to find Hero, my dog greeting me enthusiastically by wiggling his tail and licking my face.
“Let’s go for a walk, Hero!” I grabbed his leash and placed it on him. I opened the door and we headed outside.
“Hold on, Hero! Let me check my mail first,” I pleaded, struggling to hold onto Hero’s leash, for he was pulling and tugging.
I opened my mailbox. “Oh, there’s a letter from Celine’s family! Let’s see what it is,” I opened the letter. My heart sank as my eyes scanned the page. I gasped. Tears came to my eyes and my vision blurred just as it had ten years earlier.
I sank to the ground, my knees trembling and knocking together. “No,” I cried. “No, it can’t be!”
Celine… is dead.. had a car accident…. her head injury….. died in her sleep…… These words whirled and turned in my brain. It couldn’t be!
I cried, oblivious to the world around me. Hero circled me, whining and nudging my face.
“It can’t be! Please tell me this is all a dream,” I cried to nobody in particular.
As the sun set, I trudged home with Hero behind me. Opening the door, my eyes fell on a picture me and Celine had taken after our graduation. Celine was smiling like an angel, and she was hugging me so tightly that I was laughing in the picture. My memories started to flow as I gazed around the room, decorated with pictures of me and Celine.
“I miss you, Celine. I will forever miss you,” I whispered as the tears started to fall. I sank to the ground once more, soaking the carpet with my tears.
Outside, the wind howled and the owl hooted. And that was the night I lost my best friend.
Hey, guys! I hope you liked that story! I like writing stories, so I decided to write one today. I know, it’s a really sad story. I was crying when I was writing. It’s all fictional, though. But I have lost several important people in my life, and this kind of relates to it. I have struggled with these losses, and it’s hard for me. But I know I have to move on, and I have. It’s just hard when you lose someone you were really attached to. One of my aunties passed away from breast cancer in 2015, and my family was friends with her ever since me and my sister were babies. I cried so much that day, I still remember. It was pretty sad. *wipes away tears* Anyways, I hoped you guys liked that story! Do you guys prefer happy stories or sad stories. Comment below! Anyways, I really have to go and do my homework. Love ya’ll, and I’ll see you next time!