I walked home quietly under the twinkling of the stars above. My vision switched in and out of reality, going back to the memories of the fun times we had. I still remember her cheerful smile to this day. The way she laughed, the way she walked, I knew from then I will never forger her. The note in my pocked rustled as it crumpled. I didn’t know where I went wrong. She said it was me, that she just couldn’t do it. There must be something wrong with me. She wouldn’t leave me for no reason. I tossed the paper out of my pocket. I wouldn’t need it, I got the message.
I couldn’t sleep that night. Flashbacks of every time we went out went before my eyes. 6 months and she’s just gone without another word.
I stopped eating. Friends drifted away from me as I spent my days crying under piles of blankets. I couldn’t think of any reason to still be here, to exist. I thought that if I couldn’t love, what point is there to live?
One day, I tried. Whatever glimmer of hope and happiness inside told me to do something. The little voice against the wave of darkness. I clumsily tried to collect the pieces of the mind I had left, and left to the park.
I looked up from where I was crumpled. I was against a large shadowed tree. One of my friends stood before me.
Her name, was Skye.
“It’s been a while since I’ve seen you, how have you been?” She slid down next to me, a bright smile on her face.
“Okay.” I muttered the only word I could think of
“Oh, just okay? Darn. Anyways, I was gonna hang out with a couple of friends later, you wanna come?” She looked at me with pleading eyes.
“Cmon, Please?” She begged.
“Well, alright, I guess.”
The game day was, actually, fun. For the first time since that one fateful day, I smiled. I grew happy.
That one day changed everything. It made me rethink my life, my purpose. I didn’t know happiness until others intervened. I didn’t think light could exist in a dark world. Before that day I didn’t think that anyone could love me. But after that day, I realized that love wasn’t something earned, or something for romance. Love is people. And so far, people is all I need.
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