*Song that goes perfectly with this piece is Truce by Twenty One Pilots!!! Enjoy!*
I walked the cobbled streets of London, the light drizzle battered against my coat. The dark sky glittered with small stars, which stretched across the night. With no moon, I relied on the lights of the dim street lamp posts to guide me home. My shoes clicked against the pavement and my hands tightened around the small umbrella I carried.
Today was April 26, 1994. A year from the tragedy. Every year, on this day, I can recall the last few moments of the horrid evening perfectly, each movement, each step, I have memorized.
I rushed to the hospital, not caring at this point of the people I pushed out of the way. I ran to the reception desk, my breath coming in short gasps.
“Selene Idris! Which room, please?” My words tumbled out. The receptionist handed me a number and I took off again. Room 214. I stopped in front of the door. Bracing myself, I walked in. There, lying on the small hospital bed was my best friend. Test tubes and wires were connected to her and my stomach lurched at the sight.
Slowly, I walked over to the bed, kneeling by her side.
“Hey.” I whispered. Dull, tired eyes turned to look at me. She wheezed out a small laugh, clasping her hand around mine. “It hurts to laugh,” she breathed. Settling myself in small chair close to her, I spoke again. “Remember when we were in 5th grade, and we became friends?” Selene shifted her head down and smiled, re-assuring me that she remembered. “Those days were the start of everything, I don’t know what I’d do without you.” The tears hid in my eyes, not wanting to fall. I had to be strong.
“Please don’t go.” Selene shook her head, her words quiet but clear, “You know it doesn’t work that way.” I shook my head, my grip tightening a little around her hand, not wanting to let go. I wasn’t ready.
“Stay alive, for me if not yourself.” At this point I didn’t care when the tears fell, let them fall I thought. “You’ll always be my best friend. No matter if I’m not around. You’ll always be with me, and the same goes for you.”
Then her eyes shut and my world fell apart. I was alone.
I sat on the sidewalk, leaning my head against a wall. I shut my umbrella, letting myself be drenched in the now pouring rain. I was alone.