• She walked down the hallway and opened a door to the emergency room. She peeked inside and saw a family surrounding a bed. She walked in and saw a boy in the bed, a boy she knew well. He looked up at her and said, "Mom, Dad? This is a friend from school." They greeted each other formally and then he asked, "Could we be alone?" His parent walked away, closing the curtain behind them. When they heard the door close, she asked, "So, how's life been in the hospital?" "Good, good," he answered. He hesitated, looked at his chest, then back at her. "I have to tell you something." "What is it," she asked. "I need you to be serious about this," he said sternly. "Alright," she answered. He took her hand and said, "The doctors think that I am going to die in the next couple of days." "No..." she whispered. "NO YOU CAN'T DIE!!" she yelled, slamming her fists where his legs should have been. "Listen, " he spoke calmly. "The doctors said that I have lost too much blood, and that I have some mental injuries," he said, tapping his head lightly. She smiled, but it quickly faded. "You can't leave me like this." "Hey, " he said, lifting her chin. "Remember when we first met?" "How could I ever forget, " she said smiling. We were chosen to do the 10th grade relay race. I got to through a pie at your face, and it splattered all over your shirt. We were meant for each other." She sighed. "It's going to be different without you here." "I'm going to miss you too, " he said. His chest rose and fell steadily. Her eyes were tearing up, blurring her vision. She leaned over, kissed him on the forehead, then lay her head down on his chest which never rose again.

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