"Hello?" I said after answering. I flipped on the lights and turned down the television volume. "How are you, Keri?"
"I'm alright," Keri said, sounding cheerful which made me happy. "So, I finally accepted Aunt Margot's invitation to her church."
"You did!" I exclaimed, tears welling up. My sister was finally freeing herself from the chains that bound her. It was such a big step to recovery and all I wanted was for her to have good mental health. I couldn't help but feel so proud. "When are you gonna go there?"
"Already done" she said. "I met the youth group today and talking to them made me realize I have a lot of things to live for. Life is so short and I shouldn't waste it away like I've been doing all these years. Even after everything I've been through, I can still live a normal life. I can still be happy though everything will never be the same as before when I could go wherever I wanted on my own."
"Oh my goodness, Keri!" I said, amidst sobs. I wan
"So," Chris said when we were alone and everyone had gone off. My mother was talking to a friend of hers who was watching her seven year old twins play. "Were they talking about the Clyde I know?"I felt something I'd never felt around Chris before. It was close to resentment. "Why do you want to know?""Just curious," he said. "It's okay if you don't want to answer, though."He turned to look at the water. Looking at him, I wondered why I shouldn't tell him the truth. He was my boyfriend after all and he deserved to know everything about me. For a moment, I thought I barely knew anything about him. But then, It was my fault. I never asked about his life. "I'm sorry. It's the same Clyde.""He has some, nerve." He said, typing something in his phone which was strange. He always gave me undivided attention. "How could he even ask you out after doing all that to your sister?""It's not entirely his fault. Both of them are to blame. I wouldn't advise you to take sides on a matter you know
No words can describe how lonely I felt after everyone I cared about had gone. Clyde gave me a sad look as he went away with Jenny."This can't be happening to me," I said, clasping my hands over my head. I got up after deciding to climb up the mountain. It was five o'clock, quite late for one to go hiking on their own but I didn't care. I got water from my backpack, drank it and threw the bottle on the ground. I stood up and slung my bag over one shoulder. By the time I reached the spot I wanted, my breath was coming in short gasps and my lungs were burning. My throat was parched so I got another bottle of water and opened it. I sat on the grass and drank it then sprayed myself with insect repellent. I fished out my phone but unfortunately it was down. I put it back in the bag and looked at the beautiful trees.The small clearing was sorrounded by small trees. It was beautiful and peaceful. Keri and I used to play there a lot whenever our family brought us to the mountain and Lakesh
Even before I opened my eyes, I knew I was in a hospital. I was lying down and my head was throbbing. I felt a dull pain in my chest. I opened my eyes to an empty room. My left hand was and head were bandaged. What a sad sight, right? Waking up in a hospital with no one by your side. It wasn't hard to believe that everyone had abandoned me after everything that had happened. My eyes watered when I thought of Chris. He had ruined my life in the worst way possible. How could someone be so cold hearted? How was I going to show my face to the world again? I sobbed on. I wished I had some one with me. My friends probably brought and abandoned me. I could tell it was night time and I wondered how long I'd been unconscious.The door opened to reveal Clyde carrying a coffee cup. He was wearing a white shirt and skinny black jeans. His brown curls were tired into a ponytail. I smiled weakly, thinking of how terrible I looked."You're awake," he put the cup on the table and kissed my forehead.