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It had been three years. It seemed odd when she thought of it
like that. Three years since she had seen him, three years since
she had spoken to him, three years since she had touched him. She
had been silly, back then, and foolish. As she sat in the dark,
listening to the rain outside her window, she thought back to
when it had been easy, when it had been fun, when they had been
happy. Three years, they had gone so slowly and she missed him
every day. As the rain fell and the lightening flashed, Shay
thought back to what had been the happiest time of her life.
It wasn't like the movies. Neither of them were the new kids at
school, there were no grudges and they didn't hate each other,
and there was no sudden blossoming in beauty, height or
confidence. Nothing had changed for either of them, but they were
drawn together. They were barely sixteen years old, they had
their whole lives ahead of them and they didn't waste their time
stressing about the future and what it would bring. Friendship
came first, as it should, and romance second. In the time they
were just friends, he even had another girlfriend. The girlfriend
was her friend, and though jealousy tore her apart she never said
anything. Everyone knew that relationship wouldn't work anyway;
it just never felt right and never got serious. That one day came
though, and everything changed. It was reality, though, which
meant no kiss the rain, no declaration of love. It just lead to
dates and the dating lead to a relationship. They became the "it"
couple that people were either jealous of, or that people mocked.
Luckily, neither cared about what others thought and they were
perfectly happy together.
Ben was the type of guy that was friends with everyone. Every
high school has this particular guy. He's not popular but he's
not unpopular. He's not the one sits at the back at the class and
causes troublebut he's not the really nerdy one either. He
doesn't start fights but he'll stick up for his friends, and he's
just relaxed and "cool" and confident. Shay was similar, but she
wasn't friends with everybody. In a way, she was a happy middle
between being overly confident and outgoing, and really withdrawn
and shy. People who didn't know her thought that she was really
quiet and nerdy. People who did know her wished that she was
quiet and studious. They, however, knew the truth; she would
never, ever be quiet, and actually hated school. Ben and Shay
really were as close to a perfect match as you could get, well,
at least when you're sixteen.
High school is such a stereotype, and obviously, not all of it is
such a cliché. But really, let's be honest, high school is pretty
much made up of two types of people; those who think that school
is absolute hell and the people that make school absolute hell.
It will never change, because that's what teenagers do, it's what
they are. Really, "teenager" is a nice word to describe a whole
age group of people who are struggling to find their place in
life; constantly making mistakes and wrong choices, pushing
people away and hurting other teenagers. Honestly, in a world
with over six billion people, who can blame them for wanting to
make an impact, for wanting to be important, for wanting to