I'll always be there

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic


You might not like me much right now, but I’ve been there with you through the worst times of your life. I’ll be there to the end.

 

I was there with you as we grew together, feasting on all sorts of delectable food. Didn’t we enjoy so many flavours of the world? Sometimes we got carried away, but we ate and got stronger, together. 

 

We tried a lot of “substances” together too, didn’t we? Alcohol, tobacco, a few different drugs. Funny, we both ended up liking tobacco the most. How many cigarettes have we gone through? Has it been thousands over the years? All the times we were outside together, taking breaks from the drudgeries of life for a brief moment of self-indulgence. We both needed them more than we care to admit.

 

I was still there when your parents found out about me. They cursed me, cried and yelled, and said I was bad for you. It’s not their fault, they didn’t know. They’ve never dealt with something like what we have. But I stayed, despite how much they hated me.

 

You didn’t tell many of your friends about me, but I wasn’t hurt. They wouldn’t understand anyway. The bond we have is unique, and they wouldn’t know what to do. Still, many of them found out, and some abandoned you.

 

I know it got hard for you. Really hard. That’s why I stayed even when you tried to cut me out of your life. You wanted nothing more than to be rid of me. When you saw I wasn’t going anywhere you had all sorts of people come after me. They stabbed me, cut me, poisoned me, burned me. They brought me to my knees and pushed me to my breaking point. But I was still there.

 

We’ve been together so long, and built such a strong bond, that we had become inseparable. I breathe as you breathe. I bleed as you bleed. I live as you live. Nobody can take that away from us.

 

All this fighting made us both weaker, but you insisted to keep going even when it became obvious I wasn’t going to leave you. I can’t leave you. I’m in your mind, your heart, your very bones.

 

Eventually, you stopped fighting. By then it had worn us down so much that we both knew the end was near. We lay here now in embrace, intertwined for eternity. It’s almost here now, we can both feel it. And we’ll meet it together.

 

And to think, this all started with a single cell in your lungs dividing uncontrollably.

 


Submitted: May 12, 2021

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