Close from Afar

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
We were close... Over text, at least.
I'm just wondering if it's enough.

Submitted: June 11, 2014

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He was a year older than me, so I always understood that he was busy. We weren't childhood friends, or brother-sister close, but we were close friends who texted each other almost everyday. It brought me some light in the darkness whenever we talked.

The sun began to set, the sky was turning pink. And yet there I was, pencil in hand, frustrated to almost insanity. I needed to stop, but checkout for books was due tomorrow. I had to get all the notes for History down, and Science, and Math, and---

Suddenly, a soft ringtone broke the silence. It was quiet, but so familiar that my ears could hear it. I whirl around, and the letter "L" caught my eye. Lunging forward, I practically tackled my bed, fumbling around for my phone. Once I grab it, I read the message.

Liam: Hi, are you there?

Trying to calm down, my frustrated thoughts from before disappear as I text back.

Sophia: Yup! What's up?

It doesn't take him very long to reply. I've noticed that each text message takes a few seconds, sometimes a minute if it's a long message.

Liam: Just wandering if you're free right now to talk.

Sophia: Of course! I mean, now I am.

Liam: Oh, sorry, were you busy before?

Sophia: No! No, I was just... Bored. I have time. So, what is it?

Liam: You're graduating next week, right? What high school are you going to?

Sophia: Hmm... Well... Riverdale High School is a good choice.

Liam: D:

Liam: You aren't serious, are you?

Liam: Sophia?

Liam: Oh my gosh you're serious

Liam: I bet you're writing down the form for it and everything.

Liam: Sophia?! O_O

Liam: PLEASE DON'T GO TO RIVERDALE

Liam: PLEASE

Sophia: Oh, sorry... We already filled in the forms and handed them in last week...

Liam: OH MY GOSH

Liam: BUT

Liam: BUT I HELPED YOU STUDY INTO ORDER TO GET INTO FAIRVIEW

Liam: THIS. WHOLE. YEAR.

Liam: I THOUGHT WE WERE FINALLY GOING TO BE IN THE SAME SCHOOL

Liam: HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

Sophia: You're a year above me... You'd probably just ignore me :/

Liam: THAT. DOESN'T. MEAN. YOU. SHOULD. GO. TO. ANOTHER. SCHOOL!

Sophia: Liam... You're so guillible... We were studying last week, remember?

Liam: So you haven't turned in the form?

Sophia: Yes.

Liam: Oh thank goodness.

Liam: So you're going to Fairview?

Sophia: We didn't spend Sunday freaking out about the application for nothing, Liam.

Liam: Oh yeah!

I laughed at his forgetfulness.

Liam: Okay. Tomorrow is... Wednesday. Let's hang out after school!

Sophia: Sure!

We talked for hours, until dinnertime. Eventually, the light of my phone begins to hurt my eyes.

Sophia: I have to go now, but I'll see you tomorrow?

Liam: Of course! See ya later!

Sophia: Bye!

I turned off my phone, placing it on my desk. With a giddy feeling locked in me, I went to sleep.

But of course, when good times come, so do bad ones.


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