Unforgettable

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

Elijah has one final word with Annie.

Six months, it’s been six months since Annie died. They’ve been long, and my lost sense of time only made them feel longer. Every day crawled by, and then disappeared without a second glance. I still remember Annie, but her face has faded. I still see the bright blue of her eyes, the rich brown of her hair, the light in her smile, but everything else has blurred. The first day we met was in kindergarten, we were drawing as a team. She drew the house…or did I? What color was the house again? Green, blue?

My memory was slowly depleting, and nothing made me angrier.  I guess it just went to show how much I needed her. Without her, I can’t remember anything. She wanted me to remember her. “Remember me, Elijah. I’m here for you,” she promised. I desperately wanted to let her know I was trying. I’m trying, Annie. I really am, but it’s hard. I’m doing the best I can.

One thing that always helped me clear my head of anger or sorrow was taking walks in the park. The open air calmed me, it helped me breath again. I remember one day when the sadness of living without Annie struck me harder than a semi-truck. She’s gone, she’s really gone, and she isn’t coming back. I fought back tears as I walked the dirt path, looking at the blurred moon above the trees. Chills ran up my spine, shaking my entire body. My breath was misty in the cold, eyes heavy. I ignored the chills running through my body as I continued down the path, mind nearly empty.

When I believe I reached nirvana, I snapped back to reality with a strange sense. As though someone was…watching me, watching me very closely. Observing my every move. Out of fear, I picked up my speed, trying to hurry back to civilization. Or at least into some light so I could see if someone was around. Underneath a dim spotlight, I looked around, still spooked by the unseen figure. Wait, I recognized this place. Annie. It was under this same spotlight that I proposed to her. Now I remember. I remember seeing her smile, hearing her laugh and say “Yes! Of course it’s a yes!” I remember how bright her gorgeous blue eyes lit up, how tightly she squeezed my hand. In that instant, it was as though she were still holding my hand. In that instant, I felt something; a light, warm brush on my hand.

I jerked my hand away quickly, startled by the contact. I spun around, looking to see if anyone was nearby. Not a soul in sight, maybe that was the problem. In sight. I stood motionless, eyes closed, body sensitive to my surrounding. A light tug pulled on my shoulders, as though a small child were climbing onto my back. I shrugged it off, but tried to remain calm even though my heart was racing. I felt someone watching me again. Breathless and shaking, I barely managed to whisper.

“Annie?” The air around me lightened, giving a pleasant aura. Another warm brush went up my arm, comforting me. I smiled to myself, knowing it couldn’t be anyone else. I knew she was smiling up at me, even though I couldn’t see it. I spoke more confidently, knowing there was nothing to be afraid of. “I’ve missed you.” Still with a wide grin, my hair slightly shook. I wanted her to stay with me, but I knew she couldn’t, no matter how much we both wanted her to. If she couldn’t stay, I wished she would reveal herself to me, so I could see her just one last time. I felt the air grow dense around my chest and knew she was trying to give me a goodbye hug. My eyes began to moisten again, and I stated what I knew we both didn’t want to hear. “You can’t stay, Annie. You have to move on.”

The air released back to its bitter cold, but she wouldn’t leave forever on such a bad note. She was better than that. Voice broken at the hard goodbye, I coughed, “I love you, but you have to go.” I closed my eyes, allowing tears to fall down my face, and imagined what she looked like at what I just said. Her eyes would grow big and sorrowful, lip slightly pouting under her teeth. “Go,” I finished, softly as possible. I felt her caress my damped cheek and brush my lips. Then she let go. I opened my eyes and looked straight ahead, vision blurred from the tears. On the very edge of the dim lit circle, I saw a figure standing, waiting. I saw Annie. She was glowing and transparent, her body blurred and white, but it was her. Her back was towards me, her hair long, just as I remembered. She looked over her shoulder at me, and I saw her eyes for the very last time. She smiled at me, then turned her head forward and disappeared with the first step she took. The air went cold, and I knew that she was in a better place.


Submitted: June 24, 2013

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Showzeez

Really emotional follow up and you can just feel how happy Elijah was to see Annie one last time! It's really sweet and I can still feel the love they had and it is sweet. Glad you made this!! :)

Mon, June 24th, 2013 8:01pm

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I'm glad you liked it :)

Mon, June 24th, 2013 1:11pm

Lona333

Wow, I'm glad Annie moved on. And I'm glad Elijah knew how to say good bye. I'm really happy you made this! It made me feel like there was some happiness in Annie's passing, like when people say the person is in a better place. I hop that made sense. Thank you for telling me this was up!

Mon, June 24th, 2013 9:09pm

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Thank you for your comment! :)

Mon, June 24th, 2013 2:11pm

Sarahh365

I loved Inseperable, and I loved this too! It's so sweet how Elijah told her to move on, even though he didn't want her to. Really powerful ending! Another masterpiece.

Mon, June 24th, 2013 9:11pm

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Thanks Sarah :)

Mon, June 24th, 2013 2:11pm

PeridotWritress1994

oh....it so touchy and so....tragic. i don't know what to say ... all i can do is cry at them moment....you are really good at this.

Mon, June 24th, 2013 10:42pm

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Thank you!

Mon, June 24th, 2013 9:09pm

N. C. Ferrao

I loved your story inseperable and this is just too good. Its so sad that Annie died. The last part is so full of emotions and heart touching.

Wed, June 26th, 2013 10:40am

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Thank you.

Thu, June 27th, 2013 2:34pm

Freebird Writer

This is so sad, and so emotional. This is amazingly written, just like everything else you write. It shows just how much you can love someone, but when they are gone, no matter how much you try, they begin to fade slowly, or your memories change. I loved it. Well done.

Wed, June 26th, 2013 2:15pm

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Thanks!

Thu, June 27th, 2013 2:35pm

writer R us

aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww. damn i nearly started crying. great job

Wed, June 26th, 2013 9:08pm

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Thanks :)

Thu, June 27th, 2013 2:35pm

JoelatRpg

I like this ending of inseperable! It's sad that she has to leave, but I like how he got to see her once again:) This should let him know and prove to him that he'll see her on the other side too. Thanks for sharing, Haley!:) A like.

Fri, June 28th, 2013 3:20pm

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Thanks for liking :)

Fri, June 28th, 2013 8:42am

Sierra Virgie

Awww. The whole story just sent shivers down my spine. This was really bittersweet. I love it.

Fri, October 11th, 2013 6:31pm

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Thank you!

Fri, October 11th, 2013 1:17pm

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