Not Like the Other Girls

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Lauri's close friend Lisa is shunned and so commits suicide so that she can always be with the birds.

Song by The Rasmus

Submitted: October 02, 2010

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No more blame I am destined to keep you sane.
Gotta rescue the flame.
Gotta rescue the flame in your heart.

Lauri stood protectively in front of Lisa. He shooed the women who tried to hurt her with their cruel words away. When they left he turned to her and soothed away her unshed tears.
No more blood I will be there for you my love.
I will stand by your side.
The world has forsaken my girl.
Lauri walked into Lisa's home to see her in the living room cutting her palms. He gently took the knife from her and clasped her hands in his. She began to softly weep.
Should have seen it would be this way.
Should have known from the start what she's up to.

It was a few weeks after the incident when Lauri again came in. He knew something was wrong.The house was too quiet she always had music on. And more often then not it was The Rasmus. He looked in the bathroom since he heard the water running. Lauri saw she was slumped over on her side in the tub. The water was running but it was obvious she wasn't bathing. When he moved closer lauri saw why. She had made two neat cuts on the veins in her wrists. Lisa had then held them under water as she slowly bled to death.
When you've loved and you've lost someone.
You know what it feels like to lose.

At Lisa's funeral standing by her coffin lauri let a few tears escape. His sister Hanna lay a consoling hand his shoulder. She knew what he was going through.
When Lauri got home he laid down in bed and ran through the last few weeks in his head. He realized then that Lisa had been acting strange.
She's fading away, away from this world.
Drifting like a feather.
She's not like the other girls.

She had become more and more distant with everyone including Lauri. When he had talked to her she seemed to slip away from this world into her own.
She lives in the clouds and talks to the birds
Hopeless little one.
She's not like the other girls I know.
Lisa had daydreamed constantly and her mind seemed to live in the clouds. Also she had begun to talk to the sparrows that perched on her windowsill. On walks with her Lauri had heard her a few times murmur to the robins. He felt sympathy towards her. She wasn't like the other girls and the world had abandoned her because of that. Lisa had slipped away lost touch of reality in favor of her dreams and fantsasies.
No more shame she had felt too much pain in her life.
In her mind she's repeating the words.
All the love you put out will return to you.
Lauri and Lisa had been talking to two women who were a little less then Lisa's friends. He had glanced over to see the woman who was talking to Lisa, was going to snap at her for daydreaming. He caught her eye and shook his head no. The woman shut her mouth and did not say anything.
Should have seen it would be this way.
Should have known from the start what she's up to.

Lauri came back from his thoughts. He felt regret he should have seen it would be this way. Lisa had, had such a tender heart. The women were vicious and merciless to her. And Lisa could not defend her heart against they're cruel words. He should have known from the start of her strange behavior what she was up to.
When you've loved and you've lost someone.
You know what it feels like to lose.

He finally understood what other's felt when they lost someone very close. It hurt to think about the person yet you couldn't help it.
She's fading away, away from this world.
Drifting like a feather.
She's not like the other girls.

Lisa had always been different. And that's what had made her so appealing. Yet her differences were what caused her so much pain. No one really but him had appreciated her ways.
She lives in the clouds and talks to the birds.
Hopeless little one.
She's not like the other girls I know.
He gave a sad smile. Well Lisa now did truly live in the clouds. She was the wind that whispered to the birds. And she would never be like the other girls.


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