Forced Apart

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This is a short story of a high schooler telling about her losing of a life long friend.


Forced Apart

Everyone in the world has or had a childhood friend that they remember clearly. A friend that you spent every day of the summer with since pre-school.Well, I used to have a friend that I thought would be my best friend for life. We had been friends since age four. Our dads knew each other in highschool, so our families were always together. Everything was perfect until I moved homes and schools right before the 7th grade. Childhood friends can affect one's future, relationships with others, and the ability to reach out and make new friends.

Abbey is the name of the most wonderful friend I have ever had. She was like a summer breeze that blows away a winter storm. She was always there for me, and I was always there for her. We were inseparable. The year was 2013, and I had just moved from Spring ISD to Conroe ISD. Abbey and I had spent every day of that perfect summer together, and every weekend together once school had started. She was my one and only truest friend. That all stopped when one bright and sunny day turned dark in seconds. I heard my father screaming at my mother in our driveway. I couldn't even recognise this man. My younger sister Emily was terrified, so I was comforting, and singing to her to calm her down. That is when I noticed that my best friend’s father was out there in his truck. He looked defeated, and my father was like a madman, and looked like he wanted to hurt him.

That is a day I will never forget. For that night when my father came home from who knows where, he told me a line that will stick inside my head forever. These sickly words came out of his mouth, “You are not allowed to see Abbey anymore.” Those words went straight from his mouth, and stabbed me directly in the heart. An ocean of tears poured from my eyes. I was only 12 at this point in my life. I didn't understand what was going on. Why was my father ripping away the only friend I have ever known since I was four years old? All I could think was that my one and only friend was being torn away without a reason.

For years, Abbey and I would sneak around to meet up with each other, and swore we would never be separated. My father blocked off all contact we had with each other. There is a wall between us that my father stuck there, and even the strongest wrecking ball can't break it. It has been extremely hard for me to make close friends like I had with Abbey because i’m scared they will get ripped away as well. Whatever happened between my parents caused them to almost divorce and they separated for over a month. My parents and I do not have a strong relationship anymore because I no longer trust them. Because of them, I don’t have a friend that I can spend every weekend with and call my soul mate and sister.

Since the day that Abbey and I were forced apart, I have not really connected with my parent, my father especially. I have made new friends since that horrid day, but not like what Abbey and I had. Childhood friendships play a huge role in a young heart’s life. If you take that away without explanation, you lose their trust, faith, and respect.

 


Submitted: October 03, 2017

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GummyOverdose

I'm crying right now, and I'm a guy. You have to be proud of yourself to be able to bring me to tears.

Tue, October 3rd, 2017 1:54am

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