My Friends Have Left Me

Yesterday Becky (an 8 year old) and I were talking about our birthdays and she was talking about her friends. "Tell me about your friends" she said. "I don't have any" I replied. She didn't believe me at first but she managed to ask, "None?" I said "I don't have any true friends." She held my hand and said, "Don't worry. You'll have your birthday with me and my friends. You're a really nice friend and they will really like you." I could see the sorrow in her eyes. At that point I didn't mind being 'friendless' because I still had hope for other things. It was only later that night that I understood that I didn't have any hope.
MsMelancholia MsMelancholia
18-21, F
Dec 11, 2012