A Long Way Gone Monologue

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Asher called me yesterday after his last fight. I can’t believe the villages’ top street karate fighter has finally realized his worth and stopped this nonsense. The vivid memory of the blood splattering from his mouth was stuck in my head. The people cheering, betting money, mixed with the smell of sweat and alcohol. I felt like I needed to wash myself with wipes and germ detergents. What I remember most was his head bobbing on the arena, his face drenched in blood and sweat. It was at this moment that I realized what he means to me. When I realized how much I care for him, how much I….Love Him. I never believed that I would fall in love, or rather even actually befriend someone, other than Sammie (more so befriend a guy). I actually made…show more content…
I was able to keep my head straight and with the help of Asher, Layla and the online support of Sammie I was able to overcome some of my fears and insecurities. I was able to sing in front of an audience. However, I always thought that the only one who needed saving was me, but along the way I saved others. One of them being Asher from the violent activities that had us visiting the hospital more than we visit the park.
I realized that you don’t always need saving, you only need a strength, a push from someone to help you become a better YOU. Someone to help us get over the thoughts that haunt us all. Someone to be there and together you overcome all obstacles. A team is better than someone overriding the other, whether in a friendship or relationship. Express yourself, talk things through and never keep any emotions in. Throughout the journey I had the ribbon on me, a remembrance of the promise Sammie and I made a long time ago.
Speaking of emotions, Asher still hasn’t told me if he likes me or not, but Layla has mentioned it a couple of times that it’s her “twin instinct” feeling this. He asked to meet me today, here I am waiting for him under the tree outside our
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