The Fate of Best Friends Essay

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Personal Narrative- The Fate of Best Friends

People have always told me that friends last forever. I believe that but only to an extent. Best friends tend to just drift apart after time. Everybody eventually has to go their own way.

"I will be back in the middle of August," she said.

I looked into her eyes, and the look that was returned made my stomach churn. Neither of us would say what we both knew would happen. She wouldn't come back.
"I know, we'll hang out together the whole week before I leave for school."

My best friend, Janet, was leaving for Florida to live with her boyfriend/fiancÈ for only the summer (or so she said) on the Naval base in Pensacola. He wanted to get married as soon as they moved in together. She
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"Don't do anything stupid." I meant, "Don't get married and screw up your life."

She obviously didn't catch on to what I was implying. "I won't." she casually stated. "Things will never be the same again, will they? You and Kathryn are both leaving for school in the fall. I'll be here all by myself." She looked as if she would start crying. I hoped that she wouldn't, because then I would start.

Janet's dad slowly rambled into the living room. Partly disabled from Parkinson's, he is the closest thing to a father that I know. He always called me his second daughter. "After this summer, both of my daughters will be gone, leaving the old gimp here alone. Jeez, what am I going to do here all by myself the whole time?"

Neither Janet nor I knew how to reply. The three of us did a lot together. "I'll come home, dad."

From the look in his eyes and the grimace on his face, I knew that he didn't believe her either. Janet was the light in his life. She was the only thing that kept him from giving up and letting the disease take over. Her moving out would be more difficult for him than anyone else.

"Well, I had better be going. I have to get up for work tomorrow." I couldn't be there anymore. I couldn't just stand there knowing that my best friend was throwing her life away. If she married him she would just move from base to base as her new husband received new assignments from the Navy. It made me sick. I knew that she could

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