~ Mitzilyn's P.O.V ~
*FLASHBACK FROM 7TH GRADE COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH TAYLOR*
We raced. We always raced on the way home from school. Our faced brightened with excitement. We couldn't wait to go to the park together and have fun.
"I'm gonna beat you, Mathers!" Taylor's high pitched school boy voice giggled.
"Haha, whatever you say Caniff!" I replied.
I ran and pushed myself as a squirrel scattered across the road to the other side. The sun beat down on my face. But Taylor was too fast. He sprang ahead of me and got to the gate on my house before me. He beat me by not even an inch.
"HA! I win."
"Whatever! I WAS winning until the sun got in my eye." I said sarcastically.
He glanced at me with a bold look in his big brown eyes. He giggled. I playfully pushed him out of the way as I propped open the gate and we jogged to my house. Taylor followed behind me. I opened the front door and we plopped our school bags and stuff on the floor. We rushed to the kitchen to get a drink before we left to go to the park.
But my parents came in solemly and sat on at the big quartz table in the dinning room. Taylor and I glanced at them confused.
"We can't tell her now. Her and Taylor are heading to the park soon and I don't want to disappoint her now." Her voice was scratchy. I looked at her from an angle. Her eyes were filled with tears. My heart started beating. Taylor touched my arm, I looked at him. He looked as scared as I was.
We slowly walked towards them without making a sound. But when my mom looked at us, I was curious.
"Mom......dad? What's going on?" I asked anxiously.
My mother cleared her throat before she spoke.
"Your.....father and I have made a decision. But we will tell you later what it is." She stuttered.
Taylor was obviously getting nervous. He tugged on my arm to let me know that we should come back later. But I refused.
"Tell me now. What is it?" My voice was already collapsing.
My father sighed and told my mother that he'll tell me. He slowly turned to me as his eyes were puffy also.
"Your mother and I decided to........depart." He spit out.
My eyes instantly got red and filled with tears.
"W-what do you mean? De-depart? Like...a....a divorce?" I questioned.
He slowly nodded his head.
"Your mother is going back to California and you, your sister, and I are leaving to go to Florida tomorrow. My new job is there and she wanted you girls to come with me. We heard there's great education down in Florida." He tried to smirk away the pain that wielded inside my heart. I was leaving Taylor for Florida. My heart broke.
My father put his head in his hands. My mother got up and stormed upstairs, while my father just sat there as he cried and clenched his fists. My eyes were so puffy I couldn't even see out of them. My eyes filled with tears. I grabbed Taylor's hand and I rushed out the door with him following me. We stormed down the street and went to the park. We ran to make the trip faster. Still holding his hand, I stopped at one side of the road and waited for a car to come by so we could cross. As the car came by, there was a girl in the back seat. She looked our age. She had beach blond hair and was very tan. She waved her wand at Taylor with a seductive look in her eye. He slowly waved back with a little smirk. It was her. The girl that has such a huge crush on Taylor. She was jealous of me. She was jealous that me and Taylor ALWAYS hang out ever single day after school. But she thinks I have a crush on him myself. But I didn't. He was just my best friend that I could trust my whole life.
The car drove away. I hurried and crossed the street still holding Taylor's hand. As we entered the park, I let go of his hand a ran to the swing set. He stayed still for a little bit. I sat on the swing and cried my heart out. I didn't want to leave. I didn't want to leave Taylor. He was my best friend. He meant so much to me. He was the one person I could go to to talk to and tell all my secrets to. When I was ever in a bad mood, he would take me to the park and we would hang out and prank the neighborhood people all day to help me get my mind off everything. He was sweet, caring, funny, and trustworthy. He was like a brother to me. I didn't want to lose him. And he felt the same way about me.
He came behind me and sat on the swing next to me.
"So this is it, huh?" He said with his voice cracking.
I slowly shook my head and snuffled. I glanced at him. His eyes were red as well. He glared into my eyes.
"What do we do?" I stuttered.
There was a long pause.
"We have as much fun as we can for as long as we have each other. I say we have the best night of our lives tonight." He replied with a bolder voice.
I smiled and got up. He got up as well. He was always taller than me....by an inch or two. He grabbed my hand and we ran off down the neighborhood.
*LATER ON AT SUNSET BACK AT THE PARK*
We ran back to the park at sunset. We were struggling to catch our breathe as we sat on the bench. As soon as we caught our breathe, we sat straight and cleared our throats. We were both exhausted.
"Haha. I never want this night to end!" He yelled.
I giggled, "me too!" I said.
I checked my watch.
"Oh crap! Look at the time! I gotta go, Tay!" I said.
But when I said that, I remembered what happened earlier. I was leaving home. We both started to cry again. But we stood straight and wiped the tears away.
"I don't want you to leave, Mitz....." He said.
"I don't want to leave either." I said.
He walked closer to me and pulled me into a long, calm hug. We stood there for about two minutes. Then we broke the hug. Our faces were so close to each other. I glared into his brown beautiful eyes. He glared into my sapphire eyes. His hand rested on my cheek as he leaned in for a kiss. I panicked. I was about to pull away before one part of me stayed in his arms. My heart melted as soon as his wet lips gently touched mine. His hands held my rosy cheeks. After about seven seconds. We broke away. Still in his arms, I hugged him so close one more time.
"I'll see ya soon, Mathers." He whispered in my ear. He always says that to me when we end off our days. I smiled and kissed his red cheek. I stepped away as his finger tips slipped out of my reach. I tear left my eye as I turned away. My last glance at him was the saddest thing ever. My heart snapped into a million pieces. This was it. We won't be able to talk to each other. Neither of us have phones or emails or anything with 'social media' included. We always thought that what's the point in having a phone when we have each other to talk to all the time. But not anymore. I slowly walked away towards my house as I glanced behind me one more time. He was still standing in the same exact spot that I left him. He was watching me leave him. In the summer sunset at the park which was like our own little club house that we would always meet at. But no. It's just a park to me now. I exploded into tears as I walked home.