9. chapter 9
"Maggie, I love you so much." He whispered in my ear. He hugged me from behind after he had scared me. I smiled when he kissed my cheek. Surprise kisses where the best kisses. "I bet I love you more." I said then I turned in his arms facing him. "Daniel, I love you more than I love my mom cooking." I giggled. "You must really love me then." He said before his kissed my nose. Then I kissed his lips.
"Maggie!! Mail!" My mom yelled. I jumped out of bed and ran to her. She held out the envelope to me. Quickly I opened it, knowing it was Nick who wrote me.
I miss you, I can't believe how much I miss you. I just got settled in my new home. The family is nice, they promised I will be with them until I graduate. I will come back to you after that. The people at my new school are different. They defiantly aren't like you, none even come close to half the person you are. I hope no one is being cruel to you back home. You would tell me if they where, right? Maggie, promise me, is someone is being cruel to you and you can't deal, that you will tell me.
I miss you
I smiled the whole time I read the letter. I knew it wasn't a happy letter, but it also wasn't a sad one either. He seemed to be doing okay there. It's really hard to tell through writing how someone is feeling, what they are doing. Was he crying when he wrote this? Was he smiling, laughing? I remembered what Daniel wrote me in his letter minuets before his suicide. He didn't seems sad nor happy. What he wrote was what he would have sounded like on one of his extraordinary days. Writing can be deceiving, defiantly not as telling as talking face to face.
I went to my room and wrote back to Nick. I told him how much I missed him. That no one was even giving me the pleasure of their hateful looks. I told him promises are easily broken and I couldn't promise I wouldn't hold something in and not tell him. Promises where nothing unless the person knew they could keep it, I couldn't.
I promised that I would come see him after graduation. He had moved in with a family in Maine. I had saved money up ever since he left. I didn't have near the amount I needed.
After the letter was written I sealed it into an envelope. I told mom I would be back, then I walked outside. I didn't want to waste any time sending this letter, I wanted to send it as soon as possible.