"Hey that was a great game! You did amazing!" You laughed. "Thank you," I smiled. You had to leave though because you had to pick up your cousin. I was sad but I knew you had to do what you had to do. I went home, tired, hot, sweaty, alone. Still. I felt like crying and I had no idea why. I always felt alone. My mom is never home and my dad is always partying it up in Heaven with Jesus. I missed him. All three of us hung out all the time until he died. My mom decided to get a job after he did to get her mind off of things. I guess that meant me too. She ignored me since. I never really try to think about it but I did when you left my game.
Whenever you talk to me, I always realize things that I always overlooked. I guess that means you actually are pretty special. Well, to me anyways. I love everything about you from your old shoes to your adorable, bright smile. You literally make my day every day. Every. Single. Day. I always smile when I see you.
"Honey, the food is in the fridge," my mom said to me. "Hey, wait. Can't we do something together? Just like the good old days?" I asked. "Anna, it will never be like that again. It will never be the same. I'm going out with friends to a party. I may be back late.." And with that she left and slammed the door. I fell to my knees in tears. I couldn't believe my mom had told me that. That just because my dad was gone, that not even I was good enough for her anymore.
I called you. I was left no choice.
"Hey, Anna. Are you okay?"
"Yes. No. No I'm not."
"What happened? I'm here for you. I'm all ears. Tell me."
I told you what happened with my mom, today..every day. You understood me and gave me amazing advice.
"I know this may be awkward to you, Anna, but can you come to my house?"
"Okay. Sure. I remember where you live. Is anyone home?"
"Parents are out of town."
"Okay. I'll come. Bye. Thanks, Joseph."