A Simple Goodbye


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Short Story

 The last day of school is usually a really happy day for most kids, except me. As I stood out in the hallway staring out the window I only had one thing on my mind.

Am I ever going to see Jazlyn again?

You see Jazlyn was this girl that I've liked all school year, but only remained friends with her. As the end of the day approached closer and closer. I kept thinking about how am I ever going to see her after this? And at that moment I stopped thinking about what if's and ran to where she would be.

The black box theater. A dark room, where most of my friends and I would hang out when we would skip class, not to mention that it's where many students would hide to avoid security guards. Back when high school security guards actually did something. 

As I walked in through the doors, she was there. I ran to her, gave her a hug, and told her that I'll see her again at one point in my life. She didn't look very happy to see me at all because as she was leaving, she gave me a really annoyed look. And like that she was out of my life forever.

I go out to the hallway again and watched the numerous students leave the school in excitement for the summer. I stand there and think to myself. 

Was liking her the whole school year worth it?

And I came to the realization that, no. She wasn't. She didn't even feel the same way. Once she found out that I liked her she immediately went and asked out my best friend. She never really thought about me in the way I used to think about her. So, at that point on I knew there was something better out there for me. Moments after, my friend group finds me and one of my friends, Nick, asks what I was still doing in the school and I just said, "Realizing that everything will be okay." 

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