Today’s Shitty Thing I Wrote In High School is brought to by Caitlin. She writes over at http://caitlinszinegh.com/
and is an actual high school friend of mine. (This story is no longer what her writing is like, so check her out! haha) I used to see her busily writing a few desks away from me like it completely took over her soul and that’s all that mattered. Here’s her short story of love:
“The next day, Savannah got out of bed at 12:00 and ate breakfast(well, actually lunch) by herself. Her parents were both at work. Savannah watched TV until 1:30 and remembered Ben. As soon as she was going to go say good bye there was a knock at the door. She went to answer it and there stood Ben.
“Hi.” He said softly.
“Hey,” Savannah replied. They both walked out onto the porch.
“I’m really going to miss you.” Ben told her.
“I’ll miss you too.” Savannah answered. They looked at each other and a tear ran down Savannah’s face. “Ben…I…” She started. But before she could finish, Ben kissed her. It was a long, passionate kiss, and when they stopped, Savannah’s tear had dried.
“Savannah, I…I like you a lot. I always have. I know I was just one of your friends, so I never asked you out or anything. I just wanted you to know, and I know it’s a little late, but I thought you had a right to know before I left.” Ben put his hands in his pockets.
“Oh, Ben…” Savannah hugged him tight. “I like you too,” She looked up into his sad eyes. He leaned down and they kissed again. Someone called Ben’s name.
“I have to go.” Ben said.
“Does Beth know?”
“Yes, I told her last night after Graham left.”
“I love you, Ben.” Savannah told him. She walked him to the end of her driveway, and they hugged one last time. Ben went to his car, and him and his parents drove away. Savannah sat down on the porch and cried. Heavy, sad sobs that shook her whole body. Graham found her crying and rushed up to her.
“What’s wrong?” He asked her.
“Ben…He’s…Gone…” Savannah sniffled.
“Where?” Graham inquired.
“He’s moved away.” Savannah leaned on Graham. “He told me he loved me, and that he never wanted to interfere with us!” Savannah buried her face in Graham’s sweater.
“Oh, my gosh, this must be hard for you…” Graham trailed off. He lifted her chin. “It’s okay, though, you still have me, and I’m staying right here. You can still keep in touch with him.” Savannah nodded. Graham leaned forward and kissed her gently on the lips. She looked into his eyes and kissed him back. They sat on the porch for a while, and finally decided to go to see the movie.
Savannah was glad she had Graham, and missed Ben a lot. But she realised that she would always keep Ben with her, no matter where he went. Ben was always in her heart, and she had Graham in her heart as well. Graham never dumped her, and they stayed a couple throughout all their High School years.