I lay there on the ground, feeling weak. I felt like I was hyperventilating, but I wasnâ€™t. I
couldnâ€™t breathe. I could feel my heart beat slow and it scared me. It was the worst feeling in the
world. At one point it felt like I was going to die. I was so sure of it. But with my weak body I saw
Samuel, my best friend, come running up to me. I could hear his voice faintly. It sounded
muffled and far away. But, I could hear the fear in his voice. I could tell he is as scared as I am.
But still, I lay there not knowing what to do. Not knowing what would happen to me. Would I
die? I could feel my body tense up so much. My head was pounding, giving me a headache. I
closed my eyes. Knowing there was nothing I could do. If I die, I die. There was nothing to stop
it. Concentrating on Samuel, I could hear him talking to me. His voice became less muffled. I
couldnâ€™t move and my body ached from Samuel trying to get me to stand up. He shook, but I
â€šCome on! Get up!â€› His voice was squeaky and tears rolled down his cheeks. â€šAfter
everything that happened. Everything weâ€™ve been though. Youâ€™re going to leave me? Now? You
canâ€™t.â€› His shirt was drenched from the tears and his eyes were puffy from crying.
He laid his head on my hip and cried. I knew this hurt him as much as it hurt me. Weâ€™ve
been through so much together. And we both knew it was going to end. I loved the feeling of his
body right next to mine and I knew that if I died, I would want Samuel to be right there beside
me. I focused on my breathing. Long, deep breaths. That would help. But, I knew the fate that
awaited me. So now I lay there. Waiting to die.
What felt like an eternity probably was only fifteen minutes. Samuel sat up and looked at
me with a half smile on his face. There was something in his eyes that made my heart skip a
beat. It wasâ€¦relief. But, that wasnâ€™t what made my heart skip. It was then I realized that I was
breathing better. I could feel my body loosen up a bit, but I still could hardly move. Samuel sat
there, waiting for me to get up, but I still couldnâ€™t. It was too hard. My body still ached. Hope ran
through every part of my sore body. I was going to live. I knew. And so did Samuel. He kissed
my cheek and held my hand in his. â€šI love you,â€› he said. â€šI would die if you left me.â€› I knew by
his voice that he wasnâ€™t saying it as a friend. I wanted to tell him that I loved him back, but I
couldnâ€™t speak. I knew he saw it through my eyes, though. We were both happy that I was okay.
Everything would be fine. Everything would be alright.