But why? Why do you need to leave.. we’re one of the few who have actually always enjoyed this place, you can’t just jump ship Charlie, why is it that you need to go now?
You know I love this place. It’s my home. And I’m going to visit whenever I can. I just really feel like if I wait any longer, I’ll give up on what I need to do. Which is go to New York, move on with my life. I wish it wasn’t this way…goodbyes suck. But I have to do it.
What? No you can’t.. we’re suppose to graduate together, that was the plan. Me, you, Abby, Kat, Matt and Parker. You don’t leave before we reach the finish line.
I know, Will. I just…I’ve got to go now. Before I chicken out and never leave this place. I can’t stay any longer. I hate myself for it, but I’ve gotta go. We’d all be leaving in a couple months anyway.
Oh.. right, so I guess we’ll have to make the best out of the time we have left.
Well, I don’t have much time. I leave tomorrow.
Goodbye? Charlie, you going away or something?
Well, yeah. I’m going to New York. For college.
I guess I just feel like I owe it to them. If it hadn’t been for you and Danny and Matt and Ashton, I don’t think I’d be alive at all, you know? So if I see someone hurting or in need of a friend, why not help them out? But you’re strong too. And amazing. I kind of look up to you, I always have. Yeah, we’re the best of the best. Nobody does friendship like we do.
I was there for you because I love you and care about you. It’s as simple as that. But still, you’re wonderful, and that’s all. So many people here love you because of how kind you are. Everyone knows who you are, and they only have good things to say about you, really. That’s the truest thing I’ve heard all day. This is exactly why us separating won’t change our friendship.
Some change is bad, but I’m proud of us. Mostly you, you’ve overcome so much the past couple years. And look at you now, heading off to New York to go start your better life. I’ll come visit you too. I know nothing between us will ever change, and I’m really grateful for that.
I had to pull through sooner or later. But I’m not the only one who’s come out strong. Look at you, Abby. You’re just…you’re one of the strongest, most incredible people I know. And you do so much for everyone. You’ve done an insane amount of things for Aether alone, and I seriously hope everyone’s been able to recognize that. We’re always going to be Charlie and Abby. We’re sorta like a dynamic duo of sorts.
But it is all changing, you know? We’re going off to college, and I’m getting married. I guess we really couldn’t stay in high school forever.
But it’s all for the better. Change is never a bad thing. I wish we could, but we can’t. Honestly, I want nothing more than to stay in this place. If I could get away with staying in my dorm forever, I would. But I can’t. It’s time to move on. Start our lives. We’re still going to see each other and everything. I’ll come visit you every time I can.
Wow. That’s soon. You leave me no choice then. I’m kidnapping you tonight and we’re going to have one last sleepover. You know, before everything changes.
It’s not kidnapping if I go willingly. Everything isn’t changing…just the fact that we won’t be in the same place.
I don’t think I can afford to go home right now. I’ll just call him in the morning. So uh, when are you leaving?
That’ll probably work. Oh. Um. A couple days. Sunday, I think. I just wanted to say my goodbyes to this place now. I won’t have much time for that while packing and everything.