I said goodbye to my friend a few days ago. Not just my friend, my long-distance best friend. The type of friend who would be gone for months but once they’re back, it’s like no time had passed.
Let’s be real here, no one likes to say goodbye.
Let’s go back to the last time I saw her–let’s just call her S to keep it simple.
I think I had made it perfectly clear over the past few months just how infatuated I was with S. I even confessed my love of S to my boyfriend, Mr Carter.
Jealousy wasn’t an issue, not to my knowledge anyway.
When S comes to town, my world stops. And I can’t help but be dramatic when I talk about her.
Mr Carter took me on a trip to celebrate S.
See? No jealousy at all.
Honestly, it was the first time I had really seen S this year. To say I was excited would be completely underrated–I was like Sonic the Hedgehog after someone pressed the <down> and <A> buttons a few times.
We made it to the water park in record time for Labor Day. I guess I felt the world would be as excited as I was, how silly right?
The line seemed more congested than the entire NJ Turnpike had been that day. I had a mission, I didn’t get frustrated.
I waited, patiently.
The time had come. It was going to be an epic moment. I stuffed our shoes in the locker and we were off.
Finally. I inhaled the warm sun and exhaled the past months of endless studying, and stressing over accounting tests. I mean, damn, S was finally before me.
The day was perfect. Me, my man, and my best friend who would be leaving shortly.
We swam, we ate, we laughed, we had the time of our lives. Until I heard that awful announcement:
“Attention all Crystal Springs guests–the time is now, 6:30. The park will be closing at 7:00 for the last time of the year.”
By this time, we were floating along the lazy river. We had gotten lost in the endless twists and turns. I watched as the workers deflated the plastic rings and couldn’t help but cry. I didn’t expect the day to end so suddenly. Luckily the water was there to catch my tears.
It was over.
We left the park.
We left S.
I kept the key to the locker as a souvenir of my best friend. I will miss you, Summer. It’s always a beautiful time when you come visit.
Until next time,
SamWriteNow & Mr Carter