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We were eighteen and his parents were tired of worrying.
The note on my step said, “I’m gone. Hanging out somewhere guarded by two dragons.” It sounded delusional to me. His parents were used to his strange speech. I hadn’t told them he may be reacting to my latest boyfriend. Michael and I weren’t as close lately, so I felt slightly guilty.
Two weeks later he was still gone. I enlisted my younger brother one weekend, scouring the town.
Great imagination, or maybe he didn’t want to be found right away. Sure enough, two dragons were guarding the field where Michael was camping out.
A thinner, tanned Michael smiled and hugged me. “I didn’t think you cared.”
“Ron may be a cool guy, but I can still care about you.”
“Yeah. That’s good.” He put his arm down, but kept smiling. “Thanks for being my friend.”
After all, I was still his friend, despite college and new friends manipulating my time.
I didn’t tell him about breaking up with Ron.
Story: 175 words
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