“It’s nothing. Let’s get going we don’t want to be late for the movie.”She tried to walked to my car but I stopped her with my hand.“No, it’s obviously something. Come one Annabelles, you can tell meanything.”She sighed heavily, “I was just worried that… that I was losing youtoo.”Her eyes killed me inside. They glistened with tears she was holdingback at the thought of her mother, her best friend, leaving her with her dad.No goodbye, no anything.How could I be so stupid?! She hated talking about that. She had avery hard time a year ago when her mom left and she finally opened up tome. It still pained her to talk about it. The worst part was when her dad leftabout a month later leaving her by herself, that’s when my dad took her in.“Come here.” I whispered as I pulled her into a tight hug. “You couldnever lose me, even if you wanted to. You can’t get rid of me that easily.”She buried her face in my chest, trying to hide her tears. I held hertighter. I can’t believe I did this to her. To some this may seem like nothing,they may say it’s just a memory, the past is the past, but in truth it’s not.When she thinks about it, it becomes real to her, she relives it. She’s workedso hard to block it from her memory and I just brought it back in.She was right too, I haven’t been hanging around her as much. Ithought that’s what she wanted. I thought she was getting sick of me alwayshanging around. I guess I was wrong. Extremely wrong.“I’m sorry.” She whispered.“Why are you apologizing for crying?” I said with a chuckle.She pulled her head back to see my face. “Because I don’t like to goall emotional on you.”“Don’t worry about it Anna. I love you all the same. You know you cancry all over my shirt anytime.”She buried her head back into my chest but this time there were notears.