WE see new faces every day. Some are strangers and some are our friends. I have many friends, but Sierra is my best friend. She is the same age as me. She is kind and caring. She loves to help others. Sierra is good at sports. She is a good student too. She helps me with my school work or homework.
I love her. She understands me. She is the person that I can be crazy with besides my mother.
We tell our deepest secrets to each other. Sierra never lets me down. For example, if someone teases me she will back me up; if someone bullies me, she will immediately tell the teacher.
One day, she asked me, “Hey, did you know that I will be moving to another school tomorrow?”
“No, why didn’t you tell me earlier? You can’t leave me alone in this school!” I said.
“I’m sorry, but I am moving tomorrow. My mum just told me the news this morning,” said Sierra.
I was shocked.
“I am so sorry, Sara,” Sierra said. “Which school are you moving to?” I asked.
“I will be moving to Cempaka International School in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur,” she replied.
“But that is so far away. How can I live without you, Sierra. You are my soul sister. I love you so much!” I said.
“I know. We have been best friends for seven years now. I love you too, Sara,” she said.
“Wait a minute, what if you were to stay in my house? Do not follow your mother to Cheras,” I suggested.
“Oh, that is a fantastic idea! I will ask my mum if she would allow me to live with you,” she replied.
I was really sad that my best friend was going to leave me. I could not imagine life without her. Who else could I share my secrets with?
“Sara, my mum won’t allow me to stay in your house. I’m so disappointed,” Sierra texted me late that night.
“Your mum is so mean!” I texted back. “How can you say that about my mum? My mother is the nicest person ever. You are selfish! This is my life. I can move if I want to!” she replied.
At that point, I felt like I did not want to be friends with her anymore. I was also sad that she would be leaving me. She is my only best friend. I cried myself to sleep that night.
The next morning, I woke up and checked my handphone. Sierra always has a “Good Morning” greeting for me, but that morning, I did not hear from her.
On my way to school, I bumped into Sierra.
“Sierra, I’m so sorry about last night. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I felt so bad for saying that your mum is mean. It’s just that I wouldn’t know what to do if you were to leave me. You’re my best friend!” I said.
“Ha-ha! I got you!” Sierra laughed hysterically.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“I bluffed you. I’m not moving anywhere, Sara,” said Sierra.
“What? You played a prank on me!” I almost freaked out.
“Oh, Sara, I’m sorry for upsetting you. I love you, my dear friend. You mean the world to me. How can I ever leave you,” Sierra said with a smile.
Well, she really got me there. It was funny to think that I was so freaked out about it. Anyway, I just want to say that you need to appreciate your best friend while she is still beside you.