This is a short story about a group of teens who experienced a devastating incident in their lives. The community just forgot about the happenings and moved on.
John, Tony, Rhonda and Millie were best of friends. The crew were inseperable. They did so many things together, like hanging out at the mivies and attending family gatherings. one day they went to a party after graduation and it seems as though they were having a good old time. Some kid from the party went up to Tony and said ” You must be the jerk who is trying to hit on my girl?” Tony looked puzzled and walked away because he did not want to be involved in drama. The guy grabbed Tony and started to yell profanities. Tony told him to back off but he kept going. In a split second something devastating happened. The kid went inside and grabbed his father’s gun, he started to chase Tony. The gang yelled for Tony to run but it was to late. Tony was shot in the back. Tony fell to the ground and tears began to roll down his face. Rhonda yelled out for someone to dial 911. The whole crowd was stunned. Finally a car pulled up and it was the father of the young man who shot Tony. He dialed 911 and ran over to Tony. Tony tried so hard to say something but no one could understand it. Millie started to cry and the whole scene was changed. Finally rescue arrived.
They tried to ask Tony something but he could not answer. Rhonda asked them if he was still alive and one of them shock their head. Everyone started to cry. No one understood why the guy thought that tony was trying to hit on his girl. It was so devastating that the music stopped completely and everyone tried to leave in a hurry. The police asked everyone what happened. Rhonda told them that their friend was shot my the kid that lived at the home where the festivities occurred. The police took the information and all of our names. The tried to find the guy that shot Tony but he was no where to be found. It was so sad. How could a person be here one minuet and the next they are gone? In a split second everything changed and one member of the crew was gone.
Millie kept crying and John tried to comfort her but it was useless. The group had been friends since second grade. They started to think about Tony’s parents. They said goodbye to their son this morning not thinking that he wouldn’t be coming back home. That night seemed like it would last forever. Things changed in away that no one had expected and it was so sad to see Tony leave this place.
Three years passed by and no one even mentioned Tony’s name. How could everyone forget that he even existed? He was so important to the crew and no one speaks of him. Millie wanted to do a dedication for Tony but decided not to because his parents did not want it. I guess they didn’t want to be reminded of the tragedy. Tony was missed by John, Rhonda, and Millie. Tony will never be forgotten by the crew but the community just let him go.
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