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Beautiful Oblivion
Co-Writer Jennie Camacho*
  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
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Beautiful Oblivion
Chapter 5
Jennie Camacho
Nov 17, 2016
4 Mins Read
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"Come on. Mom, we are going to be late." Noah couldn't wait to get to the hospital. He had never been fishing before, and it had been three whole weeks since Glenn, and he had hung out. copyright protection128PENANABA9ZAyeDvB

"Hold your horses. I'm an old lady, and I am sure Glenn won't mind if you're a few minutes late." copyright protection128PENANABTtHFQaceF

It wasn't Glenn he was worried about. Of course, he wouldn't mind but in the last week or so Noah had found it increasingly harder to stay awake for more than eight hours, if that. And if his math was correct, that meant he had another four to five hours before he would need to crash, leaving only three hours for them to actually fish. copyright protection128PENANA1PNLLwm9Ze

"Okay, okay. I'm ready," his mom said, holding the front door open for him.copyright protection128PENANAABPJApiP3N

Noah wasted no time as he briskly walked to his friend's room. He would have been running if he thought he could manage it.copyright protection128PENANAqFHTmnJxzY

"Noah," a nurse called from behind him. Whirling around Noah recognized the elderly woman. He didn't know her name or anything, but she was always smiling and waving to Noah and Glenn any time they passed by.copyright protection128PENANAdBN0mzwJIw

"Uh, yeah?" he asked, his hand on the handle to Glenn's door.copyright protection128PENANAYi8N2Idkxh

"He's gone."copyright protection128PENANA8YXPRkdBRM

"Gone? Gone where? Is he already waiting outside? I didn't see him when I came in," He said, looking back the way he came. She smiled at him, and his stomach dropped. It was the same uncomfortable smile his doctor had when he gave him the bad news.copyright protection128PENANAA4oo4LXBuF

"No! No, he can't be. We were gonna go fishing today," he cried in disbelief.copyright protection128PENANA8sYgg1Yulw

"I'm sorry. He passed away four nights ago." copyright protection128PENANAMuvJkm3xYU

Noah sunk to the floor his hand never letting go of the door knob. Glenn was dead? He just couldn't wrap his mind around it. He had seemed like he was doing so much better the last time they hung out. He hadn't even needed the oxygen tank.copyright protection128PENANAkyZIW4tUFY

"His mom said to give this to you next time you stopped by," she said, placing an unwrapped brown box on the ground next to him. He eyed the package before picking it and himself off the tile floor and taking a chair in the guest seating area.copyright protection128PENANAzNqy3Hz2bV

Opening the small box Noah couldn't help but smile. Inside contained a polaroid camera, similar to the one Glenn had carried around. Only it was much more modern, unlike the older boy's prehistoric one. Along with a short note and a photo of his friend. Noah laughed as he stared at the image. It was a selfie something Noah had challenged was impossible with such a mammoth contraption. Apparently he was wrong.copyright protection128PENANAzXp4HJrKhq

Noah began reading the note written in Glenn's uncharacteristically neat handwritingcopyright protection128PENANAFBYEkVIOPo

Noah began reading the note written in Glenn's uncharacteristically neat handwriting. It was a poem. Nothing long or too fancy, but profound and beautiful, very much like his friend.copyright protection128PENANAMpcdXgUwj6

Today is a fairytalecopyright protection128PENANArT3RYKBpvS

Tomorrow a dreamcopyright protection128PENANAQauPPOKyCA

Though life may seem frailcopyright protection128PENANAWpZ9CXpwuI

And like a battle upstreamcopyright protection128PENANACVBGNzroZX

It demands to be livedcopyright protection128PENANAhP8LEXApwd

regardless how shortcopyright protection128PENANAZtCZCeW1Lq

So look for the beautycopyright protection128PENANAKoml4aVwzU

no matter what sortcopyright protection128PENANAtQKBCozdN5

                                                         Enjoy!copyright protection128PENANAqNy2NahJc2

"That was horribly corny, I hope you know," he said to the picture he still held firmly in his hands. He could imagine Glenn smirking back at him saying, 'It's not corny. It's meaningful you doof.' Taking a deep breath, Noah fought back the tears threatening to spill out. Instead, he grabbed his new camera and walked over to the nearby window. The sky was a stunning shade of blue that seemed to go on forever, with a single cloud floating along. Noah smiled as he snapped a picture. "I'll see you soon," he whispered as he watched the fluffy white mass drift away.copyright protection128PENANAaWqxivHd1g

With nothing more to keep him there Noah turned and headed for the exit ready to go home and call it a day, but he didn't make it that farcopyright protection128PENANA8v7S6KhFX5

With nothing more to keep him there Noah turned and headed for the exit ready to go home and call it a day, but he didn't make it that far. Not even ten feet down the hall, Noah stopped at the sound of muffled sobbing.copyright protection128PENANALoSjqFuIpH

"It's not fair. It's just not fair," he heard a young girl's voice cry out. Noah stepped into the rec room to see a little blond girl with a rainbow covered bandana tied around her head. She couldn't have been older than eight.copyright protection128PENANAKAEb7XGPaI

"Now come on, it can't be that bad." copyright protection128PENANA6jddbjXtZV

She glared up at him her blue eyes rimmed with red.copyright protection128PENANAyLjq5K6Asv

"What would you know?" the young girl snapped at him. Noah smirked at her.copyright protection128PENANAhd6WodT423

"More than you think," he responded. "I'm Noah by the way." copyright protection128PENANAM9nZmzjk2j

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