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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 protection53PENANA9cC7Uhum68

"Hold your horses. I'm an old lady, and I am sure Glenn won't mind if you're a few minutes late." copyright protection53PENANA1yyJjgWCaP

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 protection53PENANAkaOEF9uc0A

"Okay, okay. I'm ready," his mom said, holding the front door open for him.copyright protection53PENANAcaMOhH6L3c

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 protection53PENANAU5LsO4JLGU

"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 protection53PENANAA14pFKzaXz

"Uh, yeah?" he asked, his hand on the handle to Glenn's door.copyright protection53PENANAK9JxY1e4Ni

"He's gone."copyright protection53PENANAhHn2ac6UXN

"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 protection53PENANAPyOUYuFxEC

"No! No, he can't be. We were gonna go fishing today," he cried in disbelief.copyright protection53PENANA6oMQWKSbOF

"I'm sorry. He passed away four nights ago." copyright protection53PENANAt5nR8y4et1

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 protection53PENANA2iARdylS6Z

"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 protection53PENANAvcoh3k1VvQ

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 protection53PENANABZWZR4xVj1

Noah began reading the note written in Glenn's uncharacteristically neat handwritingcopyright protection53PENANAXmkxdx6zqc

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 protection53PENANAyVpXctiepO

Today is a fairytalecopyright protection53PENANA40N0ZF5xAp

Tomorrow a dreamcopyright protection53PENANAzxLT5YrcxR

Though life may seem frailcopyright protection53PENANAp6MP3ZildH

And like a battle upstreamcopyright protection53PENANA9iIXjICofd

It demands to be livedcopyright protection53PENANAOOLzIRy935

regardless how shortcopyright protection53PENANA0tcNigMAB0

So look for the beautycopyright protection53PENANAiLj0JCIm1Y

no matter what sortcopyright protection53PENANAzPNkovcWFf

                                                         Enjoy!copyright protection53PENANA2FJet1vgC6

"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 protection53PENANAgVSAVCcEYe

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 protection53PENANADy4qTsW5pB

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 protection53PENANAlsh4HK6c1J

"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 protection53PENANAjiEcSzP5eO

"Now come on, it can't be that bad." copyright protection53PENANAjRmnigQfmg

She glared up at him her blue eyes rimmed with red.copyright protection53PENANARHJ8MqTTDU

"What would you know?" the young girl snapped at him. Noah smirked at her.copyright protection53PENANACXcg94QY94

"More than you think," he responded. "I'm Noah by the way." copyright protection53PENANAMtW9RfpHuL

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