The End? No, just the beginning.
It was Saturday night when I heard my phone ring. I dove across the bed to unplug it. My best friend's photo showed on the screen and I answer.
"H-hey." He replied, his voice shaky.
I begin to worry, he's never been like this. "Is everything okay?"
"N-no. Skye, I just wanted to call and thank you."
"Thank me? For what?"
"For being my friend. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I can't be strong. They're screaming so loud Skye."
"Who's screaming? Arch?"
"I can't do this Skye. I can't live with them."
"Arch, talk to me."
"They're screaming so loud. They're right. They know me better than I know myself."
"Arch, listen to me. They're not right. Whatever they're telling you, ignore them. You are an amazing person and I'd be lost without you. Arch, you know what happened to my cousin, right? How he killed himself and I wasn't the same for weeks? Well... if you did that it would be years. You may think that it's the best idea in the world right now, but it's not. I've been in your shoes. And I'm glad that I didn't do something that would bring harm to my friends. If I had gone through with it, I never would have met you. I hate to tell you this now, I wish it were under better circumstances, but I love you Arch. Arch, right now this may seem like something huge, but in a month or so it's not going to seem as big as it does now. It'll be something small. There are people who love you here. Your siblings, parents, friends, and me. God if I were to lose you I wouldn't be myself ever again. Arch, I need you in my life."
I don't know how long I droned on, but it kept him from dying. It kept him from killing himself that night. He was my best friend and I couldn't lose him. Was that the end? No, it was just the beginning, but in the end, it was worth it. Being there for him that night was worth it.