I watched my best friend die
by Alex kandos
My best friend and I spent every single day together. Every day. We were walking across a train track crossing at the right time when the sign said it was ok and everything. My best friends shoelace got caught in the track. We couldn't get it out or take his shoe off and by this point we were panicking. We heard the train before we saw it. I started screaming. The train was about 100 metres away, we were still trying to get his shoelace out. 50 metres, the train was trying to slow down but you can't bring a train to a full stop in that amount of time. He yelled at me to get off the track. I said no but he said do it for him. I ran of. By this point we both knew it was too late, I was hysterical. He said he loved me and he'll always be with me. The train was very close now, there were a few seconds left. We locked gazes and I watched my best friend get run over by a train. We were looking at each other until the end and I still remember his face as clear as if it were yesterday. I was shocked and just stood there as the train ran over him. When it passed i saw what remained if his body. The driver of the train called emergency crews and since then I have lived in a deep dark hole and haven't let anyone in. We had been best friends since we were four. I have nobody else. I miss him so much and now, after his death I realise that we loved each other. We just hadn't known it. I haven't got any friends that are girls like me, or any friends at all. I spend all of my time looking through photos and reliving memories. He was my everything. We were both turning 17 when this occurred.