Just this year I moved out of state. Before I moved I read in the paper that sometime during the night my friend, Cassie Cole, was missing. Her parents noticed she was missing from her room in November. Her birthday was the next month. On "Christmas Eve" she would have been 16. She was lookin' forward to her birthday.
I had Known Cassie since the 6th grade. Yeah, I'll admit it... the whole 1st grade we were not what people would call friends. We hated each other so bad. But in the 8th grade we had an algebra class together and we started talkin' about how we were so stupid in the 6th grade to let a boy come between us.
So, we were friends that whole year. We would always tell each other about our problems and what was on our minds. In fact, we were sitting in study hall one day passing a note and we both got 2 days detention.
Well, later on that year, after Cassie was missing, I moved in with my dad. Then one day I got a phone call from my mom saying, "Kyde, do you know about your friend Cassie." I was, like, Oh No!!!!!! I knew right then what had happened but I still told my mom that I wanted to hear what had happened. She told me that a group of people were walking by the river and found a body. But right then they couldn't tell who it was. Later on they announced they had finally found the body of the 15-year-old Cassie Cole. Later they found out that Cassie had been drowned. They don't know if it was suicide homicide or accidental death. But my aunt did call me later and she said she talked to a cop who said they did find out it was a Homicide. It's hard to believe someone would kill a beautiful, loving, "YOUNG" girl who had so much going for her. So, it was almost 4 months before they found her body.
I never did get to say good-bye because I moved to a different school in the summer and didn't ever get to call her. But she was my friend, so no matter what... she knew that I was there for her- till the end. It's sad to see your best friend go without an explanation... and not know who did this to her and Why? Why would anyone want to do this?
I never did get to say good-bye and that's probably the hardest thing for me, to know that she left me and I couldn't even say good-bye. Sometimes I wonder if she left her house to go outside for a while to cool off from maybe an argument and someone just took her away. Or I wonder if she would have talked to me, if this would not have happened or that things wouldn't be how they are now.
I just had to cope with this by myself. And right after this happened my stepbrother, who was dating a girl I knew and she was in a car accident and was the only one to diE. So I had to adjust to that, also. But since I'd been through it before and I was there to help him and he could, also, help me.No One Can Ever Take Your Place
by Anthony Altas was the poem on love poetry that helped me whenever I thought about the whole situation. Its been about, well, almost a year. I still think about her all the time. I have her picture hanging in my room. I look at it every night and just think that she's in a better place than here. I just live on knowing I had a good friend who I will NEVER forget.
Never hate people because your worst enemies... could turn out to later be your best friends. If something happens to them you'll regret everything you said about them in the past. (I love you, Cassie Cole ~ Taken too soon!!!)