Remembered (One Shot)

As soon as the object came in contact with my skin, my body screamed in protest.

Pain was the first word that erupted into my consciousness, that's all I felt until my mind finally registered what had happened but it was too late.

I asked myself, How do I stop it? But already knew the answer, I was helpless, I couldn't do anything besides wait. I wanted it to stop, to end. I thought, I wanted death to come quickly, and in spite of what was happening, I laughed bitterly, at least in my head. If I had thought the same thing a day, or even ten minutes ago it would've shocked me.

I, a person who loved life and living, who smiled so much that now the reaction was automatic. Why had this happened to me? I was nice, I never tried to hurt anybody. I had a bright future, and I loved my friends and family. Why me?

Agony exploded in my body, it felt as if it was on fire. I failed to see anything, my eyes blinded with pain. My legs failed to support me and I collided with the tiled floor, every second felt like an eternity passing, and my memories flashed and I watched, like watching a movie. And I kept on thinking, Why me? I never hurt them, why did they do this to me? How can people be so evil?

I was four, my dad was taking me to the bus stop, me nervous before my first day of school, my dad convincing me that school wasn't all that bad. I was five, my brother was teaching me how to ride a bike, I fell and he laughed. I had started to cry, before he helped me up and told me it was okay to fall. I was six and my mom was tying my shoulder length blond hair in to two pigtails. I was pinky swearing with my best friend Brianna about some silly secret. I was in fifth grade, fighting with a boy about how girls were smarter than boys. We were at Brianna's birthday party, shewas hugging me, saying thanks for the new Barbie doll I had given her.

I remembered, Today in more detail than the others. I grieved as the memories replayed in my head.

I woke up to my mom telling me to get up. I wished she'd go away.

Now, I wished I told her, 'I love you' , I wanted to hug her forever, but I couldn't .

Me and my brother bickered like usual about some insignificant issue, on the way to school and as soon as we got to school I told him that I hated him before slamming the door.

I hadn't realized that was the last time I'd ever see him. I wish I had said I love you instead and I'll miss you.

At school, I found out my teacher had nominated me for a scholarship, and I had been accepted. A few days ago, I found out I had been accepted to Harvard University. I was elated, not only was I going to a great school, I also had a scholarship. Now I could do what I had worked for all my life. I could be a doctor and maybe even a great one. I could make a difference in the world. I could be the best I could be , I could have an impact on people and be known.

A tear fell out of my eyes, that had nothing to d with the excruciating pain. I realized I was dying a teenager who was a nobody, and would always be a nobody. The fantasy I had as a little kid, to be famous, would never come true. All my hard work at school, all off my efforts would go to waste without even acknowledged. I had failed to leave my mark on the earth before leaving it. I always felt like I had so much time, now I realize it was limited. Another tear left my eyes.

The pain was becoming unbearable. I failed to draw breaths, slowly everything was becoming fuzzy and the pain was lessening, and all I could think of was my family and friends, and even though I knew it was less than likely, I felt like I would have an impact on the world, I knew my friends and family would not let me die in vain. I knew they'd try their hardest to stop people like my killers. Just maybe, people all over the world would know me and my story. Just maybe, people who might want to mimic the people who had done this to me, to commit homicide, to kill innocent people, not only taking their life but also a bit of the people who love and care for them, might just decide that it wasn't worth it. Maybe, just maybe, these people could be stopped, and my story could influence them and ultimately the unattainable dream of nobody dying could be reached

As I drew my last breath I knew that I might be dying as an insignificant teenager, but my death would be remembered, I would be remembered.

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
(I'm alive)

[Chorus x2

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
When nobody died...


We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day when nobody died

(If Everyone Cared Nickelback)