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Friendship I looked down at Finch; his face was contorted in a mixture of panic, severe concentration, and intense mental and emotional torture. I could see sweat glistening on his brow. My own was equally wet. He held out a slightly quivering finger, and pressed three numbers into the phone, then hesitated. I could see the extreme turmoil in his eyes. I looked away. I could not bear the thought of looking into the face of the man who was my best friend as the explosion killed us both. I waited a moment, then heard a faint beep coming from the phone that was my death warrant. I let out a choked gasp, and looked down; he had stopped it, with seven seconds left, he had stopped it. We stood staring at each other for a moment, blank in an overwhelming emotion. His eyes filled with tears, and he let out a stifled sigh of relief. I feel rather like I did something of the same thing, but I’m not sure, my mind was so dazed. In a split second, I felt like I reverted back t
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Dear YouDear You
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You are a hurricane.
You are a volcano.
You are a flurry of beautiful violence;
A plume of volcanic ash cast into the sky.
You are all the voices of the world;
A scream and a whisper and a sigh.
You are the beauty of the earth;
An exquisite wildfire, divine in its destruction.
And you are so strong.
You are stronger than this weight on your shoulders,
You are stronger than this emptiness in your chest,
You are stronger than all these things that dare get in your way.
You will charge past these things;
These regrets, these desires, these insecurities.
You will get through every pitfall and mistake and slipup,
And you’ll be made better for it.
You are unbeatable, unconquerable and unstoppable.
Every obstacle, an opportunity,
Every failure, a lesson.
You will beat this because you are better than this.
You will beat this because you are you.
And that is a powerful thing.