The thin mist was pressing against the windows at the car as we where driving trough town. While driving we met a lot of people. Some we knew and some we didn’t. I always keep looking at people. Wondering how they are. What they do. What they say and what they mean. I’m good at that. Actually, I’m good at everything that involves thinking. From schoolwork to putting together a motorcycle. The only thing I really can’t do is sports. I can’t do it at all. But that doesn’t bother me. They can flex their muscles, while I can build a digital clock. I wouldn’t switch places with them for the world. It’s just the way I am.
I don’t have many friends. But the one I have is great! His name is John. He isn’t a geek like me. But he isn’t a sports fanatic either. He is just a normal guy. John and I don’t have many commend interests. But that doesn’t really matters for John and me. We don’t do much anyway. We just talk. We talk about everything. Or we can talk about nothing. Just talk. I have known John for five years now. We have been best friends ever sins. John moved to Brighton (that’s where I live) when we where in seven grad. I didn’t have a lot of friends in my old class, so I tried to be friendly to him at once. I suppose that was why we become friends. Since he didn’t have any other at the time. John and I are best friends! There is nothing that can destroy our friendship. Nothing!
The cold air was burning inside my nose and there was a layer of white frost on the ground. It was a cold November morning, and I was going to school.
I walked to school with John. We talked about going to see a movie that day. It was the premiere of the new “Lord of the Rings” movie. It was the last one in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Both John and I liked these movies. We had been so lucky to win two premiere tickets on the Internet. Other people had slept in front of the cinema for weeks so they could get tickets to the premiere. John and I just took a pop quiz. And we got VIP tickets!
On school John and I decided that we should meet outside the cinema half an hour before the movie started. Then we had plenty of time to buy some sweets and find our places. When I stood outside the cinema fifteen minutes before the movie started I assumed that he was running a little late and thought he would show up two minutes before the movie, or something like that. But he didn’t. I watched the movie by my self. I heard stunned news-reporters calling it the best movie ever made. But I couldn’t enjoy the movie. Not alone. Not without John.
When I left the cinema, I couldn’t help thinking why John didn’t show up. But before I could make up a reason, a flash of a red and white jacket appeared in the crowd in front of the nightclub. A red and white Jean Paul jacket. Just like the one John had! I was with him when he bought it. It is the only jacket he uses. How could he choose a silly nightclub before me? John and I were best friends! There is nothing that can destroy our friendship. Nothing!
The next day was as cold as the day before. But I didn’t bother. The only thing I could think about was that John had ditched me over some stupid nightclub. I watched the best movie ever made, and because of John I couldn’t enjoy it. I hated him. He was the only friend I had, and now he was letting me down. Maybe I was better of alone.
Foe weeks I ignored John. He tried to call me, sent me mails. I didn’t return any of the calls, and deleted the mails without bothering to read them. I didn’t want to hear some dumb excuses. It was one of the biggest moments for us as friends, and he just blew me of! I didn’t want anything with him to do.
It had become April. The white frost had left for this year. And my nose was feeling okay to. As I walked to school I met John. I tried to take another way, but he had already seen me.
“Hey! Wait up!”
“What do you want?”
“I have been trying to reach you for months. Why haven’t you returned my calls?”
“Why do you think? You ditched me when we where supposed to see the premiere of the “Lord of the Rings!”
“Dude! I didn’t ditch you I...”
“Didn’t ditch me?! I saw you walking into the nightclub!”
“Dude. I didn’t go to a nightclub. My grandfather died. I had to hear his will. I didn’t have a choice, Jim!”
After a long talk with John I told him how unbelievable sorry I was, and we became friends again. We watched the “Lord of the Rings” together on DVD, and both agreed that it was the best movie ever made. After all. John and I are best friends. There is nothing that can destroy our friendship. Nothing!