As Normal As It Could Get... Or Not - Jerry

Things were normal.
Well, as normal as they could get.
I had settled into a comfortable routine.
I was usually with Ellie, and sometimes with other friends.
We were all, well, ok, I guess.
As happy as you could be when your best friend dies, I guess.

I sat on the hill, next to Ellie, in one of the moments where we are just silent, and think about each other and things.
I stared into Ellie's face, admiring every minute detail, and wondering at her.
All of a sudden, I coudln't contain myself anymore.
"I love you, Ellie" I spluttered. Tears welled up in my eyes at the enormity of the truth behind it.
She smiled.
"I love you too, Jerry"
We kissed, sweetly.
Then, my phone went off.
I scrabbled for it, and pressed answer.
It was Nick.
"Hey, what's up?"
"Jerry? It's Ami."
"Eh?"
"She's acting really weird. We were walking down the street, and she just collapsed. We brought her back to my house, and she's been slipping in and out of conciousness. Shaking uncontrollably, and her eyes, rolling back into her head.
It's really scary." Nick explained, in a panicked voice.
"Wow, wow, wow, calm down Nick, it's ok"
"It's just," His voice broke. He must be terrified.
"Don't worry, we'll be there as soon as we can." I said, in a soothing voice.
"Ok then"
"Bye" I snapped the phone shut, and got up.
Ellie looked up at me with a quizzical look.
"We need to get to Nick's house, as soon as we can"
"Ok," She pushed herself to her feet. "Let's go!"
She smiled at me, and we clasped hands, and walked away, to Nick's house, and the unexpected crisis.

The End

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