I had met Josh in the 7th grade, barely spoken to him and then suddenly became best friends with him. I loved him before we got together and he's saved my numerous times, we have been dating for about a year and a half, I haven't seen him, seen him, in the last 3 months, I don't count sitting with a guard hovering over you without being able to hug him really seeing him. However, he somehow managed to sneak me this tiny cell phone. I've called him at least every other day for a few minutes so nobody will suspect, and we text before my meds kick in every night. He and Nicole are investigating my father carefully and keeping an eye on my mom so she can't be hurt too. He gives me updates on life outside the crazy walls, and reminds me of old times. He tells me how pale I am and that the day we get out, we'll go to the beach. We talk about playing Laser Tag at Main Event, cuddling, and playing silly childish games. He keeps me whole.
"It's been 10 minutes, has the warden beaten down your door yet?" he jokes.
"Not quite yet, but I should probably go, I don't wanna have this taken away... I miss you Josh, a lot."
"I miss you too Kimber, I'll see you soon though, for real, you'll be out of there in no time, you aren't crazy. I love you."
"I love you too" I whisper trying not to let my voice crack. I then hang up before I can cry.