You are the Reason

This short little story is about a high school girl coping with a long distance relationship with her boyfriend in New York who is now in college.

The alarm on my cell phone goes off, but I don't want to awake. It's 5:30 in the morning, and I needed to get ready for school. I want to return to my dream about you, for you were holding me as I cried. But to my surprise, I sat up in bed and wiped the sleep and tears from my eyes. I couldn't believe I actually cried when I was dreaming about you. I grabbed my phone and turned the alarm off and, like every morning, put my phone on silent so I wouldn't bother with it during school hours. I groped for a ponytail holder in the darkness, and as soon as I found it I pulled my hair back and walked out of my room. Every morning as I go through my routine to get ready, my head fills with thoughts of you. I miss you so much; I want you to come back. Long distance relationships are hard to cope with, I confess.

As my dad drives me to school, I look out the window and am overcome with nostalgia. I miss you so much... "I love you." I muttered to myself. "Huh? Did you say something?" My dad asked. Snapping back to reality, I replied, "No, I didn't. Just talking to myself." He chuckled and all was silent again. I looked out the window once more, this time with a smile on my face. You are the reason I get up every morning and look forward to everyday of my life. Because when you return, I'll be the happiest girl in the world. 

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