Friendship #Candlelight-Writers Prompts
No one ever tells you the true value of a friend, it is something that you must learn yourself. They become your chosen family, your life, and if they betray you, you know that it was never meant to be.
Alice spent a lot of time with her friends. They would go to the cinema every Wednesday, hang out at the skate park on Saturdays and spend time at each others' houses on alternate days of the week. This was how their lives worked… naturally procrastinating homework when they could!
One day Alice noticed that one of her friends, a younger boy called Toby, was looking quite pale. This was on a Saturday when their other friends were racing around the ramps at the skate park. She sat down next to Toby on a bench and placed her arms around his shoulders.
"Toby… You don't look well." Alice said gently, letting him rest his head against her shoulder. "You should have stayed home today."
"I know…" He began faintly, murmuring into her arm. "But I didn't wanna let you dudes down…"
Toby was lethargic, Alice could tell. She stood up to allow him to lie down on the bench. "Toby, I'll be back in a minute. I'll just let the others know that I'm taking you home."
After a few minutes Alice returned to the bench to find her friend sleeping. It was at that point that the others noticed and offered to assist carrying him home.
The doctor paid a home visit to Toby and prescribed him some antibiotics to fight off the illness.
Toby's friends visited him daily after the doctor left and they helped him to recover.
A true friend never lets another friend suffer. They support one another in difficult times, even if it means giving up free time for a short while to ensure that they're okay.