You absolutely dreaded this time of year. Everything and everyone was moving in a fast pace, but you felt as if death was dragging you like a rag doll. Just the fact of all these families going crazy to get prepared for the holidays, stores starting ‘Black Friday’ on Thursday night, and getting sickness that wore you out to the point of exhaustion really got to you.
You just woke up, after you got a call from your mother. She informed you that she had called you off from your classes –yes, that school of yours insisted that it would be in session until Thanksgiving Day. You thanked her greatly for that, seeing as to how horrible you felt.
Pugnaciously coughing as if your body was trying to force something out; upper respiratory infection, tonsillitis, sinus headaches, nasal congestion, when your nose wasn’t stuffy it was extremely runny, and to make your diagnosis worse; an ear infection. Yeah, to one who is ‘healthy’, it may seem like an exaggeration, but you knew it was far from that.
You were glad your best friend, Matthew, was able to come over. Since nobody really noticed the blond, he could easily sneak to your house. It wasn’t like you minded, though. In a clichéd confession, you had feelings for the Canadian, but you felt more than apprehensive to even consider voicing them.
A nock on the door soon disrupted your thoughts and brought a small smile to your lips. Wiping your nose with a tissue you quickly grabbed from the box, you went to open the door.
“Mattie!” You were about to hug him, when you realised he might get sick from even being near you. Matthew’s smile faded when you stopped, as if he felt rejected in some way. Quickly dismissing any awkward feelings, you two made your way into the kitchen. “I’ll make you some soup, okay?”
All you could do was nod in reply; seeing as how you were too busy coughing, suddenly. A few minutes passed and your friend finally had the soup for you. At a quick glance, you noticed he made you some Alphabet soup. How cute.
When you had the bowl in front of you, you noticed it was more than just alphabet soup. It had a message with it.
’I love you.’