I was sitting in class and all I could hear was the tick tock of the clock above me as I waited to be called out. Sitting in class I couldn’t focus on the material. All I wanted to do was leave. As the clock hit 12:30, I quickly rushed out of the room, ran down the long math hallway looking at the mismatched colored tiles on the floor, and flew down the staircase. I quickly went through the front doors and saw my mom’s minivan with my dad in the driver’s seat. Once I got in we quickly sped off, wanting to get to Lawrence in the shortest amount of time. Looking at the back of the car and seeing my brother’s belongings made an unusual feeling pass through my body. It was the feeling of despair and sadness, I didn’t want my brother to leave me.
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...s no way to stop them. What was worse was my dad was crying also. He and my brother had spent the last 7 years camping and participating in Boy Scouts together. Not only that, he was going to miss the only other boy in the household. As we were leaving my mom noticed our despair so she said, “be happy for him. Don’t cry, just be happy.” I am not sure why she was not losing it like my father and I but I think she felt like one of use had to keep it together. The drive back was hard somber and long. All I could think about was how much I already missed my brother, but I knew he was going to have a fantastic time in college. The only thing that got me through was a couple things. Number one was he was only a phone call, and number two I got to move into his room. I knew he was going to have a fantastic time in college and now it is my turn to move into a college dorm.
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