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Her eyelids fell and a small breath escaped from her mouth. I

leaned back again.

The loud beeps slowed down until it was one final, lengthy beep.

Then quiet.

I looked around the room. It was empty. They had left us alone.

She had left me alone.

I slumped back into the chair I was so very familiar with. I was

surprised with the lack of tears streaming down my face.

I dialled my best friend. She picked up in seconds.

“Tyla?” I choked.

“I’m coming to pick you up. Stay strong, Sky,” she soothed,

instantly knowing what had happened.

“Thank you,” I whispered.

I placed my phone down and walked to the window.

It was a grey, rainy day.

I was on my own.

On My Own