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At Your Funeral


If there’s one thing she wished would disappear tonight, it’s that requiem. It’s been buzzing in her head all day like a deafening silence, beating every inch of her senses.

Death? Still a long way to go. Long way to go.

“But you know, death isn’t always as it is. Death could be in any form. Your body might still be there, but your soul might be elsewhere, your mind might be missing its sense…that could be considered as death!”

He wasn’t kidding about that. She knew what he said make sense, it’s the obvious. Yet, she refused to listen to him. No one can ever make her listen to anything, anyone but herself. Except Norm.

But Norm was no more. Norm left without saying goodbye. His last melody still rang in her ears, fresh as it is

Don’t wait. Don’t wait. This is the end. Don’t wait. Don’t wait. Please don’t cry. Though you wished for longer goodbyes, I’m sorry but lets just do with take cares.

“Ave, Norm will never come back..”

“He will, Zach. When he left, I died. He’ll come back someday. I’m sure he’d want to see me alive again……”

“Averie, death don’t scare you, remember?” The warmth touch of his hand on her shoulder sent tingles down her spine. It felt like Norm’s.

“I know you only listen to yourself. But I also know that you want to listen to me. I know you want me to caress each of your thoughts and worry but why won’t you let me do that, Ave?”

“Because it’d only hurt yourself in the end, Norm. So don’t even try.. don’t”

"All I ask is a chance. What happens after isn’t the matter because I’m going to make you feel good.”

“That will never happen, Norm..”

“Ave?” She shrugged off her reminiscence as Zach’s voice called softly.

“Lets go home Zach.. I just wanna go home”

“But I thought we’re here to see Sophie. Her apartment’s just 2 more blocks away. You sure you don’t want to see her?”

“Tell me why I should. She hates me. We’ll never be friends again, Zach. You don’t know her. She only says what she means.”

“At least, try….” Again, Zach’s hand rested on her shoulder but there werre no more tingles. With her eyes lazily fixed on the ground, she kicked a pebble out of her sight.

“What the hell are you doing here, Averie?” Her heart stopped and she spun around.

“You’re a liar, Ave. I’ll never backstab my own friend. Norm’s mine”

“He still is, Sophie. I’ll never be anyone to him. Never”

“Sophie…wait” Averie startled as she held out her hand to stop Sophie from leaving.

“What kinda guy should I date, Ave?”

“Hmmm.. lets see.. perhaps someone who would break the walls around you so he can see the real you!”

“Ohmygod. You’re so right. And yes, he has to be intelligent now, right?”

“Of course! But without the white hair or the hugeee goggles!”

“And he has to love me like crazy! Make me feel comfortable around him and all that jiggles, right right?”

“Yep yep. Right on! Don’t worry Sophie, you’ll definitely find him one day especially when you have looks”

“If that’s not the biggest joke I’ve ever heard in the past 11 years of my life, I don’t know what is! Hahaha!”

“You know what Averie, thanks to you my life has been miserable. I told you from the beginning, stay away from Norm. Why can’t you find some other guy to toy with? Why, of all guys, Norm?”

“That’s not important anymore, Sophie…. I was never his. He was never mine.”

“So what was it? A coincidence? A heavenly reconciliation?”

“No.. it was just a mistake”

“Norm, why are you always around? Why are you always around as a reminder of what I’ll never ever have?”

“Averie, don’t say that. I don’t have a reason to be here. I just know that I should. It’s in our gazes when we're together. It’s in our voices. It’s in our hearts, Averie.. nothing can stop us”

It’s been 3 days since she slapped Averie just outside her apartment. And it was yesterday that she heard the news on her voicemail.

“Sophie, Zach here. Averie’s left us. For good. The funeral’s tomorrow. I hope you will come. She wanted you to sing her favourite requiem.”

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  • 1)

    u make me so confused and paranoid.

    p/s: i have no idea wht i was trying to say.ha ha ha. 

  • (Author)
    2) in a bad way or good? ehehehe
  • 3) i think both Tongue out
  • 4)

    when emotion rushing, people tend to do stupid things. making decision while you're mad is just as good as very bad decision.

    soph make bad decision, ave also not making right decision. both end up with regret.'s merely my interpertation.


    frankly, i'm not afraid of death.


    i'm just afraid the pain that lead to death. emotionally and physically. 

  • 5)

    this happens like all the time, right? miscommunication and stuff

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