"Friends?" Said a small kindergartener with brown hair in the form of a bowl cut.
He was tall for a kindergartener, and was usually mistaken for a first grader.
kindergartener stared at him then smiled and nodded quickly bringing his hand out to the other.
"Friends" The two shook hands smiling.
"I'm Jimmy" Said the tallest of
"I'm Brian. I'm gonna be famous one day" Said the slightly shorter
"Me too!!!!" Shouted Jimmy smiling from ear to ear.
"Maybe we can be
"Yeah!!" Yelled Brian. A loud hush came from the middle of the
room. Sitting on a seat was a teacher, other children surrounding her watching her
"Shush you two!! You're both in time out! Now hush!!" Said the teacher
Jimmy nodded slowly but Brian only glared. The teacher began to read to
the other children happily.
"My favorite colour is purple..." Whispered Brian as he
stared at the colour chart that hung to the right of him.
"I like pwurple too"
Whispered Jimmy staring up at the colour chart.
A sob echoed through the room of Brian as
he sat bent over on his bed. He held his head in his hands, crying.
"Why?...Why did this
happen?....Why now???" Said Brian to himself.
"It's way too soon for you to be
gone...you just couldn't leave us all like that...Fuck " Brian sobbed out once more
grabbing a fistful of hair, then tugging as he tried to pull himself together. Outside his bedroom
came a knock, that startled Brian. Brian sighed then slowly got up and walked towards the door
opening it. At the door stood Matt Sanders, his eyes were swollen, dried tear marks along his
"Brian...I know you were closer to Jimmy then all of us...But...we gotta go talk
to Leana..and Jimbo's family...We're family...we gotta.." Said Matt holding back
"I know...Let me get some shoes on..." Brian sighed walking to his
Jimmy's loud booming laughter rung along the side of the river. Zacky's soon
following, Brian's then proceeding. Then Matt's followed all three. Jimmy flailed his arms around
almost loosing his glasses in the process, his blonde hair slicked back a bit, a cigarrette in his
mouth. Zacky laughed more holding onto his stomach as tears of joy flowed lightly from his
"Guys check it out!" Yelled Matt as he pointed to the bridge far ahead, over
the river. The three looked towards the bridge and smiled marveling at the site. The sky was
practicly white, it completely contrasted with the green of the trees and the murky color of the
"Take a picture Matt!" Yelled Jimmy as he quickly posed, getting a laugh
from Zack. He quickly let out a rock out sign with his hands, the nails painted black. Brian looked
at them and at there casual, awesome poses. He quickly straightened his back out then folded his
hands infront of himself giving a cheeky smile. Matt laughed as he watched them through the camera,
then took the picture...
Upon arriving to the Sullivan household, thousands of cars seemed
to have filled that street. Brian frowned as he watched close friends of Jimmy standing outside with
Mrs. Sullivan. In the midst of the close friends was Zacky and Johnny. Next to Mrs. Sullivan was
Leana, Jimmy's fiance.
Brian pursed his lips as he climbed out from the car walking towards
Mrs. Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan looked towards them and she smiled weakly. She walked towards Brian,
her arms opening wide.
"Oh, Brian....this is so horrible." Said Mrs.Sullivan as she
pulled Brian into a tight hug. Brian wrapped his arms around her, hiding his head into her neck as
he began to cry once again.
"It's okay Brian...It was sudden but we have to be happy.
He's not suffering Brian...You are his best friend, be happy for him okay, Sweetie?" Said
Mrs.Sullivan. Brian nodded as she was holding him out to look up into his eyes. Brian sniffled
"Yes Mrs.Sullivan..." Whispered Brian tears rolling down his face. Mrs.
Sullivan smiled and wiped his tears away, then hugged him one last time before leaving to tend to
the other sad groups of family and friends. Johnny and Zacky looked towards Brian, and walked over
quickly, the brothers gathering together hugging.
Brian sobbed out as he watched his own
tears fall onto the lawn. The others crying also.
Brian turned to his side laughing as he
watched Johnny chugging down a beer. Then around at the others. Then he looked to his left at Jimmy
as he yelled his name.
"Look! Picture Bri!" Yelled Jimmy as he pointed across from
them to somebody who held a camera. Brian smiled and grabbed Jimmy hugging him. The wind blew
lightly, blowing some of Jimmy's hair into his face. The flash went of notifying that the picture
was taken. A beautiful sunset was captured in the background, with part of a body of water
Jimmy smiled and looked at Brian. "I'm glad you're my best friend, Brian. I
love you Bro"
"I love you too Jimbo." Smiled Brian and hugged Jimmy
Within a couple of days the funeral came along. Everything proceeded
beautifully, though everyone tried to keep a smile, all were brought to tears upon entering the
church where Jimmy's procession would be. Jimmy was so solemnly laid in a casket, in a fancy suit.
His eyes were shut, his hands crossed along his abdomen. He looked like he was in a peaceful
The burial was the hardest. Saying good bye, lasted almost as long as a lifetime
for everyone. The hearts tugged and tugged as they all watched as the casket, closed, was being
lowered into ground. Brian stood next to Michelle who was holding on tightly to his arm crying. Matt
stood with Val who was just as upset. She recalled the times when he had blond hair and would spike
it. She recalled each picture they took together. Zacky stood next to Gena, both trying to remain
calm through out it all, but were quickly brought to tears. Johnny stood with Lacey, both crying.
Johnny it seemed to hit just as hard as it did Brian. He remembered drinking with Jimmy, staying up
late, talking. Though, all of there pain was immense...the loss was just to great for them
Jimmy yelled excitedly as he ran through the field. Running away from him, was a
group of geese. All the guys were following behind slowly chuckling.
"Look at that
duck!!! Jesus Christ!!! C'mere fuckin...Stallion duck!! He's not afraid at all!!! He's not afraid at
all!! He's not afraid at all!!!!" The goose, then flew into the water. Jimmy frowned and
gestured the Stallion Duck away.
"That's the biggest fucking duck I've ever seen in my
life!" Said Jimmy as he walked away pointing towards the Stallion Ducks.
they all did.Jimmy smiled cutely.
Brian stared down at the little city below him. He
shivered lightly as he stared, tears beginning to stream down his face. He slowly lifted himself
onto the ledge balancing himself a bit. He shivered more as a gust of wind ran through his thick
dark brown hair. Nobody below...nobody around him...nobody to stop him... He inhaled lightly as he
closed his eyes. Loud horns could be heard from the distance, the yells of happy children. Brian
lifted his right foot and began to edge it out, a gasp echoed behind him. His eyes shot open as he
heard somebody yell his name. Brian looked back quickly to see Jimmy standing
"Oh...God..." Brian stared as he placed his foot back onto the ledge his
eyes wide, tears coming down his eyes.
"Bri...what are you doing?! Get down
please!!" Yelled Jimmy as he took a step closer bringing his hand out to Brian. Brian stared at
Jimmy so confused but his heart thumped extaticly at the thought of having his friend back. He
stepped down slowly, then turned to face Jimmy again, but only saw Zacky walking towards him
quickly. Brian sobbed out, dropping down onto the floor grabbing his face.
NO!" Yelled Brian as Zacky walked towards him kneeling next to him. "I saw
Jimmy...not you!" Brian yelled out extremely upset. Zack stared at him confused placing his
hand on Brian's shoulder softly.
"Bri...relax...W-what were you thinking?..You couldn't
just kill yourself and leave us..." Said Zack, trying to calm down Brian.
his head crying more. He never thought of the others. How could I be so selfish...I was just
about to kill myself..
"I'm sorry...I'm so sorry..." Cried Brian biting his
"Bri...don't be...just...I know it's been hard...it's been for all of us. But it's
all gonna be alright. Jimmy's always with us. At heart, in mind. Everywhere." Zack said,
reassuringly to Brian. Brian smiled and nodded to himself. Truly comforting words to
Jimmy ran towards the pool, his cigar in hand, he then flipped in. Everyone in the
pool wooped loudly at Jimmy's ninja-like moves. Once all entered, including Val in her wedding
dress, they all gathered around Jimmy as he began to speak. Jimmy smiled as he stared at
"What can I say...I'm jealous right now...Because I think I should be marrying
both of you" Said Jimmy serious, but his lips tilted up in a smile. Everybody laughed as they
listened to him speaking
"Cause, that's how much I love both of ya" Said Jimmy,
everybody chuckling and giggling.
After Jimmy's words, he hugged them in the water. All happy