This didn’t feel right. Logan met Wren, got to know the girl and even liked and enjoyed her company. But she left him and left the Rehab without even bidding him goodbye. After meeting Toby’s brother, Alex, today, Logan’s mood had dropped. He just got to know that maybe, just maybe, Toby might be going away as well. The boy lived an ocean away, would that mean that he would never see him again? He couldn’t lose another friend. Not so soon after Wren just walked out of his life. Was he even meant for friends? Should he have grown so close to people in the first place? Such questions were mind boggling and he didn’t want to think about it. And why was Toby’s possible departure bothering him so much?
Moreover, his own brother, Luke, was getting ready for his long drive back home that morning. But right now he was the only one he could talk to. While Luke sorted out his bag and such, Logan went up to him and sat on his bed, criss cross, where Luke was stood folding some of his clothes he brought. “Luke, Is it normal to feel sad when someone leaves?” Luke looked up at him with a smile, “Are you going to miss me, bro?” he asked him cheekily. Logan looked up at him with a confused expression. “… Um, oh yeah, I’ll miss you.. but I was talking about Toby.. his brother might be taking him away.” The boy was so blunt with his words.
Luke sighed, feeling bad that his brother wasn’t really bothered about him leaving, but about some random guy he only met. “I.. Yeah, it’s normal to feel sad if someone’s going to leave. Like I’m sad because I’m leaving you..” his voice trailed off, “But um, why are you so worried about Toby?” Luke was really curious, why was Logan so worried. “He’s my friend…” Logan replied, not looking at Luke. “I made a friend before, and she left.. and I felt terrible after she left.. and now Toby might be leaving..”
Maybe he’s his best friend, Luke thought to himself, “It’s okay mate. It’s completely fine to miss him. Don’t worry about it, it’s normal,” he sat down next to Logan and pressed his shoulder lightly. He couldn’t stand to see his brother so worked up and worried. It was important for him to reassure Logan that it was all normal.
“It’s normal..” Logan repeated to himself.. It’s normal.
Luke was all set to leave, he zipped up his bag and stood, slinging his bag over his shoulder, “Alright, I’m leaving now. I love you, man,” he tackled Logan into a hug when he stood up. Boy, he was going to miss his big brother. “Tell Mum and Dad I love them, yeah? I love you too, man,” Logan squeezed his brother tightly, now saddened that he would be gone. “I’ll miss you, mate..”