Same old same old. I was packing my things ready to start somewhere new. I needed a change in my life. My parents were waiting downstairs for me. I was accepted into George Mason University of South Korea.
I really wanted to go there and study to become a bio engineer. I also wanted to escape this place called home. This wasn’t really my home. I was sick and tired of being treated any less from anyone else.
The only friend I have is Lulu. I wish she came with me and help me get around Korea since her parents were born there. I sat on my bed and looked around the room. I felt a bit empty and sad to leave, but I know this would be good for me.
I need to think of myself first and moving away for college is the best thing to do. My mom offered for us to move back to Brazil, but I declined not wanting to go there.
I have nothing against my birthplace, but I have lived there. I was also teased and picked on and not because of my skin complexion or how my face features looked like.
The reason I was picked on was because of my weight and shape. Afterwards, I moved here because of that issue. I’m living in New Mexico, my parents both thought that this would be good for me, but boy were they wrong.
Moving places didn’t really help, I tried to fit in the crowd. I tried my best to lose the accent I had from my country just to try and fit in. I wasn’t ashamed of my birthplace, I was ashamed of myself that I tried my best to look like others.
I tried to exercise intensively all the time. Spending everyday working out, eating only vegetables and fruits. I gave up eating meat, which I love to eat and all those fattening food.
It was hard and still there was no results to it. I was still as the girls in my school considered as “fat” I really hated that word.
I hated being called that word. Made me feel lower in every way. I wanted to runaway and hide for the rest of my life. Yet, that wasn’t possible because wherever I went, I was followed.
Knowing that going to a different place is going to help me. Besides, they have a really good department for my major. I really want to help people in the world. I want to help people by coming up with new ways to help people with their health.
I was always fascinated with science, I was at the top of my class and graduated as a valedictorian. I tried to do something that benefitted me and others around me. Yet, people seem to always be nasty and rude. I sigh getting up and continue packing up.
I was taking down my frames when the door burst open. “I’m here. I’m here don’t shoot” I hear Lulu say. I just chuckled and turned around to face her.
I checked the clock on the wall and shook my head. “Late as usually” I said. She looked at the clock and shook her head. “How on earth can you tell I’m late? Your clock is made up of math equations” she said pointing at my clock.
I shook my head and chuckled again. “Those math equations sum up to the numbers like a regular clock. 12 will always be smacked in the top middle” she just rolled her eyes playfully.
“Anyways, I’m here now. Do you need help with packing your clothes?” Questioned Lulu. I looked around and saw that most of my items were packed. The only thing I really needed help on was packing my desk items.
“Just the books and items that are on top of my desk. I’m pretty much finished” I said. She nodded her head and grabbed an emptuly box that was laying on the floor. She placed it on top of the desk and started to pack my items inside it.
I kept taking my frames down. At least the ones I will be taking with me. I looked over at Lulu and saw her furrowing her eyebrows.
“Do you have to go so soon?” She asked me out of nowhere. I sighed at her. I was leaving pretty early for a transfer student, but I wanted to get situated and settle in South Korea before school started.
I nodded my head and gave her a sympathetic look. “You can always come visit Korea. Your aunt still lives there, so just visit when you have the time” I said to her.
She bit her lip and gave me a sad look. “Yeah, but it won’t be the same without seeing you everyday. We’ve been friends since we were 10. Since you moved next door Y/N. You moving away is like half of me being ripped apart” she said.
My heart sunk even more. She was more than a friend. She was a sister to me, even if we’re not related by blood. I was about to have another sibling, but my mom had a miscarriage and lost my sibling.
I remember crying for days. My mom was also in tears, but tried her best to not show it. My dad was just stoic. He didn’t know how to respond to the situation. I wanted a brother or sister, but it never happened.
So Lulu is the closest thing I have for a sister. She was there for me during that time. Her and her older brother.
“Lulu, no matter water, air, or land, we will always be together. You are more than a friend you are my sister and always sticked it through with me and my flaws. This isn’t goodbye, it’s just a mere I’ll see you around” I said.
“For a smarty pants you sure are poetic” she laughed wiping the tears that were in her eyes.
I ran up to her and hugged her. She’s the only other person I hug besides my parents. She hugged me back and then pulled away. “Okay. Okay don’t get all sentimental on me. We need to pack things up because your flight is in two days” she said.
I nodded my head at her and went back to packing my things up. “Oh and my brother Kai said he will try and make it back home” she said.
My eyes widen. Kai was in Boston he lives there, but he’s coming back for me?
“R-Really?” I asked. She nodded her head. My face warmed up at the thought of him. “Hey is it hot in here cuz your face looks red” she said.
Oh Lulu you have no idea how long have I liked your brother Kai.