It was homecoming 2017, I was so happy-- healthy. Finally, after years of constant struggles, my life was not overcome by darkness; I was sitting with new friends watching a football game, the next night was the homecoming dance and everything was perfect. I was a normal teenage girl, fantasizing about my future and no longer my funeral. There was a lot of fun that night-- but it all blurs together because also on Hoco2k17, the people I once called my best friends turned against me. That part of the night is something I will never forget. A single phrase rings clear from the HOCO game:
"None of us want you here."
I remember my heart stopping in my chest, tears welled in my eyes, as I looked at an old friend of mine who I had once loved. A friend I had laughed with and vented to mere months earlier... What did I do?