I Thought I Knew Amanda Best
I’d thought I knew her better than anyone. I would have protested strongly to anyone who stated other wise. I was her friend, her best friend, her only friend. I’d thought. I’d believed it. I was the person this wonderful, seemingly non-human creature, had picked to be a friend. She shared everything with me, I was her confidant, her trusted advisor to steer her through Western High, but she had friends like me all across the nation. I don’t doubt that each and every one of us were picked for a reason or that what we had was not real, because it was, yet I know now that it was not exclusive. I was not what I thought and she was not who I thought. We will find her. It will all be explained. In time. The answers will come in time. For now I continue to pursue her, but she seems unpursuable, even though it seems that’s exactly what she wanted. She has started the biggest search, the biggest scandal, the biggest upheaval of all we know, all we’ve ever know. So who knows Amanda best? Does anyone even truly know Amanda? Or is she the only one who knows her mysteries? Is she the only one who will ever know?
Response number 1
I think that no one knows Amanda, not even Amanda herself. She’s trying to experience new things, and have fun. I think she duped us all, making us think we were special. She never did anything to me personally, but I know the Orion Amanda best. I followed her everywhere, and got to know her. All of her, no matter how contradicting she was.
I like your word choice: “scandal”. Amanda, a kid trying to survive life, has become infamous. I think it’s time she learned who she was. It’s time to bring Amanda home.
Response number 2
RRRules, I agree. I don’t even think Amanda fully knows herself.
But i felt i guess like everyone, I thought i knew her best. I would never see her around, only if she was with me. And i went out with my other friends when I wasnt with Amanda so i sometimes felt guitly because i felt like i was her only friend so i would always call her when I came back. And she would almost always answer. Now I see I’m not the only one so that makes me kinda of sad, but also grateful that i don’t have to search alone. :)
Response number 3
Don’t worry, Val. We’re all in this together.
Response number 4
She looks like this: 9I drew her as a model in art class one day with Hal)