My best friend Sam
I go to a school in Sydney, we were sitting in class my friend came to me saying “rami do you want to go for a smoke at lunch”, I looked at him with anger and didn’t reply he then went and sat back down in his chair. When the lunch bell rang Sam pulled out a bottle I thought he would of taken a drink but it was empty he told me to follow him so we went towards the back gate he sat down on the floor he got a small piece of hose out, I would of never thought Sam would be smoking marijuana, he was always a nice kid never liked getting in trouble always the first to finish his work and when a teacher would yell at him he wouldn’t even make eye contact with them, he had so much respect. As he was going to take the first drag out of the bong I grabbed it and threw it away. He jumped to his feet and pushed me I told him “I’m not going to watch you ruin your life”. He punched me as I was falling to the ground he kicked me on the face and walked away like I was nothing to him. When I got home I had 5 calls from him and a text message saying the he was sorry he then tried to call me so I switched off my phone.
The next day at school he was different he came to me shook my hand and said he said he was sorry. I told him I don’t want to see you get hurt, at recess my friend john came to me saying that Sam is doing drugs I went to him I told him that he was going to get addicted to it if he keeps going the way that he’s going, he told me “I’ve been smoking for years now and that i am already addicted to it another day won’t hurt”, he sounded like he didn’t care about life anymore. Sam came to my house that day saying that he was going to get involved with gangs and that he was going to drop out of school because he got a job from a drug dealer. I tried to convince him to stay in school he told me that if he drops out he will be making thousand a week, I told him to leave my house I didn’t want anything to do with him anymore. The next day I went to school he didn’t come and the day after that he didn’t come so I started thinking he was actually telling the truth when he said he was going to get involved in gangs. I couldn’t leave my best mate ruin his life that easy, so I went to his house he opened the door it smelled like his house hasn’t been opened for years I asked him what is that smell he replied “I’ve been smoking marijuana all day” his eyes were as red as a tomato.
I went inside, his house looked like a dump I didn’t know what to expect, I told him that he has to stop smoking and leave the gangs he told me to join him in the gang I looked at him with disgrace. Two of his gang leaders came in they were big men tattoos from head to toe one had a gun in his hand my friend told me to leave. All weekend I was home alone thinking what is going to happen if he continues to do what he is doing now I dreamt about all the fun that we had during our school days. I had nightmares about the fact that he is my best mate and I couldn’t do anything to help him with the situation that he is going through. A week went by he didn’t even come to see me or even call me I felt like I have lost him for sure. I went over his house on Saturday seeing if he was alright he let me in he was sitting down drinking alcohol and smoking pot with 4 other guys one of the guys gave me a beer and told me to drink it, I put it on the table and told him I don’t drink. I had a talk with Sam he said he is making thousands and that this was the best thing he had ever done. I than went home remembering back in year 8 when Sam use to tell me that he would never drink alcohol or smoke in his life because his father and grandfather past away from it. Another week goes past I would of thought he would of came over than another 2 weeks go past not even a phone call from hm. I went over his house his window was opened I looked inside he was on the floor crying I knocked and knocked yelling out his name he didn’t even move, I than kicked in the door I ran too him and grabbed him I said what is wrong, he told me “he wanted to get out of this mess” I told him “I am here the whole way”.
He said if he tells the gang leader Paul he wants out he would kill him on the spot. I told him I will go with you, so we went to Pauls house he had a Ferrari and rx8 in the driveway, his house was a mansion we walked inside, Sam told him he wants to leave the gang Paul looked at him and said “that is alright” we than walked out Sam looked so happy he was actually surprised that he let him off that easy. I haven’t seen Sam that happy in months. We than went straight to Sam’s house I heard a big skid and then gun shots I ran and dived they shot at Sam’s house around 50 times I looked over my back and Sam was on the floor covered with blood and coughing blood out of his mouth I jumped up I didn’t care about the bullets no more. I grabbed him I said “come on you can make it through this” he replied “I should have listened to you from the beginning “ I started balling my eyes out I wrapped my shirt around his leg where he was shot twice than I looked at his stomach and he has two bullets in it I called 000! By the time they got here he was dead I will never forget that second.