She didn’t take anyone’s advice and eventually went back home. Then one day, after not hearing from her for months, she showed up at my door step with a few bags and asked to stay the night. It seemed like no big deal at the time. Well, one night turned into two and a half years!
Almost immediately after staying with us (which my parents were so supportive of, how cool is that?) she dropped out of high school and started doing drugs. When I told her that she couldn’t stay here unless she went back to school she basically ignored me. My parents didn’t want to kick her out because how could they put a 16-year-old out on the streets?
We lived in the same house and literally did not speak for two years. I was devastated. I had lost not just a friend, but my sister. I was angry one day so I logged into her email (we shared all our passwords) and found naked pictures of her and her boyfriend fooling around. They were full frontal, totally none of my business—so naturally I thought the best revenge would be to show them to my friends.
I sent them around to about ten people—who didn’t know her since she and I went to different schools. After I did it I immediately felt guilty! No matter how horrible she was to me, which was pretty bad sometimes, it was a terrible thing to do.
I would never do anything like that again and ever since I swore that no matter how crappy anyone ever treated me, spite and revenge are totally not the right thing to do.
It wasn’t until years later when I was in college that we sort of became friends again. We’ll never be as close as we were as teenagers and even though we only see each other a few times a year, she’ll always be my sister.
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