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Guilt Essay

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This year is the third year of studying at Oxford University and the relationship between Michelle and I are still the same. Our good relationship had started since high school when we use to eat together during break times, study together in classes, sleep together when she stayed at my house and most of all, we had fun together everyday. We made a promise to each other that we would grow up together and be soul sisters forever.During a lunch break one day, I met Michelle in front of the canteen. I was planning to tell her that my dad, who was the boss of a singing company, had given me a chance to make an album of my own. I hoped Michelle would accompany me in the album and I was going to ask her if she agreed, when she suddenly turned around and asked me in a soft voice, "What would you do if I was gone... for a while?...""Um....well..." I didn't know what to answer because I wasn't sure what she meant by "gone for a while" but I knew something was wrong. "If you were gone, I wouldn't know how to get on with my life." I answered seriously. As soon as Michelle heard my reply, she turned around and walked off without looking back, muttering something like, "I knew it...." I did not know what had upset her so much and I was eager to find out. That night, Michelle rang me and told me what was wrong. "I uh....I'm ...leaving for Germany tomorrow..." she said in a worried voice. I interrupted before she could say anything more. "What? Why? Where are you going? No! You can't leave me!""Diana! Calm down, calm down. Listen, I'm leaving for Germany tomorrow, because I realised that if I really want to be a violinist, I'd have to make a move to approach this dream. Germany would be the perfect place for me to study violin, so.....that's where I'm planning to go...." Michelle explained calmly and told me that she was leaving early in the morning at the international airport the next day.That night, I could not sleep, and I thought about her decision again and again. I thought we were best friends. Doesn't she want to become partners with me so that we could make an album together? Aren't I the first priority? Why is she leaving me? I fell asleep that night with the same questions repeating in my mind, again and again.The next morning, I arrived at school an hour earlier than usual to finish my assignment in the school library. As I entered, I expected to see Michelle studying at the tables as she usually did, but there was no sign of her. I kept on looking for her though I knew in my heart that Michelle was already at the airport.. I kept on telling myself that she would arrive at the library soon so I kept on writing my assignment. As I wrote, I became more and more frustrated and told myself that I should be saying goodbye to her at the airport, so I sprang up from my chair, got my car keys from my pocket and drove to the airport as fast as possible, crossing red traffic lights and driving at an incredibly fast speed. I arrived at the airport and saw...

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