A/N The girl in the picture is Serenity. She is not played by an specified celebrity. Enjoy!

I watched the green animated line go up and down on the heart monitor as she breathed in and out slowly. I watched her face shade dull down, as her breathing became more shallow. It was only a matter of time before Cassie let go. She had been fighting the same battle for about 2 years. I didn't want her to suffer, but I don't think I was quite ready to let go of her. 

"Serenity, I think it is time to go" my mother spoke softly, not sure of my future reaction. 

" I don't think I'm ready to let go" I whispered softly, staring down at Cassie, and looking back up to my mother. 

"I know Serenity, but the time is going to come when you'll have to let go. I understand she is your best friend, but Serenity, there comes a time when everyone gets hurt. She isn't hurting hun, she is perfectly content. This may be when you get hurt the most. Just, don't dwell on it too much, okay?" she spoke intelligently. 

I nodded slightly, hardly noticeable. She walked out the door to Cassie's room, and I looked back to the heart monitor. My eyes enlarged as I saw the line becoming lower and lower. Next thing I knew a  long solid beep played throughout the hospital room. I pushed the Call Nurse contacting the closest nurse.

A young nurse walked in, and heard the monitor. She looked at me sadly, as she called in for many doctors and nurses. I was asked to leave, and I did as told. I made my way to the waiting room of the 3rd floor, and dialed my mother's number. 

"Serenity?" her voice rang once she answered the phone. 

"Mom" I spoke through my tears. 

"Oh Serenity. I'll be there shortly. Stay strong" she reminded me before ending the phone call. 

My mom had always been one to believe that everything happens for a reason. She thought that Cassie was showing me I was strong enough to do this on my own, and that Cassie wasn't strong enough anymore. I had never met Cassie's family. You may wonder why? Well, her parents were never home, and her brother was always with them on business trips. So everytime I visited her house, they were gone. I guess I'll see them soon though. 

"Serenity" I heard my voice coming from behind me. 

I turned around and my mom walked up to me, embracing me tightly. I cried into her shoulder, and she whispered reassuring thoughts into my ear that Cassie was in a better place now. The nurses and doctors had contacted Cassie's family. They were on their way now. My mom and I realized it was a good time to leave. 

"It's time to let go Serenity. It's time to let go" My mom said before I drifted off to sleep in the car. 

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