Happiness vs. Disappointment

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Casey Basso
Honors Physics, Block A
Mr. Buxman
6 October, 2013
Happiness vs. Disappointment
The idea of going to school together was a dream that Macy and Lacey had had since they became best friends in 1st grade. As the years went by and they ventured into each new stage of their lives they were always together, nothing breaking them apart. Know it is their senior year in high school and they still have that same dream. Earlier in the year they applied to the college of their dreams, USC.
            Back in October their parents sat them down and had a serious talk with them, “You guys know that we are willing to support you in anything that you do in your life” Lacey’s dad said.
            “But we just want to make sure that you are prepared to find out that you guys may not get into USC together like you have planned since 1st grade” Macy’s mother commented.
            The two girls looked at each other and just laughed. They knew that they would be together no matter what. They were both well-rounded students with good test scores, that any school would love to see from their applicants. The only thing that Macy had over Lacey was that she was had an enumerate amount of community serves due to the fact that she was a girl scout, while Lacey chose to focus on sports but not to the point where playing a sport in college was not an option.
            As time drew nearer and nearer to the date that they would find out their future, the two girls grew happier and happier and looking to their future with the best possible ideas. How they were going to be roommates freshman year and then how they were going to get an apartment and graduate together. Going through the experiences that they have envisioned ever since they were 7 years old.
            As the days drew closer and their anticipation only grew causing them to grow more anxious. One day they were sitting outside studying for their Physics final. When Macy said, “Guess what? I got in to USC! I got a partial scholarship! I cannot believe that this is actually happening I’m so excited. My mom called and told me today at lunch!’
            Lacey looked up from the problem that she was currently working on and a small smile crossed her face. “Oh my gosh! I am so happy for you! I also got my letter today in the mail.”
            “What did it say? Are we going to be roommates? Are we going to graduate together like we had always planned?”
            “No.”
            “What do you mean, "no"? There is no way that they can take me and not you. We have almost the same test scores and the same grades. We have worked so hard to get into USC and we are going together. You are just joking with me,” Macy laughed at Lacey and the “joke” that she thought she was pulling.
            Macy was starting to get worried and feel that everything they had planned was coming crashing down on her. While Lacey was sitting there running through everything her parents had told her on the phone trying not to break down right then and there. Both girls had no idea what the other was thinking but they knew that nothing will ever be the same ever again with this information.
            “Macy you have to listen to me. I am not going to USC with you!” Lacey cried, trying to get her friend to understand. “I was not accepted.”
            “Wait what? How is that possible? If anything I thought that you would get in over me.” Macy said.
            “Macy I don’t want you to give up on your dream, you need to go to USC because that is where you belong. I will be get through this, I got into a bunch of other places that are just as good.”
            “Thank you Lacey, you are such an amazing best friend and I have no idea what I would do without you! I have to go, we are celebrating tonight with my entire family,” Macy said as she got up to give Lacey a hug then go meet up with her family.
            After Macy had left in her car Lacey sat there and everything hit her. All the emotions and falling dreams she had kept inside all day came crashing down on top of her at once. Her best friend was ecstatic because she got into their dream school and she was here miserable because she did not. She sat there for about another hour just staring out into space, crying. Questions continuously run through her head as she walks home after finding out Macy’s news. What could she have done differently? How was she supposed to be happy for her best friend when she was so depressed about her letter of rejection?
            In the end Macy was ecstatic because she was going to the school of her dreams and Lacey was depressed because she was going to a school that was not her dream. Macy knew that this was for the best and any school she chose to go to would be the right place for her. Lacey and Macy remained best friends throughout their lives not letting this incident affect them to the point where they lost touch.    
            

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