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Da Dilemma: Forgiveness

Kevin and Jermaine grew up together and were close friends all the way up to high school. Their Jr. Year in high school both boys began to hang with a bad crowd of people and even though they remained in school, both were involved in fights, minor drug selling and other hood activities. One day as they were walking through the cut, they saw a group of guys who lived a couple of blocks over that they had problems with before. They both knew that an altercation was about to take place, but neither boys were cowards so they kept walking right into the path of trouble.

 When they got close enough the boys said some things, and Jermaine and Kevin said some
things. As the argument got more and more heated Jermaine decided that he wasn’t about to continue argue with these fools. He told Kevin they should leave, they started to walk away and as they did they heard one of the guys yell that he should shoot them for talking smack. Jermaine began to get nervous, because he knew these guys did carry guns. He and Kevin began to walk a little faster and as they neared the next street he heard someone yell and when he and Kevin turned around he saw the guy with the gun. They were frozen in place, neither could move. They realized that the bullet was headed directly towards Kevin. Right at the moment that the bullet would have struck him Kevin reached out and pulled Jermaine in front of him. Jermaine was shot in the
chest.

 Jermaine was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and almost lost his life. Kevin had the nerve to come and visit him at the hospital, but Jermaine informed the nurse that he did not want Kevin there. Kevin tried to explain that it had been a nervous reflex that caused him to do what he did, but even with his apology and explanation Jermaine refused to listen.

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My Sister’s Keeper

Growing up Michelle and Amanda had been as close as close could be. Being sisters and being only a year apart in age had made their bond so strong that whenever you saw one you saw the other. This closeness continued on from elementary school, throughout high school and even into womanhood. Michelle and Amanda were sisters…sisters who loved each other so much that nothing could separate them, not even a bold face lie.

Amanda met her husband Terry while she was attending The University of Memphis. After dating for two years the two got married and shortly afterwards they had two children. Michelle who had no children had welcomed Terry into the family with open arms, as did the rest of the family. Michelle spent many days at her sister and brother in law’s home, spending time with the children and having girl talk with her sister.

One day while at Amanda’s home babysitting the kids while Amanda and Terry had date night, Michelle received a phone call from Amanda. Michelle had initially thought that it was just a courtesy call to check on the kids and see how things were going, but she immediately realized that something was wrong when Amanda began to give her specific details on finding a specific item in the house.

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