"Do you want to go to heaven tonight?"
(A text message that my friend received on his iPhone.)
I actually felt guilty for accidentally reading his text message.
He had received that text.. plenty of times. And I ignored it every single time until I decided to poke my nose into the matter, being the busybody that I am. I was extremely curious as to find out what his friend meant when he sent him that message.
So I asked.
"Who's this crazy guy, asking you if you'd wanted to go to heaven tonight?" I asked.. before finally realising that I actually sounded like one of those crazy, possessive boyfriends that my girlfriends had so I added,
"Please tell me you're not committing suicide, right?" as a joke.
But I wasn't exactly joking at that point of time.
He laughed and replied, "Oh.. that. It's really nothing" like as if it was not that big of a deal in the first place and tried to change the topic of our conversation but of course I didn't let him.
"Well, aren't you gonna reply him?"
At this point of time, I really knew I shouldn't approach the matter any longer. But I did. And I kinda got on his nerves. You could tell.. from the tone in his voice.
"I will.. once you stop interrogating me."
Then he added, "I can't believe how naive and ignorant you really are. He simply wanted to know if I had wanted to get high tonight."
"You? Drugs? I can't believe you do drugs." I said to him, while giving him the judging look.
"I don't do drugs. Well, not anymore at least. I've stopped."
I didn't believe his story. And I haven't been talking to that friend ever since. He's quite of a messed up kid and there's nothing much I could have done to help him unless he was willing to help himself.
I'll never take drugs.
Because I've seen how drugs can ruin people's lives.. just like that - How it can shatter a perfect family into pieces. How someone can just shit all over the place because he/she lost all ability to control the muscles in his/her body.
But you've gotta give credit to where it's due. A person taking drugs is an expert at the game of hide-and-seek. He can hide the drugs in places that you'll never have thought of - The inside of a television set or even a pipeline.
I know and understand the rationale as to why some people choose to get high.
But there's always an option to say no.
And if you choose to do it, be prepared to face the consequences and lose everything you have painstakingly built in your life since years ago. (Kinda makes jail-term punishment sound pretty juvenile, doesn't it?)
So I'll never take drugs.
And I hope none of my friends does too because I love them.
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