… and you Two got in a Fight an Hour Before. What do You do?
My first reaction would be to congratulate myself on having a best friend – honestly, I think it’s been about seventeen years since I last had one!!
It doesn’t say whether you’re in the car together or, even, if you’re anywhere near the crash area so, I’m going to assume that I’m not. I could be at home, at work or out walking somewhere when, suddenly, my phone rings.
If there’s one person in my life right now who even remotely resembles a best friend then, it has to be ‘May’, the girl who has captured my heart. I get on well with a couple of (much older) guys at work but, I can’t share thoughts and feelings with them in the same way that I can with May. There have been moments in my life where I’ve heard of a car accident in a certain area and, knowing someone who lives there, I immediately begin to wonder whether it is them. So, visualising this shouldn’t be too hard! I can also think of circumstances through which we may come to a disagreement and end up falling out.
Regardless of what’s been said, I’m going to be there for her because I care so much. Assuming a phone call has come from paramedic (using her phone) or maybe a passenger in the same vehicle, I drop what I’m doing and make my way to her, which could even be to the nearest hospital, depending on the scale of the accident. If something like this were to happen, I wouldn’t be able to focus or continue with what I was doing. Many things are more important than work and the daily grind.
I’d think about buying some flowers or something along the way but, I’d worry about time and, to be honest, I’m not all that confident in spontaneous gift purchases. I just want to be there with her to know how she’s doing. The worry and thoughts are taking over my mind! Whatever has happened before this event, is irrelevant right now.
My first instinct upon arrival would not be to apologise or try to make amends immediately. That can all be dealt with later. Right now, all I’m concerned about is her health and well-being. I need her as much as (if not more than) she needs me. There is the fear that she may not want to see me, for whatever happened an hour earlier but, I couldn’t live with myself for abandoning her at a time where she may be in great need.
So, in short and, to summarise, I’d be there in a near-instant because best friends are rare and valuable. 🙂