Hey everyone! I'm Jacob Matthews and I'm 16 years old. I'm a student at Amherst College in Massachusetts. I'm an average guy with short brown hair and brown eyes. I mostly wear hoodies because like that I can cover the countless scars on my arms. How I got them you may ask....well my life hasn't been the easiest one. After my mom died from cancer when I was 10 years old, my dad started drinking a lot. I remember times when he would come home really drunk and beat me. I lived with constantly beating for 4 years then I became suicidal. I believed that there was no hope for me anymore so I started cutting myself. This continued for some months until....one day at school, a boy approached me.
???: Are you okay? You look really pale.
It was true. I did look really pale because of the blood loss. I looked at him. He was taller than me, had short blond hair and blue eyes. He looked familiar. He was probably my age.
Jacob: I'm fine. Don't worry about me.
???: You sure? You don't look that fine to me.
Jacob: I said I'm fine! Leave me alone!
???: Jeez...okay dude I'm leaving you alone.
After that he left. I was kinda glad he left, but also sad because of how I reacted. He didn't deserve that, he was just trying to help. Maybe I can apologize later. I continued my way to class. My first class was Geography and I hated Geography. I also noticed that the boy from before was in my class.
'Maybe a new student' I thought.
I was staring outside the window most of the hour, when suddenly I felt dizzy. My vision turned blurry and the only thing that I remember before I fell unconscious was somebody yelling my name.
I woke up in a hospital room. I looked around and noticed the blond boy was sleeping in a chair next to my bed.
'He stayed here all night? Who is he?' Many thoughts flooded my mind.
At that point he started stirring. He woke up and noticed that I was awake.
???: You're finally awake! I knew you weren't fine when i asked you. Man you really got to chill with those cuts.
I looked down at my arms and I noticed that my cuts were visible. I immediately tried to cover them.
???: It's okay, Jacob. You don't need to hide them from me. I already saw them.
Jacob: Who are you? What am I doing here?
???: I'm Martin, the new student that came yesterday. After you passed out from blood loss, the teacher called an ambulance. You had lost a lot of blood so I donated some for you because we have the same blood type.
Jacob: Thanks and how do you know my name?
Martin: That's a story for another time.
Jacob: Okay..? How long have I been out?
Martin: For like 20 hours.
Jacob: Alright. Hey Martin?
Jacob: I wanted to say sorry because of how I reacted. I shouldn't have yelled at you. You were just trying to help.
Martin: It's alright. Don't worry. After all we're friends now.
That word...nobody has never been friends with me before. They all bullied me and told me I'm a freak, but this boy helped me and is willing to be friends with me. Maybe there is hope for me.
Jacob: Yea we're friends now.
With that he smiled to me and got up.
Martin: Well I'm going to leave now. You probably need some rest. See ya later!
Jacob: See ya.
He left the room and I laid down. As soon as I closed my eyes, I fell asleep with a smile knowing that i made a new friend.