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"What next?", Andrew asked to himself.
As Andrew walked through the streets on his way home he felt very disappointed and meager. His once light-hearted and optimistic spirt was now encumbered by the discouragement he endured. Andrew felt as though his encounter with the fierce metal chain was yet another failure. As he walked through the streets, his head hung low since he was drained of all self-confidence and self-esteem. But just as Andrew lost faith in his cababilities he was quickly reminded in all that he once believed in.
Andrew saw a petite young girl just nearly feet ahead of him. He quickly thought to himself, " Hey, I know who that is." Immediately he began to call out her name. Andrew shouted, " Stephanie...Stephanie is that you?" The small young girl with great radiance in her eyes and vivacity in her charisma, flashed a bright smile and ran over to Andrew quickly. As Stephanie ran up to Andrew with a great deal of joy and gave him a huge hug, she saw how upset he was. With deep concern she asked, " Is everything alright?" Andrew replied,"Of course." Not wanting to tell her how disappointed he truely was. Stephanie didn't want to believe him, so very lovingly she took his hand and promised him that he could always confide in her because she would uncondtionally be there for him always. As Andrew contemplated telling Stephanie how he truely felt, she kissed him on the cheeck and whispered, "Everything will be okay." With Stephanie's reassurance, Andrew began to confide in her."I didn't think that I could be so easily overpowered, but as soon as I knew it I was lieing in a puddle of dirty water with great frustration.I just wanted to rid the world of all its immorality.Yet I feel as though I reneged on my own expectations." Stephanie carefully listened to Andrew's sorrows and wished that there was something she could do to make him feel better.Stephanie began,"Well Andrew sometimes your strength isn't measured by how many victories you achieve or battles you've conquered, sometimes it's measured by the devotion and dedication you have within your heart." Determined to convince Andrew that she was very proud of him,she told Andrew all the things that she was impressed by. Stephanie finally said, "Andrew I love you very much.No matter how many unfortunate circumstances may arise or how many disappointing situations you may endure,I am always here for you and will always remain by your side no matter what the outcome may be...Remember you can always count on me!" With joyful encouragement Andrew said,"I'm glad I can rely on you." Stephanie quickly replied,"That's what friends are for." Stephanie moved closer to Andrew and...