Wow! Suddenly I'm in love with this! The narration, the realizations are all amazing. I just love everything about this! Sure there's some hidden meaning to 'nine', is it something personal or there's just something about it, not sure. But I love how you just jump from one phase to another, from hearing the news to being out of yourself and the events that came after... I have to praise the repetition of 'suddenly', like it builds up the momentum of the flow of what's happening and then bam, it's almost nine! I just love that! I love the wording, it's natural and filled with emotions, not complex but with great depth! Haha. I am now rambling... I just love this, really! But I really want to know what's with 'nine'... Anyways, this is beautifully done! Added to favorites! Wanna nominate but POTP already did. Haha.
I received the message at around quarter to nine. When my phone lit up to notify me that a new message has come through, the first thing I noticed was the time and I remember thinking, it's almost nine. Weeks later, I received a message at around the same time and I got flashbacks from that day.