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High on that Mountain Chapter 7
End of Spring Semester after the events of Kim and Ron's final mission.
Monique stood somberly off the side of the stage in the auditorium as the student body filed into the room. Felix rolled up to her side.
"Are you going to be okay?" he asked.
"Yes, I think so. I need to do this for the two of them." She whispered.
"Think of them standing beside you as they always did when you had a need." He said. "You know that is where they would be. They may be gone in the flesh. But as long as their spirit is in your heart, they will live."
Monique nodded, and bent over to give Felix a hug. "You'll be out there with me won't you?"
"You bet, they meant a great deal to me too, you know."
Barkin's voice crackled over the speakers. "Ok, people, let's settle down. Take your seats please and get quiet." He waited for the students to stop talking. Then his mood became very somber. "Peop.. Ladies and Gentlemen, we come here today, to dedicate this year's yearbook in a solemn ceremony. We all miss Kim and Ron very much. They were two very fine young people, who had a sense of responsibility and duty that went far beyond the common call. They were students, cheer team members, heroes, but mostly for us all, they were friends. Monique, Felix, will you come forward for the presentation."
Monique and Felix came out from the side of the stage and moved to the front of the stage. Monique started to speak. "Fellow students of Middleton High, Felix and I have been chosen to lead this dedication service of this year's yearbook. We normally do not do anything this elaborate. But it is because of actions of two of our own students that this ceremony is being held." A large panel covered in black cloth was rolled from the side and placed behind Monique and Felix.
Felix spoke next. "It was the decision of the Yearbook Committee to dedicate this years yearbook to Kimberly Ann Possible and Ronald Adrian Stoppable" with those words the cloth was removed from the panel revealing a painting of Kim in her cheerleader uniform and Ron in his mascot outfit holding the MadDog head. They were standing together arm in arm. The students rose in applause as the portrait was unveiled. Felix continued "There will be a section in the front of each yearbook where this portrait is. The section will have several pictures of Kim and Ron as students here at Middleton High. There is also the following, you can call it a poem or just a group of words, but we think that it described two very special friends and students. Monique and I will now read this work. Monique will read the words and I will add to each statement.
Monique read each statement and Felix said a little about each statement as it related to Kim and Ron.
"A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest. A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself."
"Many times when I was over at Kim's house with Ron, he would just go to the refrigerator and get something to eat. But he would always get extra for everyone and sometimes he would cook up a little snack for all present."
"A simple friend has never seen you cry. A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears."
"Kim and Ron were always there for each other. No matter the situation or hardship, they always helped one another. I knew Ron to hold Kim for hours like he had nothing else to do. They also were there for other students here. Ron was known to come from nowhere with a pat on the back or a hug. Kim would help any student whenever she could."
"A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names. A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book."
"Kim was like a daughter to the Stoppable's and Ron was another son to the Possible's."
"A simple friend brings a bottle ofcoke to your party. A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean."
"Ron would always show up early ready to help and he would stay late to help clean. Kim was always there also. Ron would help cook and Kim would help set up and clean up."
"A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed. A real friend asks you why you took so long to call."
"If you could ever look at the records for Ron and Kim's phones you would see that they would call each other at all times. Each knew that whatever the time, whatever the need the other had, the other would be there to answer."
"A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems. A real friend seeks to help you with your problems."
"Kim and Ron would always help each other with their problems. Sometimes even without speaking, the other would be there when the other was in need."
"A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument. A real friend calls you after you had a fight."
"Some of you may not believe it but Kim and Ron did have some fights, and some of them really got ugly. But you know, no matter what was said, each would call or email, and they would work through the problem. I knew for the two of them to spent hours on the phone or one the computer just chatting working through the problem."
"A simple friend expects you to always be there for them. A real friend expects to always be there for you!"
"We never knew what Kim and Ron went through together on the missions that they went on. But Monique and I know this. Both knew that no matter how bad the situation, how scared the other was, how injured the other was, Kim and Ron knew that the other would be there. They knew each other so well they could react to each other before the other had the thought. Kim and Ron never expected the other to be there, but wanted to be there for the each other."
Monique and Felix ended the talk as the lights came down with just a single spotlight on the portrait of the two teens. Monique asked "Let us rise in a moment of silence in memory of our fallen friends." There was complete silence for several moments, in several places there were quiet sobbing and crying.
"Fellow students, I would like to add this. Kim emailed me as she flew into that final mission. I would like to read it to you today."
Thanks for being my friend. You have been one of the best friends I have had. You stuck beside me even when I did not deserve you friendship, you and Ron both. I wanted to let you know that I am in love with Ron and he loves me. You probably already knew that. You have been trying to get me to realize that recently. Well, now I know and we are very happy. We both know that we might not survive this mission. If we do not return, please remember that I will miss all the shopping and trips to Club Banana. Please remember that finally Ron and I are together and I know that is where I want to be. In his arms I am at peace, a peace that I have never felt before.
Love your friend,
"Many of us suspected that in those final weeks that Ron and Kim's relationship had grown to a point beyond friendship and had grown into love. I know that they died in each others arms. I cannot imagine the peace those two felt at that time. They were true friends, but more than that they were true heroes. Together, they stopped a force that would have destroyed us all. And they willingly gave up their own lives to do so. When ever someone asks me to define what a friend is, I will have a story to tell them. Whenever someone asks what a true hero is, I will have a story to tell them. The words friend and hero will never be defined by me by just a few simple words. But can only be described by the actions of two very wonderful, very beautiful people. I would like to end this ceremony with a quote from the Bible. It is John 15:13. "No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends." All of us had the greatest friends in this world in Kim and Ron. Thank you."
Monique stepped back from the microphone as she and Felix left the stage. The first strains of a tune came over the speakers as the lights on stage dropped except the single light on the portrait. The same student who had sung the song that sad night reprised his song in honor of his friends.
The word to Go Rest High On That Mountain were in this space. They were removed at request of FF management.
The lights came up as the curtain closed on the portrait. There was almost complete silence as the students filed from the auditorium, some sobbing, some others being held up by other students. It would be a day that none of them would soon forget. This would be the day that they remembered the two greatest friends that they all had ever known.
Greetings friends, the words on friendship were posted to one of the Kim Possible groups on Yahoo today. They really struck me in a special way. I thought about this as I rode the roads of eastern North Carolina today on the way to a job. I had about a four hour round trip and this was one of the ideas that I had. I could not figure out a good way to use the words until I thought of "High on the Mountain". I knew then that this would fit fairly well. I hope that you enjoyed this new chapter of this story. Please keep reading and reviewing.
The song High on the Mountain is by Vince Gill.
The author of the poem or words is unknown.