Chemicals React

by: Terrell James

On one cloudy day, Elliott walked around the forest and sees two rabbits hopping towards him. The rabbit said, "Can we talk to you?"

Elliott turned to them and said, "Sure, what's up?"

"Well, it's kinda important." Said the other rabbit.

Elliott and the rabbits sat down in the grass to figure what's so important. The rabbit said, "We've been sent by one of your family to tell you something."

"It's about one of your family members, your cousins." Said the rabbit.

Elliott looked a little nervous and said, "Is something okay?"

The rabbit sighed and said, "We don't know how to tell you this, but your cousin, Sid, he passed away last night. A hunter took aim at him and shot him."

Elliott looked very shaken and shocked after hearing that news. He turned to them and said, "He died?"

"We're really sorry." Said the rabbit.

"Heard that he was a good cousin." Said the other rabbit.

Elliott hung his head down and said, "I wish I could've done something to keep him from dying."

"There's nothing that you could do. All animals die for a purpose." Said the rabbit.

Elliott sighed and said, "Yeah, I guess you're right."

"Well, we're gonna go stuff our carrots. You gonna be okay?" said the rabbit.

Elliott's voice began to break and said, "Yeah. I'll be cool."

The rabbits began to hop away leaving Elliott in dismay and breaking down. He sighed heavily and tears streamed down on his face. He sat down and cried softly for a few minutes. He looked at the sky and thought about Sid. He got up and walked around while the rain was pouring down on him. He settled down on a tree to keep him from getting wet. Later, Boog found Elliott under the tree and he saw Elliott's tears coming from his eyes.

"Hey, what's wrong, E?" asked Boog.

Elliott wiped his eyes and said, "The rabbits told me that my cousin died."

Boog put his paw on Elliott's arm and said, "I'm sorry. Are you okay?"

"No, I'm not. Why would leave me here?" said Elliott.

"That's just the circle of life goes on. We just have to go through this." said Boog.

Elliott sighed heavily and said, "I know, but why would he leave me here? It's just not fair, B. He was like my best friend to me and it's just so hard for me to accept this. I mean, all animals would die when they're hunted and stuff, but not Sid. I can't believe he would die. I knew something was wrong with him, and I could've done something to help."

"E, there's nothing you could've done. You just have to learn to live with it." said Boog.

"I can't live with it! He's like everything to me, and it's just not fair to know that he's gone and I'm still here in this friggin' universe! You don't understand what I'm saying or how I'm feeling! BECAUSE, YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS!! YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I FEEL, BOOG!!" exclaimed Elliott, with tears coming down his face.

Boog sighed and said, "You're right. I'm sorry. I just wanted to make sure that I'm here for you if you need to talk."

"I'm sorry, B. I should've blown up at you. I just—I can't get over this." said Elliott.

"It's okay. Are we still cool?" asked Boog.

Elliott smiled and said, "Yeah, we're still cool."

They both hug and Elliott cried on Boog's shoulders. He said, "If you need me, I'm always here for you, man."

"Okay. See you 'round, B." said Elliott.

"Later, E."

Boog walks away and Elliott felt like he was gonna get through this, but he wanted to cry inside of him. He sighs, goes outside and the rain stopped. The moon was out and he looked at it for a while. Then, he started to sing a little song for Sid, since he's in a better place.

You make me feel out of my element

Like I'm walking on broken glass

Like my world's spinnin' in slow motion

And you're movin' too fast

Were you right, was I wrong

Were you weak, was I strong

Yeah—both of us broken

Caught in a moment

We lived and we loved

And we hurt and we jumped, yeah

But the planets all align

When you looked into my eyes

And just like that

The chemicals react

The chemicals react

You make me feel out of my element

Like I'm drifting out to the sea

Like the tide's pullin' me in deeper

Makin' it harder to breathe

We cannot deny

How we feel inside

We cannot deny

Were you right, was I wrong

Were you weak, was I strong

Yeah—both of us broken

Caught in a moment

We lived and we loved

And we hurt and we jumped, yeah

But the planets all align

When you looked into my eyes

And just like that

The chemicals react

The chemicals react

Kaleidoscope of colors turnin'

Hopes on fire, sun is burnin'

Shining down on both of us

Don't let us lose it

Don't let us lose it

Were you right, was I wrong

Were you weak, was I strong

Yeah, both of us broken

Caught in a moment

We lived and we loved

And we hurt and we jumped, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

We lived, we loved

We hurt, we jumped

We're right, we're wrong

We're weak, we're strong

We lived to love

But the planets all align

When you looked into my eyes

And just like that

Watch the chemicals react

Yeah, yeah, yeah

And just like that

The chemicals react

Yeah, yeah, yeah

The chemicals react

Elliott looked up at the sky and realizes that Sid is gonna look down on his cousin and he'll feel happy. Elliott already feels happy that Sid is in a happy place. He walks away and lands on a tree and starts to fall asleep.


Inspired by Aly & AJ's song, "Chemicals React." Hopefully, you like this one! Read and review, please!