Warning: This story will contain profanity at some point.
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Listening to the rain always calmed me.
It was the one reliable thing I could count on that wouldn't ever change. Never would the rain decide to fall from, say, upwards from the ground instead of from the sky. It would always stay the same, always be something I was familiar with, always something that comforted me through pain. Never would the rain decide to pack up and leave, never to return. Sometimes it may not fall for a while, and that is when I feel the most alone... but it will always come back to cover the earth with droplets once more.
I didn't use to spend my days waiting for the rain to fall on me. Once I had been the type of girl that thought I had everything I had ever wanted. I never had a large amount of close friends, but the ones I did have made me believe I never needed anyone else. Until he stole the closest person I had from me.
I guess that even though the last years had been a mixture of anxiety, depression, hurt, pain, tears and just pure hell, it did have an upside. If I hadn't been through all this, would I ever have noticed the beautiful things around me that I had always taken for granted? I doubt I would have, after all, I had never noticed them before, had I? Would I ever have noticed the rain? Would the voices have ever started in my head? Would I have ever met the new people in my life who made it worthwhile again?
It's funny how one bad experience can change your outlook on life, or how it can just change you.
Or it doesn't even have to be an experience. One person can change you. For better or worse.
Like Paul had changed me...
For the worse.
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So I'm going for a different writing style in this story. Usually I like to write funny stories, but decided to give one of these stories a try because I have writing block on my other fanfic. I'm already working on the next chapter, but I might not continue this story if it isn't that popular because my first priority is trying to continue my other fanfic... so I guess what I'm asking is, should I write another chapter?
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A/N UPDATE 2015
Yeah, so I'm rewriting Voices and I'm just going to say this preface does not match the same tone of the rest of the story. And, unlike my first intentions, this story did turn into a bit of a humour story later on and was definitely not as serious as this preface makes it sound. But, hey, I'm sentimental, so I'm going to leave this preface in because it does become relevant for one or two chapters later on. Thanks everyone!