Day 128 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about a loss of trust.
Shannon: The worst thing about losing trust in someone is that the burden is hardly felt by the person lost it and wholly felt by the person who gave it. When you lose faith in someone you see them in a different light. It’s a view you wish you could reverse, but you can’t. No matter how much you try to believe they’re the same person you used to know, you realize what they’re capable of. They let you down, and that doesn’t mean they’re going to do it again, it just means they can. You used to believe they’d never hurt you and they’d have your back in any battle. Then you witness them abandon you right as the knife goes into your back, or worse they’re the one holding the weapon. Some things you can’t forget.
Erin: “I’m done with you,” my lab partner grumped putting away his books.
“Why is that,” I decided to humor him on the way out the door.
“You made me fail man,” he hit my shoulder.
“On the test? How is that,” I countered.
“Like you don’t know that I copy you,” he said like it was some obvious fact. The teacher thought so too. That’s why we arranged for me to hand in a test with the most idiotic answers. When he had all of the same ones we knew it was true.
“Trust me everyone knows,” I scoffed vowing to never blindly trust an assigned partner again.
Trust is a valuable asset, how is it lost in your character?