It was September 13th 2008 when I got the message that my friend Joey had passed away. He was in an auto accident. I never actually met him in person; we only spoke through a website. On his profile, he had a few songs, but only one that made me cry every time I visited his page.
When I heard about his death, I contacted my cousin, who also spoke to him through this website, and we set out to travel across a couple of states to his funeral. I also brought my son with me. We arrived 15 minutes after it supposedly ended due to a highway closed down from the recent rain. Since we arrived late, we decided to go to the location of the car crash. (The site was posted over a bulletin board).
The town where Joey lived was very small, and the streets weren't lit up, so it was easy to get lost. We drove around for about an hour, and still couldn't find the site. We came across the same 4 way stop when I decided to drive straight ahead instead of turning down the same road we kept turning on. After this decision, Joey's profile song popped in my head. (I hadn't thought about this song for a few hours). I told my cousin we were getting close.
All of a sudden, I saw it. I saw the crosses by the side of the road, and I also saw him. I saw Joey. He was leaning up against the tree with a cigarette in his mouth. I was going to get out of my car, but my cousin started to get scared, (it was spooky in the dark lol) and told me to just keep driving. I drove up a little further, turned around in someone's driveway, and when I drove pass the site, he was gone...
I spoke to his mother the next day, and asked her if he ever smoked. She said yes. I was silent. I think because I scared myself that I actually saw him, and no one else did.