It is amazing how suicide affects not only those close to the person in question but can ripple across many people’s lives. This is such a good example
TW: Refers to suicide. Please proceed only if you are comfortable with the subject matter.
I remember him. I didn’t know him, never had a conversation with him. But his Dad was a teacher in the Science Dpt. of our school, so maybe that’s why I knew who he was. He was a year younger, but we were in the same Higher (A-Level) Geography class. He was smart, pleasant, seemed popular and worked hard. I never really thought about him once I left school.
Then one day, years later, I heard that he’d taken his own life. The rumour was that his Dad, the Science teacher, had found him dead in his bedroom. I don’t know if that’s true.
In the (roughly) seven years since we’d left school, he had gained a Degree, and was highly accomplished in Martial Arts of some sort. I think he coached younger kids, but…
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