~ Dedicated to Jonathan Brandis. I'm always going to be proud of you, kiddo. ~
I met a boy at school once, and he knew everything.
He thought everything was easy, and he made the hardest things become the simplest ideas.
One day he came to school with a picture of a tree.
The boy asked me, "Look at this picture, and tell me, what do you see?"
"I only see a tree," I told him. "But, what do you see?"
"I see a whole new life, and a whole new vision," said the boy.
"What do you mean? What else do you know?" I asked and wondered what it was that the boy saw in his visions.
"I could see the future," said the boy.
"I believe you. I wish I could see the future too!" I told him, and he smiled at me.
He walked ahead of me and I never saw the boy again.
One day, I saw some people at school talking about him. I asked them, "Did you see the picture of the tree?"
A friend looked at me, and asked, "What do you mean? What tree? The boy was taken to a new school, with new friends. He said he could see the future."
The next few days, I saw his face on several newspapers, with the frontpage headline titled, BOY WONDER FOUND CURE TO THE FUTURE!
Everyone in the city spoke about him, and one man said, "He is a genius!"
THIS BOY IS A WONDER OF THE WORLD, printed the newspaper.
"But what did he see?? Could he fly? To the moon?" I asked some random people in the city.
"I think the boy could do anything, and see everything!" said a young man.
No one knew where he went, so I thought, "I hope he remembers me."
I minded my own life, but never met anyone like boy wonder since.
Years went by, and I often thought of him after the newspaper printed the story.
My time at school was amazing, and wonderous things happened to me.
I found the greatest things in my lunch box after school, and fresh apples on the seat of my bicycle, but there were no apple trees nearby.
I wondered, "Does someone know me? But, I am just a random kid at school."
One day, I found a little sparkling glass star, with a note that said, "You're famous!"
There was also a picture of a tree on the seat of my bike, "Who left this here?"
My eyes moistened and I began to cry because I realized, someone loved me.
"I think, I know who this was from," I said to the clouds.
I rode my bike to the lake, and looked up to the sky with tears in my eyes.
I yelled at the top of my lungs, "I want Boy Wonder to fly to the moon! To the SKIES AND UP ABOVE!"
At that moment, I felt the future was the greatest thing, EVER!
I loved myself from then on, because I found out what the boy knew, and it was called, HOPE!
Not long after, I saw on the frontpage of a newspaper, a picture of him but a little taller.
The newspaper printed, BOY WONDER IS FLYING TO THE MOON.
I read the paper carefully and saw something wonderful on the picture.
Boy wonder had a button on his shirt of the same tree he drew at school, and underneath it was a message that said, "FOR MY FRIEND."
The end. Just write.