"Matthew! Matthew! Please, open the door! We're worried about you-I'm worried about you..."
Your voice seemed so far away like an distant echo. Matthew pulled his knees to his chest as he bawled his fists into his hair.
Right now, you were the last thing he was worrying about. He felt so alone. Every time Matthew breathed, his chest hurt. It was horrible.
Your persistent hammering against the door continued, it was annoying.
"[y/n], please just leave me alone!" Matthew shouted, voice strained as he bawled his fists together tightly, pulling on his hair.
You wouldn't leave. Why wouldn't you leave? Everybody else did. No one else cared so why did you? It was so confusing and frustrating.
Abruptly Matthew took to his legs, unlocking the door, opening it just so you could see his face. "Look [y/n], I'm okay so will you-"
Wedging your foot in place to stop him from locking you out again. "But you're not okay, are you? Mattie, why do you lie to me? I'm your friend and I'm really worried about you?"
"But you don't care though, do you?" He stated coldly, his eyes clouded over as crystal tears. formed in his purple orbs. "EVEN MY OWN BROTHER DOESN'T CARE! So why-why do you?"
"Because I'm your friend and I love you..." You whispered, your eyes shimmering too in the light. "And I hate seeing you like this...so please Matthew, tell me, what's wrong?"
"I don't know! I-I've tried figuring it out but its so hard! I just feel so empty...Everyone forgets me and I'm so tired, so so tired of it! They forget I'm a person too-I have feelings..." Matthew's hiccuped as his shoulders shook violently tears straying down his cheeks.
Hesitantly, you wrapped your arms around him as his hands clasped desperately at you, burying his head into your chest.
"It's okay, Mattie, I remember you, you mean the world to me and always will...so don't cry for too long, okay?"
A hushed thank you was all you got but you were okay with that, all that mattered was that your friend knew how much he meant to you.