The Secret that Tore Them Apart: A Tale of Transphobia and Suicide

Riya and Anjali had been best friends since childhood. They shared everything with each other, from their dreams and fears to their secrets and crushes. They were inseparable, until one day, Riya decided to tell Anjali something that she had been hiding for a long time.

“Anjali, I have something important to tell you. Please don’t hate me for this, okay?” Riya said nervously.

“What is it, Riya? You know you can tell me anything. I’m your best friend, remember?” Anjali said reassuringly.

Riya took a deep breath and said, “Anjali, I’m transgender. I was born as a boy, but I always felt like a girl inside. I’ve been taking hormones and dressing as a girl since I was 14. I never told you because I was afraid of losing you.”

Anjali was shocked. She couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She felt betrayed and angry. How could Riya lie to her for so long? How could she pretend to be someone she wasn’t? How could she trust her again?

“Riya, how could you do this to me? How could you keep such a big thing from me? You’re not my friend, you’re a liar! You’re not even a girl, you’re a freak!” Anjali shouted.

“Anjali, please don’t say that. I’m still the same person you’ve always known. I’m still your friend. I love you as a sister. Please don’t leave me.” Riya pleaded.

“No, Riya, you’re not my friend. You’re not my sister. You’re nothing to me. Get away from me. I never want to see you again.” Anjali said coldly.

She turned around and walked away, leaving Riya alone and heartbroken.

Riya tried to call Anjali many times, but she never answered. She tried to apologize and explain, but she never listened. She tried to reach out to their mutual friends, but they all sided with Anjali. They all shunned Riya and called her names.

Riya felt alone and hopeless. She had lost her best friend, her support system, her family. She had no one to talk to, no one to comfort her, no one to love her.

She decided to end her pain by ending her life.

She wrote a note saying sorry and goodbye, and swallowed a bottle of pills.

She died alone in her room, with no one to mourn her.

Anjali never found out about Riya’s death. She never forgave her for lying to her. She never realized how much she hurt her. She never understood how much she loved her.

She moved on with her life, but she always felt a void in her heart.

She missed her best friend, but she never admitted it.

She regretted her words, but she never said it.

She wished she could see Riya again, but she never got the chance.

The end. 
Image credit: arash payam

If you enjoyed reading this story, you might want to explore more stories on this website. You can find stories about romantic storiessad storiescrime storiesmythological storiesfiction storieschildren stories, motivational stories and more. 

You can also read stories written by different authors, or submit your own story if you have a creative flair.

Post a Comment