The LAST Farewell Party



Feeling groggy from last night booze party?

It must be a great one. Afterall, it is the last party you are going to get for the next couple of weeks. Scratch that, probably the next couple of months if someone from the party caught the COVID-19 Bug... no no no, I must apologize, the news of a mass gathering at pubs and clubs at Clark Quay, Orchard Road and Haji Lane had intoxicated me. It might actually be YOUR last party if you caught the virus yourself while kissing the stranger you met.

Thoughts before the party.

"It is the last night I can have fun, let's gather my buddies for one last hurrah"

"I heard some of my mates just return from the UK and US earlier in the month. Lucky they are not quarantine, time to bring them out and show what Singapore nightlife is all about"

" It's ok, mom. I am just supporting local business. They need me to survive this month-long break"

" I am young, this is an old folk disease"

"Next month, I promise I will stay at home"

"Party of the year, how can I miss it?'

Sound familiar?


If you are one of those that party, you probably had a great time. The booze, the music, the company. How you wish the night would never end. 

"Let's share the drinks man, mind if I borrow your smoke?"

"Let's party like there is no tomorrow"




2 weeks later, you got your wish. You are now lying in a quarantine room, unable to head out with only wi-fi to keep you company. Luckily, you are not alone, your best mate that you shared the booze with is next door. You can't see him, but you can still communicate by shouting. Just make sure it is not too loud, else the minders will come again to request for peace and quiet. 

Meanwhile, your parents are in another hospital in the intensive ward, tubes stuck right into their throat to help them breathe. One of them is breathing hard... she might not make it since she had just recovered from her bout of cancer.

You stayed in your room thinking about your parents.
You don't get it.
You are strong and worked out daily, how on earth a tiny virus can get into your system.


You still remember the night you went out and what you said to your mom. 

"It is the last night I can have fun, let's gather my buddies for one last hurrah"

"I heard some of my mates just return from the UK and US earlier in the month. Lucky they are not quarantine, time to bring them out and show what Singapore nightlife is all about"

" It's ok, mom. I am just supporting local business. They need me to survive this month-long break"

" I am young, this is an old folk disease"

"Next month, I promise I will stay at home"

"Party of the year, how can I miss it?'

The one thing you forgot is to tell her you love her.

The next day, you found out that you will never ever have the chance to say your last farewell.


Disclaimer
All the characters here are fictitious. Any resemblance would be purely coincidental

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