A Girl's Best Friend - Original Writing Essay
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A Girl's Best Friend - Original Writing
She walked down the steps and off the plane; her poise was so perfect that she could have been mistaken for a model. The long skirt swished around the top of high-heeled boots and the glitzy, kitsch ear-rings dangled onto an exquisitely tailored jacket and shirt. She bypassed the luggage reclaim, her bag always stayed with her on the plane. As she entered the terminal, the security cameras swivelled around to get a clear shot of her face, as they did for everybody who passed through the revolving doors. The camera caught her eye and she sighed. This was the tough part of the job, although secretly she adored the adrenaline rush. With purposeful, yet delicate…show more content…
The game was not yet up, the woman replied in perfect German with a stream of questions, curses and arguments. One guard looked uncertainly at the other, 'You sure that she's the right gal, sir?'. She played on his confusion and attacked him with another stream of expletives. The other guard was nonplussed, 'Yep, I'm certain, they said she would try to confuse us. This is definitely our lady.'. The first guard shrugged in submission as if to say that he didn't really care and that if she wasn't the right one then it was in no way his fault. Keeping up a steady stream of German, she was led towards the airport police offices.
The room into which she had been gently nudged was large and featureless, there were several piece of modern art on the pale yellow walls, the room was furnished with the table at which she was sitting and a worn old sofa. There had been a definite click as the door was closed and she knew that the door was locked. Just to make sure though she sauntered over and tugged on the handle, it wouldn't budge. This was serious, they evidently knew who she was, and were intent on closing down her syndicate, and if possible landing her in for a hefty jail sentence. It was going to be tough to get out of this one. Her heart was pounding, however she forced herself to sit down, compose herself and breathe
Friendship is a necessary aspect of every human's life, as we are not self sufficient in and of ourselves (Other Selves, pg. 30). Despite its necessity, in some cases we are either forced or morally required to end these relationships. When the trust between two parties has been broken, the loyalty of the friendship is soiled, and it is therefore a true and just action to end the friendship.
First, let's define what it means to be a friend. Friends can be described as: "an intimate associate, reliable, one who is not an enemy or foe, an ally, etc" (Webster's, pg. 540). Thus, based upon the definition of a friend, we can assert that friends should not betray one another, regardless of the circumstance. This is true, if and only if, it is in the best interest of the friend.
Secondly, trust is an issue that every platonic friendship must deal with. Whether dealing with matters of trust is active or passive, its power is still a prevalent and pertinent quality that is mutually understood. Trust is an unwritten rule between friends and is defined as the "firm belief or confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability, justice, etc of another person." (Webster's, pg. 1436) Trust is also described as "faith"(Webster's, pg. 1436). When using a word such as "faith," that describes a substantial belief in one another, it is very difficult to argue that breaking the trust of the friendship is ever in the best interest of the friend.
In addition, friends are loyal. By definition loyal friends are, "faithful to those persons ideals" and are, "under obligation to defend, support, or be true to," each other (Webster's, pg. 802). Although the definitions of loyalty, as well as its connotations, scream commitment loyalty actually exists in many degrees. Loyalty can be seen as the pinnacle of the friendship in which case you would be willing to risk life and limb for that person. Or at the opposite end of the spectrum loyalty may not be taken seriously at all. For example, you may be loyal to the fish in your fish tank; in that you feed them, treat them well, change the water, etc. but in the case of a serious house fire you would not go running back in to rescue them. Granted there are also many stages in-between, total loyalty and minimal loyalty, but the integrity of the friendship is based around these two principles, loyalty and trust. Loyalty can determine the reliability of the friendship, just as well as the amount of trust that can be placed in that friend.
As we all know, not every friendship is one in which we can trust completely, nor do we feel entirely loyal to those people. Therefore, it is true that we can have friendships with a varying degree of loyalty and trust. Each...
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