||Mateo Rilynn Salucci|| ♬when we were made we were set apart... ♪life is a test and i get bad marks... ♬now some saint got the job of writing down my sins... ♪the storm is coming, the storm is coming in... A soft sigh escaped the lips of a young 21 year old starring down at the blank piece of paper in front of him. He tapped the end of the pen on his desk unsure where to begin. "This is so pointless...why did I agree to this...?" He thought to himself taking a sip from his fresh cup of coffee. You see, Mateo had finally giving in to what his therapist had been suggesting him to do for months. He wanted him to go and make a friend using one of the many pin pal services available to him. However, Mateo had refused multiple times feeling like it would be a waste of time. The only reason he caved was to get his therapist to quit pestering him on the subject. This had turned out to be a bit more difficult then he had originally thought. Mateo hadn't said a word to anyone in about two years. Why? No one knew. All that they could figure was that something pretty terrible had to have happened to make him do so. With this having occurred, most of the people he used to be close with barely came around anymore. Even his family members ended up giving up on him for the most part. No matter what anyone said or did he never said a word. So what if he was alone? What was the big deal? He was fine with the quite life though his therapist liked to say otherwise. He glanced back down at the paper having only written the words 'Dear Miss Williams'. Rolling his eyes he decided to just write whatever came to mind and didn't seem too odd. Picking up the pen again he started to write: Dear Miss Williams, So, honestly I have no idea where to begin with this. I haven't exactly spoken to anyone in a long time now. Anyways, my name is Mateo Salucci and I am 21 years old. I know this is probably odd to get a written letter from someone you don't even know, hell I think it's fucking odd. However, my therapist said this would be something that might 'help' me. Whatever. I guess all I can do is try it out and see what happens. I don't blame you if you don't reply. I don't know if I would either! Let's see...I currently live alone in a tiny house in the middle of nowhere in Ireland with my dog Benji. I am however not Irish. If my name didn't already give that away. I used to live in the U.S. until I was about 7, but then my father got a job offer and we wound up here. I will say it's a lot nicer here than it was in Florida. Too many old people in the area of town we lived in. I don't care much for touristy beaches either. Which of the giant islands we call continents do you live on? I was in school for a bit, but some things came about and I just never really went back. I was majoring in engineering, but that's on the back burner for now. My parents mainly wanted me to pursue it so I could take over their business, but I don't think that's what I want in life. More interested in cooking and music. At least I still have some time to figure things out I guess. What about yourself? Are you currently in school? Back to the subject of family. Tell me. Do you have any siblings? Do you enjoy your family? I am one of two boys. We are twins, identical to be exact, but complete opposites. We never got along. I haven't seen or spoken to him since I was maybe 17? Not that it bothers me. Less for me to deal with. As for my parents, my father wasn't very impressive. He was barely home working all the time to keep food on the table. When he was home he would just stay in the living room watching his idiotic news programs and football. My mom on the other hand. Sweetest woman in the world. She did everything she could to make us happy even in the worst of times. She ended up getting sick for awhile with something they couldn't figure out. Shortly after she passed away when my brother James and I were about 13. After that, life got pretty hard for the three of us to say the least. But anyways! I hate to leave this on a sad note, but I am going to end this little letter here. I'm unsure if you will reply, but if you do I shall hear from you soon then? - Mateo Salucci With that he folded up the piece of paper, slipped it into an envelop, and placed it into the mail box right outside his front door. Shrugging his shoulders he headed back inside wondering if anything would come of it.