Unfortunate Accident

I had been dating this girl for a while, and I wanted to do something special for her. One night we were at the lake--just the two of us sitting around drinking wine with another couple. I had to work early the next day, so my intake was pretty limited. I think it was about 1 a.m., while I was taking her home, that I realized how drunk she was. I figured I would just try to sneak her into her house and put her to bed. She was completely out of it, so I put her on my shoulder and started to carry her upstairs. That's how she accidentally hit her head on the railing, hard. I think the whole house woke up from the sound of her crying at the sight of her blood, not to mention the gash in the side of her head. Not only did we have to take her to the hospital for stitches, but we also were forbidden to see each other anymore.

— Neal, 18

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