KAVEKINI Seavula and Seleima Vukuduadua were best friends who had dreams of studying together at the Koronivia Research Station with the ultimate goal of venturing into the Ministry of Agriculture.
That shared dream is nothing but an emotional memory for the family of the two teenagers who tragically lost their lives in a car accident in Tavua on Wednesday afternoon.
The Form Seven students of Cuvu College died instantly when the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle they were travelling in lost control along Nabuna flats in Tavua.
Speaking to this newspaper, 18-year-old Kavekini's aunt and guardian Jokaveti Vuniwaqa revealed the high school friends were looking forward to the new year and the prospect of starting their tertiary education.
"They studied at Cuvu College and were planning to continue their studies at Koronivia," said an emotional Mrs Vuniwaqa.
"Kavekini was someone we heavily depended on because he was a bright student and we knew that he had a good future ahead of him."
She said Kavekini had gone with Seleima and her brother who was the driver of the vehicle.
"Seleima's brother is the only one who is working and he liked to treat his younger siblings.
"When he got the car, he took the two, their uncle and three-year-old cousin to Tavua after they had done all their chores."
According to police, a post-mortem examination will be conducted next week.