Manchester bombing survivor Caroline David Osborne and victim Wendy Fawell
Caroline Davis Osborne was with her best friend in the foyer of the concert as they waited for the Ariana Grande show to finish so they could collect their children.
Mum-of-two Ms Fawell, 50, was in the middle of telling her friend how she would move to another staircase to look for the kids when the blast – set off by terrorist Salman Abedi – hit.
Mrs Davis Osborne is haunted by the unfinished sentence of her friend who died in the attack
Wendy was killed in the attack while Mrs Davis Osborne suffered shrapnel wounds and a dislocated shoulder.
Mum-of-three Caroline, from Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, said: "I don't know how I am still here. I must have had someone looking after me.
"I keep looking at my children and when I am alone I cry for the friend I have lost and for the fact my children almost didn't have a mother."
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She said her memory of the moment the bomb exploded is sketchy.
She had began to move away from me but didn't finish her sentence
Caroline Davis Osborne
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Mrs Davis Osborne said: "Wendy and I had been window shopping and had a coffee and we came back to the arena to pick the children up.
"Ben, my middle child, was there with my older son, Lee, and Wendy's daughter, Charlotte, was not feeling well and sent me a text.
Ms Fawell was killed in the attack while Mrs Davis Osborne suffered shrapnel wounds
"We made our way back there to wait. We saw a few people coming out. The foyer was busy with people.
"Wendy said to me that she'd walk over to another stairway in case the children came up that way.
"She had began to move away from me but didn't finish her sentence.
"I don't remember anything after that. I had been knocked unconscious and when I came round there was mayhem. It was dusty and smoky.
"Someone was asking me if I could sit up. My arm hurt and I was screaming and looking around for Wendy.
The best friends had been in the foyer of the concert as they waited for their children
"There were bodies strewn all over. Some were covered up so I knew I had been knocked out for a while.
"Others were just lying there and there was bits of flesh and everywhere was wet.
"All I could think about was Wendy. She couldn't have been more than two yards from me."
Mrs Davies Osborne says all she feels towards the bomber is hatred.
She said: "I hate him and those who helped him, for what he did to thousands of people that night, and for what?"