We were best friends for 7 months when he told me he liked me. We were sitting across from each other in the cafeteria as I read a note some floozy gave to him. Looking up from my chocolate pudding I asked, "Why haven't you asked her out?"
He seemed to be laughing on the inside as his shoulders fell, and he smiled warmly. "I like someone else," he said.
I dropped my spoon and gasped. "Who?!"
He opened his eyes wide as to say, Isn't it obvious? I ruffled my eyebrows, confused. He smiled and nodded his head in my direction. My face relaxed as I realized what he was saying.
"Me?" He nodded. I laughed uncomfortably. My best friend had just told me he liked me. Like liked me.
"Shut up," I said teasingly.
"And I would ask her out if I thought she'd say yes," he said. I smiled and shook my head. We finished our lunch in silence and went back to class.
To be continued...
*Age has been changed for obvious reasons.
**Name has been changed for obvious reasons.