A/N: I REVISED THE WHOLE THING A LITTLE, FIXED MY ERRORS AND STUFF. HOPE YOU LIKE IT BETTER! 8]

*THIS IS A STORY I MADE TWO YEARS AGO AND I'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT TILL NOW. SOME PARTS ARE TRUE AND I WAS THE ONE WHO EXPERIENCED IT. I CHANGED THE NAMES AND A LOT OF DETAILS. BUT BASICALLY THIS IS WHAT I WENT THROUGH ONE YEAR. MOST OF ITS FICTION, I JUST WANTED TO ADD A LITTLE MORE FLAVOR TO MAKE IT MORE INTERESTING. WELL HOPE YOU LIKE IT! TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK.

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In almost every love story I read, somehow it always has a happy ending. But in my story, that I am about to impart, it is just the opposite. It's like the Romeo and Juliet story, when you think they're going to stay together forever, but in the end they both die. My story is like that except, I don't die. It all started when I was 17 years old, a senior in high school. The year now is 2044, I will be going back 40 years to the year of 2004, to share my story that has changed my life drastically. It was an experience I will never forget! My name is Kayla Valentine. I am 57 years old now, and you're about to embark on a journey of my past crazy life.

I came from a small town, where the wind is fresh and cool, you could taste the air on your lips. Sometimes it can get a little humid though. I'm from Beaufort, North Carolina. A beautiful place! Especially in my neighborhood, it isn't just the scenery that makes it so special, but it is also the people. Everyone is very friendly and we all know each other. A small town, yes! But still a great place. That's why I love it there so much. During my high school years, I had a lot of friends. You can say I was pretty popular. But no one could compare to the two most important people in my life, my two best friends, Eli Ramirez and Loraine Castanzo. I've known Eli all my life and Loraine since first grade.

Eli was one of those guys all the girls dream of. He had the cutest smile, nice brown eyes, amazingly tall, soft beautiful hair, nice fit body, and a good dresser. And who could forget his great personality? He was very polite to everyone and also respectful. He was always a gentleman when it came to girls. But the one characteristic that defined him was his sense of humor. He always knew how to make me laugh and smile, no matter the situation. A good listener, Eli! And also a great advisor, he always had just the right words to say when I had problems. He was the best guy friend you could ever have.

Now Loraine was the cutest thing. She had long silky hair, big brown eyes, very skinny and really short. Her personality was like Eli. She was nice to everyone or perhaps anyone. She had no mean bone in her body. She was little miss goody two shoes. Very intelligent person but she wasn't much of an athletic person. The girl was smart but kind of a sissy. She was very outgoing and adventurous, she tried out everything once. She was just this awesome girl and I am glad I had her as my best girl friend!

Among the three of us, Eli was the oldest, then it was me, and the baby Loraine. We were all in the same grade. The three of us had become very close to each other and became the best of friends. We were practically like brother and sisters. We spent so much time with each other. It went to the point where we could finish each others sentences. But in junior high, my feelings started changing towards Eli. It changed from brother-like feelings to "Whoa! Sexy man!" I never thought this could ever happen to me..I fell for my best friend. At that time I only thought it was a stupid little crush. As to my surprise, it had developed into a bigger crush. And soon enough I thought I fell "in love," with him the first year of high school.

Although I had these feelings for Eli, I could never tell him how I felt. You know how guys were in those days. They would stop talking to you and act very awkward around you, when they find out that you like them. Basically everything between you changes! I don't know if Eli would act awkward if I tell him, but I had experienced that twice before. Let me tell you, it hurt like hell and that's why I never tried to do it again. I use to live by this quote, "Sometimes you have to sacrifice LOVE, to save a FRIENDSHIP." I tried to keep my feelings inside for so long, but for some reason my heart was telling me to tell him. Senior year was the year, it was our last year and I didn't want him to go off to college, and meet other girls without letting him know how I felt first. This was it, senior year! And anyways if I didn't tell him my heart would burst. I am going to tell him before Christmas vacation. It was time him for him to know...right?