As Long As You'll Be Alright

To be honest, today wasn't going all that well. There was something entirely wrong about it, and she hated it. She wanted to be far, far away from here, get away from the confusion, find a place where she could breathe.

The confusion alone was pulling her under, and it seemed like she was drowning in her own misery, without someone there to save her.

She just couldn't understand.

She couldn't understand why one of her friends was being so inconsiderate. She told him so many times not to cling, but he never listened to her. He was just a sick little pervert, so intent to hold her close, not respecting her need for space, more importantly not respecting her.

She hated him for it.

She also couldn't understand why her other friend was going all touchy-feely on her, Why he too was intent on making her uncomfortable. She certainly didn't like him like a boyfriend, she had a hard time liking him simply as a friend, but that's just because of the way he is. Anybody who knew him could say the very same.

She was fed up with the clingy. At least from them, she didn't need them to be like that.

Heck, she didn't want them to be like that.

So here she was in math, both friends whom she was mad at sitting close behind her, trying to get her attention.

She paid them no mind. She was lost in thought, a gloomy, fed up expression pasted on her face. Her head rested on her folded arms, as she stared blankly ahead.

She was soon aware of a kind face looking her way, that of her third guy friend, A guy she could never in her life be mad at. He was resting his head on his arms in the exact position she was in herself, but he looked into her eyes, searching for something.

"What's wrong?" He asks, his voice so low she's positive she's the only one who heard him ask.

"Nothing." she responds, "I'm alright."

He's still looking into her eyes, and a smile forms across his face.

"You're lying."

She's looking into his eyes too, wondering if he can see what goes on in her head. She's amazed that he could tell simply by looking at her, perhaps maybe he knows her a little too well.

"Tell me, what's wrong?" He asks again, genuinely concerned for his gloomy friend.

She doesn't want to mention it while the two people who started her stress and troubles are sitting behind her. Annoying as they may be, they're friends nevertheless, and she would never say anything to intentionally hurt them.

"I can't tell you right now...I promise I'll tell you later, just, not right now. I'm so stressed and confused and I just...I feel so down..."

The two continue talking and pass the time, she's still a bit depressed but her friend has improved her mood slightly.

"You're okay, right?"

"Yeah, I'll be okay."

"You sure?"

"Yeah...mind if I get a hug? I could really use one right now."

He never seemed like the hugging type to her, so she hardly ever asked, but she needed a hug so badly.

He reached his arms around her shoulders, pulling her a bit closer than she had leaned in. She felt safer, and warmer than she would've expected. She can feel his cheek pressed against the top of her head.

"You sure you'll be alright?" He says it in a soft, low voice, that's soothing and calm.

This funny feeling starts forming in her stomach. She can't even recognize this feeling, and her face feels like it's heating up. She can hardly answer.

"Y-yeah, I'll be fine, really."

A bell signals for them to part ways for the day, and both are soon ready to leave. He turns back to her, one last time before he goes

"Are you really sure you'll be okay?"

"Yeeeeeees, I'll be just fine." She smiles.

He smiles too, and then he walks away. She's still smiling, and she thinks to herself;

"I'll be just fine, as long as you're here with me."

Ahhhhhh, innocence, it buuuurns XD lol, reviews would be appreciated