"I'm moving to England."
At first I couldn't believe my ears. Ty Stone, my best friend in the whole galaxy, moving to England? I refused to believe him. It just…it just wasn't possible.
"You're kidding," I said, hoping he would laugh and say that he was just playing a mean joke on me.
He looked at his feet and shook his head. "No. I'm really moving to England."
I swear that the world just stopped then. I'd known he was moving for a long time, but he'd refused to tell me where. Now I knew why.
"Ty…that's so far away," I said.
"Yeah, but you'll be moving to the cooler place," he said, kicking at the ground. I was a little confused. How was Virginia cooler than England?
"What are you talking about? England is really cool, Ty. It's full of British people," I said.
That made him smile a little. "But none of my friends will be there. It'll be me and a bunch of Brits."
"Well, I won't know anyone either."
There was a moment of awkward silence before he said, "I'll really miss you."
And then, just like that, he kissed me. Right then and there. A memento to remember him by. It was the best moment of my life.
Although, I'm not sure if a kiss in the second grade means that much.