"So, how was the lame party?" Jess asked me while scrolling through her phone. I rolled my eyes at that because she was bitter she wasn't able to go. I bet she's looking at the pictures from last night's victory party.

"Sucks to get the flu, huh." I teased her. Although I did regret it after she narrowed her eyes and put down her phone. I forget how important social gatherings are to her.

"I'm sorry, J. It was alright. I guess it was even a bit lame. Too much laughing and socializing. It's not my scene." I said, leafing through the pages of my school textbook. Few more weeks and I am free from this torture.

I see Jess plop on the bed beside me. "Well, I for one am glad you didn't have too much fun without me." She gave me a grin so genuine I questioned our friendship.

"You're so odd. Anyway, Chris asked where you were by the way. I told him you were too busy wiping the mucus running down your nose." I decided to give up on trying to prepare myself for exams and just wing it. Not the smartest thing to do, but who cares I'm graduating anyway.

I was surprised when a fluffy pillow hit my head. "What?!" I exclaimed.

She gave me a blank stare. "You honestly don't know what you did wrong?" I waited for her to continue.

She shrieked, "Argh! You can be so dense sometimes, Heather! Why?"

I really didn't get what she was mad about. "Why what?"

She stood up and sighed. "I... I... have you know.."

I was so tempted to say booger sticking out your nostrils? but seeing how upset she was, figured she wouldn't take the joke lightly.

She walked towards me and the sighed once more. "Okay, don't be mad alright?"

I smiled at her and shook my head. "I won't. I promise. You're one of the first true friends that I had made here since we moved and I will always be grateful for that. Nothing you say can probably ever make me mad at you."

"Pinkie swear?" I rolled my eyes at this.

I amused her and said. "Yes yes, pinkie swear."

She began twirling her beautiful hair and said. "I have a... thing for... ckjspo"

I raised an eyebrow. "You have a thing for ckpiopso?"

"Arghhhhhh. Why is this so hard?! Okay, here goes. I have a thing for Chris." Now, I raised two eyebrows at her apprehensive face.

"Uhm okay."

"Well more than just a thing. I've been in love with him for awhile now." There were now creases on her forehead and she began biting her nails. I don't know why she was so nervous. I mean it was a bit of a shock to find out that she had feelings for him but I wasn't mad. I just didn't say anything because, well, I didn't see it coming especially since she was so encouraging of my relationship with Chris.

"Well not for awhile, but since we kissed. But that was a longgggg longggggg time ago! Before you even got here. And I'm so sorry."

I smiled at her. "Jess, you're too nice. I already knew about the kiss. Chris told me awhile back."

She sat closer and held my hand. "But it's not just that. I was nice to you on your first day 'cause well you know I'm talkative. But I didn't really wanna be your friend. But when I heard from Caitlyn in physics who heard from Sophia in Math who heard from her seatmate in-well you get it-that Chris had a crush on you. I wanted to be close to you and maybe be close to him too so I could rekindle whatever thing we had before. But when I saw how happy you made him, I gave up. I'm so so so so sorry. I really am. I feel extremely bad for even thinking of using you to get to Chris in the first place. I realised how nice and sweet you are. I figured that our friendship is worth more than chasing after an old crush. And I really hope you forgive me. That's why I got mad when you said something about the mucus running down my nose to Chris. It mortified me and I'm sorry that I still have feelings for him. I promise I won't do anything though. I love you, H! Sisters before misters, right?"

"Well that was certainly a surprise. But are you crazy?"

She put her head on her hands. "I know. I know. I'm crazy. I'm so sorry!"

I put my hand on her shoulder. "No, silly. I mean, why won't you give it a chance-you and Chris? I hate how are friendship started now that I know what your intentions were back then but who cares about the past? Like I said, you were one of the first true friends that I had made. Of course, I forgive you. Had you told me that when Chris and I were together, things might have turned differently. But now, I think you're perfect for him. I hope you give him the happiness and love he so rightfully deserves. I love you, J. Okay?"

She smiled at me and gave me a tight hug. I wondered if you could die of suffocating from hugs. Thankfully, she loosened her hug and said, "Thank you. Thank you. Although, I don't think he thinks of me that way. I don't want to look like a fool in front of him."

I looked at her straight in the eye. "Hey, if you go tell him how you feel about him and he turns you down, he's the fool."

"Thanks H!"

"Anytime J."


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