They meet in middle school. They lock eyes and speak to each other. They become friends.

They're thirteen. They laugh, they play, they smile.

They talk during class and skip homework to be together.

They share secrets and use one another as a shoulder to cry on.

They become best friends.

They're eighteen now. He drives to her house to pick her up.

She gets in the car. He revs his engine. They speed away.

He wants to show off. He's been drinking. He drives faster.

A car is up ahead. He's going too fast. He can't stop.

He slams on his brakes. He swerves. She screams.

She breaks.