Never fall in love with your best friend, believe it hurts the most.
There was a small queue of people all lined up with their dates, all ready to get their photos clicked under the flowery archway. Noel guided me into the queue too, I shot him a smile. Looks like I would be getting photos with my date after all. Perfect just as she wanted.
The crystal chandeliers gave the room a delicate glow while the silver light streamed through the windows and the marble floor was splashed with shadows of people dancing. The ceiling went up an octave in the end where the band was playing their song and the round tables were all pushed to the side giving more room to the dancers.
In was simply perfect, so flawless carried out and utterly beautiful.
“You look stunning tonight” my date whispered as the photographer called us to stage. He stood behind me with his arms over my waist and I tried to lean away from his touch. He didn’t seem to notice and gently pulled me to the dance floor. He didn’t note that I was uncomfortable, but he never seemed to. He started to dance and I followed him.
Few minutes later I heard someone call my name and looked up to see the mesmerizing girl with flowing pale silk hair and twinkling blue colored eyes that seemed to be full of laughter. She looked perfect and my heart skipped a beat as it did at the very mention of her name.
“You look so ravishing” she smiled always to generous with the compliments but if you looked like Nicole I am sure you could pass them around like she did. We didn’t fit together even as best friends we are so different. She is the blonde with bursting confidence and I am the shy nerd behind the glasses.
Someone called out her name and she uttering a quick apology left me. Noel as always was oblivious to my discomfort as he led me to his friends. I tuned them out as I asked myself the same question. Can girls fall in love with other girls? And I knew the answer to it by now, because there was no other option as to why I couldn’t just stop dreaming about the girl with cherry blue lips.
Noel suddenly pulled me out of my thoughts as he planted as swift kiss on my lips. I quickly pulled away and suddenly needing some air rushed out into the school corridors, glancing at the classrooms that had been locked. I had always followed the rules, one time I break them figures that it leaves me with a broken heart.
“There you are” her voice pulls me out of my reverie.
I smile at her as she leads me to the middle of the hallway, gently taking my hand in hers she guides me around.
“What are you doing?”
“Dancing with the girl of my dream” she snorts.
I dance with her, putting this moment carefully into a box least it fades away.
“You are quiet tonight...”she comments “what happened?”
“Why are we hiding?”I asked shyly
“You know how it is Avery, why do I have to tell you every time?” she answered in a bitter voice.
“It is who we are, we can’t let people judge us for that” And I saw regret and guilt in her eyes.
“Just until graduation, I promise.”
I nodded because I would agree to anything she said, not just this time but next, and the next and even after that. I would pretend to date a guy I didn’t like, lie to my parents and not even accept who I am if there was a faint chance that we could be together.
“You have no idea what you do to me...”I whisper as I leaned my forehead against hers. We both leaned forward our lips just centimeter apart from touching when we heard someone’s footsteps. She pulled apart, checking if anyone had seen her and then hurriedly smiled. Cool as always.
“What were we thinking?” She reflected aloud
“Just got caught up in the moment” I smiled and was relieved to see a answering smile before she rushed away. Again I was left alone with a broken heart and the tiny memory of my perfect dance sealed in a small box of memories.