"That's the last box." Josh says as he sets it down in the living room full.
"Babe! We're finally moved in! After all this time and work, we can finally start our own life." Molly exclaims as she jumps into Josh's arms. Josh hugs her tightly and sets her back down on her feet, kissing her lightly.
"You guys know i'm still here, right?" I say, plopping down on the couch. Molly runs over and jumps into my lap,
"Oh Jen, how could I ever forget you?!" She kisses my cheek and lays back onto the couch and props her legs up on my lap.
"You know Josh and I get carried away sometimes, speaking of which, how did last night go with Kelsey?" I sigh and shrug.
"We went out to the bar and hung out, had a few drinks, went back to her place, you know the rest. When i woke up this morning she left a note saying that she had to go into work early, that last night didn't mean anything, that we weren't getting back together and I had to be gone by the time she got home. So, i got up and left." I lay back on the couch and sigh.
"Aweh, i'm sorry J. She's a bitch. You'll find someone new, i know it. Go out tonight and find a hot chick to hook-up with." She sits up and lays her head on my shoulder.
"Mol, i'm 26 years old. I haven't had an actual relationship since high school. I have 3 weeks until my next tour in Afganistan. All I want is to settle down, and I can't." I look at her as her phone vibrates. I nod and get up , going upstairs to my room leaving Josh and Molly downstairs. I lay down on my bed and look up at the ceiling fan. I start thinking back to my last and longest relationship. Lindsay. Her and I had been best friends since we were born. We did everything best friends do. We pretended to get married, we pretended to have kids, we kissed like best friends do. I started dating girls in middle school. I would hang out with them at my house and if Lindsay came over, she would get really jealous and mean to the girls and they would break up with me. After the 4th girl, I decided to ask Lindsay about it.
One day after school, I walk into Lindsay's room and sit at the end of the bed.
"Do you wanna tell me why the hell you are acting like i'm your territory when i have a girlfriend?" I look at her, knowing she can see how angry I really am.
"What are you talking about?"
"You know exactly what the hell i am talking about!" I stand up, looking at her, starting to get really angry.
"You really want to know why I drive all those girls away from you? Do you really want to know, Jen?" I stay silent.
"It's because I am in love with you. I have been since we even knew what liking someone is!" She walks over to me, standing right in front of me.
"I have wanted to be with you since the first time you came out. I thought you would see that."
She turns and walks back to the bed and sits on the edge, putting her head in her hands. I walk over and kneel in front of her, taking her hands, looking up at her.
"Lindsay, I always thought you were just jealous cause they were taking me away from you, in a friend way. I never thought you had feelings for me...If i had known, i wouldn't have even dated those girls. I have had feelings for you my whole life."
I look up at her, searching her face. I slowly stand up, pulling her up with me, I snake an arm around her waist and look at her.