I had finally gotten off work and I was on my way home when my phone began to ring so I put it on speaker. "Hello?" I answered "Good day, is this Miss Henson? This is the FBI." the voice on the line said causing my heart to beat a little fast. "Wait? What did I do." I asked becoming a little worried. "For disturbing the peace with your sexiness." he laughed. Immediately I knew who it was. "That's not even funny Kyrie!Don't play like that man!" I half yelled half cried. "Haha haha. You can't deny that I got you! Well I'm calling a use I've got a proposal for you." he said. "Spill." I said. "I wanted to go on vacation you know considering that it's Summer and I've got nothing to do. Wanna come?" He asked.
I paused for a second, hearing his breathing on the line as I contemplated. "I dunno Kyrie, I've got a lotta stuff going on right now and I'm not sure if I can put my work on hold." I said hesitantly. "Come on Kay, just think about it! I mean I know you've got a lot happening but just take a break for a sec!" He said convincingly. "It will be me, you and a couple of guys and their girlfriends. You're not gonna make me go on vacation as the only single guy are you?" He asked starting to sound desperate. "Okay okay! I'll come but I'll leave early." I said giving in to his request. "See! This is the Kayla I missed! You're always busy with work that you never have time to hang with your best friend!" He said. "I know, I'm sorry Ky." I said with a little guilt in my voice. "Imma come through to your house a little later. You better pack ma cause we leave tonight" he said cutting the phone before I could complain and yell the shit out of him. I continued driving thinking about what Kyrie had said about our friendship. I finally arrived at home and pulled through into the drive way only to see Kyrie's G Wagon in my driveway.
I stepped out of the car and walked towards the car only to find Kyrie speaking on the phone with someone who sounded like his sister. I opened the door of the car and heard her laugh." Ayt baby, I'll talk to you later. Love you" he said before cutting the call. "Hey Kay!" Kyrie said with so much joy in his voice. "Hi" I sighed with a tired and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
We stepped out of the car and entered my house, we walked through my big house till we reached the kitchen where Kyrie immediately made himself at home opening the fridge as I sat on one of the counters. "How the hell did you get here before I did Kyrie?" I laughed. "I just couldn't wait to see you, is that an issue?" He laughed still looking into the fridge but glancing at me once in a while as he spoke. When he finally stepped away from the fridge he came to where I was sitting on the counter and stepped between my legs, with his height we were now face to face.
"Uhm what are you doing?" I nervously laughed trying to sound confident but actually feeling nervous and a little turned on. "I'm just trying to look into your eyes and enjoy that smile of yours." He said with a charming smile on. I just smiled nervously but put my arms around his neck just to make myself seem a little less tense and nervous. "I might not get to see your gorgeous face again for a while so I'm gonna enjoy the time I have with you before you become Busy Kayla again." He said still looking into my eyes.
"Where is all of this coming from?" I asked him still smiling but this time the smile was genuine. "I just you know uhm"... he contemplated as he held me by my hips, all of this was starting to feel a little romantic. The thought of that made me nervous. Was he about to drop a bomb on me? Is he into me? Am I into him? As the questions rolled into my head I became more and more nervous. "Kayla I just wanna let you know that we've been friends for a long time and I really appreciate everything that you've ever done for me, you were there for me when nobody else was, you were there at every single college game I played, when people tried using me for what I had ever since I got into the NBA and you never not once asked me for anything. What I'm trying to say here, Kayla, is...Look I" he spoke "I love you" he sighed out, letting go of everything that he had seemed to have held in for a long time. My head started buzzing, my hands became sweaty and my mind just went blank. I could not believe what I was hearing, my best friend that I had known since high school just proffessed his love for me and I had no idea what to say and how to react. I sat there looking him in his eyes that were at the moment filled with anxiety and a deep yearning. I wanted to say "yes", I wanted to jump off this counter and kiss his beautiful lips but I couldn't, my body was just too filled with shock to do anything. I couldn't move muscle.
"Kayla I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said anything" Kyrie said, his voice and body language full of regret. I blinked my eyes and parted my lips, wriggled my fingers and licked my lips and that's when life started seeping back into my body. Each second longer I took to respond seemed to kill Kyrie a little inside but I just couldn't, I can't, he's my best friend for God's sake. He's my best friend but at the same time I can't deny the fact that I love him and a huge part of me is in love with him just as much as he's in love with me, of not more. He continued looking at me and pulled on a fake smile, one that had disappointment written all over it.
"I love you too" I cried.