CHAPTER ONE

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March 2011

As soon as I stepped out of the elevator, I was pulled into a bone crushing hug. I instantly knew who it was. Mostly because this person was only slightly taller than I am and the scent of marijuana could only belong to one person. That person was none other than Ezra Matthew Miller.

This kid was my absolute best friend in the entire world. He was only rivaled by my best friend since childhood Margot Robbie.

Let me give you the quick back story on me and Ezra's friendship.

We met on the set of Afterschool. I was his love interest named Amy despite being three years older than him in real life. In short, we mostly bonded when it came time to film our sex scene. It was as weird as weird can get, but we powered through it and ultimately became best friends because of it. We stayed best friends over the years and would even go on to be in more movies together, such as City Island, Beware the Gonzo, Another Happy Day, and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Now we were working on The Perks of Being a Wallflower together. I guess you could say that he didn't do a movie without me; we're sort of a package deal at this point.

"Kirklin, I've missed you so much," Ezra whispered in my ear causing chills to run down my spine.

"I've missed you too, Ezra," I whispered back despite knowing that we last saw each other about two weeks ago. I guess we weren't made to be apart for very long.

It felt nice to be the shorter one in a hug. I had gotten so used to always being the one towering over someone that it felt nice to be towered over. However, I don't think you could say that Ezra towered over me. I was five-foot-ten and he was five-foot-eleven; there is only a one inch difference. None the less, I loved feeling not so freakishly tall if only for a second.

"As much as I hate to break up the love fest, I need to hug my best friend," said a voice that could only belong to my other best friend Mae Whitman as she gently pushed Ezra to the side after he let go of me.

Mae wrapped her arms around my waist and rested her head on my chest. I don't think that I would ever get use to how awkward our hugs are because I tower over her five-foot-one frame. We've known each other since I was 6 years old and she was 7 years old when we were working on the film Independence Day, but even back then, I was taller than her.

"Your boobs are as soft as ever," Mae whispered dreamily causing me to laugh. She always loved to joke that my boobs were the perfect pillows.

"Okay, okay. Let her go, Mae. It's my turn to hug her," instructed my other best friend Emma Watson in her posh British accent that I loved so much.

As soon as Mae let go of me, Emma wrapped her arms around me.

"I've missed you so much, Kirk," Emma whispered as she rested her head on my chest.

This would probably freak any other person out, but I had since gotten used to it. I towered over mostly everyone, and that meant their head usually only reached my chest whenever I hugged them.

"I missed you so much too, Em," I whispered back, even though it's only been like two months since we last saw each other.

Emma and I had initially met on the set of Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone when she 10 years old and I was 11 years old. We instantly clicked and became best friends. We would go on to be in all the movies as two-fourths of the golden quartet. Now we were working together once again.

"I don't get any love," asked a timid male voice that I knew belonged to Logan Lerman.

I had first worked on a movie with Logan back in 2008. The movie being Gamer. Our characters hadn't really interacted for most of the movie, but we managed to become close friends in between scenes. This was the third time we were working together. The second time had been on a little movie called Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

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