Chapter 1

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**All my chapters are over 1000 words this is just a one off as it is the first one also I can promise you they get a LOT better a few chapters in, just bear with me please!!**

ALFIE

"Ping..."

My phone went off on the bedside table, I rolled over to get it. It was off Zoe.

Z: Hey, what time does your flight leave!
A: I'm leaving mine at about 12 X
Z: I'm coming over to say goodbye then! See you in 10 X

I checked the time on the top of the screen. Shit. It was already 11:30am and I was still in bed. I rushed to the shower, knocking over my suitcases as I went. The flat was already emptied all that was left was my bags and my documents on the kitchen tabletop.

Today was the day I was moving to America. Kimmi, my girlfriend, had already moved out there and I was joining her tonight. We had been dating for four years, ever since I was 17. A couple of months ago she got a place at Boston university so i decided to move out there with her. That was before i met Zoe. I really like her and maybe even more than just friends. Ever since we met through YouTube I felt something I didn't have with kimmi but I couldn't ruin what we had. That's why Im kind of glad I am moving, to get away from Zoe and to get my head straight. I knew I would miss her, she was my best friend and ever since our first collaboration I couldn't get her out of my head. That's why it's so important to move, I need to get her out of my head and I need to focus on kimmi and what I'm going to do. Besides, Zoe is dating Jack.

ZOE

I woke up at around nine. I knew Alfie was leaving today and I needed to say goodbye properly before he left. I was going to miss him too much. Even though my boyfriend is Jack I can't help but feeling something between us. Every time I'm with him he sends butterflies through me and I try, try, try but I can't get him out of my mind. Why did he have to go?

I arrived outside his flat knowing this was it, this was goodbye. I inhaled deeply before knocking on. He answered nearly immediately.

" Hey" , he gave me one of his goofy smiles which made my stomach flip.

"Hi" , I replied, him pulling me in for a hug. We separated after a few seconds before breaking into conversation. The taxi arrived after half an hour and we had to say goodbye.

"Alfie, I'm going to miss you so much, I don't know what I'm going to do without you here"

" Zoe, you don't even understand how much I'm going to miss you too"

I stayed in his embrace for a while, engulfed in his warmth and smell of cologne. The taxi beeped breaking the silence. We slowly pulled apart stopping with our lips millimetres apart.

ALFIE

I couldn't help myself, I went in to kiss her but she pulled away, bowing her head to the ground

"We...we...can't"

"Why not Zoe? You are all I think about. I can't just ignore what I feel for you anymore"

She looked up at me, her cheeks streaming with tears.

" I know, Alfie...I know... But I ... I'm so sorry"

She stepped away and turned to the door. A single tear fell down my cheek as she gave me one last look before leaving. I was left standing in an empty room about to leave my dream girl to live in America. As much as I wanted to stay, I couldn't. We had are chance and we never took it. I left the flat and headed to the airport...

Hey thanks for reading. I'll update every Sunday! I'm going to set the rest of the story a few months later. Bye xx

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