A Secret Between Friends. #1 AfricanAmerica...
What do you do when you realize you are falling for your best friend?
"This is getting crazy", I said to myself, on Friday afternoon as I waited by her locker, only to see her turn around and head the other way when she saw me. I ran after her.
"Will you wait?" I yelled.
"I have to go," Alex said and continued to walk. "I'm meeting Malik."
"Lexi, this is crazy. Why won't you talk to me?"
"Because..." she still had not looked up.
"Would it hurt for you to look at me?"
She nodded, so I touched her chin and pulled her head up. Alex was quietly crying, something that she rarely did. It scared me. I grabbed her by the shoulders and said "What's wrong?"
"Nothing, just leave me alone," and shook my hands off of her shoulders.
"I can't." I put my hands by my side so that I would not touch her. We looked at each other. For some reason I looked at her lips and for a moment I wanted to kiss her and surprisingly I could tell she wanted me to kiss her. Then, it hit me this is Alex. I pulled her into a hug instead. "I'm sorry."
Alex and Jalen have been best friends forever because they share a secret that happened when they were 8 years old. They have never felt anything for each other except a platonic love. That all changes at the beginning of their junior year in high school when they both began to develop an attraction to one another. Is their growing attraction worth risking their friendship? Will the very secret that brought them closer, keep them apart?