"Ben" I say, "will we be best friends forever?"
"Amy you ask me this question all the time!" He says dragging out the 'L' sound in 'all' to exaggerate my repetitive nature.
"I know I do" I say, slightly moody now.
My small fists clenched, I furrow my eyebrows, causing him to laugh.
"Of course we will be!" He says, shifting my emotion, a smile now growing on my face.
Wrapping my arms around his neck, he hugs me too, recovering his fluster of surprise.
He is my best friend.
"And you promise that when we grow up--"
"We will be best friends then too!" He says, looking directly into my deep blue eyes.