high school, senior year
finally we'd made it. senior year
graduation. i looked in the mirror, and i didn't believe
the person staring at me was about to graduate. i spun
around in my white dress, and slipped into my wedges. chris
told me he would come up today, and i was super excited.
we'd still remained close, even though i never thought we'd be
able to. he'd come up almost every weekend. after
about a month of that, my mom and i felt bad, so we'd switched
every other weekend. i hadn't seen him in a couple weeks
though because all of his friends were having graduation
parties. i went to his, and he was valedictorian. he
made an awesome speech, and i was cheering the whole time.
surprisingly matt and i had continued to go out. we didn't
get in a lot of fights, and chris and him were like best
friends. i straightened one last piece of my hair, and my
doorbell rang. i got up, and ran downstairs. at my
front door was my best friend, standing there in khaki
shorts and a polo.
"hey yo!" i squealed as i opened the door.
"hey yo, look at you." he said, checking me out.
"i missed you!" i said, and i jumped into his
arms. he hugged me back, until my mom came to the door and
"hey chris, how are you?"
"great mrs. williams, how are you?"
"good. just getting ready for the graduation."
she said, and she stormed away.
"how have you been?" i asked, and i pulled him into my
"great. you know, a lot of parties." he
"and not seeing me." i said.
"sorry, emily wouln't let me leave." he said.
emily was his current girlfriend he would swear he would
marry. i still loved chris, but just as a friend, and that
wasn't ever going to be enough. and i loved matt too, but
it just seemed uncomparable to chris's, so i didn't often.
"it's okay. you're here now. i have to finish
doing my makeup, come upstairs." i said, and he followed me
to my room. i put on some blush, and mascara, and eyeliner,
and i was done.
"you look beautiful." he said.
"awh thanks," i smiled, and i grabbed his hand to go
downstairs. i glanced up at the clock, and it was almost
time to leave. we drove in his car, and when we got there,
we all took a bunch of pictures. everyone greeted chris,
and then it was time for the graduation. after a bunch of
tearjerking speeches, we all got called up. when my name
was called, i looked out, and saw chris standing and
cheering. i smiled, accepted my diploma and walked to my
seat. after we all threw our hats up, i ran to see chris
and matt. we all got in a picture with ryan, to capture the
moment that would last in our minds forever.