I walked back and forth across the floor, stomping my foot with every step. I breathed heavier than I noticed. It was moments before our graduation. I was desperately nervous, wishing for someone to grip my sweaty palm. I fiddled with my hair and stopped because I thought I heard a noise. I had locked myself in the janitors closet. I believed this was the one and only way I wouldn't have to graduate. I knew once I left this place that whatever friendship we had would be gone We both would grow apart faster than we pleased, or at least as I pleased. We'd been best friends for as long as I could remember. Just when I thought I might walk out the door. I flipped, face forward onto the ground right next to the terrible little bucket that did it. My head banging the floor. I felt dizzy and lost. That was when the lights went out.
You and I were walking around the field in your yard. It was late at night. It was the summer before 7th grade. We were both just starting to get a feel of what was really out there. This was my favorite memory of us. Not the other hundreds where our family's spent a week together doing crazy camping stuff. Just that one time which felt one hundred percent perfect. By this age I had discovered my deepest secrets were to be left in your hands. No one else was to know about what embeded my skin and made me cry night after night. We both fell to the ground below us. If it were possible we would've been twins. Although people believed we would be the couple that started out as childhood friends, we both knew that friends is what we wanted. The stars aligned up in the sky into different shapes and ideas. We did'nt really speak, just a couple times to fill the blanks. I never really needed words with you. Not once did I feel obligated. At least that I could remember.
A bright flash ignited my mind. We were in the pool. We were on the cruise ship on the pool deck swaying our body's over the waves the boat created in the water. The ship screeched out a loud, annoying fog horn as we laughed. The sun had already faded almost the whole way down the oceans horizon and we were just about ready to end the evening. When I was around you it seemed like I could be me. The more I was with you the more you seemed like me.
Boom! I was lying in a bed. I was short and small. Then I felt someone kick me I glared down at the person and it was you. Silently sleeping, but viciously kicking. I smiled. It was burning hot and the over head fan was broken doing little but to display itself. I could hear the clicking of the controller from the game station both our older brothers stayed up late to play. We were at your camp and I could still feel the rocking from the water underneath me. I poked at my skin and I could feel the burn of the sun upon my skin.
Brrr-ing. I sat up on the cold closet floor. A tear stranded on my face. I got to my feet and looked at the phone. It was the office, most likely needing help picking up a punch spill. I was about to laugh when I heard a knock on the door. I slowly crept to the door and slightly opened it and peered an eye out. It was you. I could feel my eyes burning for tears. I pulled the door open and fell into your arms. There was nothing romantic between us. It was the friendship that bonded us. That I will never forget.