The Hardest Thing In The World: Just Being Friends

She smiled behind her hand to hide the giggle but she couldn’t keep the laughter from her stunning silver eyes.

“Walk much, Alex?” Chloe asked. Alex had been chattering enthusiastically when he tripped over the sidewalk and went sprawling across the neighbor’s thick green yard.

“Thanks for your concern.”

“That’s what friends are for,” Chloe chirped, flashing Alex her dazzling smile. She had a smile that made angels sing and clouds part to reveal sunshine. Alex jaw hung slack as he was momentarily stunned by Chloe's brilliant beauty. Until she turned her face away from the all-too-meaningful silence.

“Sorry,” Alex mumbled, pulling himself up, “Er… are we going to the Halloween dance together this year? As friends I mean?”

“Well, I was thinking… no, nevermind. Sure, we can go with West and Trisha,” Chloe decided.

“Are they going as a couple?”

“Um. I don’t know,” she concluded, searching for a different subject, “So, what are you going to be?”

Alex looked down the road thoughtfully then back at his best friend, the girl he was completely in love with. He grinned.

“Your knight in shining armor?"

The End

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