The next day in class, things are back to normal. The new normal. Nicholas and I don’t look at each other and we go our separate ways after class. I go to the gym and Drew is there. He smiles at me and I go over to say hi. I don’t want things to be weird between us too.
He gives me a hug and sighs before he says, “I don’t think you’ve worked things out with Nicholas still. Am I reading that correctly?”
I really don’t want to talk to him about Nicholas, but I owe him the truth. “No, we haven’t been able to work it out, but you were right, Drew. I have some unresolved feelings for Nicholas that are more than just friendly feelings. I’m still trying to work through those. I’m sorry I let stuff between us go as far as it did. I guess I was in serious denial.”
He gives me one of those honest smiles I truly have not earned. “I knew what I was getting into, Liv. I always knew you felt more for him than you knew. I hoped I could win you over, but I was wrong to try. I told you before you deserve everything and if it’s Nicholas you really want, you’ll have him.”
Looking at this amazing man, I wonder why it couldn’t be him. I press my lips to his and breathe in his scent one last time.