C h a p t e r E l e v e n
Just as we were beginning to get past all the awkwardness, we reached my house. It was time for me to go, but I didn't want to. I was too scared to think that once I got out of Connor's car, and stepped back inside my house, it might be the end of Connor's and my relationship.
"Looks like all the lights are off," Connor said, as he walked me to the door. "I guess I'll just talk to you later then?"
"Would you like to come in?" I quickly asked him, before I chicken out. "Nobody's home."
"Uh, sure." I let him in and turned on the light. "Whoa, everything is so… different!" He laughed looking down at me. "I guess it's been a while since I've been in your house."
It had really been a long time. Thinking back to the good old days, I realized just how often Connor actually dropped by my house to visit me. The same could not be said about me, who had hardly made an effort to ever visit Connor at his house while he still lived close by.
"Hey, Brent…" Connor asked me, his face and tone suddenly changing mood. "Could I ask you something?"
"Sure, what is it?" I immediately began to worry; something told me what he was about to ask, and while I did know he would have asked sooner or later, I was beginning to think I would much rather wait until later, and not ruin this good flow going on between us at the moment.
"You and Aiden… I mean…" He hesitated, and I didn't blame him. First it seemed like we were at war with each other, Aiden at least, and then all of a sudden he had found us kissing. "Is there something going on between the two of you, or something?"
"Damn it!" I thought, "What am I supposed to say?"
Before panicking, and making a big deal about it, I stopped myself, took in a deep breath and exhaled lightly, hoping to relax.
"No. No, don't get the wrong idea." I began to explain myself, "Aiden kissed me. He caught me completely off guard. I guess the reason he seemed so angry with me all this time was because he actually liked me and was jealous."
"Did I really have to bring that part of it up right now?"
I felt stupid again, and I was. Before explaining any further, I looked Connor straight in the face and tried to see what I hadn't been able to see earlier. Then, all of a suddenly, I could see. I saw my old friend, the old Connor I could talk to about anything with.
"Yeah, apparently he was jealous of us. He thought that just because we really close friends in the past, and still close now, that I liked you, like you like you."
"Oh." He responded, taking a brief moment to think. "Do you?"
To be continued…