While sitting and drinking our caramel frappes, like we do every Friday, Nicole randomly interrupted my story about the mall earlier that week with Abbey. “I really don’t care what you did with Abbey,” Nicole said quietly while taking a drink of her frappe. ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that was a problem,” you could very clearly here the annoyance in my voice. Nicole was always jealous of my other friend, this I knew very well. Especially Abbey. “It’s not that I don’t care, I just wasn’t invited and we do everything together. Or at least we used to.” This was the type of thing that always made me really mad. “You and Abbey don’t get along, and she invited me. I can’t just invite you also.” “Look, if you want to continue to be best friends, then I don’t want you talking to other people,” I definitely did not expect that. Nicole had been my best friend since first grade, and I did not want to lose her.
“Okay. I have to get going, but I’ll see you on Monday.” As I drove home I decided that losing Nicole was not worth it. Nothing could make me want to stop being her friend. Plus, Abbey and I had just started to become better friends. So if we stopped no one would notice, and things could go back to how they were before.
“Hey Rose!” Abbey called out with a huge grin across her face, signs that he must have something important to tell me. I looked down at my feet and kept walking as if I hadn’t heard her. I felt like I was going to be sick, me…