These two guys in the picture are best friends Dustin and Eric. They’ve been secretly in love with each other for a long time but neither one wants to risk their friendship. One day at the gym, Dustin can’t fight the pull anymore when Eric spots him at the bench press.
We have been best friends since forever and now we’re both in our mid-twenties. You have always been there for me, through thick and thin. You even set me up with your workmate, now my girlfriend. I’ve been with her for a couple of years now and I do love her, but I’m slowly realising that while I do still love her, I’m no longer in love with her. Because it’s you I’m in love with, and have always been. I don’t know why I’m just realising this now because I’ve never made a secret of my attraction to both men and women, and you have been just as unapologetically open about the fact that you’re gay. Do you feel the same way about me? You haven’t had a steady boyfriend since we were in college. Is that because you it’s me you want? I don’t want to risk our friendship, but I don’t think that I can deny my feelings for you any longer. We could have something great, something that will last for the rest of our lives if we can just take that last step towards each other…
Inspired by the lyrics of You Make Me Wanna by Usher which can be found here.
Tags: best friends, friends to lovers, teacher, infidelity, UST
Word Count: 8,488
EVENT: Love’s Landscapes