Two young men, lying side by side with their heads on pillows. The first man is a brunette wearing a red T-shirt. The other has lighter brown hair, a five o’clock shadow, and is wearing a grey T-shirt. Both men look slightly rumpled. The man with the grey shirt has reached over and turned the other man’s face towards him planting a kiss on his lips. The man with the red shirt appears surprised. They both have their eyes open looking at the other’s response.
We’ve been best friends since the day we met in kindergarten. I’ve been in love with him forever, but he’s straight― as evidenced by the scads of girls he’s dated. I finally worked up the nerve to not only come out to him our senior year of high school but also tell him how I felt for him. As I expected, he told me that he’d be my best friend no matter what but that he was straight and didn’t feel the same way. I was heartbroken but knew that I had to suck it up if I wanted us to remain friends. I stayed single for the rest of high school while he dated every girl around. Now we are rooming together in college and I’m doing my best to get over him and move on. Unfortunately, every time I meet someone or date someone new, he thwarts my plans. I don’t even want to talk about the time he walked in on me and my new guy about to get down and dirty― let’s just say he was NOT happy. I don’t understand! If I didn’t know better, I’d say he was jealous. But he’s straight… isn’t he?
Please no threesomes, cheating, paranormal, or BDSM. Also Author, please give me some sweet lovemaking and an HEA ending!
Tags: angst, college students, coming out, families, friends to lovers, religion, sports
Word Count: 11,222
To Tara, Raevyn and Jaymi: Thank you for all the help and understanding. The last few months have been hard, but your support and willingness to help me get my story completed and perfected is greatly appreciated.
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