The rest of the day was boring and I felt miserable. Nothing anything said to me could cheer me up. Justin was right, what kind of a friend was I? He told me everything and I lied. But I couldn't tell him about Brandon, he saw what he was like. Justin somehow meant so much to me and I was desperate to put things right.
I saw him head for his car after school and I chased after him.
"I'll catch you up in a bit. Can you wait five minutes?" I called to Ali. "Justin wait!" I called. He turned and frowned at me.
"Yeah?" He said, sounding less annoyed than I thought he would. "How are you?"
"Err..I'm good thanks. You?" I was surprised at his kindness, how normal he was being.
"Not bad. Today was pretty boring without you! You make all the lessons fun!" I started blushing.
"So do you. I'm so glad you came to this school and I'm so sorry I didn't tell you about Brandon but...I couldn't. I swear I didn't lie about anything else. Please forgive me, I promise I'll tell you everything."
"Shut up! You're already forgiven." He smiled.
"What?" I asked, puzzled.
"I understand why you didn't tell me. I thought it over and I understand. It's ok." And then he hugged me. A big bear hug and I rested my head on his chest. It felt good. Like I belonged there.
"Wanna go into town and watch a film or get something to eat?"
"I'm so sorry but I can't tonight. I have so much coursework, maybe another time?" I apologised.
"Ok. Yeah you're right, I do too." He smiled and opened his car door. "See you tomorrow Oli"
I waved as he drove off and I went to find Ali's car.
"Ooh! What was all that about?" She teased. "I saw you getting all up close and personal, bit of a cuddle eh?"
"No no we're just friends. I feel so happy, Al, I feel free. Brandon is out of my hair and I have amazing friends and a boy best friend and...I think everything's gonna be ok."
I got home and had a snack and did my coursework. After that me, Marcus, Justin and Danielle had a group video chat for what seemed like hours. I was so happy.
At about 7 o clock my phone started going berserk, message after message.
"What the heck is that?" Asked Marcus through video chat.
"My phone." I replied. "One sec lemme see who it is..." I looked at my phone and my face fell.
"What is it Oli?" Justin asked, sounding really worried.