“This is going to be the one thing I will always regret.” He tells her. Regret hanging deep in his eyes.
“I don’t get you. There were so many opportunities to be together and you refused to take them. You would go out with every other girl and then come to me when it fell apart.” She says as her eyes water. “Do you know how painful that was?” She demands.
“I know.” He says looking at the ground. Shame pouring off of him.
“No you don’t. You are selfish. I’m the one who’s always been there, always. No matter how much of an asshole you were to me.” She lets out a frustrated breath. “God, am I that scary?”
“Yes.” He says, voice cracking as she turns to him . “You are the real deal and I knew it. And I was scared and not ready. Because I knew that you were it and I didn’t want to fuck it up. But I managed to do just that anyway.” He says as he lets out a humorless laugh. “I kick myself all the damn time. I see how happy you are now and that could have been me.” Hurt flashing in his eyes. “That’s something I’ll always have to live with. That I let my best friend, the one girl who knows me better than anyone slip away because of my insecurities and selfishness.”