I quickly rushed out of there. Everyone at school didn’t know she was in a relationship, hardly anyone did except my friends. So I didn’t know why I was surprised to hear her friends didn’t know either.
It didn’t bother me most of the time that she had slept with a lot of people. I just didn’t like to hear about it and I think that was normal for anyone in a relationship. Or I wasn’t sure? Nia was my first girlfriend ever, my first friend ever, my first genuine connection to another person ever. Besides my family.
Sometimes I wondered if I hadn’t grown up the way I had, would I still be clinging onto her so tightly?