For the prompts I though 102 with mike saying this to El about Max or something
102. “Do you really think I could ever replace you?”
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They’re fifteen when she finally tells him about that day in the school, the day she snuck away and found him and Max in the gym. The girls have long been friends now and she’s never really wanted to mention the incident to Mike because, well, because she’s a little embarrassed.
But now, as they lie on their backs in his backyard and watch the clouds, the story simply falls out of her mouth. They’ve been discussing Lucas and Max - who have broken up and gotten back together for the third time now - and she confesses that the first time she saw the redhead, she’d thrown her off her skateboard.
“Wait, what? I thought that was you! But why…”
“I thought you liked her. You smiled at her. And even though I was mad and sad, I thought maybe, maybe now you would be happy. I thought maybe it was better for you to like her instead of me, because she was normal.”
He stares at her, slack-jawed and unable to come up with the right words to say. It’s possibly the craziest thing she’s ever said. But he sure as hell doesn’t want to make her feel stupid. Never.
“Did you really think I would ever replace you? That I even could?”
She doesn’t say anything, just gives a little smile, the one he knows is reserved for him. The one that says I understand. Their hands find each other in the grass and their fingers interlace.
She looks back at the sky, but he continues to look at her face. There will never be anyone for him but her.