Sana’s Eid party is wonderful, everybody’s happy and chatting and having fun all together. Sana is glowing, shyly smiling at Yousef as he serves her some kind of delicious biscuit cooked by her mom. Isak has seen the last Hei Briskeby video (maybe a bit more than a couple of times) so he knows Yousef should be in Turkey right now. But, for some unexplainable reason, he’s come back to attend the party.
Faen, Isak couldn’t be happier for his best bud.
He’s laughing at one of Magnus’ jokes-that-were-never-meant-to-be-jokes when he sees him. Even. The last time he noticed him in the crowd he was talking to Mikael. Now he’s alone, though. Drinking some incredible juice as red as his lips. Brows furrowed in a way that Isak doesn’t like. At all.
He excuses himself from his friends and makes his way towards the man of his dreams.
«Ehi,» Isak says. Even doesn’t reply.
«Is everything okay?»
«I don’t know,» Even says. He looks down at his glass, thinking. Isak just waits. «It feels like an ending.»
«This. All of this. The party, us, our friends. All of this. It feels like we won’t have it ever again.»
Isak smiles, and bumps his shoulder with Even’s. Even raises his gaze, meeting Isak’s green eyes.
«Maybe in another universe that’s true,» Isak answers. «Maybe in another universe this is actually the end, and we’ll never see our friends anymore, and the two of us will break up, and everything we have will just disappear.
But in this universe?
Oh, Even. In this universe, this is forever.»