Talk about awkward.
Tarjei and I’ve been together for a short second—and I’m still not used to this boyfriend-business. I might also still like Nik, and now Nik’s home and ambushing me as I finish work.
It’s the first time I’m faced with him since Easter, and… the reaction I used to have to him is non-existent. So maybe I don’t like Nik like that anymore after all?
There’s a certain someone else I can’t keep my eyes off, who makes my stomach erupt in nervous butterflies, and who makes my heart beat. Maybe I’m in love with my boyfriend after all?
June 21, 2017
I jumped in surprise, then spun around to face whoever it was who’d snuck up on me.
“See you in about a month!” Nina called, throwing a hand up in a wave as she walked away.
I didn’t reply—I was too busy staring at Nik.
Nik, my best friend, who I had been in love with forever. Except now I might possibly be in love with his brother. I wasn’t sure, but I definitely liked Tarjei—and we were in a relationship now.
“Hey.” I scratched awkwardly at my neck.
“Thought I might catch you here.” He grinned, head tilted slightly.
“You’re… sober,” was all that came out of my mouth.
“I am.” He chuckled. “Just came home a few hours ago, actually.”
“Oh, right.” I’d known he was coming back, but I hadn’t known when. I hadn’t spoken to him as often as I’d used to.
“Are you heading home? Or to Tarjei’s?”
“Umm—Tarjei’s,” I mumbled, not sure why I was embarrassed, but I was.
“You think he’s up? I want to ask him something.”
“Eh, yeah, he said he’d wait up for me.”