Not That Easy
“Then break up with her,” I said.
He flipped idly through the pages
of his book
like he would find a solution there.
His face was bright red
when he looked back at me.
“It’s not that easy,” he said.
He cares about Lindsey.
He doesn’t want to break her heart.
A period of silence fell between us,
as awkward as it had been
when he was just my crush.
I took my basketball and started walking
back down the bleachers.
Then he blurted out a damning question:
“If I break up with her,
will you break up with Gary?”