Six months later
Tomorrow most of the students will leave for the summer break, so I packed my things, tucked it in my trunk, and drove to the fraternity house. I went to Drew’s room, but he wasn’t there yet. He texted me that he might be a little late. He had some errands to do for his father. So I brought a book with me. I decided to reread the Harry Potter series. Drew could make fun of me, as long as he wants, but I just loved these books.
After an hour, I walked out of Drew’s room and went down to the kitchen. I picked a glass of water and walked out. I started climbing stairs when I heard raised voices and door slamming sound. I turned around and stared at Logan and Melanie; both were red from anger. I felt terrible for Logan. Since our promise to each other, we became very close friends. I could even call him my first male best friend.
While my relationship with Drew grew stronger and was getting better with each day, Logan and Melanie were falling apart. She always was finding reasons to name him guilty, and she was jealous of my friendship with him. She hated me, I could tell. When I was around, her lips pursed in a thin line, arms folded like she was trying to protect herself from me. While Logan and I were doing everything in our power to show her that we were only friends and nothing more, Melanie knew that I was happy with Drew, but still, she thought that I would steal Logan from her. One day, as she was very wasted at one of the parties, she accused me right before everyone in the room that I was screwing up with Logan behind her and Drew’s back. To say that Drew and Logan were pissed off, it’s to say nothing.
Drew never doubted me or my fidelity to him. We knew our feelings for each other. Three days ago, when we were riding the Ferris wheel, we told each other these sweet three words that everyone ecstatic to hear. Drew Milton, the playboy of our college, said to me that he loves me. He even planned this moment. He wanted it to be perfect, and it did. Of course, I felt the same. Our relationship started so unexpectedly and developed into something beautiful, full of passion, mutual respect, and understanding. I never thought that Drew would be so protective of me, he worshipped me even, but he always was giving me freedom. He never said a word about my friendship with Logan, even when sometimes I was hanging out just with him alone, while Drew was busy with his studies or other activities. He knew that we slept together, but he trusted us.
I honestly wanted to disappear, my presence here will only agitate Melanie further, and Logan already was on the verge of bursting with anger. Unfortunately, she saw me in an instant. She groaned and rolled her eyes.
“Just who I wanted to see... Never.” Logan turned his head and looked at me; he was so deep in his frustration, so he didn’t notice me.
“Leave her out of it.”
“Fucking hell! She’s obnoxious little whore, who screwed up your and Drew’s minds. What both of you see in her? I just don’t get it.”
“Becca’s Drew’s girl, not mine. You’re mine, but I am sick and tired of our arguments.”
“What?! What are you saying?”
“I don’t know, Mel... We are always at each other’s throats. Ready to pounce. I don’t think that I could continue like that...” Logan’s shoulders slumped. He leaned his back on the wall near the stairs. My heart ached from this. I still liked him, even if I was in love with Drew and wanted to be only with him. However, I cared about Logan. He was my friend.
“Do you want to break up with me?” Melanie sounded surprised and wounded at the same time.
“I don’t know, but I have the impression that you want it.”
They both fell silent. I didn’t know what to do. I shouldn’t be there, but I was rooted to the spot. My phone buzzed, and the spell broke. I turned around and hurriedly walked to Drew’s room. He sent me the message that he still was busy, but he hoped to be at the fraternity house in 30 minutes. I sat on the bed and stared at my phone.
After I slept with Logan, everything changed. I was relaxed in his company, the same I could tell about him. We started to feel comfortable around each other, we had this undeniable chemistry, but we refused to go with a flow with it. I didn’t have this type of understanding with anyone like I had with Logan. Sometimes Drew even thought that Logan and I had a telepathic bound, as we were saying the same things at the same time. Our night helped me to realize my feelings for Drew, even if it sounded silly. I was sure that Logan also figured out that he needs Melanie. The problem was with her. She poisoned their relationship with her jealousy, suspiciousness, and unwarranted accusations.
The knock on the door made me jump. The door opened, and Logan walked inside, seeing me, he came to my side and sat on the bed. Our shoulders were touching, but I didn’t feel intimidated by it anymore. We sighed simultaneously and laughed from it. He relaxed immediately.
“Shit... I guess my summer break started very well...”
“Talk to me.” I said and placed my head on his shoulder.
“I am single now.”
“What made you stop trying?” I knew that he wanted to save his relationship with Melanie. He did have feelings for her.
“It’s just what I said. I am tired of it... And I think... She killed all of my feelings for her. I looked at her and didn’t feel anything... Shit, Becca, I had sex with her almost a month ago... I like sex and very, but I didn’t want her. Do you know what she told me?”
“No, but I guess it wasn’t pleasant, and I was involved.”
“True and true.”
“Fuck... I always was with Drew. Why did she always include me in your arguments?”
“She told me that I didn’t want to sleep with her because you and I were having an affair behind her back. She even thought that Drew and I were sharing you, that’s why he didn’t say a word...”
“Oh my God... I can’t believe it. What did you tell her?”
“I told her that she’s delusional. But you should know how badly I wanted to tell her that I did sleep with you...”
“Logan.” I sat straight and turned to him. He looked back at me. He looked defeated.
“I know I didn’t tell her. Only because this might damage your relationship with Drew. We were doing everything in our power to prove them all wrong. That you and I are friends, nothing more, the truth about us might cause problems. Especially for you.” We gazed in each other’s eyes. I took his hand in mine and squeezed, he smiled. “Thank you, Rebecca. Just for being here for me.”
“What else friends need for? Ahem, what are you going to do on the break now?”
“Well... First thing, I want to get drunk as hell, so I am sorry in advance for using your boyfriend as my drinking buddy.”
“He’s your best friend in the first place, so I am okay with it. But no girls for him, do you hear me?”
“Like he has eyes for anyone except for you. Tell me, Rebecca, are you secretly a witch? And you jinxed my friend and me in between?”
“Woman never tells her secrets.”
“Come on, Becca. You know that I am good at keeping secrets.” He winked at me. His mood started to change a little. I laughed and shook my head from side to side.
“Nope, not telling.” It was my mistake because he tackled me down and started tickling me. I tried to push him away, but I was too small for it. Logan was huge, with all his quarterback’s might and strength.
“I... can’t... breathe... Logan... Please...”