you had your eyes on him for a while,
and i could tell that you really did love him.
for a while, you guys were happy together.
i was happy for you because you were happier than ever before.
but i wish that i told you what i had discovered earlier that year.
that while going after another's heart we often use our own as a stepping stone.
it wasn't until you came running into my arms, crying, after musical practice
that my resolve shattered.
it had been two wonderful months between you two,
but nothing good ever lasts, as you discovered.
I held you close as you choked out the words, explaining what happened.
"he's been looking at others," you sobbed into my shoulder.
"and...and, i asked him if he loved me," you took a shaky breath, barely able to squeak out the next words. "....he said no"
you broke away from our embrace, still unable to control your misery.
i hated that i couldn't help you.
but as the philosophers did say, history repeats itself.
and two weeks later you and him are friends again.
i see the way you look at him.
even though he shattered your heart, you still love him.
i'm okay that it's not me.
as long as you're happy, i'll be happy.
like how two wrongs don't make a right,
two broken people don't make a stable relationship.
Two of my friends had gotten together for homecoming and ended up dating. They had a bad break-up two months later. I have fallen in love with one of them, but he still loves his ex-boyfriend.