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Your instant, my sanity. It goes.

by WhoaaKayy on February 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Side Note: I didn't know we could put a back story to these things until five minutes ago. I need to start writing these things out as they happen, because having to go back through my journal is just all sorts of irritating. Okay, so. This is the first time I slept with my best friend. Not...not like that, but actually slept with him. We took a nap together after our morning class, and it was just...wonderful. I loved it too much. Not even because of the feelings I have for him, but because I felt so comfortable and safe laying there next to him, curled into his side. I've always feel like I'm home when I'm with him, but in that instant (because it was just an instant to him), it was like I could reach out and touch the impossible future-that-never-will-be of us. Just another chip away at my sanity, I suppose, but I still wouldn't give that moment up for anything.


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