...it meant. She thought of talking to
the girl after class, when Jane leaned forward and talked to her.
Jennifer had sighed inwardly, knowing that her chance to be a friend
with the new girl had passed.Returning to the
present, she wasn't surprised in the least to find her cheeks wet
with tears that dripped down into her pizza. It always happened when
she thought about what could have been if she had been a little
braver at any point in her life. Andrea had finally convinced her to
leave that class and hang out with her and Shaggy, the two of them
had become her first real friends, and, over time, nearly siblings.
She trusted them with everything, especially when she came out.Now when they wanted to
help her the most, when she needed them the most, was the time that
she rued ever making friends with them. It killed her inside knowing
that they were hurting just because she was. She tried to keep an
upbeat attitude about it, but she didnt know if she could continue
it. It just seemed to get harder every time she failed to talk to
Daria, but she kept trying.Andrea leaned over and
hugged Jennifer to her, turning her slightly so that her tears rolled
down Andreas shirt instead of onto her pizza. This was a familiar
position for the pair; soon Shaggy would reach over and rub her
shoulder. There he was, right on time, showing his support as best he
could.Wiping her eyes and
pulling away from Andrea, Jennifer thought back to a couple weeks
after Daria had moved in, when ...