July 29

“That’s… wait,” I say. “You’re not fast-tracked to graduate, are you?”
“That’s the problem,” she says, leaning back against the couch. “If I take the internship, the odds are really good that I’d have to drop out of school for it. That’d… I mean, you’d be…”
I pause. What is she trying to say? “You should totally go,” I say, without hesitating. “It’s the perfect opportunity for you.”
“The thing is, Frannie,” she says, “if I was gonna go into tech without a degree, I’d have preferred to do it before I got this far. I know it’s a great opportunity and all, but I just don’t think I could deal with leaving school half-done.”
“Maybe you could transfer? Doesn’t Columbia–”
“I’d want to finish here,” she says. “I’d want to finish… finish everything I start.”
I blink. “This isn’t just about school,” I say.
“No, it’s not.” The look she gives me breaks my heart. I can only imagine that hers is already broken. “I don’t… you’re a good friend, Frannie. I love you, you know… like, like a sister,” she adds. “And I wanted to make sure you were okay with this before I made the call.”
“Kyle,” I say, “you already said it. We’re both big girls. You just have to promise me you’ll get an apartment big enough to let me come over sometimes.”

Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or subscribe to my feed and get articles like this delivered automatically to your feed reader.


No comments yet.

Leave a comment