- Published: May 7, 2014
It’s hard being in love with your best friend’s girlfriend, but when he’s dying?
That just makes you an asshole.
Andy and I have been best friends since we were kids. He’s been fighting cancer since he was seventeen, and it’s finally going to win. When he asks me to help him live his bucket list, of course I say yes. I’d do anything for him.
I should’ve known his girlfriend, Emily, would be coming with us.
I can’t say no to Andy. So I go, and I fight my feelings for her, just like I have for the last ten years. Only they’re so much harder to ignore when I’m around her twenty-four hours a day. Seeing that smile, hearing that laugh, wishing I could take away those tears she cries when she thinks nobody is listening…it’s torture.
There are so many things I love about her, but the thing I love most is her devotion to my best friend. I’m torn between the love I have for a dying friend and the only woman I have ever loved. I force myself to focus on the only thing that matters right now; making this is the adventure of Andy’s life.
One last road trip, just the three of us.
Only nothing has changed.
Andy’s still dying, and I’m still in love with his girlfriend.