When I asked my best friend to run away with me at 16, I knew he’d say no.
He had football, an amazing family, and a happy home to go back to every day. So the night I snuck out of his bedroom window after hugging him goodbye, I’d accepted I’d probably never see him again.
Then we both wind up at Lindon University four years later.
I’m barely picking up the pieces of my life when the boy whose initials I used to doodle hearts around approaches me at work.
Aiden Griffith. Lindon U’s star tight end.
Still as attractive. Still as dedicated.
With rumors of him being drafted to the NFL coming to fruition, I know it’s only a matter of time before we have to say goodbye again. But he can’t seem to let me go no matter what I say, and I don’t think I want him to.