He feels different when she’s around.
It’s been that way for as long as he can remember. Even when she’s one half of
, doodling “Mrs. Street” all over her notebooks in class and completely off-limits to him. Even when she and Six are making plans for college and picking out baby names or some shit.
Even when Tyra warms his bed (and occasionally his heart).
Even before he knows he’s in love with her, he feels different around her. Lighter, somehow.
Happier, maybe? She has this way of making him feel like he isn’t a total fuck-up, like maybe he’s worth at least a little sliver of something, without even trying.
She just looks at him and shoots him a sweet little grin and he feels ten feet tall for the rest of the day.
He doesn’t know yet how much that look will affect him, and his life, and all the choices he makes.
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