“You’re almost here!” Devon encouraged her friend as she reached the top of the mountain. She’d climbed many peaks all over the world, this was nothing to her, but Allison hated the outdoors, and exercise in general.
“Wow, this is beautiful!” Allison huffed as she joined Devon at the top. The sun was high. It was fall, the air was clear and dry. They could see for miles.
Allison put her arm around Devon as they took in the glorious view. “And thank you, Dev, for forgiving me. All that stuff with Eric…”
Devon shrugged and cut her off. “We weren’t meant to be anyway.”
Allison snorted. “Truth.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Uhhh, just that Eric is so outgoing…and you’re…such a…well…studious, err…type.”
“No offense. I mean, you know I love you. You’re my best friend since like, forever. You’re just not the right kind of girl for a guy like Eric.”
“And you were more than happy to make sure he knew that.”
“Come on, Dev. I thought that was behind you.”
“Oh, it is.” Devon took off on the downward trail at top speed. Allison screamed after her to wait, since she had the car keys, but Devon just ran faster, leaving Ali and a years-long dissatisfying friendship behind.
She’d never catch her. She’d been a track star in college, in between her studies of course.