Chris is very worried about what happened - he was a selfish star in the Acting out episode. He tries to find Sam and apologize. Friendship/Romance. Rated K. They are all 12 in this story.
We were all at the clubhouse that evening, except for Sam. Last week I ignored her and hurt her with my attitude. How could I be that stupid? She's my best friend since diapers, we live in houses next to each other. When we were little, my mom used to even put us in a bathtub together. I really, really don't wanna lose her. She means a lot to me and as far as I am concerned, I mean a lot to her as well. I should find her and make things right again.
"Cathy, do you know where is Sam right now?"
"Umm… Sorry Chris, I don't. I bet she's home."
Suddenly, Danny interrupted us with his piece of wisdom. In reality, he doesn't know anything about relationships. At all. "Hey, I know you are sad, we all are, but I understand you. You just wanted to be famous and popular; we all want it, even though it's superficial and not everlasting. But we'll be friends forever because we are a team. Just go visit her, hug her and talk to her or something like that. You'll see, it will be alright," said Danny, "Girls just need a little more space than guys do."
I left the clubhouse and went to our street. But as I thought, Sam wasn't home. So I walked and walked around the town. I was at the park, went around the school and looked for her in the town center. Where could she be? I was feeling guilty. I was angry at myself. And then, I saw a big tree behind the kindergarten. It was on the hill, hidden and far from where I was standing. But I wanted to see it and reminisce.
We used to go to this kindergarten together. When we were 5, we got "married" under this tree. I even gave her a ring and kissed her. Then she was Sam Lang. It was sweet. She was so lovely, she still is… and pretty. I am proud to have her as a friend. I bet she doesn't recall that. As I was getting closer, I saw her standing underneath the tree. She was looking at the other side. Then she turned around, saw me and looked confused and surprised at once.
"Chris? What are you doing here? You go here sometimes too? You know… the old times."
"The truth is, I haven't been here since kindergarten. I was trying to find you. You weren't at your house." She looks so sad. I knew I disappointed her. But maybe there is still a chance to get this right…
"Sami? Do you remember our wedding under this tree? I gave you a promise that I'll never, ever let you down, hurt you, or stop being with you and love you till the end of time. And you promised the same."
"Do you really remember that?"
"Of course, I punched Mark in his face that day, because he said you aren't the best girl in the world." Finally, she smiled a bit.
"Yeah, you were the best husband, Chris."
"Sami I know I was behaving badly and it wasn't nice from me to ignore you and push you away like that and I feel very bad for it. But I thought, maybe I can give you that promise once again."
She raised her eyebrow. "Are you serious?"
"Yes," I reached for her hands and held her. "I, Chris Lang, promise that I will love you till the end, I'll be with you in good times and bad times as well. I will never hurt you. I will take care of you and I will never forget you. Or disappoint you like I did yesterday…"
"And I, Sam O'Hara, promise you the same." And now you can kiss her.
I held her more tightly and hugged her. I was nervous but wanted to kiss her so badly. I felt that my lips were getting closer and closer to hers. And finally, I reached them. Her lips were soft and warm. I could even smell her fragrance. She's known for smelling like citruses. Her eyes are like two stars, her hair is so long and shiny. She's very fit too. Even though it was a friendly kiss, I felt something more from it. My heart was pounding.
For a while, I didn't realize I actually was brave enough to kiss her. I was proud of myself for overcoming my fear from the first kiss. Things would be so easy if I didn't have a crush on her. But I do.
"So, now I am Sam Lang again?" she said with a laugh.
"You have always been. And you'll always be." She gave me a peck on the cheek.
"Thank you, Chris. I am so grateful to have someone like you." – "Me too."