It was morning and I woke up. Adam was still sleeping because he was snoring. At least, pretty loud in my ear.
Wait ... In my...ear?
Adam had been curled up right next to me and had his arms wrapped around my torso. The skin of his chest was lightly touching my back. My chest tightened and I knew I couldn't escape without waking him up.
Adam's face had been resting in the back of my head. It was odd enough that our position was comfortable. Especially because I was cold.
Of course, I was alone with my thoughts. I remembered Adam once had a girlfriend named Alesa. I could only remember his tear stained face when he had knocked on my door the day they parted ways. Since then, I don't think he's had feelings for others in that way.
I felt the sickening churning in my stomach when Adam grunted in his disturbed sleep and pulling me closer.
Seconds were hours.
Minutes were days.
Hours were weeks.
I can't be gay, last time I checked, I was straight. Were these feelings temporary? Were they bad? Was it just lust? So many questions ran through my mind. Sure there were plenty of fan-fictions of Adam and I, but is it wrong of me to have a proportion of me that wants this to be "canon?"
All these feelings were frustrating. Thankfully, Adam woke up about an hour and a half after I woke up. And he was still snuggled on my body.
I opened my tired eyes and yawned. I was quite warm and pressed against something.
Immediately, my first reaction was to pull away. I snaked my arms off of his torso and scooted over. I sat up, then stood. My face red with embarrassment that I had been cuddling my best friend. I fumbled to get my thick black glasses off the nightstand. Even worse with trying to put them on. My breath quickened as I threw apologies at Ross.
"Ross, I'm sorry bro. I-uh..."
"No, it was my fault."
"Adam, it's okay."
I saw Ross sit up and get his glasses. My hazel eyes were glued on Ross. I watched him stand and face me. It seemed as if I had gotten so tall, I'm 6 foot tall. Ross was actually a few inches shorter.
"Adam, I know you're divorced, I know you're a single parent, I know it hurts."
Wait, what is he getting at?
"And I dunno if you're gonna hate me for this or not. But.."
"But what Ross?!"
I was getting frustrated.
"I'M FALLING FOR YOU GODDAMMIT!"
Ross screamed at me, his face was red. He was breathing heavily due to anger and bottled up energy. I didn't know how to respond. I looked away awkwardly for a moment until I felt Ross grab my hand.
"Look, I know it's sudden. It's just..I like you Adam, more than a best friend way. And you probably hate me right now, but I just want to let you know; even if you do hate me, I will not stop loving you and I'm always gonna be right here to help you."
The words touched me, and I took my hand away from his. I thought for a moment. Then I hugged him. A hug that I hugged over his arms, and I probably was squeezing the air out of him.
"Adam- I can't breathe."
I chuckled nervously and let go.
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