Chapter 1: "I forget when words are only words"

Summer and Seth walked along the docks.

"I have something that I need to tell you." Summer said nervously

"Me too." Seth said

"You go first."

"No you."

"YOU!" Summer insisted

"Alright." Seth took a deep breath, but didn't say anything.

"What are you trying to say Seth?"

"It's not you, it's me."

"I think you could have come up with something a little more original than that."

"Summer, we have hardly seen each other in the past two months, and we have college to worry about. I feel like I am holding you back!"

"You are holding me back!"

"You would rather be with me than filling out your college transcripts!"

"That is because I love you Seth!"

"I love you too Summer, and I want this to work out, I just think that we need a brak for awhile. I love you Summer, this is only temporary!"

"It's Anna isn't it?" Summer said crying

"Of course not honey." Seth hugged her. "I just think that right now it would be better for us to just be friends."

Summer backed up and looked at Seth, with a tear stained face.

"I cannot JUST be your friend…" she said in tears. "I love you too much." Summer said as she walked away

Marissa was sitting on Summers bed awaiting her return that night. She had to be there for her now. What would Seth do when she told him?

"Summer." Marissa said standing up and walking to her friend as she entered the room. She knew from Summers tear stained face that things had not gone well.

"He broke up with me Marissa." Summer said as her best friend held her close.

"Is it because he didn't want the baby?" Marissa asked

"No, he doesn't even know. He did it before I could even tell him."

"Oh honey." Marissa said kissing Summers forehead.

The two best friends laid down on the bed as they had done so many times before. Marissa was always there for Summer, Summer needed her, when she lost her first tooth, when her mom left, when her dad got married, when she got her period, when the first guy had broken up with her, … but Marissa knew that Summer had never needed her friendship as much as she did now.


"Yeah Summer?"

"You swear that you will not tell anybody?" She asked


"Come on Marissa this is important." Summer pleaded

"I promise."