Carly was silent at first, and Freddie figured that she wouldn’t reply the same comment to him, but then something else unexpected happened.
“I love you too, Freddie,” said Carly, as if it was natural to say.
“Wait, what?” asked Freddie, not sure if he had just heard what he thought he heard.
“I said I love you” repeated Carly.
“Wait, b-b-b-but-but-but-” stammered Freddie.
Carly sat up with a seductive look on her face, put a finger to Freddie’s lips, and whispered “Shhhh.” Then she removed the finger and closed her eyes and slowly started tilting her head and moving her face closer to Freddie’s. Freddie realized what was coming and started moving his face in closer, as well. After what seemed like an eternity, Freddie’s lips felt Carly’s soft lips gently push against his. Freddie wasn’t sure if they kissed for just a few seconds, or for a few years, but it didn’t seem to matter to him.
“Wow, this is much better than my kiss with Sam,” thought Freddie. As if she read his mind, Carly pulled away and asked: “So how did my kiss compare with Sam’s?”
Freddie finally found the words to speak, and he exclaimed, “Hey, how do you know about that? Sam and I agreed that it would be a secret.”
“Yeah, but Sam and I are best friends. Do you really think she’d keep a secret that big from me?”
“I guess not. But, are you upset with me?”
“Why would I be upset with you?”
“Because I love you, but I kissed Sam.”
“It’s fine, Freddie. I ...