Her eyes watched, guarded

as he sat down next to her

knees, thighs, barely touching

to her

the touch was intoxicating

the ring on his finger


already slender fingers

and she laughed

and flirted

her way through the conversation

and watched on

with brave eyes

and her heart thump-thumping

as he wrapped his arms


another girl

and kissed her goodbye

as friends

and she watched on

as the other girl cried

and thought

that maybe

if she had done that too

his arms would also be around her

and his lips ghosting her cheek

as well