Best Friends - Part 5

As the night wore on, I couldn't help but feel a growing sense of connection with Sarah. She was everything I could ever dream of in a friend – kind, funny, and accepting.

“To tell you the truth, the real Lily can be a real bitch sometimes,” Sarah sighed.

I frowned, surprised by her confession, "Why do you say that?"

"Oh, you know, she's always been a bit insecure and self-centered. But not you, you're different. You're so open and genuine," Sarah continued, propping herself up on her elbow to look at me.

I smiled, feeling the weight of her words, "You know I'm not Lily at all."

“Oh, come on now,” she grinned, “Don’t ruin the illusion. Besides, I don’t mind pretending for the night.”

I yawned, “Tell me more about Lily.”

"You're the kind of person who's always up for an adventure," Sarah began, her eyes sparkling, "You love the thrill of trying new things and aren't afraid to take risks. You're also incredibly intelligent, and you have a way of making people feel comfortable around you."

"You're also very creative," Sarah continued, running her fingers through my hair, "I've always wanted to be as imaginative as you are someday."

“Am I dating anyone?”

“Not anymore, no. It was a messy breakup,” Sarah laughed, “But now Lily's single and ready to mingle. You should see her at parties she's a total flirt.”

“She is?” I chuckled, “I mean… I am?”

“Okay, that’s enough,” Sarah playfully rolled her eyes, “Should we get ready for bed? I’m spent.”

As we entered the bedroom, Sarah patted the bed and smiled. I couldn't help but feel a little nervous as I climbed into the bed. I had never shared a bed with a girl this …sexy before.

“Hey, we’re both girls here. Don’t get weird on me now.”

“Sorry, Sarah,” my cheeks flushed, “You know I’m a guy, right?”

"Oh, I realized that a while ago," Sarah laughed, patting the pillow next to her, "But it's okay. We’re girlfriends now, right?"

I sighed in relief, taking the pillow and settling down, "Of course, Sarah. I just want to make sure I'm not crossing any boundaries."

Sarah smiled warmly and pulled me into a hug, "You're not. We're just having fun, okay? Don't overthink it."