He taught me how to keep my emotions in check and how the outside world is a cruel place. He said there was no such thing as love, because love hurts people, and it makes people weak.
He said I wasn't weak.
My whole world changed when I met Ryan. He made me feel different, in a good way. As our friendship progressed so did my feelings. Feelings I wasn't supposed to have. And I wasn't sure they'd be reciprocated. After a stint in jail, it only made his heart harder.
But I was always the one there, to pick up the pieces. I just wasn't sure how long I'd keep doing it. I was just a dumb girl in love with a guy that I couldn't have.
This is a full length standalone friends to lovers romance.
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