I couldn't keep it like that. A lot happened last night, between the 3 of us, we laughed, yelled, and cried. This moment really stuck out to me.
Steph, you're my best friend. You're the first true friend I've ever had, you've stayed with me even though I've given you no reason to. I would never do anything to hurt you. Be happy. Please.
I was being really stupid, and feeling like I didn't belong with my 2 best friends, so Eric pulled me to the side and started crying. Through his tears he managed to get this out, and it's probably the most meaningful thing I've ever had anyone say to me. It was an amazing moment, one of those moments where you suddenly think you know why you created. In my case, because Eric needs more then a fair-weather friend. He's been through a lot, and to know that I've helped him makes all the fighting and punching we endure from each other worthwhile.