They laid there side by side upon a blanket in the grass gazing at the stars. It was just past the midnight hour, and the meteor shower was due to start at any moment.
They'd talked about nearly everything under the moon; however they'd purposely steered clear of one topic.
Both having had their hearts badly broken only just a year ago, there was simply no need to bring it up. Though they rarely agreed on anything, they'd agreed long ago there was no sense in rehashing old feelings and heartache. So their lives went on together, best friends from childhood. Nothing less, nothing more, neither one of them wanting to ruin that.
And here they were tonight carrying on as always.
"How can you say the movie wasn't any good? Were you even paying attention?" she asked suspiciously.
"Of course I was."
"With your eyes open?"
"Well now you're just getting picky."
She rolled her eyes and smiled at him. "Y'know, one of these days you're gonna learn to trust my judgment."
He smiled in return and shrugged. "Maybe someday." He turned back to look at the shimmering night sky.
Her gaze lingered on his face a little longer, before she, too, fixed her attention back to the heavens.
"Oh, look! It's starting!" she said excitedly, as one by one, twinkling lights made their way across the dark canopy. "Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?"
"Maybe," he said vaguely.
They watched together for awhile in silence. Every so often he'd glance over at her to take in her expression. She seemed mesmerized, staring in awe as each streak of light illuminated the sky. He couldn't help but grin. As tough as she acted sometimes, she could be such a softy.
After laying there for nearly half an hour, the biggest, brightest meteor appeared.
"Make a wish," he whispered.
She closed her eyes, thinking really hard about what she wanted. Just as the meteor disappeared on the horizon, she opened her eyes to find his fingers laced with hers, and their gazes locked.
"How did you know what I wished for?" she murmured breathlessly.
"Because I wished for you too."