Riley settled onto the bed beside you, brushing away locks of your hair with his lips. "I love you." he whispered, twisting his arms securely around your waist. You were the most precious girl he'd ever seen. Doe-like eyes and delicate fingers that had to be made for tugging his hair when you wanted more of him. He touched your hip as he kissed you.
He anxiously trailed his fingers over your cheeks. "Then marry me." he whispered abruptly. "Promise that you'll never leave me and be mine forever." Riley stroked his thumb over your knuckles, enchanted with the thought of a ring on your finger. "Marry me, Kyler."
"You do whatever makes you happy." he corrected you. He pressed their lips together against, delighted by the sight of such a beautiful smile. You were perfect. The love in his chest couldn't begin to compare to what he actually felt. It was potent and indefinate. "I love you, Kyler." he whispered into your mouth.
What was he thinking? A mixture of things. Mostly her. Ever since she left, his brain thought of nothing but her. "All those times we joked around and partied and acted like idiots. I missed it when you left. I missed you." His eyes flashed down to her face, gauging her reaction to his words. "I'm thinking about you. It seems that's all I'm thinking about lately."
He flinched not because of the thought of saving yourself for someone, but that you saved yourself for him. Riley touched your cheek and then sighed. "I'm not right for anyone especially someone like you." he said. "But ... I'm selfish. I want you to love me and to kiss you whenever I want. I hate the thought of you belonging to someone besides me."
"Buddies forever?" he asked, twisting his pinky with yours. Riley smiled down at you, his blue eyes kind and loving- He wasn't in love with you but were one of the closest thing to a friend he had besides Grace.