I suddenly felt someone tap me on the shoulder. I turned and gasped.
It was Justin.
“Hi,” he meekly said.
Without thinking, I slapped him across the face.
“What the-?” Joe exclaimed as I began running for the door.
Once outside, I leaned against the cold brick of the building, sinking to the ground and sobbing. A second later, Nick came.
“Emily what happened?”
“What is wrong with you?!” I screamed at him. “How did you find out about him?! And why would you invite him?!”
“Justin got our number somehow,” said Nick. “He called us and asked about you, so, we invited him. Emily, please tell me what’s going on.”
“He’s my…ex-boyfriend. And, he broke my heart!” I was now sobbing harder.
Nick kneeled down and hugged me as I cried. He stayed with me for several minutes, until my crying came to an end. I raised my head from my hands and found myself starring into Nick’s eyes. Despite my sorrow, I felt something amazing in that moment. And, in that amazing moment, we kissed.