This I Believe

Tavone - neptune, New Jersey
Entered on December 12, 2007

This I Believe

I believe in second chances because everybody deserves at least one more chance to prove themselves.

I was sitting at the local ice cream parlor when I got a disturbing message on my phone from my best friend Brian. The message read, “Hey Tavone, I need to talk to you about something important.” I was sensing that something was wrong, so I immediately drove over to Brian’s house. I found him sitting on his porch in expectation of my arrival. When I got out of the car, he got up and walked towards me asking me if I would like to go for a walk. I told him sure as he looked at me with a face of nervousness, as if he didn’t know what to expect from me. We walked for about a good 30 seconds without him saying a word to me, which was very odd because of the fact that he called me over to talk. I broke the ice by asking Brian what was on his mind. He looked at me and hesitantly muttered, “You’re my best friend, right?” I answered in a confused manner, “Yes, you’re my boy until the end.” He then carried on looking down at his feet and at this point I’m thinking, what had happened that is causing him to react like this. Not being able to bare the suspense anymore, I stopped dead in my tracks and demanded that he tell me already. He said, “Ok” and began to spill his secret to me. I listened very carefully as he told me how my so-called girlfriend was flirting with him last night at a party. He told me that he wasn’t thinking because he was drunk, but he swears that he doesn’t like her. The expression on my face was that of shock. I’m thinking to myself, this is my best friend and he is talking about hooking up with my girlfriend. What was I supposed to do? Here lays my best friend making a confession to me about a deed that he felt so bad about doing. I was hurt, and I didn’t know whether to knock him out or just go crazy. Not saying a word to him, I just turned around and walked away.

After many days of contemplating, I decided that my girlfriend was playing me all along and didn’t deserve to have me anymore. She had a history of being flirty towards other guys, which made me realize that she wasn’t the type of girl I was looking for. I called her up to let her know that what she did was unforgivable and there was no way I could trust her anymore. So I just came out and told her that it’s over. I was mad, but I still called up Brian and told him that I forgive him, but in the future I will not be so nice.