they finally did go to a show together. he was her backup date. her boyfriend had bailed on their plans, yet again. happy to go with a friend.
they grabbed dinner on their way to the show. over beers in the parking lot they laughed and talked. the conversation was easy. they talked about work, dogs, trips, music, boyfriends and girlfriends.
the show was amazing, as her favorite band's shows always are. but this one in particular. being there with someone she truly wanted to hang out with. who she didn't have to talk into going.
her friend appreciated the music much more than the boyfriend would have. this she knew. during her favorite song he insisted on dancing, as it was his favorite as well.
as they swayed together to the music, she was sublimely happy. for the first time in a long time. there was no where else she would rather be. no one else she would rather be there with.
as the song ended, and reality snuck back in, she realized friends was the only thing they could be, now. but at least his friendship might show her what might be missing in other relationships.