The only thing that frightened me was that after this school year, I feared our relationships would wither under the pressure of the progressive practices of our youth. In other words, we were always the first ones to experiment and take on any dares, but everything had turned to sordid sorts and I wasnt ready for that. Were we to change with the times also? I didnt know. That worried me.
Matthew was the only one of us squalid enough to change with the times. Elia too but I worried about Matthew the most. He was most likely to be pressured, varsity quarterback, student body vice president. It was a wonder he didnt leave us already. He didnt have to stay, it wasnt like he was a loner like Shannon or I. He had dozen upon dozens of friends who would love to occupy his time, but he chose us each and every time.
Everything would never be perfect but it was close. We each had our place in our circle of friends, a place where we belonged. Unlike on th