Crystal and I have come a long way. It didn't start out so well, and really, that was my fault. She was a much better flutist than I was in high school and despite being a year younger, she ranked higher than I did and I was sour grapes. Like, face-puckering, sore loser kind of sour. But as fate would have it, we both ended up in need of a roommate for the end of year trip and signed up together and we've been chums ever since.
Fast forward a few years and Crystal is getting married to Mike - her New Jersey skater boy (Mike, do you even skate? I have no clue, but you seem like someone who would dig it). They are so fun together - Crystal is bubbly and giggly and Mike smiles at her and says things like, "Isn't she beautiful?" just under his breath. They are so comfortable in their own skin and around each other and I know they're headed for a lifetime of bubbly, giggly fun.
Enjoy the sneak peak!