Who do I pick?
by Misty Armstrong
(Jonesboro, Louisiana, USA)
I'm only 12 years old, and I'm in 7th grade, but I'm very confused. In 4th grade I started crushing a guy named Matthew, he was popular and I wasn't. In 5th grade, he found out I liked him and he laughed right in my face, and repeatedly said, "is this a joke?"
Every time I see him, I cry and hurt inside. He moved to another school and I was relieved. He moved back a little later this year.
Matthew began to like my friend Mallory in 5th grade. And he flirts with her right in front of me. I feel like he knows I like him, but I don't know. And even today, he told Mallory he was going to tell her a secret, and he kissed her, I saw him kiss her and it really hurt me. I felt like somebody was kicking me in my stomach, and I just ran to the corner and started crying.
I met a guy named Drew, and he's perfect, his smile, his laugh, and his eyes. I really like him, he knows it, but he never acted like it. He moved to another school and it broke my heart. I felt like my heart was being ripped out again. I text him frequently, but it doesn't help me.
I really like him, but I don't know what to do. I have a feeling Matthew likes me now, but Matthew can be a jerk at times, and Drew is always nice and sweet to me. I want to date both of them, but I've tried a long distance relationship before and it didn't work out. Drew is nicer and more compassionate, but he's not here anymore and I can't see him everyday. Who should I choose? Send a message in a bottle to the one you love