Part 1: Unpromising Beginnings
I met Shayla in third grade by the jungle gym. She had just moved to town, and I had been at my elementary school for what already felt like forever.
We both were really good in class and we both needed braces. Shayla was very timid and I was very obnoxious. Hence, we were both reeeeeeeeeeeeally unpopular.
Shayla was still kind of shellshocked.
Both of us would have loved a more popular friend, but we were really each other's last and only option.
We tried to connect.
We weren't exactly made for each other.
Nevertheless, we became BFFs out of self-defense. And thus a beautiful friendship was formed.