Macy smirked, "Just spit it out Danny. I probably know anyway."
Blushing, Daniel admitted, "I feel jealous, OK? You have so many friends and I don't. I just need you to know that you're not just a friend to me Macy. You're..." his mouth went suddenly dry; he wasn't sure how to say it.
"Oh my... thanks Dan... they're so pretty!" Macy squeaked in surprise. She had been suspecting his jealousy for a while and now wondered if she'd been cruel to not have calmed his nerves sooner. "Danny I hope you realize that you're not just a friend to me either."
But before he was able to have a full-blown panic attack, Macy beamed, "I love you too Dan, and not just best friend love. Wait, that's what we're talking about right?" Macy paused, feeling self-doubt for the first time.
Macy laughed at the real truth of that statement. Daniel had made her up and made her real. Does't he realize that? she wondered.