My Best Friend Just Told Me Something...

I have been friends with this girl we will call Brianna for nearly two years. She is possibly one of the most genuine people I know. There is no one that I am closer to in my school, we've talked about everything. Or at least almost everything...
A few nights ago was just like every other night. We were casually exchanging links on Facebook to music that we liked when she asked me this.
"I have something that I want to tell you".
At first, I could have sworn that she was going to ask me out. (All of my friends tell me how she is obviously in love with me - I'm a guy by the way). It had been the second time that she had asked me that week. The first time was quite awkward. She told me that she had something embarrassing to tell me, but then got very flustered and didn't have time to tell me until the rest of our friends sat down with us.
So when this message came, I didn't know how to react. I didn't want our friendship to end. I didn't know what to reply for around 5 minutes, until finally I mustered the courage to ask her what she wanted to say. She sent me this:

I was gonna tell you in person but for some reason I can never bring myself to do it. But I wanted to tell you because I trust you and I just need to get it off my chest....I'm bisexual.

I was shocked. But I'm happier than I've been in weeks. Because one thing that I've never told anyone is that I myself am gay. The fact that now my best friend is going through the same thing as I am makes it less nerve-racking to tell people. I was on the verge of telling her then, but I didn't, partially because coming out to someone is a very personal moment and I didn't really want to turn it to both of our moments, partially because I wasn't ready.

There has not been a day in the past two weeks that this doesn't cross my mind. And to be completely honest, I still am not sure that I am ready, or if I ever will be. All I know is that when I am ready, I'll have this beautiful and true friend by my side.
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18-21, M
Apr 17, 2012