Cali had been my best friend since toddler days. We played together, began school together, talked about everything , went everywhere together. She was like my sister, my clone. We were always there for each other.
We went through school as best friends. Sometimes I’d pretend I was her boyfriend, sometimes she’d do the girlfriend thing, but we were ‘just’ friends.
We dated others, shared our experiences, there was never gender in the story.
I began working here first, then Cali came. We had lots of friends at the office, and often went out in a crowd.
Many times Cali and I would be talking together, sometimes after the ‘outing’ , sometimes during.
She knew me better than I knew myself.