I don’t think I really have a best friend now, but I will write to two people: my cousin who is my closest friend at present and my best friend from high school whom I don’t see anymore.
Cousin: You are so awesome, Brendan. I can’t explain how happy I am to be close with my whole extended family but you have always been the closest to me. We’ve been the “quiet ones” so I’ve had someone to go off with during family gatherings to relieve the pain of noisy crowds. ;) When we were kids we used to go outside for hours, build forts out of firewood, gather acorns, and pretend we were camping…. it was so lame but in the best way. Now you have a spectacular dream - to join the FBI! - and you’ve always supported my ever-changing dreams. We used to write stories and exchange them… you always thought mine were better but I still read all of those crazy sci-fi short stories you gave me. And now we watch the X-files together :D You even help me to realize how strong I am… no one else would let me shoot a gun next to them ;) and I did it well! You can be super stubborn but I love that; you know what you want and you’ll work for it. We’ve made a thousand plans to take a fantasy trip together… we’re totally doing that someday. I can’t imagine not being close with you when we’re older and I know you couldn’t either! Thank you so much for being there. Again, you’re awesome.
Friend: I can’t express how sorry I am for what a bad friend I was - to the whole group, but mostly you. When I wouldn’t get out of bed to go to school or even see anyone my mom would call you crying and you didn’t know what to say. I feel awful now that I know you were asked to help, you tried to help, and I wouldn’t let you. When I needed you, you were there and I wouldn’t let you be - and when you needed me, I was too selfish to be there for you. Before my depression, we had the greatest times - you were one of the extremely few that I could be myself around. You also have the most lovely taste in music, books, films - you inspired my love for art! I know that I’ve put off getting together with you since you’ve been back home for the summer but I’m afraid that you’ll be resentful (though it’s totally out of character for you) and I’m just a bit avoidant of conflict…. ;) I love you so much. I admire you completely as a person and a friend.