Riley and Clay have been best friends for years. Practically like siblings, closest as can be. Until they're not. Until school starts and the rumors are flying and the voices are passing news on from one person to the next. The rumors of Riley and Clay as they helplessly watch as people suspect them dating or something different. Riley tried to move on knowing that Clay will never like her back but this new person could become a problem. Can Clay protect Riley from this new threat, can he keep her shielded from the harshest of knives. Will this be the end of their friendship or the end of his life?