Chronia Gates

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[This story is based off real events that have happened online, and have been converted to real life actions, different names, and are not exact speeches of what people have said.]
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Chronia Gates is a short story about 4 friends, on a struggle to confess shocking things to each other.
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The only reason this has been published, is for personal reasons, but read if you feel you'd like to.

Submitted: July 30, 2015

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Submitted: July 30, 2015

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Chronia Gates
Me and Caelia were walking through the park together. The trees gently swaying side to side, the sun shining radiantly through them, onto our faces. There was a long, concrete path, which never ended, and the green, green grass, either side of it. 
"I love this park... I love lots of things." Caelia says. I'm not sure where this conversation is going.
"Mmm." I mutter.
"I love you, and Amara.. and I love, love, love Motca." She says Motca's name weirdly.
I look at her, and I notice she's got a hint of red on her cheeks.
"You're blushing!" I say, delightledly.
"What? Pft, nah... Really?!" She says, curious.
"Yes! Do you like Motca?" I was chiming in my head 'Please like him, please like him, please like him!' Because, personally, I believe they'd be so cute!
"Well... I guess I do. I mean, I never noticed I liked him.. until you asked.." She says.
"Hmm, well.." I wasn't sure what to say. Motca had encountered me a few times, saying he would date me if he could. Should I mention this or not? I don't want to make her feel jealous, I want to know shes cautious about this. If you get in a relationship with a best friend, you can ruin that friendship... If anything happens.
We both end up moving along the topic, and talking about past boyfriends. 
The second I get home, for some odd reason, I feel horrified and happy. I'm uncertain about whats overcome me. I thought I'd be happy for Caelia and Motca? Well, I am, but my emotions are so mixed. Why?!
The next day, I ring Motca, and we have a good chat about things in general. I decide to meet with him and Caelia (Amara not being aloud to come, as she's grounded) at the Coffee is Worth it Cafe.
We all order the same thing, get chatting about general things, and its great. 
I perspect them both. 
Motca looks at Caelia so casually, his eyes relaxed, his arms resting on the table, his mouth opening and closing freely as they talk.
Caelia looks content, not as casual, maybe even very slightly tense, but she seems happy enough, her eyes focused on him, her mouth being just as free as Motca's, but with more detail as she pronounces words.
And then theres me, my eyes shifting about awkwardly, my arms moving everywhere, my legs keep dancing and my hair is constantly moving by itself. Weird, silly, stupid, ugly, me.
Suddenly, Motca comes out with the most shocking, weird question ever.
"Caelia, would you ever date me?" He's grinning weirdly, looking fond.
She panics, and isn't sure of what to say.
"Yes she would!" I say "Yes, yes, yes!!"
She starts to shift her eyes and move her legs.. I know how she feels, and I feel so bad.
"I-I'm not sure." She mutters, obviously thinking things through.
Motca sighs. 
"Well, anyway, I'll be going now." He says, and it is actually his time to go, not some excuse.
"Byeee!" I say.
Caelia pauses, and then says, "Yep, see ya." as casually as possible.
"I'm sorry for saying yes Caelia." I say. Why did I? That was rude.
"No, its fine!" She says, smiling, daydreaming into the distance.
I wonder what shes thinking right now? About her and Motca? 
I think of them, holding hands, embracing kissing.. 
I feel a twang.. it all stops. I see them arguing, punching.. Then Motca running towards.. me?
What am I doing?
"You okay, hun?" Caelia says, looking worried.
I suddenly notice I'm pulling a very disappointed face.
"Yep, fine." I mutter.
"What were you thinking about?" She says, looking suspicious.
"Oh, just.. My cats fighting." I say.
"Oh alright" she says, although she's not convinced.
When time has passed, and we've finished talking, its eventually time to go. 
I still feel unsure about everything thats happening, its so weird, I thought it'd be better than this, but in a weird way, I feel horrified.
Gosh, whats come over me?
The next day, me and Motca head to his to play some video games.
"Choose a character.." He says staring at the screen intensley, and then flicks his head to look at me, and before I'm even able to pick the one I've chosen, he takes it.
"Hey! I was going to pick that one! And she's a girl character!" I say, fussily.
"Calm down! Jeez. Fine, have it your way, bitch." He says, in a happy tone.
He's only messing around.
As our videogame fight is loading, I look at him.
His hair perfectly swooped upwards, looking so soft, and suttle. His hazel eyes, so deep, so colourful, so pretty. And his soft, delicate face, skin so smooth. 
Oh my gosh.
I like Motca.
I can't though, I have to block these feelings, no matter what, I'll just continue living my life free of crushes. Caelia likes him, not me. Jeez, I'm only being silly!
Aren't I?
After we've played, Caelia turns up, and joins in with the game. We all have so much fun, play fighting, laughing, joking, and pretending to be enemies.
As me and Caelia leave Motca's to walk home, I decide its best to ask her some questions.
"Hey, Caelia, how much... do you like Motca? Y'know. Just in general, I'm wondering since, it'd be cute.- Oh and, on a scale of 1-5, 1 being, he's alright and 5 being I love him so much!" I say, very casually.
"Well, in the middle, I guess." She says.
"So.. 2 and a half?" I say, smiling.
"Yeah" she smiles.
I smile too.
"Look, Caelia.. if you and Motca do think about dating, let me just tell you, its difficult since.. well.. you're such good friends, and you wouldn't want to ruin that, right? Right? So, uh, yeah. You both seem so happy as friends, and to see the risk of having that destroyed.. is well, heartbreaking, you get me, Caelia?" I say, panicing a little.
"Yes, yes, of course! Don't worry, everything will be okay." She says, comforting me.
"Yeah, maybe we should all stay friends." I say.
"Mhm, well, here's my place. See you soon!" She says, walking away, waving.
"Yep! See you later!"  I say, and wave back.
I get home, lay down, and think about Motca. Alot.
Why? Why am I doing this? I'm noticing things I'm meant to block out.
But you can't block feelings out, its not good, right?
~A month later~
Me, Motca, and Amara and all sitting at the Coffee is Worth It Cafe, sipping from individual drinks.
Motca sternly puts his down.
"Right." He says, looking weirdly nervous. "I may be absent for a month." We all gasp, worried, asking questions.
"Why?"
"What? Where?"
He shakes his head.
"Well, I'm going on a vacation, to this weird educational camp thing, my mums making me, she says she wants me to make more boyfriends." He says. "Hey, don't laugh.."
But its too late, we're all spluttering over the drinks, and hammering our hands on the table in laughter.
I wipe a fake tear away
"Well old buddy," I start to say "We'll miss you dearly. When are you leaving?" I say, still giggling a bit.
"Well, uh, thats the thing." He says. He mutters something quietly...
"C'mon, tell us, for goodness sake!" Says Amara, pleadingly.
"Surely its not that bad?" Says Caelia.
"Sh, guys.." I say, bending closer. His head is tilted downwards, his hair flopping to the front of his face. I attempt to sweep it up slowly, and then a tear rolls down his cheek.
"Tomorrow?" I whisper.
He nods slowly.
We are all silent for a few seconds. 
I pat him, and hug him, then Caelia and Amara join too.
"Hey now, its not that long, calm down, Motca." I say, reasuringly.
"Yeah, she's right. And don't worry, we won't be lonley, we have each other, and we'll think about you." Says Caelia.
"Mhm, and I'm sure you'll make great new friends there." Amara says.
He lifts his head, wipes his eyes, and smiles.
"Hey, you're all right. Why am I crying over this? I'm such a baby! Anyway.. Oh no, I'm late! Crap! Mum's going to loose her nuts!" He says, getting worked up.
"Oh no.. We'll come with you, we'll run there, and explain that you were explaining things to us, and you got a bit emotional, yeah? She'll be alright with us, don't worry Motca." I say.
"Fine" He says, getting his drink, and putting on his jacket. 
We all sprint on three.
When we get to his, we explain everything, she gets a little angry at first, but thanks us for bringing him back, and being so nice to him.
"Thats what friends are for." We all chime.
Me, Amara and Caelia walk home. 
Amara's house first, then Caelia's, then I walk alone to mine.
I like Motca so much, and I hope he likes me too.
I need to call him. I have to!
"Hey, Motca." I say.
"Oh hi! Um, make it quick, I gotta go to bed soon, early night due to tomorrow." He says, his voice tense.
"Mm.." My heart thumps.. Shall I say it?
I shall.
"Motca I-I like you." I say.
"Aha, very funny, great joke. Come off it." He says, pissed.
"No, I am not joking. I really do like you." I say, my heart thumping so much, my cheeks burning, flaming red. I can't believe I said it. My hands shake.
"Well, I like you too." He says, so calmly.
"What? Really? But I thought you liked Caelia." I say, worried.
"No, I like you" He says.
"Are you sure?" I say, feeling so horrified. I've betrayed Caelia.
"Yes. Oh, hi Mum.. Already? Okay." He says. "I've gotta go now, night." He says, disappointed.
"Oh, well, uh, night, Motca." I say, nervously.
I hate myself, I've made everything so horrible... I was the one who got Caelia fancying Motca, and then I noticed I liked him too.
I have to tell her, its the right thing, isn't it? No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes.
Okay, I shall.
The next day, I meet up with Caelia at my place.
"Hey, Caelia, yesterday me and Motca spoke on the phone." I say, my whole body shaking.
She notices I look nervous. She looks a bit worried.
"Yeah?" She says, confused.
"We, well.. confessed our likings for each other. Look, I'm so, so, so, sorry.. I know you liked him-" She cuts me off.
"No, I didn't. I always just wanted to be friends with him." She says, smiling.
"What? Really?" I say, scared.
"Yes, truly and honestly. Being buddies is good enough for me." She smiles, like I just told her I eat a tiny piece of chocolate and not that I've taken a crush from her.
I feel so evil, I'm a piece of bullshit. I want her to hate me, dispise me for being so disgusting, I feel rude, horrible, shitty, mean, I did the wrong thing, right after she admitted her crush to me, I take him.
I take it normally and do nothing, but soon, I will let her release her anger.
~A later into the month~
Things are alot different without Motca. We don't have as much fun, we're not the normal 4 friends, we're the Worth It Gals. 
We still have alot of fun.
I think about what Motca might be doing everyday, making new friends at the camp? Crying over missing us? Being dead bored? Who knows?
Except from that, other things in my head stay tense. I always think about the moment I confessed the moment me and him liked each other to Caelia.
Then I think about Amara. 
She doesn't even know yet, what will she think?
Only recently she talked about him so passionetly, I feel horrified. Terrible. I'm so unsure. What if she likes him too?
Yay! I've turned into a horrible bitch who steals crushes from other people, using my ugly, spotty face. Then I squirt my spot puss at other girls for their crushes to reject them, and notice they like me! MWAHAHAHA!
Thats what they all must think, must'nt they?
I have to talk to Caelia, and Amara, very, very soon.
~Much later into the month~
We're at Caelia's, sitting on her bed, pretending to be super posh. 
"Spot of tea, darling?" Says Caelia as I giggle.
"Certainly! Mm, smells absoutley SPIFFING!" I say, and then we both break into unstoppable laughter, and once we're at our last giggles, I open up my serious side.
"Hey, ah, Caelia.. Look, I'm so sorry about how much of an idiot I've been. I noticed that I took Motca away from you, like a horrible witch. I just wanted to tell him I liked him, and I didn't intend for him to say he liked me back, it just happened. I noticed how you must've felt, horrible, uncomfortable. I took him away from you, and I was being so wrong, a dissappointing friend, I let you down. I'm so sorry, Caelia, I really am, truly and honestly." I say, feeling relaxed yet tensed. I've finally said it.
She pauses, I expect she's taking it in. I'm ready for her to take it all out, go on, hun, scream at me, punch me, torchure me, I deserve it.
"Look, it didn't mean that much to me. I may have shutdown, just for a few seconds, but I decided its best to move on, not just for me, but for us, and to focus on our present. I really didn't feel much about it." She says, looking into my eyes, so serious, yet still content.
I can't believe it, the whole time, she had taken it well?
"Caelia, I'm so happy you've taken this well. I really can't believe this." I'm smiling, shaking, moving backwards and forwards on the bed, bewildered.
I suppose everything will be fine, we'll all be friends.
Once Motca's back, we'll be better than ever, I know it, all 4 of us.
Because I'll make sure it'll happen, I'll make sure everyone stays happy, no matter what.
(This story "Chronia Gates" Is based off real-life virtual events that have happened.)

 


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