Friend Zoned

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
The friend zone, such a simple word, ruins everything most of the time. Just the beginning, should I go on with it ?

Submitted: July 26, 2013

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Daniel Morgan knew the kiss would ruin everything but he just couldn't stop himself from leaning over after Beth Myers said she had always had a crush on him, he knew what her reaction would be after he kisses her. Just when he was about to lay his lips on hers’ she pushed him away. He backed away and looked at her in surprise and whispered “where did I go wrong?” she looked like she was filled with regrets for doing that, but it’s too late now. Its way to awkward for him to make another move to get closer to her, she thought. “I just think we’re better off as friends”, she said. Daniel was speechless; he got up and walked away. Deep down inside he knew that she would regret it one day. Deep down inside she thought that she’d regret it for sure, but it was too late. Daniel didn’t ask why she rejected him because he knew it was probably for some douche bag she’s with right now; he didn’t want to be any more embarrassed. 

It was just another normal school day. But this morning, it wasn’t so usual. Daniel sat far away from Beth in class, she felt sad when he did that. They usually sit next to each other in class and send notes to each other, make fun of the teachers, they had the best time in the most boring classes ever. She decided to ignore that feeling and concentrate on why she did that, she remembers how she promised to go out with Jhonny Manson, the jock. But would Jhonny be any more faithful than Daniel is now, and they aren’t even going out. She knew that she had to do the right thing, break the promise with Jhonny, and convince Daniel to go out with her. She knew best.

He felt just as sad as she felt but he was thinking of something else, how could he get over the girl he had a crush on since 3rd grade? He’s been friend zoned for 6 years now, amazing right? Why was he friend zoned? All because he was a fat kid back then and he was too embarrassed to say that he has a crush on the prettiest girl in class. Who knew they’d be best friends 1 year later.

Finally, the bell rang and ended all their questions about each other. Beth decided to sit down with Daniel at lunch. So she sat on the table they’d always sit at, and gossip about almost everyone. She waited anxiously, and passed by her without even noticing her existence and sat next to Ashley Cooper, the post it. Beth calls her that because every single or lonely guy around is suddenly her best friend, and later on, her boyfriend. She was terribly disappointed because he used the post it to forget her. Rude she thought.

And day by day they drafted further from each other, until they became complete strangers. Daniel was with the post it, Ashley. And Beth was with Jhonny. But everybody knew that they wanted to be with each other more than anyone else, but they also wondered what happened to them? What made them distant themselves away from each other after all these years of friendship, Nosy they were! They decided to bring them together somewhere and they’d hide and record what they’d say to each other. The so-called friends that hated them came up with this, of course.

Tia, one of Beth’s fake friends, told her that they’d be a surprise for her at the janitor’s. And like any person would get excited, she did too. While Andy, Daniel’s fake friend, took him for a surprise at the janitors too. They brought them both blindfolded and pushed them in the janitor’s and locked the door, but they kept a recorded inside. Beth took the blindfold off her eyes looked around and saw Daniel, she let out a sigh and said “Oh wow, YOU’RE my surprise?” Daniel was a surprised as she was when he took the blindfold off and said “Beth, this wasn’t my idea, I don’t care, I’ll just sit here on the corner, away from you.” “Oh, so this is your amazing idea of getting out?” said Beth in an angry tone, “I don’t really care, Beth” implied Daniel putting a very unimpressed expression on his face. “What happened to you? I’m sorry I didn’t like you back!” said Beth sarcastically “Happy Birthday, I still don’t care, I just want to get out of here and see Ashley.” Daniels words hit Beth as hard as a bowling ball, and she couldn’t stop her tears from falling. She sat on the other corner acting as if she was resting, but she was hiding her face so he couldn’t see how weak she is when it comes to him. Daniel still didn’t show any sign that he cared just a little about her. That’s when Beth got up and screamed “I really really like you! I know you do too, why are you doing this? I know you, I know you do too!” tears ran down her face. Daniel looked at her, got up from his far away corner, walked up to her, and gave her a warm hug. She cried even more when he did. “I just lost it Beth, I used to love you, treat you like a princess, but now I have Ashley and”, “The post it” interrupted Beth, “No, she is the sweetest girl I’ve met, and she cares about me, she shows me that she does, Beth, you knew it! You said it, you knew that I was crazy for you. What did you about it then? You rejected me. I don’t know how easy you think it is, but it’s not.” Said Daniel, trying to make Beth understand, but he passed to make her back away and go back to her corner. Daniel was still standing there, he felt bad for Beth, but he didn’t want to lie to her, he really liked Ashley. Just when Daniel was going back to his corner the door opened, Andy and Tia ran in and took the recorder and laughed evilly as they were running out to show it to Jhonny and Ashley. “Dumbass” said Daniel with a little laugh, Beth began to laugh too. “Hey, maybe we could be JUST friends again?” Beth asked, “That’s all I WANT” said Daniel, and they walked out of the Janitor’s together, Laughing. Because they knew they’d be forever Friend Zoned.

Beth may have lost Jhonny after he heard the tape, but she gained back her friend, and that’s all she needed. Daniel kept his girlfriend and his girl. And that’s all they really needed.


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