Staring at The Stars

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Romance writing by StudentWriter.13
Two seniors are best friends, and secretly in love. But they make a mistake that could ruin everything!

Submitted: December 12, 2015

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staring at the stars

2002-last day of high school

Nathan White

This is a story of two seniors in 2002, who are heading to college soon. But they make a tragic mistake that could ruin everything.

Like any school, these two seniors, Nyle, and Emily were best friends since elementary school, and are very close. So, Nyle and Emily were both at home, and were messaging each other in the windows messenger. Suddenly the computer sent a notification to Nyle ‘Emily is online!’ so he sent her a message.

“Emily hi!” Emily quickly replied “hey! :P” “whatchya up to?” Nyle asked. “oooh not much :), doing stuff while listening to music, nothing exciting or anything” Nyle was curious “what kind of music?”“Do you like Coldplay?” asked Emily “I don’t know, I’ve never really listened to them…” Emily was surprised, “oh? Well! You should definitely listen to them!” “haha! Maybe I will” Emily then changed the subject. “So…..are you going to Brad’s party tonight?” “Hmm…I don’t know, it all depends on whether you’re going!” He was about to add a smiley face at the end, but he didn’t want to make her feel awkward. Emily replied in a rather flirty way “haha, well I am :] so you should go!” Nyle was delighted “well maybe I will!” Emily was happy “well, I should go, I have to get ready” “okay then” “see ya at the party then?” “Sure, yeah Emily!” “okay :] see you later then! Bye!” “Ok bye!”

The party was lame, Just people getting crazy, and awful music. Too crowded and loud in there, and Nyle didn’t like it, neither did Emily. So they went for a walk in the nearby park. The park was beautiful, green grass, lots of trees, and the park lights were on in the clear night. They found a nice dry spot and laid there.  Staring at the stars. “Nyle?” asked Emily she seemed worried “yes?” Replied Nyle Emilie’s throat tightened, it was hard to speak. Then she finally said something. “What do you think will become of us? Our friendship when we’re at different colleges?” Nyle’s heart sank. He didn’t even think about it. He tried to think of something to say quickly. “Well…Just remember best friends last a lifetime. And no matter what, you will always be my friend.” “Okay…” said Emily “but promise you will be there for me?” “Yes Emily, I promise.”

When they got back to where brads part was, everybody was gone. “So, ya need a ride home?” asked Nyle “Yeah, kinda” chuckled Emily. So Nyle took her home. “Well…this is probably the last time I’ll see you before I go out to college.” Emily said while sniffling. So without saying a word, Nyle got out of his car, and opened the door for her. She slowly stepped out. Emily tried to say something but Nyle stopped her. He gave her a tight emotional hug, which lasted about two minutes. Both crying, filled with mixed emotions and anxiety. They then separated and Nyle said “I love you” but of course Emily just figured he meant in a friendship way. “I-I love you too Nyle” she replied. “Well, I’ll see you Emily.” “Yeah…see you” a tear drained down her face as she walked up the steps to her house. Nyle watched her go inside, and then drove home.

 

 

2003-freshman year in college

‘Emily is online!’ this is the first in a long time Nyle has seen this notification. They haven’t talked in three months, and Nyle was getting worried. So he send her a message. “What’s shakin’?” Emily quickly replied “oh, it’s just shakin’ I guess ;) Just listening to music while doing homework, you?” “eh, same, writing a 3,000 word paper on ‘social economics’ n’ stuff” said Nyle “That sounds boring” “Yeah it kind of is…” a pause occurred, it’s hard to talk about stuff when you haven’t seen each other in a long time. “So….” Asked Nyle “anything cool happen? Any new friends?” Emily was thinking, she was more concentrated on school. “Oh! Remember brad? The ‘freak’ who threw the party last year?” Nyle tried to remember “Umm…yes, I think so, what about him?” well it turns out he’s a pretty cool guy. And…well…he’s attending my university, and…..we’re in a relationship” Nyle’s heart sank, but still happy for her “well congrats, hope you two are happy together” Yeah, thanks =]” another awkward pause between the two, but finally Emily said, “well I’ve got a lot of homework to do, I should go” “ok” replied Nyle, “I’ll talk to you later?” “Yeah Emily! Definitely” “Okay bye then! “Bye!” Nyle then got another notification saying ‘Emily has left’

2004-sophomore

‘Nyle is online!’ This time it was Emily who was online first. “Hi Nyle!” she said. “Hey, wassup girl?” Nyle asked, “So…got any plans for tonight?” she asked “yeah, I’m hanging with my friends Violet and Tom, you?” Emily didn’t answer his question, she was more concentrated on who this ‘Violet Character’ is. “Who’s this Violet?” she asked “Oh, just a friend, why?” said Nyle “Just a friend? Nothing more, right?” “haha! No, just friends” “oh, okay!” a bit of a pause occurred again. “Hey Nyle? Can we talk about something?” asked Emily “Umm….yeah, what’s up?” Emily hesitated, trying to figure out what to say. “Remember when we were at the park last year?” “Yeah! How could I forget?” “Well…when we were laying there…why didn’t you….well…why didn’t you kiss me?” Nyle was shocked, so many thoughts and emotions rushed through his body. “I just didn’t know you wanted me to!” “Wait…so if you knew I wanted you to, you would have?” asked Emily “Yes! I probably would have!” They were both delighted and disappointed. “Do you think we could maybe hang out sometime?” asked Emily “I miss seeing you anyway” “Yeah we should, next weekend?” asked Nyle. “Okay! Sounds like a plan! 5:00 PM?” Said Emily “yeah” “Okay well I gotta go, see ya then!” Emily said “Yeah, see ya!”

The next weekend on a Saturday, Emily had gone to Nyle’s dorm for the night. ‘knock knock’ Nyle was excited! He opened the door, and saw Emily standing there, with her long blonde hair and green eyes. Nyle’s into green eyes. “Emily!” he exclaimed, she then jumped up and gave him a huge hug. “Nyle!” she said, “I missed you so much!” “I missed you too” they then went to sit down on Nyle’s couch, and talked for a while about multiple things. And watched some movies on DVD. It was 3:30 AM once they were done, they figured it was time go, cause she couldn’t stay in the same dorm for the night anyway. “This was nice” Emily told Nyle as she walked out the door, he stopped her and said “yes…yes it was, I’m glad you could come” “Me too Nyle, me too” they stood there for a while, and starred into each other’s eyes. And then Emily leaned in closer, and they had finally kissed.

 

2005-Junior

‘Nyle is online!’ Emily was online the messenger, and was trying to get Nyle’s attention. “Hey…Nyle, umm….I need you to talk to me, I have a question for you.” Nyle replied “Yeah?” “So…about last year, when we hung out, remember?” “Yep” Emily was worried, he seemed to not be himself. “So, I feel like ever since that day… was it that thing we did?” Nyle was hesitant, he just didn’t say anything. So Emily kept the conversation going “I don’t know, like….I didn’t really plan on us kissing, it just happened you know?” “Yeah, I get it, this may seem stupid, because it was just a kiss! But….when we were doing it…it just didn’t feel right at all, like, we were best friends, and…I don’t know it just didn’t feel right. I’m sorry…but things will never be the same between us.” Emily was suddenly struck with a wave of grief, and regret. Her heart sank, and tears fell down her face. “But you said you’d always be there for me! You promised!” “That is still true, I’ll be here for you, but we can’t be like we used to again.” Emily remained silent, she didn’t type anything and just sat there, flooding with anxiety. Then she said “I have to go” and she just logged off.

 

2006-Senior

It’s been six months since Nyle and Emily last spoke. Nyle went on his computer and he got a notification ‘Emily is online!’ So he sent a message to her. “Emily…? I’m really sorry. I don’t know what came over me! I didn’t mean what I said! I wasn’t thinking straight! I was lost, I didn’t know where my life was! I guess what I’m trying to say is…I can’t handle my life when your gone, I guess you don’t know what you got until it’s gone.” It took a while for Emily to answer, but then “We will never be the same again. We made a mistake, I wasn’t willing to give up our relationship over that! But you were. You once told me ‘Never give up on your friends’ but you did in an instant. Like you said, we can still be friends, but not at all like before.” And she logged off.

The next day, Nyle tried to tell her how he felt, but couldn’t. He typed “I miss you” but erased it. He typed “I love you” but did the same. Then he just said “I can’t go on without you, it hurts! I ruined our relationship!” she replied. “I’m sorry, we just can’t be friends.” And logged off. 


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