My best friend is too good for me, yes seriously.

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My best friend is a guy. For the sake of this story, lets call him Tim.

Submitted: March 22, 2016

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CHAPTER ONE

Tim and I first met in school, and became close in our early high school years when I was bullied for various reasons that aren’t relevant here. Tim was the guy everyone wanted to be friends with. But he was so casual, so down to earth. He wasn’t/isn’t stuck up or a dick. He’s genuine. And I’ll forever feel grateful for the love and kindness he continued to show me (up until recently- explanation pending). He left school in year ten for an apprenticeship, and shortly after he left I moved schools, however that was not because of Tim’s departure. Just like plenty of other girls, I fell for him and he was the first guy I had strong feelings for, and wanted to explore these. I can remember the first moment I knew I wanted something more than a friendship with him. It was in November of grade eight, he threw a surprise birthday party at his house for a girl we were close mates with, and he expressed to me his feelings for her. I was over the moon that he had found happiness. I close my eyes here and can see it like it was this weekend just gone, I was sitting on the deck of his sister’s cubby house in his backyard and looked up to his kitchen to see Tim give her the engraved necklace he had so specifically picked for her, watched them hug close, and that was the moment I first felt heartache. That was when I knew what it felt like to genuinely want to be with someone. I felt the lump in my throat and the tears to my eyes, and when Tim came down he knew I was upset. He placed his hands on my knees, casually said ‘what’s up?’ And whatever I said back I can’t remember. I have to admit now though that I was the first to cheer for the wrong reasons when that girl later came out as a lesbian.


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