Just Friends.

January 27, 2010
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We sat there on the couch, my head against his arm. I loved him, more than I had loved anyone else in my life. Because we were so close, I ended up falling for him. He didn’t feel the same, at least not anymore. We were together for a while, held hands and stuff, but I ended our relationship three times, each time he still loved me more than I deserved, but I wouldn’t get back with him again after that. He said I was his first true love, and he would never forget me. We vowed to stay best friends for as long as we possibly could. That’s what we are now, but I never truly got over my feelings for him. While I thought about him, he was probably thinking of the other girl he liked. The two of them had gotten together a few weeks after I finally ended it with him, and I began to feel very jealous. He didn’t pay as much attention to me, hardly even talk to me some days; too busy talking to that girl. When he did talk to me, it was about her. It hurt like no tomorrow. I even went on a little “date” with the two of them, along with some friends. I didn’t want to go, but the girl offered and I wanted to meet her so I went. I felt ignored the entire time all of us were around, all he did was pay attention to her. That night I talked to him about, telling him how I felt about the night. After that, I began to feel depressed, and I began to loose all interest in my music, which I normally loved to listen to. All my songs reminded me of him, and it just hurt me more to listen to them. I felt useless and unloved. I stayed depressed for a couple weeks, not seeming like it would go away. At a time I even thought about death.
Eventually I came out of the little depressed stage, and began to look on the brighter sides of things. Since I knew we weren’t going to be together I wanted to support him and the new girlfriend, despite any jealous feelings I felt. A couple weeks later, he told me they broke up and he was pretty upset. I encouraged him that everything would be alright, but even though they weren’t together, he still thought about her and hopes they’ll get back together. I encourage him, knowing that’s all I can do. Looking past feelings and being the friend a person needs is a tough thing to do, but I try my best, for him. So as we sat there on the couch, together I thought to myself, “This is it. This is all we’ll ever be. Just friends from here on out…”

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SwordGirl said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm
Nice story. However, it is a relatively common plotline. I'd suggest either turning it into a longer story with greater description and characterization,  or coming up with a few unusual plot twists, thereby distinguishing it from similar stories. This is a really good beginning, though!
SmilingFool said...
Apr. 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm
I have one of those :P Good work!
PaperPlanes said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm
I enjoyed this! I feel that you did an overall great job. If there's anything you could improve on, I would suggest you try to describe the setting more, and just make it a bit more lengthy for appeal. :)
SeaStorm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 11:51 am
OMG you have the username I wanted to have! I hate you :)
But I totally agree!
sillyaardvarkabc said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 8:47 am
This was very very good! But I think it would be EVEN BETTER if you made it longer. I would totally read it! Just add descriptions and stuff. Wow!
WriteForLove said...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Hey thanks for commenting on my work.
And I have to say I love this! I love the part about not listening to music because it reminds her of him because I've felt that way! Anyways, really good! Great job
Ebony_Rose said...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm
I like it... I'm not sure wether I want to cry bcuz she can't be with him or be happy because they are able to be friends... lol
phebbs said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm
i feel like you just retold a part of my life story.. ahha. i love the mood of this and the way it sounds like somebody talking. this is reallllly good!
Nikiblue replied...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm
haha I'm glad you can relate. To tell you the truth I wasn't even writing this as a story. I was just writing this to get my feelings out about how I felt about my situation with my best friend haha
Emmy H. said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm
It was pretty good, but be warned: you do LOTS of "showing" rather than "telling". But otherwise, I liked it!
crawfordkid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Wow, that was really good! Keep it up!
BelmaH said...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm
Wow. This piece really touches on a key issue for not only teenagers but people of all ages. i especially liked the phrase, "hurt like no tomorrow," because that's exactly what it feels like. i do agree with Libby H that it could use a little more action, but overall this piece is very good. i think you have a talent for writing. Great job. ;)
Libby H. said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm
i really loved it and could totally relate but the thing is that it could use less explainign and a little more action. like maybe you could share like actual present tense experiences with him instead of just telling us.
kayedin said...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm
i can totally relate to this.
i like it (:
Nikiblue replied...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm
thank you. its all true from my actual life haha
alchive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 11:42 am
the emtions were so...there! you conveyed this so that everyone could relate- i love the style and how it flows.
YuukiCross replied...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm
this made me really sad but I feel like I've lived this before... Nicely written... GOOD JOB!!
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