What Happens When You Fall In Love With Your Best Friend

December 24, 2011
It was the same day as any other, but once I saw him everything changed. I couldn't explain it even if I tried, something was just different about him. Special.
He didn't look like the same old Drake that I've known since childhood. He looked . . . cute. He looked hot and sexy too, but the thoughts were too weird to process. His light blue eyes and smile sent glorious shivers down my spine.
Was this what if felt like to be in love? Did I love Drake? My best friend? The person I shared everything with? What if I did and I told him but he didn't like me back? Would we still remain friends? But what of he did love me? Would he tell me? Would he feel just as scared about it as I did now?

"Hello, are you in there?" Drake said, waving his hand in front of my face.

I blinked and shook my head.

"You've been dazing off like that for days now. Is something wrong?" He asked.

"No, nothings wrong. I just haven't been getting a lot of sleep lately," I lied.

The rest of the school day involved me drawing and thinking about Drake. What was I going to do? It's been a week now since I found out about my true feelings. How could I go up to him and say "Hey I'm in love with you"?
I cringed. There was no way I was going to tell him like that! The bell rang for lunch and my stomach sank. I was going to see him. We were going to sit next to each other at a cafeteria table, alone. Could I tell him now? I shook my head. Not in the school's cafeteria. After school, as we walk home. Butterflies swarmed around in my stomach at the frightening thought.
I was going to tell him after school.

"What are you going to do after school?" Drake asked as he took a giant bite out of his hamburger.

Panic coursed through my veins when he said the words "after school." I was scared and unsure of how to tell him my feelings. Would I even be able to tell him?

"I'm not sure," I said to him and to myself.

When the last bell of the day rang my heart stopped beating and my stomach hurt with nervousness. I bit my lip and gathered my things to meet Drake in front of the school. I still had no idea how I was going to tell him. And I had no idea what his reaction was going to be. Would he laugh? Would he dismiss me? Would we still be friends after the whole thing is done and over with, out in the open? My hands shook as I walked down the front steps of the school. My heart shored once I saw his figure leaning against a tree. He looked cool and calm. The total opposite of me.
I smiled brightly when I made it over to him. He smiled back and my heart skipped a beat. We walked in silence until I sucked in a deep shaky, nervous breath and said three words.

"I love you."

Drake stopped in his tracks and I stared down at the sidewalk, waiting for him to laugh. But when he didn't I looked up. Drake was staring up at the sky. And I noticed that his eyes and the sky were the same shade.

"I love you too," he whispered.

Drake looked back down at me. We stared into each others eyes until Drake pulled me into him and kissed me. Long and deep. Gentle and sweet.
That kiss meant something that day.
A few years later we got married and later on we had kids.
That day that kiss meant forever.

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DifferentTeen said...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm
I loved it to bits! I know everyones saying it was rushed at the end, but honestly, if you don't include this line "A few years later we got married and later on we had kids.", then its perfectly fine. I really enjoyed this piece, and how she had the confidence to tell Drake was really quite inspiring and spir of the moment. Brilliant job!
ginger1993 said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm
I love your style of writing!! kept it up!! :)
FaithSnyder16 said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Very good description, I could feel what your character was going through. Like everyone has said, the end was rushed, but I did like the way you ended it! But other than that the beginning was fabulous and I'd love to read more!
BadGirl replied...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 6:47 am
Thanks! I know I rushed it in the end, I wasn't patient. And I'd love it if you'd check out more of the work I've done :)
musicluvr3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 12:53 am
I agree with most of these, the story was rly good and relatable until the end. I think yu rly rushed the end, the story was pod pace, bc even if it was a little rushed, it kinda shows that she's thinking about him do much the day rushes by... idk. I didn't like the ending as much as the rest... but it was still rly awesome (:
iatwinss said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm
I really liked this. I think it would have been better if you had put a bigger pause before he answered. Or maybe have him describe something or explain his thinking before he admits his love. It's always a good idea to add a little bit of the guy's point of view/thinking when the story is centered around the girl.
BadGirl replied...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Thanks I know that now, every time I look at it I realize I show ld have done something different :)
iatwinss replied...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm
It's still a really good story. So keep it up! :)
emmernemmer said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm
I really like it and other than the '"' stuff I would only make the ending a little more suspenseful. Add some more dialogue and it will be perfect!
Nick5 said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Do you not have quotation marks on your keyboard? The ""es" got annoying.
BadGirl replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Thanks 4 your comment!!! No I don't Teen Ink put them there. I know there annoying :/
Art-Writing44 said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 11:57 am
i loved this. It was slightly rushed at the end. Like if you took a little bit more time with dialogue leading up to when she told him she loved him. But overall great job :) love the imagery
BadGirl replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm
I know I rushed it a little too much :/ I realize that now :) Thinks 4 your comment!!!
tweetiebruce said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 4:29 am
At the end, it kinda rushes everything to much. It was good and worked well, but at the end it kind of just got cut short and its not a good final lines...
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