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Love Triangles: Prologue

June 18, 2010
By ashkash95 SILVER, New Hyde Park, New York
ashkash95 SILVER, New Hyde Park, New York
9 articles 0 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:8


I miss Will. Well, emotionally anyways. He’s right next door. I can see he’s in his room (we live next door! I’m not a stalker!). It’s just these past few months have been kind of awkward. Oh, and just in case I didn’t make it too obvious, I like Will.

So let’s start of from the beginning. Will and I have been friends forever. We met in preschool and we live next door to each other. You know how we go through those “ewww! Boys have cooties and they’re yucky!” phases? That never applied to us. Even when our friends didn’t like each other, we used to hang out in our backyards.

Suddenly a year ago it was like bam! I like Will. Sophomore year was awkward and weird just because of it. He would talk to me like always, and I would blush. He would be walking around the cafeteria, and I would just follow him with my eyes. There would be conversations with my friends focused on him and him alone. Most of my friends told me to forget it. After all, Will was popular. There was no way I would end up with him. The social pyramid wouldn’t allow it.

Still, in the back of my mind, I couldn’t help but hope. Will knows me best. He’s like my secret best friend. He’s always been there for me and he always listens to my problems. I think we started drifting apart when he became my problem. He seemed slightly hurt when I would be upset and refused to tell him. Then I’m in school one Monday when one of our mutual friends (yes, we have a few of those. I’m not a complete loser) comes up to us when we were talking and goes, “Liz, did you hear? Will and Rebecca are going out!” I had one of those “time stands still and the whole world comes crashing down” moments. Will looked like he was ready to kill Gary. I was just like “Whaaa?” I mean why wouldn’t Will tell me this before? We always talk about crushes and stuff even when it’s awkward. Since when does he not tell me he has a girlfriend?

My phone starts buzzing and I’m shaken out of my horrible memories. As if seeing them make out in the hallway wasn’t bad enough, I get this flashback every once in a while and it just makes me want to cry. I look down at my phone and see it’s a text from Charlotte, my best friend.

I read it while attempting to stifle a shriek of humiliation.

“C***. C***. C***!” I mutter while rushing over to my window to shut it and close the blinds. I moan as I remember school starts in a week. How am I supposed to avoid him for a week then face him at school in front of Rebecca?

Oh, the text? "Will knows."


I sigh as I get off the phone with my girlfriend Becky. I like her a lot, but sometimes she drives me crazy. Take tonight as an example. I was telling her something funny that Liz said, and she started freaking out on me! For some reason she’s insanely jealous of Liz. Seriously, it’s Liz!

Liz and I have been friends for a long, long time. I still remember when I moved here when I was four. Her older brother was six, and so was mine. They were friends right away, which automatically made me his target of teasing. It was a hot summer day, and all three feet four inches of me were shaking as Leo towered over me. Just as I was about to sacrifice the little pride I had and run inside screaming “MOMMY!,” the angel came out. Liz in her shorts and t-shirt, her blonde hair in braids, pink lips pouted, and green eyes stared at her brother.
“Leeeeooooo!” she whined, “Go away! How can I be friends with him if you scare him away?” He started to protest, but noticed her eyes starting to water, and walked away with my brother following him. Liz flashed me a smile before running back into her house. I stared at her wondering what I did right to deserve such an awesome friend.

I also remember when Gary told her that I was going out with Rebecca. She looked so shocked and hurt that I didn’t tell her. I was ready to kill Gary. He knew that I would be mad. The thing is, I didn’t know and still don’t know why I didn’t tell her myself. Why couldn’t I do it?

My phone started ringing. Speaking of the devil. “Hey, Gary,” I answered.

“Hey, Will,” he replies distantly. “Uh, I heard something about Liz which might explain Becky’s behavior.”

“Okay, shoot.”

“Uh, I don’t really know how to tell you this, but Liz likes you. Like likes you likes you.”


The author's comments:
This was the prologue to a story I started a while back but never continued with. I just wanted to know if I should keep going. Please Comment!

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This article has 6 comments.

on Jun. 27 2010 at 11:57 pm
weebnini DIAMOND, San Diego, California
55 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

oh shiz! write more. write more. write more. haha :) please? i like this its sooo... straight on and realistic. its like life. it happens and u get over it and everything is unexpected. haha : life.

on Jun. 23 2010 at 10:24 pm
ashkash95 SILVER, New Hyde Park, New York
9 articles 0 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:8

thanks so much! and it kinda did happen in real life...its like my life and the video for "You Belong WIth Me" :)

on Jun. 23 2010 at 10:15 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

definitely continue writing! lol i totally love it so far...i love how it's so real. like i could totally see something like this happening in real life, great job! :)

on Jun. 23 2010 at 8:13 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1752 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This is so awesome, great story line that you manage to make not cheesy, very well-described.  Amazing!  Please write more!

Btw, will you check out and comment on my work?

on Jun. 23 2010 at 1:16 pm
ashkash95 SILVER, New Hyde Park, New York
9 articles 0 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:8

thanks i think i might :)

iLuvRaWr said...
on Jun. 23 2010 at 12:14 pm
u shuld continue...its really gud