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Just Friends.

January 27, 2010
By Nikiblue PLATINUM, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Nikiblue PLATINUM, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
20 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stupid Is As Stupid Does." -Forest Gump (;
"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."

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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on Apr. 17 2010 at 8:50 pm
SwordGirl SILVER, Apex, North Carolina
8 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

-- Winston Chuchill

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!

on Apr. 16 2010 at 4:28 pm
SmilingFool GOLD, Merrickville, Other
10 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no certainty, only opportunity
- V for Vendetta

I have one of those :P Good work!

on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:03 pm
YuukiCross GOLD, West Chester, Ohio
14 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"It is more than probable that I am not understood; but I fear, indeed, that it is in no manner possible to convey to the mind of the merely general reader, an adequate idea of that nervous intensity of interest with which, in my case, the powers of meditation (not to speak technically) busied and buried themselves, in the contemplation of even the most ordinary objects of the universe."

this made me really sad but I feel like I've lived this before... Nicely written... GOOD JOB!!

DumDum BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2010 at 11:51 am
DumDum BRONZE, New York, New York
2 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss --Douglas Adams
You call it sarcasm, I call it wit.--Anonymous

OMG you have the username I wanted to have! I hate you :)

But I totally agree!

on Feb. 22 2010 at 10:55 pm
PaperPlanes BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
3 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it." -Confuscious

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. :)

on Feb. 20 2010 at 8:47 am
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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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!

on Feb. 19 2010 at 6:00 pm
WriteForLove GOLD, New Iberia, Louisiana
13 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."

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

on Feb. 16 2010 at 1:18 pm
Ebony_Rose PLATINUM, Hot Springs, Arkansas
21 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The simplest way that i can understand therapy is that we're born a certain
way, we're taught to be something different, and we spend our whole lives
trying to unravel it and ultimately align ourselves with who we really are." ~Billy Corgan

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

on Feb. 14 2010 at 9:06 pm
Nikiblue PLATINUM, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
20 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stupid Is As Stupid Does." -Forest Gump (;
"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."

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

phebbs BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2010 at 8:51 pm
phebbs BRONZE, Naples, Florida
3 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"color my life with the chaos of trouble"

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!

Emmy H said...
on Feb. 11 2010 at 8:09 pm
Emmy H, City, New Jersey
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It was pretty good, but be warned: you do LOTS of "showing" rather than "telling". But otherwise, I liked it!

on Feb. 11 2010 at 6:01 pm
Karma_Chameleon SILVER, English, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 236 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be able to say "I love you" one must first be able to say "I" - Ayn Rand

Wow, that was really good! Keep it up!

BelmaH said...
on 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. ;)

on Feb. 10 2010 at 11:42 am
alchive PLATINUM, Fort Worth, Texas
38 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best cure for writer's block is...to write

the emtions were so...there! you conveyed this so that everyone could relate- i love the style and how it flows.

Libby H. said...
on 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.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 10:44 pm
Nikiblue PLATINUM, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
20 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stupid Is As Stupid Does." -Forest Gump (;
"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."

thank you. its all true from my actual life haha

its_me GOLD said...
on Feb. 6 2010 at 9:15 pm
its_me GOLD, San Mateo, California
19 articles 1 photo 19 comments
i can totally relate to this.

i like it (: