My Wonderful Day.

Avatar Author: invisibility_disability I have been writing for about ... ohh, a year and a half or so? I started mostly on ficlets, but since I guess no one remembers me from that site, I'll just start kind of anew here on ficly. :) Besides writing, actin... Read Bio

I told my best friend I loved him today. He just sat there for a good fifteen minutes. We just… sat there. Staring. Finally, I cleared my throat. He looked torn. Then he turned to me and said, “I’m sorry. But… I don’t… like you… like that.”

I knew this much already. “I know,” I replied. “And I apologize for the poor timing, but I really needed to tell you.” (He was about to ask a girl two years older than him to be his girlfriend.)

He stared some more. “How… how long?”

“Have I been in love with you? Approximately a year and a half.”

He mouthed, “Wow.” Then he took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. “I… I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be. There’s nothing either of us can really do about it.” (By the way, on the inside, I’m pretty much ripping in half.) “I just don’t want this to change our friendship.”

“I don’t think it will,” he said, finally looking into my eyes. “You’re one of my best friends.”

I half-smiled, fighting back tears. “Yeah.”

Then I went home and cried my eyes out.

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  1. Avatar invisibility_disability

    the sad part is, this is entirely true.

  2. Avatar Krulltar

    To lay your soul bare, before the one you love, whether or not it is reciprocal, is a very beautiful thing. I’m sorry he doesn’t love you in the same manner, but it seems he still loves you.

    I’m reminded of what the chemist/author O.A. Battista wrote : The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.

  3. Avatar Raegan Dauterive

    OUCH.
    Unfortunately I know first hand how that feels and I know we’re not the only ones who went through this :/
    At least you didn’t lose a friend, tho.

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That is sad. I like the brutality of the duality, to put it accidentally poetically. She knows it’s pointless to say, but deep down there was a bit of hope that has now been painfully ripped to shreds.

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Oh, and I don’t know how this feels, cause I kept my chicken-sh&* mouth shut and my feelings to myself. If I had it all to do over again, I would have said more, hurt more, and chanced more.

  6. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    the pain of unrequited love. At least he knows how you feel now, but things will not be as before.

  7. Avatar Lth{IX}

    My god.I really love it.I do !.keep the good work my friend !!!

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