Why Did It Have To Be You

Why Did It Have To Be You

A Story by AmateurWriter01

Why did it have to be you?

I can still remember that fateful day.  The day your family moved in next door to mine.  I watched anxiously as the moving trucks and the minivan ushered you into my life.

Why did it have to be you?

I wanted so bad for you to be a boy my age, a boy I could play with, and a boy to call my best friend.

Why did it have to be you?

My heart sank when I saw you exit the minivan.  That young girl wearing the blue jean shorts and white american flag t-shirt.  That young girl who was nervous about moving to a new neighborhood all alone without friends.  

Why did it have to be you?

I don't want a girl as a friend.  A girl who plays with dolls, wears makeup, or plays house. I sigh closing the curtain again as my loneliness returns and I say,

Why did it have to be you?

Our families instantly became close and I ended up getting stuck with you.  The girl I had nothing in common with.  Why couldn't you have been a boy?

Why did it have to be you?

As the years went by we both started to change.  You grew up faster and taller and much tougher than me.  You loved horror movies, video games, and sports.  You made friends so easily, while most people didn't even notice when I spoke.

Why did it have to be you?

You were the girl with everything this boy wished he had.   I was so jealous of you, god it made me so mad.   If I was picked on or bullied you were the one who would step up to take my side and fight my fight.  This only made things worse. I am the guy I should be protecting you.

Why did it have to be you?

As time passed our friendship blossomed.  You became someone I could rely on, could confide in, the person who's thoughts and opinions were all I would need.

I'm so glad I met you

We eventually grew into our own person and started hanging with different crowds.  At school we were pretty much strangers.  But once we were at our homes there was nothing we didn't share with each other.  We talked about school, friends, even the relationships we were in.  You hated all the b*****s I dated and all you dated were a******s.  Even though I never admitted it, you were my best friend.

I am so glad it was you.

I am not really sure when it happened, I am thinking maybe the end of senior year.  When we both got accepted to different colleges in different states.  This was going to be the first time in many many years you wont be next door to me.  My heart began to hurt knowing you wouldn't be there.  Would we still talk to each other?  Or would we lose touch all together?  Would I get to see you on holiday or between semesters?  

God I am going to miss you.

Again the years passed and we kept in touch.  I got to see you on holidays and even between semesters. My excitement overflowed every time I knew I would get to see you.  Then my heart would ache every time I had to leave you again.  No other females could enter my mind or my heart.  I felt so empty.  That's when I knew,

It had to be you.

I plotted and planned just how I was going to tell you.  You're my best friend and that will always be.  I can't live with just that, I want so much more.  I still want to be the man who you tell your feelings and troubles too.  I still want to be the man who holds you when you cry.  But I also want to be the man who you come home too.  I want to be that man who kisses you in the morning and when you fall asleep.  I want to be the man who is always by your side.  I want to tell you how I truly feel inside.  I think there has only been one true love in my life.

It has always been you.

The fateful day comes bringing me back to you once again.  I'm finally going to do it.  I am finally going to tell you how I feel.  It can't wait any longer.  My nervousness rises the closer I get to home.  Will me telling you how I feel change things with us?  Do you feel the same?  I don't know if I could take your rejection.  I close my eyes and pray that I won't lose you by admitting my feelings to you.

I am in love with you.

My eyes open again to see that the light has turned green.  Only 1 more block till I turn on to our street.  Will you already be at my house awaiting my arrival?  I can already see your beautiful face light up with a smile.  I can already feel your arms around me as you hug me once again.  I smile and pull forward...

(CRASH)

At his funeral it was solemn and grim.  It was my turn say one last thing before letting you go. I slowly make my way up to the casket.  My body is shaking and tears flowing down my cheeks.   It can't be real, it can't be you in that casket.  This is just going to be a bad dream and I am going to wake up at any minute.  You were always such a careful driver.  If something like this would happen, it would happen to me.

Why did it have to be you?

Why did you have to leave me; why now?  I finally built up the courage to tell you just how I feel.  I didn't care if it messed up our friendship or made things different between us.  I didn't care if you didn't feel the same way.  I was going to tell you just how I felt.  How could they take you away from me?

Why did it have to be you?

© 2017 AmateurWriter01



Author's Note

AmateurWriter01
This is something I just came up with on the spur of the moment at work. Please tell me what you think. I know its not really some of the happy love stories I usually write. I wanted to try something new.

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Spur of the moment writing ... this is so much detailed... :)

i mean made me very emotional reading this one..
so sweetly explained the full story in a nutshell :)
loved it...

Posted 13 Hours Ago


AmateurWriter01

13 Hours Ago

Thank you so much for your comment. I am really glad you liked the story
' .. I want to tell you how I truly feel inside. I think there has only been one true love in my life.'

Superbly tragic, words laid gently, somehow hinting that.. something.. might.. just.. happen... and it does. However, you build such a specific atmospher, of more than day-to-day friendship.

And then... sadness... the reader goes full into the ending and sits, shocked. You write superbly well.. Not saying more. Can't.

Posted 1 Day Ago


AmateurWriter01

1 Day Ago

Thank you so much. You don't know how much what you said means to me. I am really glad you liked t.. read more
emmajoy

1 Day Ago

If boredom can create language like that, i want to be bored!! x
This is the perfect negative, positive. The young boy just wanted a friend his own age. But under no circumstances a girl. But the girl at a young age turned out to be a tomboy. Roll on the years, and you realise you can't live without someone. And we find out at the end. That someone feels the same. Well, that was sad.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Tragically amorous

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 1 Week Ago


AmateurWriter01

1 Week Ago

Thank you very much.
Matthew Kult

1 Week Ago

You are very welcome.

enjoyable

Matthew
This was so wonderfully done. You really know how to drive a stake into people's hearts. Thanks for making me cry. Honestly, it's impossible not to read this and not feel every ounce of their pain, every inch of their love for each other. This is my favorite short story, ever. Superb job.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


AmateurWriter01

2 Weeks Ago

Wow thank you so much. I wrote it while I was at work being bored. I am really glad you liked it. .. read more
I think everyone wishes at some point to have a love shared like this. A love that is like fire. At first, blazing and fierce, but with time all that is left is coals and all that is left is a warmth that will be everlasting.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


beautiful and sad,real emotions all running together
but never got the chance to tell him,,i bet he knows

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


AmateurWriter01

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your comment it means alot to me.
 wordman

3 Weeks Ago

my pleasure
The Nord Siblings

3 Weeks Ago

I really feel sad when re-reading this. It still has the same impact.
This was a very enjoyable read, despite its unfortunate end. I liked how the relationship developed between the two as time went on. The ending really was a punch in the gut. Very good story.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


AmateurWriter01

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much.
Such a sad, sorrowful end. Maybe they shouldn't have waited to tell each other yet perhaps the realization of love seeped in slowly. But there is no consolation for such loss. For the reader, the one ray of light is that they both loved each other. A great story, so well penned!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


AmateurWriter01

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. I normally don't write stuff with such a sad ending. I do.. read more
DIVYA

4 Weeks Ago

It was a great read. Felt so real. You could make the reader feel her pain. That is what matters rea.. read more
It was so elegant how it came back full circle and I loved how that one line fits almost everywhere.
I only stuttered a few times when the diction didn't flow as smooth.
There's no other critique I could think of. This is amazing.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


AmateurWriter01

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much. I am planning on smoothing out everything eventually.. I am really glad you l.. read more

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Added on October 21, 2017
Last Updated on November 19, 2017
Tags: Friendship, Romance, Heartbreak, Tragedy

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Greetings everyone. If you are here you seemed to be interested in me. Well I am a brand new writer that has only been writing for a little over a year now. I am looking to make some friends on.. more..

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