Friend Zone Massacre
by Melanie Marks
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Dylan steps in front of me, blocking my way. "Okay, spill. What's the deal with you and Football-Guy?"
Confession: Dylan isn't only my best friend, he's also (secretly) my heart's desire. So, having him so close -- with his eyes glued on me like they are -- Mmm, I'm having a little trouble concentrating. And breathing. I tear my eyes away from his to scan the empty school hallway -- and, yano, breathe. Then in a low voice I explain "The Arrangement" I had to make with Mackay.
Dylan frowns, "That's messed up."
His unhappy expression derangedly makes my heart flicker with deranged happiness, so I lie a little. Maybe. I tell him, "But Dylan, it's not like you think. I think I might actually like him -- maybe. And we've barely kissed, so it's not as sleazy as it sounds, obviously. He just wants -- well, no strings. He even said I can see other guys."
Dylan scratches his chin, narrowing his eyes. "And you're okay with that?"
I shrug, though I have a demented plan forming in my demented brain. Poor Dylan, he's so nice he might actually go along with it.
Though I'm overcome with guilt, I lie to him anyway (hey, a demented girl has got to do what a demented girl's gotta do), "I was thinking maybe I could get Mackay to re-think the no-strings thing. I was thinking maybe I should get him jealous." I peek at Dylan. "By fake-dating another boy."
Dylan says with a playful smile, "Hey, I'm a boy."
"No," I mock gasp, "Really?"
"I am, I swear. Ask my many girlfriends."
"You've had like, two."
"But many times."
I sigh. "But it would be too weird," I tell him, acting like I think it might be a bad idea. "I mean, I was thinking of trying to make it look real. So, you'd have to, uh... kiss me and stuff."
Dylan wiggles his eyebrows. "What's the 'and stuff?'"
"Okay, well -- no 'and stuff.' But you'd have to kiss me and act in love with me."
Dylan smirks. "Twist my arm."
"No, I mean it."
"Me too. I can act in love with you. I love you, Emery."
Awww. Sprarky tingles wash through ...
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Size: 1,227 KBLending: EnabledAdded: Apr 20th, 2019