Friends in Love is a sad story written by a member of this website called draculaura. It’s about a boy and a girl who have a crush on each other, but their low self esteem gets in the way of their love.
There was a girl named Lauren who was very overweight. She had only one friend, a small, pale, skinny boy named Jonathan. Although Lauren didn’t know it, he had a major crush on her. He wanted to ask her out on a date, but he was very insecure about his appearance and thought he wasn’t good enough for her.
Jonathan visited the gym every day and made an effort to eat more nutritious food. Soon, began to put on weight and look more healthy.
“Now I’m good enough for her!” he thought.
One day, in the school cafeteria, Jonathan saw Lauren sitting with her friends. Summoning his courage, he decided to ask her out.
“She’s a beautiful girl,” he thought, “but she needs to lose weight. Maybe we can go out on a date and I can convince her to lose weight!”
He was about to approach Lauren and ask her out when a pretty girl with long golden blonde hair walked up to him.
“Hi, I’m Kelly,” she said. “I’m on the cheerleading squad.”
“I’m Jonathan,” he replied.
“You’re cute,” she said. “How come I never noticed you before? Come with me.”
She took him to the table where the popular kids sat. Most of them didn’t even recognize him until Kevin Davis said, “Weren’t you that anorexic kid who hung out with the fatass?”
“Not any more,” Jonathan replied.
“This is my new boyfriend, Jonathan.” said Kelly.
“Really?” asked Jonathan.
“Yes, really,” said Kelly as she pulled him into a passionate kiss.
Sitting only a few tables away, Lauren saw everything.
“I always liked him, but I never had the courage to tell him,” she mumbled to herself.
Lauren decided she had to get fit. She worked out every day after school and eventually she lost weight. After that, she tried out for the cheerleading squad and made friends with the popular kids.
One day, Jonathan was at football practice. He looked over at the cheerleaders and was surprised to see Lauren on the top of the pyramid.
“OH MY GOD LAUREN!” he thought.
When the cheerleaders took a break, Kelly ran up and kissed Jonathan. Lauren was watching. On the outside she looked fine, but inside she was dying.
“I don’t need him,” she tried to tell herself.
Just then, a handsome guy walked up to Lauren
“Hi I’m Jackson!” he said.
“I’m Lauren” she replied.
“You were amazing in practice!” said Jackson. “So you want to go to the movies when practice is over?”
“Sure!” Lauren replied excitedly.
Jackson ran over to the football field and went back to practice. Inside she felt alive again. Every step she took felt like she was walking on clouds. Soon, cheerleading practice was finished and she was putting on her school clothes. Jackson was waiting for her outside.
“Let’s get going,” he said and they got into his mustang.
They went to see a movie. It was a comedy. As they walked into the theater, Lauren spotted Jonathan and Kelly in the back row.
“Do you mind if we sit in the second to back row?” she asked Jackson.
“Sure” he said.
They Sat down in front of Jonathan and Kelly. Lauren evesdropped on them, listening to their conversation.
Kelly: what was the name of that girl you used to hang out with?
Kelly: She’s the new flyer! She’s the best one I’ve ever seen!
Jonathan: Babe, I love you and I need to tell you something.
Jonathan: I love Lauren.
He pulled a ring out of his pocket and leaned forward
Jonathan: Will you marry me Lauren?
Lauren: Well you left me alone for a majority of the school year and just broke up with one of my best friends. And I know that the day Kelly kissed you, you were going to ask me out but you hesitated because I was fat and thought you could change me but… I’m still the same as I was on the inside. So…
Kelly: Thanks Lauren.
Jonathan was speechless.
Lauren: Plus I’m with Jackson now.
Jackson: I didn’t say we were dating! It was just for tonight!
Lauren: I’ve had enough of guys for tonight! Kelly can I spend the night at your place?
The girls left the boys there. On the car ride home they talk.
Kelly: You’re the only person I know that wouldn’t let him be your boyfriend.
Lauren: When we were losers we both liked each other but he never brought up the courage to ask me. He changed for me when I didn’t need him to but now that he did that I knew I couldn’t do that to you.
Kelly: Let’s go inside
Lauren: Also, why do we never see your mom or your dad?
Kelly: They travel a lot.
They went into Kelly’s house.
Kelly: I’m tired. Let’s go to sleep.
Lauren sent a text message to her mom: “Hi Mom. At Kelly’s house for the night. See u tomorrow.”
Her mother replied: “OK I’ll pick you up tomorrow.”
That night, Kelly went to take a shower. Lauren was thirsty, so she walked into the kitchen to get a drink.
Just then she heard a noise. TAP TAP TAP!
She turned around and looked at the window. Jonathan was standing there.
“Jonathan?” she said in surprise. “What are you doing here?”
“I want you to be my girlfriend,” he said. “I want you to marry me. Come on, Lauren. We’ve always been in love with each other. We just never had the courage to tell each other.”
Lauren opened the window and threw her arms around Jonathan. She kissed him on the lips.
“I always loved you!” she said. “I thought about you every day!”
Just then, Kelly walked into the kitchen. She was holding a gun and tears were streaming down her face.
“So you really thought you could steal my boyfriend and I wouldn’t do anything about it?” she screeched.
The next morning, Lauren’s mom arrived to pick up her daughter. She parked outside Kelly’s house and knocked on the door. There was no answer.
She pushed the door and found it was open. Peeking inside, she saw something that made her scream in horror.
There, lying on the floor was Kelly’s dead body. She had a bullet in her head. Beside her, were the bloody corpses of Jonathan and Lauren.