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You know, when you start move out of the house, you realize a lot of stuff. You realized that your parents won’t be there to cover for you when you’re in trouble; you realize you have to start worrying about house rent and the car’s down payment among other stuff. But, it took me that long to also realize, that the girl that I like is right there in front of me. Oh hey, my name is Wesley and this is a story about how I fell for her. I’ve known her all my life but it took me long enough to realize that she’s actually the one, as in, the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with. She lived across the street in the opposite house and we moved in about the same time. That was about 25 years ago. First, let me tell you a bit about myself. Well, actually, there’s nothing much about me that you will find interesting. I’m your everyday average person except for the fact that, I’m pretty much of what they would call a nice guy. You know, the nice guy. The one you call when you’re stuck somewhere and need a ride, the guy who would fix your computer for you or the guy that talks to you when no one seems like they would. But the thing about nice guys is, unlike the jocks, they don’t really get the girl they like, at least most of the time, but when they do, they’re a keeper. The girl that I was telling you about, her name is Kristy, Kristy Yo. She’s your average girl next door. Simple, kind and somehow beautiful in a way it takes twice to see. She naturally has silky black hair, long most of the time but she occasionally curls them or shortens them. She’s your romance novel geek that easily falls in love but she is also very smart. Heck, she even scored a higher CGPA than me in high school. Her laugh is so contagious but what’s more than that, it’s actually quite sexy and her smile, you’ll feel like the whole world just brightens up by her smile alone. Her eyes, I just love those eyes. They shimmer like the stars especially under the moonlight. She’s the girl of my dreams and best of all, she’s my best friend. It all started about 5 years ago, when I was 20 years old. I was in college at that time and I was living with a friend of mine. Kristy was in university and she lived on campus grounds. We meet every week and have our weekly lunches every Friday, where we both have the afternoons off. Well, one day, my housemate, Caleb came back home, complaining about his girlfriend, and it went on like this. I was in the kitchen cooking when Caleb walked in. "Dude, I don't get it man. I don’t understand." Caleb said as he poured himself a drink. "Lemme guess, Tori?" I said, my eyes fixed on the pan as my omelet began to cook. "There! Even you could guess it. Man, you understand women. Help me out here." Caleb said.
"We're not meant to understand them. "Maybe Caleb was right. "But. "Since when do I understand women?" I rephrased his question. since you're so close to them. "Me? No. Look who's the bully now."Caleb asked. "I know. tears began to fall from her eyes. you do like her but you can’t admit it?" Caleb said.. 2 sisters. but she's like a sister to me. "Dont even go there. Maybe I do like Kritsy but I can’t admit it. the Women are from Venus. "Or maybe. Women. You know. "HEY!" I shouted at him as Caleb ran off. "I agree. Say. "No way. my mum seems to be more than enough to handle for now. Why risk a friendship?" I thought to myself." I interrupted." I began my lecture as I scooped up my omelet and transferred it on my plate.. “I said. But. . she likes someone else. Caleb just took the fork from my hand and grabbed a bite before walking out the door for his morning classes. You know." I said." Caleb replied. Just make her happy. "You make me look like some Casanova or something. So. "I'm listening" Caleb said. not now. we. It’s just natural for me to understand them. I grew up with 2 sisters and no brothers. I don’t wanna ruin what we have. I just shook his head and grinned." I advised.. women are like a mystery. sounding rather surprised. is like the last thing I wanna think about now. Plus. I decided to tell her how I feel.. I mean. You just have this erm gift with women. I mean." I sighed. But what can we do. "You and Kristy still in best friends relationship? I thought. "Or maybe? I dont know.. I’ve been having this tingly feeling when I’m around her ever since two weeks ago when she was the only one who got my joke when I told it to our friends and she laughed so hard about it." I said. "No buts. "Alright. they said hell has no wrath like a woman scorned. looking at the half eaten omelet I made. give in. See. I'm not." Caleb said. Look. she's nice and all. or at least a little about them. Can I have some of those?" Caleb asked. men are not meant to understand. why don’t you get one?" Caleb asked." I said. "Since when what?" Caleb asked again. We grew up together. Plus. you know so much about women. a best GIRL friend and not to mention. She's practically my sister. "You know." Caleb said. You could chat with them easily. Our job is to just go with the flow. they're the so-called weaker gender."Since when?" I asked. whatever. "Scary. Men are from Mars kinda thing.
I actually dropped subtle hints. I watched her as she walks to my car. one day. It’s not important” I said. “Why here today? It’s been ages since we’ve been here. My heart sank as she told me that particular detail but I had to pretend to be happy for her.” I replied. my best friend. faking a smile so she won’t be suspicious of how I felt.” I said. We stopped at this diner we used to spend our high school days at. It was further from where we usually go for lunch but I wanted to make this more special. I parked in front of her lecture hall to pick her up. really. “It’s our favorite diner back when we were in high school. “Sure. “Oh. After we ordered our food. He’s kinda having some problem with his girlfriend. I’m killing two birds with one stone here. I can’t seem to be able to tell her directly. he asked me to be his girlfriend today. about lunch time. I’ll come pick you up same time today?” I texted Kristy in the morning. he’s so cute and guess what. Caleb. “Come on. But then again. Cya later then. “Hey.” I said. You know. I’m thinking of eating somewhere else today.” Kristy replied. “Well. It was just my house mate.” Kristy said. So. You first. “So. I had to make something up. it’s nothing. Kris. Pls pick me up from my lecture hall cos’ there’s an extra class today.” I said. I have something to tell you. we began to chat. I decided to tell her directly in one of our weekly Friday lunches. So. “Er. giggling. there’s this guy in my sociology class.” Kristy insisted. “Okay. You deserve it. hoping she felt the same about me but it went down like this. of course it is. what was it that you wanted to tell me?” Kristy leaned forward and asked me. I’m just wondering if I could get a girl’s point of view on his case. My heart began racing a mile a minute. She seemed happy about something. but that came to no avail as Kristy only think of those as me being her best friend and all. I’m hoping it’s good because I have something to tell her. “Oh great! Cos I have something to tell you too.being me. So.” Kristy told me.” Kristy exclaimed as we entered the diner. You brought me here a lot when we were in high school. I’m so happy and I just have to share this with you. “Oh. “I’m happy for you. . especially when you have something to say. A part of me felt relieved that telling that would probably get Kristy to not ask on the real thing I wanted to tell her but a part of me felt bad that I had not told her the truth. getting help for Caleb and covering the thing that I wanted to tell Kristy about.” Kristy asked.
"I'm a man. Kristy just nodded silently as her head moved to my chest.. justifying his actions and trying to shift the blame on Kristy. I didn't mean to. And since you don't want to satisfy them.. What happened? Did you just cry?" Parry asked her as he let go of me. in disbelieve that he just said that. So. The man pulled me and Kristy apart and punched me in the face. about 4 months later. "It’s. "SHUT YOU FACE HOLE GEEK!" Parry shouted at me. I just kept quiet. To be honest." Parry asked Kristy as he tried to grab her but she shrugged him off. The man. doubt and disbelieve in her tone. babe." I." I urged Kristy..So then. The next thing I know. I went to her campus to comfort her when something like this happened. until one day.. Kristy shaking her head.it’s... getting angry said to Parry. I can’t help myself but get it from another girl." Parry pleaded with Kristy. You know what you did?! Kristy saw you kissing the new girl. pleading. I have my needs.." Parry said. "Tell him Kris. stuttering. "Do you want me to hug you?" I whispered.. Kristy took a deep breath.. it’s not nothing.. that evening. "YOU! STAY AWAY FROM MY GIRLFRIEND!" a voice shouted from afar as a male figure approached us. Kristy and I were sitting at the bench just outside Kristy's dorm area. I'm sorry. "You can’t let this happen Kris. The warmth comforted Kristy in the cold night. "PARRY! Stop it!" Kristy shouted. "Tell me what?" Parry looked at Kristy... nothing. "Babe. "I don't know what to do Wes. Kristy was crying. Tell him or I will. "Wh. but I cant.what happened babe.what?" Kristy said. Realizing the truth of Parry's intentions to be with her..I'm. mouthing a "No" at me. "What do you mean you can’t?" Kristy asked. . she's kissing me. Kristy just shook her head.. I don’t really like him. I know I should've stopped her. I can't believe he did that to me.. "No. I knew that saying anything wouldn't help my best childhood friend. Kristy went out with this guy. She came over me and started flirting with me. They were going strong.. "What. "Wh.. Parry turned towards Kristy." Kristy answered... I rubbed Kristy's back as let her lean on my shoulder as she wept. But I guess I’ll just keep that to myself. Sasha was it. Parry. Take a wild guess at who made her cry. if you can call that.. I'm sorry babe." Kristy sobbed. He’s kind of arrogant and cocky. Kristy told me she saw Parry kissing this new girl in university as she and her friends were walking to class." I said to Parry.
" Kristy said to me. "Yea." Kristy said with a smile." I reacted to the pain. I still have feelings for her. holding his stomach in pain. "Ow." Kristy said. .. We continued to walk in. "It does" I said with a laugh in my tone." I offered. "YOU JERK!" I shouted as I dashed towards Parry and punched him in the gut.ow. who was on the other side said. "WES! STOP!" Kristy stopped me and pulled me away. I returned the gesture. I insist.. "Dude.. I stopped about 5 meters away from the door as Kristy walks on." I joked as I looked at Kristy. Kristy is single again and yes. shaking her head. "Yeah! Walk away now. strong.." I said. We then sat on the seat of the garden set in Kristy's dorm compound. I'll be there soon. I just nodded as he gave an assuring smile. "Does it hurt?" Kristy asked as she applied ointment at my lip bruise." Kristy whispered."I promised myself to stay pure and keep my virginity. I dont need you. Little did I know. "Fine. Kristy turned and gave a wave. But." Kristy answered. "No. "So you breaking up with me now heh.. I turned my head but Kristy squeezed my arm. where are you? You're supposed to be here for practice remember?" Caleb. You know what. I felt like she needs time to cool off first. my cellphone rang. Then. "He's not worth it. "I'll walk you back to you dorm. shaking her head in disappointment.. I don't think we should be together. I smiled and shook my head as I walked off.. I grabbed and answered my cellphone. It felt like there's a connection." Parry said as he stood up. yea. I was going for another punch when Kristy stopped him. Kristy laughed. "Thank you. b*tch. Walk away. I guess there could be another time to “drop the bomb”. If you can’t respect that. "It's okay. "Duty calls." I answered as I pressed the red button. We walked towards Kristy's dorm building. Kristy laughed and entered her dorm. I'm tired of you keeping your V-card all to yourself. Arriving at the door. Suddenly." Parry shouted at Kristy.. The two of us walked towards Kristy's dorm compound. our eyes met.
Everyone on our table chatted happily but Kristy was really quiet which is really odd for her. Really. It was during my annual semester end party which I always invite Kristy to join. We have Facebook and Skype now. My whole family will be moving there next year and by next year. it's gonna be in LA as in Los Angeles. "I know you too well. "Kris. It was the annual semester end party. I'm fine." Kristy said. She told me something that might change everything I've ever known. She was not really in the mood for a party. but I know there’s more to that than just not feeling well. We'll keep in touch no matter where we are and how far we're apart. but this time. My dad got promoted. my heart aches with every step she took. I'll be holding her back. it's different due to the fact that this would be our last semester thus this party will be the last annual semester end party. Will I be able to tell her before it is too late? Or should I tell her at all? I'm afraid that if I do. I know exactly why she was so quiet. She looked at me as I gently wiped the tears from her eyes. I couldn't afford to. I mean next month. "Wes. At the same time." I said. Kristy was really quiet this time. They dropped me the news yesterday. I would make this so much harder than it already is. my heart crumbled and shatter into pieces. just to break the tension. What made this even more different is the fact that Kristy dropped the big bomb on me. she just said she was not feeling well. Kristy began to sob as I held her and gave my shoulder for her to cry on. are you okay? You've been really quiet all night? Is something wrong? And don’t tell me you're just not feeling well cos I know that’s not it" I said. When asked. "The thing is. Seeing her happy is that important to me. Now all the pieces fit together. I was not going to hold her back." Kristy replied. As Kristy excused herself and head to the lady's i followed her and tapped her on the shoulder.she dropped the bomb first. Being under the weather doesn't get you down like this. getting teary eyed. but not the type of bomb that u would like. "That's great!" I told her. Calmly. I told her "It's gonna be alright. . remember." I faked a smile as I told her that. It was always Kristy's dream to go and have a new life in New York and LA is one step nearer to achieving it for her. I'm just not feeling too well. holding my tears back as I'm about to let go of the girl I fell for. "You're right." Kristy said. The bomb was dropped like this. And it wasn't the kind of news that anyone would like to hear from a friend let alone their best friend. I watched her as she made her way to the lady's. Her mascara smudged and we started laughing.
I wish time would stop for a moment like this. "I'll miss you too. PLEASE PROCEED TO TERMINAL 3" the announcement went on. We hugged after that. and Kina. we rarely get to chat long. Caleb has moved put. back to his hometown and I now have the house all to myself. and into my job. no more laughing our heads of at silly jokes and puns and also.. Auntie Katie. PASSENGERS. Two years after graduation. I decided to further my studies to . I accompanied them till the furthest I could go. I stayed a while longer as i watched the airplanes take off. I watched as they walked into the terminal and waved my final farewell as Kristy walked pass the arch." I said to her. Walking back to my car. We let go of each other as we walked back to Uncle Christopher. My heart wanted to say those three words but "I'll miss you. Life went on as usual.." came out instead.a lot. "Take care okay. Kristy's and my weekly routine. I pulled Kristy aside soon after. My parents could not make it due to work obligations and I had to send them to the airport. My parents come over to visit once in a while. I wanted to bid my last farewells to her in private. too many miles too far away. We are at the airport. Confident that that airplane was the one Kristy was on board. I promised myself that and I promised not to let her know how I felt about her. no more walking through the streets with somebody by my side after a long day. half way around the world. Once in a while. I'm gonna try my best to make sure she leaves without a single regret in mind. That day finally came." she said. Kristy's sister. It was a hard Goodbye. No more calling up somebody or expecting somebody to call me in the middle of the night just to talk. So there she goes. We kept in touch but due to time difference. we send each other letters and packages of things that we cannot get where we were. I waved up to the sky as I watch it leave. "FLIGHT LA6549 TO LOS ANGELES WILL DEPART IN 10 MINUTES.It will only be 10 more days till she leaves. In those 10 days. the day where Kristy would leave to be half way around the world. She just nodded. No more lunches together every Tuesday. I felt my world changing. just me and Kristy's family. Each day seems normal except for the fact that I felt a little lonelier.
my masters. we should. “It’s getting cold. a bug smile on her face. 5 months later. I applied for university. Kristy introduced Leon to her family and we talked about a lot of stuff over dinner. Wes. “It’s been a while. the doorbell went. “What brings you here?” Kristy asked. Kristy has told me a lot about you. Sad that I can’t say the same about you. “You’re moving here?!” Kristy was shocked. Kris. . Two months later. He’s my coworker and recently became my boyfriend. as in University California. I knew Kristy’s house address as we send stuff to each other. I laughed.” I replied.” I said. But she’ll probably be back around this time. About 10 minutes later. let’s go in. “No. I’ll tell you guys more over dinner. “Great. She let go of the male’s hand and ran towards me. I moved to UCLA and that was the holiday seasons. I got my reply and I got into UCLA. “Is Kristy home yet?” I asked. Maybe we might have a chance after all.” I said. And the story went on like this. “I’ll tell you later. Say hello to your parents for me.” Kina said as she went back in. Ding Dong. “Yea. “That’s probably cos I’ve been moving here. “WES!” she shouted as she ran towards me and threw in a hug around me. She was not alone. Los Angeles and Los Angeles. So.” I replied. I held out my hand and shook his.” Leon said. “Nice to meet you too. I was ecstatic. a familiar figure walked towards the house.” I joked as I looked at Kristy. I hugged her back. I did not tell Kristy. hoping to surprise her. I laughed and told her that I just landed in LA 2 weeks ago and moved into my apartment near UCLA. My heart sank a little. she’s at work. They seemed to be hand in hand.” Kina replied. I’ll wait for her. laughing away when the female turned and saw me. “Wesley! What are you doing here?” Kina exclaimed as she gave a big smile. Kina ran towards the door and opened it. “Nice to meet you. in a good way. as in Los Angeles where Kristy is.” Kristy said. Over dinner. “Sure. surprised to find me at the door.” Kristy introduced the man. “I can’t reach you these days. the man has reached to where we were.” Leon said as he held out his hand. By then. I thought of celebrating Thanksgiving with the Yo’s as they are the closest thing to family I have. this is Leon. “Oh.” I said.
I have to go out and meet Kristy for our weekly Friday lunches. But now. She pulled out her left hand and show me a giant bling on the ring finger. I soon shook of my feelings for her and was truly happy as long as she is happy with Leon. Leon was much better than Parry ever will be. she deserved the best. To me. . The topic of the afternoon revolved around the ring and preparations for the wedding. a friend I once had a crush on. Though it’s hard for me to admit. I hope you will have better luck than me on this. ok. eager to find out what made my friend so happy. I’m still looking for the right person. the following event happened. it would be him. It was beautiful and I’ve never seen Kristy this happy. and maybe Kristy was not the one for me. Now. He’s a gentleman. the day finally arrived when Kristy will get married to Leon. My heart knew that I should be happy for her but I can’t help but feel a little sad that I no longer have a chance in this. “Is that a…” I asked. I guess I’ll just have to raise the white flag to Leon. Meet me in the Starbucks near my office. I handed a cup of her favorite frap to her as we sat down and talk. Nothing has really changed even after Kristy got married. Kristy and I continued our weekly Friday lunches and life went on well. “What was it that you want to talk to me about?” I asked Kristy. but if I’m to lose Kristy to another man.” I replied. I soon graduated from UCLA and got a job in LA. how can I beat that. I waited for about 15 minutes when I saw Kristy walked in.Auntie Katie prepared an awesome meal and I was stuffed. a friend I had since I was young. After all. Two years later. I have to tell you something. “Yes! Leon proposed to me last night. So. I was truly happy for her. I am no the godfather of her kids. I now see Kristy as my best friend. “Oh. so. So.” Kristy said through the cellphone. We went shopping together for her dress among other stuff. successful and nice. I went down to Starbucks during lunch hour to meet up with Kristy. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I decided to move there for real. I do not know when but I know that love will eventually find me one day. I said yes.” Kristy exclaimed with joy. I know that he could treat her well. “Wes. The wedding would be in 2 months’ time and Kristy wanted Kina and I to help her out. she sounded excited.
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