A heartbreaking story of trickery, text messaging, and betrayal. This doozy of a chestburster was sent to us by Roxy Cotton. Keep the submissions coming, guys!
There was this guy named Michael and one day his close friend Paul, who was also my friend, told me that Michael likes me. I always thought Michael was cute, but it wasn’t until Paul told me this that I really started paying attention to him.
Throughout the next month, I really fell for Michael. I developed one of those deep, heart throbbing crushes on him. My heart began to ache for him and I thought about him every second of every day. Nothing was really developing between me and Michael because he seemed really shy around me and didn’t talk to me all that much. Paul told me that Michael doesn’t have a lot of experience with girls and doesn’t really know how to talk to them. At this point a month had passed since Paul told me about Michael. Paul and I often texted about Michael, because Paul always seemed like he was trying to get him to talk to me and break out of his comfort zone.
One day, I was walking into the school library and I walked in on Paul reading my text messages out loud to Michael and one of their fellow football players. They were all laughing and in that moment, I felt my heart sink to my feet. Following a very awkward confrontation with Paul and Michael, I learned that Paul made up the entire story of Michael liking me and Michael told me he only wants to be friends.
Later, Michael texted me apologizing for hurting my feelings, but by then it was too late. Three months later, I still have the most painful, heart throbbing crush on Michael. It hurts so much to not be able to be with him. When Paul had me convinced that Michael liked me back, I truly felt like the happiest person in the world. I saw that happiness disappear in a split second at that moment in the library, and now I’m stuck with this feeling of complete misery and longing for something that will never happen. The worst part, I never would have even started liking Michael if Paul had never said anything.