To beautiful you - short stories 2020

“You look pretty in that dress” – Anonymous.

Photo by Kyle Roxas

I had a crush on one girl. I love to see her smile. I like how she dresses, how she tied her hair. She looks so cute. I always teased her look, teased how she was talking, but no one knew that I had the crush on her.

We have known since we were little kids. Our parents know each other, for almost 20 years. She’s my best female friend in my hometown. She always came to help me when I was bullied. We’ve been a friend since we were 9 years old.

Never had in my thought that I would have a crush on my best friend. 

We’ve entered the same school since we still in primary school and up until now, we still entered the same college, same universities, but she was in her ballet classroom and I was more into social studies. Our faculties were apart, but when we had time, we would meet.

As our relationship as a friend grow longer, and we became older, I realize that my feels for her getting much attached. But, I don’t have the courage to tell her the truth about my feeling. So far, that I know she hasn’t spoken anything about other guys. So, I guess I had the chance to tell her the truth.


As time passes by, and we both graduated from the Universities, the next phase is going to be challenging. We both were looking for a job. Lucky for her, she got offered musical entertainment and she entered the audition to participated in a musical, she got accepted. While me, no one offered me anything, and I got rejected by most of the company I was applied in.

But that does not stop me. I started working for any job and getting to start from below for almost two years. But, that okay. It's worth it. We still contacted each other, although we haven’t met for almost two years. She was working far from my hometown. But, I always wish her the best.

Later, the next year, we were having the conversation through phone, and she told me that she will be going back at the end of the year, which is two months from now. I was super excited when she told me that, and I was telling her that I will pick her up at the airport, but she refused so, and said waited for me, she had a little surprise for me and her family.

I was patiently waiting for her for two months.

She texted her relatives and the people who were closed to her including me. We were invited to having dinner in some popular restaurant. I was getting ready, and wearing the best clothes ever while wondering what is her surprise for us. Take my key car and drive through that restaurant. I was half nervous and half excited to see her.

When I'd arrived at the restaurant, and there I saw her with her beautiful smile, with her whole family. She was smiling back at me and run to me, and hug me, and said ‘I missed you, dude’. How contented I was that time? My heart was pounding and I can’t stop smiling the whole time.

She invited me to sit with her family, and we were having a nice conversation. She was telling us how was her situation when she was away from her family and told us that she met a good friend and someone had helped her the whole year when she was there. The moment she spoke about a good friend. I was wondering if she ever met a guy in there. I don’t have the courage to ask her for that.

Suddenly. Her phone ringing and she said, “they here”.

We all looked at her, confused, then she walked at the front door of the restaurant, opened it and there she was, hugging that person I never met before. I hoped it’s not like what I thought off. Slowly, they both walked near us, shakes their hands with us, and sat there, after a quiet moment, and her parent asked her who is he? She then told us that this is the person who had helped her in so many ways. But, it is not just that.

After a while, she takes that person’s hand and announced that they will be getting married next month.

I know no one knew about my feeling for her, in other words, I think I was falling in love with her. I know no one would suspect that I will fall in love with my own best friend. But, while she was saying that, I saw her both parents looked at me, as they know that I had a little disappointment on my face. That was the awkward moment, my frustration, like my heart, was broken into pieces. I think I’d prepared a lot to have the courage to tell her, but I was a little late.

I pretended to look cool, the fact that I was hiding my crying heart looking how long I had wasted to waited to tell her the truth. I was late. She will get married. There’s nothing I can do rather than congratulate them. I shake that man’s hand and told him, take good care of her. So with that girl, I hug her and congratulate her. 

After I got back from home. I lie down, and my tears were running through my eyes. Man cries too. This was supposed to be the happiest day in her life, and I as her friend should sincerely congratulate both of them. The fact that I loved that person for a long time, I had to accept the truth that she will be together with someone else.

The day of the wedding. I should be okay.

Everything was perfect, the preparation, the songs, the decoration, everything was on point. When the songs played, and both of them were at the center, I can’t stop looking at how beautiful she was, and I saw how happy she was with him. I am glad that she is happy. I can’t have her love, but I can cherish her as long as I live.

You might wonder if I ever get married? It will be kept as a secret, nor anyone knows what will happen in front of our life. It doesn't mean I can't move on. It is an unspeakable truth, I was late to confess my love to her. It's okay. Life can be brutal sometimes, I take this as my lesson and process.

“I am happy for you, and I will always be there for you, you look pretty in that dress, I will always love you, and support you in everything.”

                                                                                                                                                Love, Your best friend, Anonymous.

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  1. Very good post. You have penned down a nice story. Keep up the good work.


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