Friends To Lovers: Flash Fiction

Updated on October 17, 2019
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I am an amateur writer who writes poetry and short stories and I love to cook.

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Author's Note

I think that friends to lovers is a beautiful thing. You're supposed to be friends before lovers anyway but when you have those two people who are friends but on another level, its great.

Friends To Lovers

"How long have you guys been together?"

Jessica has to suppress a groan as she looks over to her most recent friend, Tammy. They'd met when Tammy had came to the wrong apartment building a few weeks ago. Then they found out they were in the same class so they decided to hang out.

She's annoyed by the question she asked because everyone asked it. Jessica has a friend named Eric, and they've been friends since their freshman year of high school. Now, they're sophomores in college and the friendship is still going strong.

Too strong, apparently.

"We aren't in a relationship," she says, automatically. Eric had just left out the door, they planned on going out to dinner tonight.

"You're not?" Tammy says. "You guys act just like a couple!"

"Just a really good friendship," Jessica says, and glares when Tammy snorts.

"Friendship," Tammy says, but leaves it at that. Jessica is happy about that because the conversation is tiring and she'd rather not.

She thinks Eric is attractive but in a general sense. He has a nice smile and strong cheekbones, his eyes are pretty, and he's such a good guy. But everyone notices that!

She shrugs it off and begin to complain with Tammy about how much work Mr. Johnson assigned.

Except... She can't shrug it off this time.

It's been hours and now she's sitting in her apartment thinking about it. But what was so different this time?

Your trial of denial has expired, a voice says in her head. It is true, she has been having feelings for Eric since 12th grade, but she buried them. She buried them deep so she could never find them, but she should've known that wouldn't last.

She buried them because didn't want to ruin anything or make their friendship awkward. She buried them because she didn't think he was going to feel the same about her. She buried them because she's scared.

A ding startles her and she looks down at her phone. It's a message from Eric.

On my way, it reads.

Jessica sighs and gets up to put clothes on. She had taken a shower as soon as she arrived home and then slipped into some comfortable clothing.

She's just gotten everything on but her shoes when Eric came in. He had a key to her apartment so he just walked in whenever he came over.

"Wassup Jess?" Eric says, sitting on the bed.

"Hey," she mumbled and pulled on her shoes. She could feel him watching her but she couldn't bring herself to face him.

"What's wrong?" he asks.

"Nothing," she responds too quickly and tries to move to the bathroom.

Eric gets up, grabs her wrist, and pulls her back towards him. He's wearing a concerned expression and Jessica feels bad about that.

"Talk to me," he says softly.

tell him, the same voice from earlier says and she sighs in frustration.

"I'll tell you but you can't talk until I'm finished," she responds, and takes a deep breath when he nods and lets her go.

She can do this.

"Everyone is always asking us 'how long we've been together' or they say, 'you guys make such a good couple.' It didn't bother me that much, well it did, but it didn't bother me that much in this sense until today." she says. "I've been loving you for years but I stuffed it down so deep that I forgot about it. But now? I can't pretend anymore."

She stops talking because she has nothing else to say. Eric is silent so she closes her eyes and waits for rejection.

Jessica hears him move closer again and her eyes are startled open when a pair of arms wrap around her waist. Eric is smiling a lopsided smile and his eyes are sparkling.

"Say it again," he whispers.

Jessica knows what he means and her heart beats a little faster in her chest.

"I love you."

He lowers his lips to hers and they kiss for what seem like hours. When he pulls away, he stares right into her eyes and says,

"I love you too."


The End.

Final Thoughts

This is one of those "just because" stories. I wrote it just because the idea popped into my head and I decided to do it. I liked how it turned out though, it's very simple and straight to the point and so i hope you guys like it.

Thank you so much for reading this! I really appreciate it!

See you later darlings!

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    © 2019 Tia Miller

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      • Tia Miller23 profile imageAUTHOR

        Tia Miller 

        3 weeks ago from Arkansas

        Thank you so much Brenda! I love romances so much!

      • Brenda Arledge profile image

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        3 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Excellent job. You did exceptional describing the details.

        I could feel and see each part.

        What a wonderful love story.

        Great write.

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