Therefore, in order to vent his lovelorn feelings, he would call The In-between Friend (TIF) and expound all of Y’s virtues and confess his deepest longing for Y. X also, annoyingly, started to hint that TIF should subtly allude to his many virtues in her conversations with Y (marriage proposal style) thereby paving the way for him. TIF tried asking him to sod off in the nicest possible way, but unfortunately X proved to be thicker than most males.
And THEN Y breaks up with her boyfriend.
X is rallying his forces and about to pounce for the kill when (gasp) he finds that Y’s already in ANOTHER relationship with a different guy (the horror!).
X is distraught. Inconsolable. Devastated. But does he give up?
Being the ever fighting alpha male he is, he is determined to save Y from another broken relationship (although she doesn’t know it yet) and finally profess his undying lust love to her.
Which is all very well, but he is insisting that TIF also comes along to witness this glorious moment and jump in as back-up support for him. Now TIF values her weekends. She does not want to get in the middle of this epic love circle, and she already has a prior engagement. With her bed.
While TIF has reluctantly played the part of the staid friend thus far, her nerves are fraying and this hindi story like plot is starting to get a bit old now. All this drama back and forth is taking its toll on her. And frankly, she doesn’t really care anymore.
The epic love story stands at loose ends.
What will happen? Will X finally come clean with Y? What will Y’s response be? Or will X stay silent, watching from the sidelines? What does TIF do amidst all this turmoil?
Only time will tell.
Note: All the characters in the story are based on actual people. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead is purely intentional. And all of these characters are grown adults. I kid you not.
Note 2: Moral of the story – High school never does end.
Note 3: Clearly TIF is the real victim here. Donations for TIF’s therapy will be gladly accepted. Cash only please.