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"You kicked her out of your car?" Telle asked incredulously.

"Why so surprised? I can stand up for myself!" I retorted, pretending to be insulted.

"I know you can, I'm just impressed, that's all," Telle smiled. He leaned over and kissed the top of my head. I took advantage of the two seconds Telle wasn't looking at the screen and demolished his Super Smash Brothers character. "Fuck!" he exclaimed as the game ended. "You sneaky weasel!" He shouted and picked me up from his bed. The controller fell out of my lap and hit the floor. He tossed me over his shoulder and carried me out of his bedroom and down the stairs.

"What's wrong, am I getting too good at video games?" I laughed as he opened the back door and walked through it sideways so I wouldn't smack into it.

"Of course not!" He said as he put me down next to the ladder leading up to the treehouse. He motioned for me to climb up. Once inside, I sat down on a large plush pillow that I brought from my room. We hung out in the treehouse often enough that sitting on the wood floor became extremely uncomfortable.

"Can I ask you about something?" I said as Telle plopped down on the pillow next to me, his arm snaking around my waist.

"Anything," He said, kicking his shoes off.

"Shannon basically told me that the reason it didn't work with you two was that you didn't want to have sex with her," I said. Telle raised his eyebrows. We sat there staring at each other for a minute.

"You haven't asked a question yet," Telle said, a small smile appearing on the corner of his mouth.

"I guess I'm just curious as to why you wanted to wait with her, but not with me," I said. Telle ran his hand through his long brown hair and sighed.

"I had a huge crush on Shannon almost immediately after we started hanging out. I found out she liked me back, so I asked her to be my girlfriend. I didn't even know her that well. Plus, she's Zita's sister, I didn't want to lose her as a friend in case things didn't work out. I was being really cautious. I wanted to get to know her really well before anything else happened. So I asked if we could wait. She seemed totally okay with it," Telle said, shaking his head. "Then Zita started telling me more about her and how she kind of sleeps around and stuff, and next thing I know, I didn't like her as much anymore,"

"That's understandable," I said quietly.

"Then she called things off. I told her we should hang out more as friends instead of dating. Then we could figure out if it would work between us. She got pissed. She didn't talk to me for three days straight. I didn't want to give up on her cause I did have fun chilling with her. So I went to her place one night and climbed up on the roof and went to her window, which was something I used to do a lot. I was about to knock on the window when I saw her hooking up with some guy in her bed. And that was it. After that, she started sleeping around a lot. Oz thinks it's because she lost a lot of confidence cause she thought I didn't want her, so now she needs to be a slut to make herself feel better," Telle said dully. We sat there in silence. I was at a loss for words.

"Well you don't have to worry about that ever happening with me, I promise," I said firmly, and a huge smile grew on his face.

"I know," He said happily, hugging me tight. "That's why I waited so long before asking you out. I didn't want to make the same mistake again. I didn't want to rush anything in case you ended up not being the person I thought you were,"

"Good thing I'm exactly who you thought I would be," I said, poking him in the stomach.

"Even better than who I thought you would be," He said, poking me back. "Same goes for Super Smash Brothers. You are way better than I thought you'd be at that too," He added, and I laughed.

The next few months flew by faster than I could have ever imagined. They flew by in a good way, I should add. My life was finally filled with great friends, and the sweetest boyfriend in the history of sweet boyfriends.

"It's fine, I knew it wasn't going to last," Zita shrugged. Onessi and I looked at her, our eyebrows raised. "Seriously, it was just a fling. We needed to get it out of our system. It was way more fun when we were keeping it a secret," She added.

"You cried over him," I said, very confused. She was over him already?

"Zita, it's okay if you're upset about it, you can tell us," Onessi said gently.

"I'm not that upset, I swear! Yeah, I'm a little bummed. Our friendship won't be the same ever again, but shit happens," She sighed.

"But you cried over him," I said again. "It was only a couple of months ago that you were sobbing in our arms over how much you liked him,"

"I don't know what happened! But I liked him less and less the deeper it got. I didn't even want to hook up with him anymore," Zita said, hugging her knees. I laid back on Onessi's bed and stared at her ceiling. There was a poster of Blessthefall directly over me, no doubt what Onessi woke up to every morning. I stared at the poster for awhile as we sat in silence.

"Well if you say you're okay," Onessi said cautiously. "I guess we have to trust you,"

"It'll be fine. Besides, Dan's been texting me again," Zita said. I wasn't too surprised Zita and Jag didn't last long. Their relationship thrived on knocking each other down and seeing who could insult the other more. That worked as friends, or even as estranged crushes, but not as boyfriend and girlfriend. "So why aren't you and Oz dating yet?" Zita demanded. Onessi rolled her eyes and I smiled sympathetically at her.

"I don't want to push anything," She said quietly.

"Double date," I said simply.

"No, that's too fast!" She exclaimed. "I don't want to label it," She added.

"Double date," I said firmly.

"Cody, I really like this kid, I don't want to fuck it up by moving too fast!"

"You won't be moving too fast, a double date is basically the first step to a healthy relationship!" Zita exclaimed.

"I'm nervous," Onessi said sheepishly.

"No kidding," Zita laughed. "Come on, you guys are already good friends, you already kissed, and you both know you like each other. What the hell are you waiting for!"

"Fine, fine. What should I do?" Onessi asked nervously.

"DOUBLE DATE," I shouted. The two of them cracked up.

"Okay, okay," Onessi sighed. "Now that we got somewhere with my boy problems, how's life in paradise?" She asked, nudging me.

"Life's good," I said, biting back a smile.

"Is it true you guys are both going to school in New York?" Onessi asked.

"That's the plan. We'll only be an hour away from each other," I said. Telle and I have been pulling our hair out over where to go to college. My parents were furious that a boy could possibly affect where I would get my higher education, but I didn't care. Telle was the best thing that ever happened to me, I wasn't about to let go of him.

"He wants to be a doctor, right?" Zita asked.

"Yeah, he's going to be in school a lot longer than me," I said. Telle was still set on being a pediatrician. That's one thing my parents approved of. At least he wasn't a deadbeat emo kid who wanted to be a rockstar. Because that's not a way to make a living and support your girlfriend.

"And you guys are really gonna try and stick together? What about all that stuff people say about how their high school relationships stopped them from experiencing college," Zita asked.

"I would rather miss out on all that and be with Telle for as long as it works," I said.

"You make me sick," Zita said with disgust. I shoved her off the bed with my foot.

"You'll make me sick too when you say shit like that about Dan," I said and Zita swooned.

"Daniel, what a beautiful boy...homecoming was the best night OF MY LIFE," Zita cried out dramatically.

"I thought the night her and Jag finally got together was the best night of her life?" Onessi said under her breath.

"Don't question the drama queen," I said, and she laughed.

A/N- Please review if you enjoyed it (or not!). I'm in the process of coming up with the end of the story. I have some ideas, but since I made everyone wait so long for the rest of this story, I thought I should ask you guys to see what you want to happen! Either PM me or post your ideas for the ending in reviews. Thanks guys! Hope you liked it!