• Published 5th Oct 2012
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Dating Derpy - NYQUTIE

Thank you so much, FeinesFabi for the idea!!

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Friends Will Come Around

Knock-knock-knock! I groaned and wiped my eyes to clear away the leftover drowsiness trying to seduce me back into Comfortable Sleep Ville. I wasn't expecting any visitors, but whoever was knocking was knocking impatiently and loudly. Sighing, I slumped out of my double bed, threw on a pair of slightly-ripped jeans and a hopefully clean T-shirt, and headed for the front door. I was expecting another poll person badgering me to answer another annoying question survey, so I prepared the words "Nope, sorry. I don't wanna take your stupid poll. Have a good day!" in my head. The door squeaked open and I was nearly blinded by sunlight.

"Oh my God...Craig?" I cried, making sure I wasn't dreaming.

"I'm surprised to see you too, man!" my best friend replied. I attacked him with a giant bear hug, and we immediately broke into a conversation asking simple questions like how you were doing and how their day was going and if they fully paid their bills. You know, stuff like that.

"I can't believe it's been, what, ten years, since we last saw each other!" Craig exclaimed. "It feels like just yesterday we were tackling each other in the sandbox." I laughed.

"You still remember that?" I questioned him. "I thought you'd forget! We were so rough back in preschool. That one time in the sandbox, Miss Kerk had to get five other teachers to pry us apart!" Craig laughed, too.

"I know!" he agreed. "Good times, and you did start it. But anyways, I didn't come over to stroll through Memory Lane. How are you doing, Freddy? I mean, it's been ten years! You must've changed or something."

My mind went wild as those words sunk into my skull. He had no idea how fast I had changed over the years. I felt really weird thinking about telling Craig about my small crush, but he was my best friend, and I couldn't lie to him. Right? So I told him everything. My crush issues, how I was too shy to confront Derpy, and how I was caught spying out the window at her last week or so. I took a deep breath when I was done. Something that sounds so little takes a had time to explain. Craig was silent for a moment, but then he cracked a small grin.

"Aww shoot! Freddy's got a little crush, huh?" he teased, which made my face burn. "Hey, don't give me that look! I'm happy for ya, dude!" I took those words in two as Craig patted me hard on the back.

"Don't be embarrassed. I remember my first crush: Kelsi Parvati. Man, what an annoying piece of—" I cleared my throat. While Craig could be a good friend, he cursed like a sailor when he was angry or not. My friend gave me a sheepish grin.

"My bad," he apologized. "I forgot the No Swearing Policy. But seriously Freddy? You've never said a word to this chic?" I nodded.

"Why bother?" I asked. "She probably thinks I'm a stalker from last time! You should've seen the way she jumped, Craig. Papers flying, neighbors running out of their houses to see what all the screaming was about..." I buried my face with my clammy hands. "What a nightmare!"

I heard Craig stuff back a laugh with a sound between a snort and a cough. Then he just lost it. He was laughing so hard I felt a drop of spit land in my left ear.

"I'm sorry, Freddy!" he cried when he stopped. "I can just picture it now!" Another set of laughs escaped Craig's mouth. I rolled my eyes. What a great friend.

"Okay, okay, I'm sorry," Craig apologized when he was done. "But anyway, I think I can help you win this woman's heart." My ears perked up.

"You think so?"

"Dude, I know so. She'll be fulfilling your every need after my help." I smiled. Craig was the best! What would I do without hi—

"But," Craig said suddenly, which made my face and my hopes fall, "I'll only be here for about two and a half weeks, so we'd better get crackin' on some romantic ideas." I nodded in agreement.

"Do you know what time she's delivering?" Craig asked. I shrugged.

"I'm guessing she only delivers when I have some mail," I replied, which needn't the words "I'm guessing." Hence the term mail woman.

"Well, I just got here, and I dunno what to do just yet," Craig announced. "I'm tired and—ooh! Gotta hit the bathroom!" Way to be helpful best friend.

I watched him walk-run out of the living room and towards the hall bathroom. I groaned and slid down on my two-seat couch. If I was ever gonna win my crush's heart, I had to think of something clever and romantic at the same time. Something that would knock Derpy off her feet, something world record breaking, something...marvelous! And you know what?

That's a lot of pressure for a guy my age!

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