|Best Friends Can't Be Lovers
Author: froggy2045 PM
Rebecca was Jesse McCartney's best friend. Will something that happened while he was gone cause things to be too awkward? Will the feelings Rebecca has for Jesse cause things to be weird? R&R please!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,456 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 02-18-11 - Published: 05-21-08 - id: 4269307
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Hey everyone! New story! Tell me what you think. Do you want me to continue or not?
Jesse and I have been neighbors as long as I could remember, and then he became famous and moved out of his parents house. When he moved, he left me, his best friend, or that's what I thought we were. Sure, since about the age twelve I've had a crush on him, but he was my best friend. I'm not complaining that he left. I guess it was for the better, he is three years older than me. I never thought that I would hang out with him ever again when he left.
I was so surprised the first time he brought his 'new' girlfriend home. I guess he really loved her. Anyways, his family has a patio with a hot tub on it, and Jesse and his girlfriend were getting all cuddly in it. My room has a balcony and I would often sit up there and read or do homework. I was trying to work on my trigonometry homework but every giggle that drifted up to me would cause a pang of hurt and jealousy.
Finally, I decided to give up, so I picked up my stuff and was getting ready to go inside when I heard Jesse's girlfriend say, "Who is that?"
"That's my neighbor, Rebecca. Hey, Rebecca!" Jesse called.
"What, Jesse?" I said, leaning against the edge of the balcony.
"I want you to meet my girlfriend, Katie." Jesse said.
"Hi, Katie. Sorry for having to run out but I have to go to work." I lied, wanting to avoid him. I wasn't sure why I wanted to avoid him. Things were crappy enough in my life without having to deal with Jesse.
I guess they broke up not too much later. Pity, she was really pretty. That happened about a year before the biggest surprise I got from Jesse, and that was when his parents went out of town for a couple months and they wanted him to watch the house. This time he didn't have a girlfriend and he arrived the week I had spring break. I was really lucky because both my younger and older sisters are gone for now.
I saw him pull up a few hours after his parents left. He had a quite of bit of luggage and I thought I should be a nice neighbor. So I walked over to his car with a smile.
"Hey, Becca!" Jesse said, hugging me.
"Hi." I said, feeling a little awkward from the hug. "I just wanted to know if you needed help. I have nothing else to do." I said.
"Oh, sure." Jesse said.
I grabbed a couple things and followed him inside. "Have I ever told you that you are really pretty?" Jesse said, setting down a few things.
"Not since we were five." I said, smiling. I was wearing a pair of skinny jeans and a blue t-shirt.
"You are." Jesse said, walking back out.
"Thank you." I said, thinking it was a little weird that he said that.
"So, after we're done do you want something to drink? A soda or something?" Jesse asked.
"Yeah…that sounds nice." I said, a little unsure but not wanting to be rude.
"Cool." Jesse said.
After we got the last of his stuff inside, Jesse went and grabbed me a Coke, and him a beer. "You shouldn't be drinking that." I said, motioning to the beer.
"Why does it matter to you?" Jesse said.
"Because for one I can get in big trouble by just being here while you are drinking it and for two I don't want my friends screwing up their lives." I said.
"Have you ever drunk, like alcohol?" Jesse said.
"Yes. That's why the big trouble thing. About a year ago I went to a crazy party and got drunk as hell. When I came home I was in so much trouble. That night almost ruined my life." I said, shaking my head as to shake the memory away.
"What happened?" Jesse asked.
"I got pregnant. I don't even know who the father was, I can't remember even having sex. I got lucky you could say; I had a miscarriage. I'm not allowed to party anymore." I said, wiping away a tear that happened to slip out.
"I'm having trouble believing you were a party girl." Jesse said.
"You haven't been around." I said.
"Ok…that's true. I'm sorry that happened to you. You probably really needed a friend then." Jesse said.
"Yeah, I did and my one best friend failed me." I said, coldly. "God, I'm sorry. I know you were busy…it's just…never mind. I've got to go." I said, getting up and quickly walking towards the door.
"Rebecca, wait!" Jesse said, jumping in front of the door so I couldn't leave.
"Jesse move." I said.
"No, just listen. I'm sorry I was a bad friend. I guess I kind of ignored you when I became famous…" Jesse started.
"No shit." I interrupted.
"What did I say about listening? Now don't talk. Rebecca, I want to fix what I did. We were best friends and friends are supposed to be there for each other and I have been a bad friend. I even knew that you were trying to get a hold of me after I left. I don't even think I said good-bye. Wanna hang out with me later?" Jesse said.
"I have to work tomorrow." I said.
"So, we can still hang out tonight. How about you come over for dinner and then we'll hang out in the hot tub? I promise I will not drink." Jesse said.
"I don't look good in a swim suit." I said.
"Whatever. Please, come on." Jesse said.
"Alright." I said.
"Awesome. See you later then around 7ish." Jesse said, moving out of the way of the door.
"Ok, bye." I said, leaving.
When I came back to my house my mom, Olivia, called me into the kitchen. "Where were you?" She said.
"Oh, sorry, I forgot to tell you. I saw Jesse pull up with a backseat full of luggage so I was being a good neighbor and helping him move. Is it all right…I mean he asked me to have dinner with him and hang out with him tonight. Can I?" I said.
"If you are becoming friends with Jesse again, I wont say no. Just be home by curfew." Olivia said.
"Ok. I will. I'm going to finish my extra credit essay for college comp." I said, going up stairs to my room. I didn't actually get around to doing my homework. I did grab it and took it to my balcony, but I spent most of my time daydreaming about Jesse. I got frustrated every time I caught myself.
"Quit thinking about him. You're just friends." I said to myself. I tried to get some homework done but I kept daydreaming. At about five I gave up with a sigh and went back inside to find my swimsuit. My swimsuit is a blue bikini with bright, tropical flowers on it. I changed into a white mini skirt and a pink blouse with my suit underneath.
Well...come on...review...you can do it! I need to know what you think so yeah...please REVIEW!!
Lots of Love