Disclaimers: I know all of you know this: I don't own the characters as well as the plot….I'm merely making a fic out of them…I'm definitely not making money out of them…so no suing especially if I forgot to put disclaimers…I'm dirt poor, okay!

TOO LATE TO BE LOVERS

RECCA'S POV

As I sat there in English class, I sat there at the girl next to me.

She was my so-called "best friend".

I stared at her long, silky violet hair and wished she was mine.

But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it.

After class, she walked up to me and asked me for notes she had missed the day before I handed them to her. She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.

I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy and I don't know why.

11th grade. The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears mumbling on and on about how Raiha broke her heart.

She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did.

As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine.

After two hours, one Drew Barrymore movie and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.

I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy and I don't know why.

Senior year. The day before the prom, she walked to my locker.

"Domon is sick", she said. "He's not gonna go well, I didn't have a date." (Oh please. Give poor Domon a break…I'm giving him a chance here, but still, he can't make it…how poor…) And in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together as "best friends". So we did.



Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her and she smiled at me with her crystal cerulean eyes. I want her to be mine but she doesn't think of me like that and I knew it.

I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be "just friends". I love her but I'm just too shy and I don't know why.

A day passed. Then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma.

I wanted her to be mine but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went, she came to me on her smock and hat, and cries as I hug her. Then she lifted her head on my shoulder and said, "You're my best friend, thanks", and gave me a kiss on the cheek.

I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends. I love her but I'm just too shy and I don't know why.

Now, I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to Tokiya Mikagami.

I wanted her to be mine but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said, "You came". She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it reads:

……….I STARE AT HIM WISHING HE WAS MINE, BUT HE DIDN'T NOTICE ME LIKE THAT. AND I KNOW IT. I WANT TO TELL HIM. I WANT HIM TO KNOW THAT I DON'T WANT TO BE JUST FRIENDS. I LOVE HIM BUT I'M JUST TOO SHY. AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. I WISH HE WOULD TELL ME HE LOVED ME!...

I wish I did too… I thought to myself and I cried…

-END-

A/N: That was just magnificent! The first time I read this, it made me cry…and I'm still crying, just little tears, though. I wish to express gratitude to whomever this story belongs to. It's really beautiful! And I hope you're reading this and you'll submit a review! XD