Here's a new Full House oneshot I cooked up one day. It's D.J.'s thoughts after Michael Montfort (played by the late great Jonathan Brandis, who died in 2003 at the age of 27) breaks up with her in the episode A Little Romance from Season 2. That episode was very creative, well-written, and gave me ideas. A breakup is a very hard time in anyone's life. And so, inspired by that episode, I sat down and typed this up.
Hope you like it! Feedback is appreciated, of course. :)
Disclaimer: Genius Jeff Franklin owns Full House. I own the songfics, oneshots, stories, crossovers and poems I cook up from time to time.
My First Broken Heart
My name is DJ Tanner. I'm twelve years old, and I have just gone through a very hard time in my life.
I lay on my bed in the room I share with my sister Stephanie, seven. I was thinking about my now ex-boyfriend, Michael Montfort, who had just broken up with me. Here's what happened:
"Kathy Santoni? You can't eat lunch with Kathy Santoni. Everyone will say you're boyfriend/girlfriend."
"Maybe," he replied. He sounded all casual, as though it was nothing. Like he didn't care.
I thought this over. "But I thought we were boyfriend/girlfriend."
His reply to that was the one that caused my heart to break into little pieces, like a vase when someone accidentally drops it on a wooden floor.
"Yeah. Well, you're nice, and fun, and smart. But Kathy Santoni is... so pretty."
Those words shocked me to the core internally. With that, Michael had shown me the pain of heartbreak.
"Well, thanks for helping me with my homework. I got to go."
And then he left.
After sitting down at the table and pulling off the black friendship bracelet he had given me two days ago on Tuesday, I simply sat there with my chin in my hands for a few minutes, and then headed up to my room – which is where I am now.
Many of my thoughts were swirling around in my head, like a whirlpool.
"How could he do this to me?"
"If only I had known he was like this, I wouldn't have dated him in the first place!"
"He was just so dreamy. I can't believe he liked me."
"Why would he tell me that Kathy Santoni is ‛so pretty'? That's so unfair!"
I took a deep breath, trying to sort out my feelings.
*****Later, after a talk with Becky****
I feel much better. Apparently, being ditched for someone else can hurt, but it did teach me a lesson. Not all relationships last, and the pain of heartbreak does come, eventually – but breakups are great bonding moments, especially between girls who are friends with each other.
I told everything to Kimmy Gibbler, who is my best friend although she is kind of weird, the next day.
"I can't believe he did that to you, Deej," she said, a little surprised. "He told you that Kathy Santoni is ‛so pretty' and then left, just like that?"
"Hey, at least you still have me," she said, putting an arm around my shoulders. I smiled, and she did as well.
"Yeah, Kimmy, I guess you're right."
It was true.
Boys may come and go. But friends are forever.
And that saying not only helped me see how relationships are, but it also is what perfectly describes me and Kimmy.
I may not have a new boyfriend now, but someday, I might. I'll just have to wait.
It is true. Breakups are painful, but they also have a silver lining. Friends of the girl who has been dumped often try to cheer her up while analyzing the baggage and problems that made the boy dump her. I think that's kind of cool, and very neat.
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