"Hey Rose," you say smiling while getting up off the floor. She walks over and offers you a hand. You take it and then your standing up in front of her.
"John, how would you feel about going to the park?"
"Sounds like fun! But it's going to be a while before the sleeping beauty twins get up."
"We can just go now and have them meet us up there."
"Okay I guess. Come to think of it I don't talk to as often I do Jade or Dave so it will be a good time just to talk."
"Its settled then. C'mon." She motions for you to follow her and she has a smile on her face. Normally when you and Rose talk she does things like this but you don't really care. She's just trying to make your life easier. Which you don't have a single problem with.
Well unless she starts to try to get you to talk about any romantic feelings. Then you have problems with it.
You get into the car and Rose tries to make polite conversation, "So John how did you sleep?"
"Surprisingly pretty good for sleeping on a floor. How about you?"
It's quiet for the next few minutes until you say," Rose I'm sorry for snapping at you the other day."
"It's perfectly alright but if you don't mind me asking, what made you act in such a manner?"
"Well I ended up talking with my dad about something that I really didn't want to. It didn't go to well because I knida brokedown about it."
"What was it?"
You don't want to answer her but you do anyway but not with the whole truth," It was about who I had feelings for. My dad was okay with it he fully accepted me but I guess even though I've had the feelings for so long I'm still confused on why I have them."
"May I ask who you have said feelings for?"
See this is what you have a problem with. You hate how she does this.
"Well you may but I really don't want to say anything about it though."
"I can respect that. Everyone has things they don't like to talk about. I mean even me."
She's leading you in. Setting a trap for you to fall into. Where you ask about it then she gets you to tell her about your feelings. God you hate it when she does this.
"Well then I wouldn't want to pry. Since I can relate I know how it feels."
That makes her quiet for the rest of the time you're driving. When you arrive you and Rose just walk around the park. There's a small path that you both take.
Eventually Rose says to you," John I must apoligize but I lead you out here with false pretenses. I need to talk to you about your love for Dave."
Is it that obvious? Oh god if she's noticed then Dave probably has too. Fuck.
"Rose I don't love Dave. He's just a really good friend," your voice is a little weak which was always something that you couldn't control when you were lying or when something is very sensitive. But even worse now it's both. That's something that you admired about Dave he always seemed to keep a level head and to just not get nervous.
"John you don't have to worry it isn't noticeable. Jade told me."
You feel betrayed. Jade was like a sister to you and she did this. How could she?
"How much do you know?"
"All of it."
"So this is why you brought me to the park?"
"Not entirely, John. I would like to also tell you that if you were to tell Dave you most likely wouldn't regret it."
Does she mean what you hope she means?
"Rose are you saying that he feels the same way?"
Well your heart is now broken.
"But I didn't say that he didn't have feelings for you either."
"Oh you're playing that round about game. So I won't know until I confess to him."
"Yes because John love is blind you aren't supposed to know a head of time."
"But Rose I'm just too afraid that he won't want to be my friend anymore if he doesn't feel the same way."
She takes a deep breath and sits down on a close by bench. You don't make a move to sit down next to her until she pats the space next to her and loos at you.
When you do she never breaks eye contact with you.
"John if Dave doesn't feel the same way you've been friends for so long that this one thing won't matter. Yes it might be a big thing and I'm not going to try to say its not but it won't. You're absolutely bestfriends even living so far away from each other. I don't think this will break it. John, you also have to think about if he feels the same way. Then all that stuff that you want to do with him you can. Don't you think you'll feel better either way though just getting it off your chest and saying it to him."
"I don't know, maybe." You and Rose just sit there on the bench your head resting on her shoulder and her head resting on your head. A photographer came by and asked if he could take a picture of you two. You both knew what he assumed but didn't really care much. So he takes the picture with niether of your faces changing expression into a smile. Once he does he tells you thank you and continues on his way.
After a while you both decide to walk back to the car and even though you haven't had luch or even breakfast grab an ice cream. You get plain vanilla and Rose gets Chocolate Chip. It's comfort food and it actually does make you feel a lot better.
In the car Rose asks," So John do you think you'll tell him tonight?"
You shrug and say," I don't know. I guess I'll try but I'm still a little afraid."
"John like I told you before if he doesn't feel the same way it will be okay because you guys are such good friends and have been for such a long time. It will be okay."
"Alright if you say so. I guess afterall you have been right about so many things in the past. Thanks, Rose for giving me the courage to tell him."
She smiles not taking her eyes off the road though and says," Your welcome. It's really my pleasure actually. Even if he doesn't share the feelings that you have for him you will be more relaxed around him."
"Yeah. I guess I should stay positive. Even though when I do tell him i'm still going to be nervous because the day that I tell him will either be the best day of my life or the worst. I know that I'm exaggerating when I say that it would be the worst day of my life but that's how it will feel at first. I know I'm also exaggerating when I say that it would be the best day of my life but like for the other one that's how it would feel."
You arrive at the house and Rose tells you that Jade went to go do something with Dave while you guys did this. She had to reassure you multiple times that Jade wasn't telling Dave the way you felt about him. It's about 3:15 when Jade and Dave finally came through the front door. This is it.
Today is going to either be the best day of your life or the worst day of your life.