You wake up in bed not even remembering walking there. You go down the stairs and see Jade sitting on the couch.
Surprisingly (sadly) there is no sign of John. Normally he gets up early and so does Rose too. There's something suspicious going on here.
"Hey Harley where's John and Rose?"
She turns her head and smiles. "Oh hey Dave nice to see your finally awake. John and Rose went to the park since we were both still asleep. She messaged me the directions so that when we were both up we could meet them there."
"Well thats nice of them to just leave. C'mon lets go find them."
She turns off the TV and stands up. "Okay."
You both go get into Rose's mom's car and Jade reads the directons as you drive. When you get there you let Jade lead you through the park on a trail. After a few minutes has passed she said, "Hey Dave how much do you love John?"
"What? I don't love John."
How the fuck does she know? Is it that obvious or did Rose tell her?
"Dave come on Rose told me that you do so don't pull that bullcrap."
"Why were you guys talking about it?"
"Oh we were just talking lastnight about some stuff and somehow your feelings for John ended up part of it."
"What could you possibly be talking about that would lead to that?"
"Someone having feelings for you."
Oh no you hope Jade didn't take it too bad when she found out. You think that's who she's talking about at least unless Rose does. Ew.
"Look Jade you're a very pretty girl but I just don't see you like th-"
"Its not me you idiot. Its someone else."
"Oh god no. Rose has feelings like that for me?"
"Thats not the only choice Dave but a possibility nevertheless."
"Are you saying that John loves m back?"
"No I'm not saying that at all."
"So I was right the first time and Rose loves me."
"I didn't say that either."
"Your playing this game. So either Rose loves me or the almost impossible choice John loves me."
"Yup," she says smileing wide.
"Where are they we've been walking for far too long."
"There at the other park in town. I lead you out here to talk you into speaking up and saying something to John about the way you feel."
"So you lied to me."
"Not exactly I said they went to the park i didn't say which one."
"Jade your telling me to tell John the way I feel but I don't think I can."
"Dave love is blind so I won't tell you but you can do it and I don't think you'll regret it. I mean if it's been eating away at you for so long you should just let it out."
"Did Rose tell you how long too? God she's probably telling John right now."
"No don't worry i made her promise not to tell him about it and no she didn't tell me how long but by the way she spoke I could tell you've felt this way for a while."
"Can we sit down?"
"Of coarse we can Dave."
There's not a bench anywhere so you choose a small grassy patch on the edge of the path. The grass is dying but it's still better than sitting on the dirt.
"Jade I just don't think I can tell him. I mean I'm afraid that if he doesn't feel the same way that he'll be scared away, that I won't see or talk to him ever again. The thought really scares me. If he doesn't feel the same way that's okay I'd rather have him as a friend than as nothing at all but I don't want him to go away."
"Dave, if John doesn't feel the same way he's still going to be your bestfriend. You've been friends for five years and this isn't going to change that. If he doesn't feel the same way conversation might be very little for a few days because he would be getting used to knowing but that's worst case scenario. Also think about if he does feel the same way. He's all yours. You get to finally capture him in your arms and cuddle."
"Yeah I guess. Well I guess I'll tell him but I don't want to fuck up this whole trip so I'll just do on the last day."
"No you will tell him tonight! You're bound to end up playing videogames anyway just tell him then! In the mix of John swearing that you're cheating and you telling him how it's just he sucks like you both do everytime just slip it in there."
"Harley, I don't think that's the best time to say something like that. 'Hey John you suck at videogames but I'm totally in love with you.' Nope doesn't sound too good."
"Not like that Dave! What you do is when John starts pouting about how he lost again and the way that you always offer him for you to let him win then he says fuck you. Well instead of how you normally say something along the lines of okay whatever man why not try giving a short laugh and say something like and thats why I love you."
"Well I guess that would work but what if he doesn't really register it."
"I don't know I'm just trying to give you an idea but tell him tonight. Whether it's the way I just said or you think of something else. Just tell him alright?"
She's giving you that look where she's giving you sympathy but at the same time you can tell that she's going to be relentless about getting you to do this. You nod your head and you both walk back up the trail.
Jade gets a message and tells you that Rose and John are back at the house as you put the car in drive. You follow the directions backwards and get back to Rose's. When you park the car your heart has never been beating this quickly in your life and Jade has to tell you to get out of the car.
This is going to either going to be the worst day of your life or the best.