That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else

Sixteen Candles

Rules of best friends a guide for girls

I was searching on the Internet when I found this rulebook for best friends; out of curiosity I clicked the link RULES OF BEST FRIENDS a guide for girls

Rule #1: you must always be considerate of his feelings

I am I thought, I'm always considerate of James's feelings.

I scrolled down the page to rule number two

Rule #2: always be there for him

I thought back to when James had just broken up with Alyssa and I was there for him, I stayed up all night with him while he told me how he caught her and his so called best friend in bed together.

"What a friend he turned out to be, I mean I cant believe that he'd do that to me, isn't there a guy code or something that prevents best friends from having sex with their other best friends girlfriends?" he said.

He looked at me waiting for my reply

Rule #3: since you're his best girl friend tell him the truth whether it may hurt, he needs to hear it.

" James, considering your latest choice in girlfriends.. I'm sorry to say but Alyssa wasn't the best choice, I mean she's a flirt and obviously. ."I trailed on to my own thought as James looked at me contemplating.

I read on

Rule #4: know what he wants and what he looks for; trust him for his opinion and everything that comes with this

"James what do you think of this shirt?" I said

he looked at me for the thousand time, " Emma Will you Calm down, you look gorgeous, and if that boy breaks your heart, he'll be talking to me." I smiled at him, basking in the presence of his kindness.

Rule #5: when he's overprotective of you, its cause he cares its not because he doesn't want you to be happy.

I watched as James hit Adam harder, "STOP" I screamed, "just stop." I was sobbing now,

Adam had tried to touch me inappropriately; James had seen him do it and jumped at him. James immediately stopped looking at my tear streamed face, "EMMA YOU WANT ME TO STOP, WHEN HE WAS THE ONE WHO WAS HERE DOING WRONG, DON'T TELL ME TO STOP

I'M GOING TO MURDER HIM!"

He really was going to, if I hadn't pulled him off, or he hadn't seen me crying.

I looked back at the computer screen remembering what happened,

Rule #6: if he says he loves you, …I'm really not sure what you do.

What! What kind of rule was that..

I looked at the computer, rule number 7 was the last rule … I scrolled to the bottom of the page and looked at it.

Rule #7: NEVER FALL FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

I looked at the rule, then at my bulletin board which was full of pictures of James and I .

I had broken the last and most important rule; I had fallen for my best friend. I had fallen way into the deep end, and was drowning.

We had gotten in a fight last week and hadn't spoken since

"Emma, its like I can't find any girls worth my time anymore. I don't know what to do anymore" he looked at me expecting sympathy or advice instead

This is what happened

I looked at him and my anger just got a hold of me

" JAMES, you cant find the person that you're looking for, maybe its because your not looking hard enough…have you ever given the thought that maybe the person that you're looking for is right in front of your eyes?"

"What are you saying? Emma?" he replied with a confused look

"I'm saying that I've fallen for you, maybe I've been in love with you all these years, but I've known for the longest time that I was in love with you every time you went out with some girl and I knew that she'd break your heart and this was the last straw after Alyssa." I was sobbing hysterically by then, I turned around and ran all the way to my car and drove home, and cried some more.

I snapped out of my thoughts of what happened last week

I heard someone walk into my room,

I turned my chair

He was standing there, looking like he hadn't slept in days, his raven colored hair was in a bed head mess, but it was cute, he had circles around his, hazel eyes, I glanced at his body and his shirt was wrinkled everywhere, and when I finally met his eyes he was looking at me.

" James what are-"

"I'm here to tell you something."

I sat still in my seat waiting for him to begin.

" Emma, I've been in love with you since we were 7 and you hit me in the eye, for calling your Barbie stupid, I love looking at you, I love how when you smile you're really smiling, I love your laugh I love how when your mad, the only way to get you out of a bad mood is to give you chocolate or give you ice cream, I love all your emotions, I love hugging you, I love how your hair smells good all the time, how you smell, I love how when your walk into a room your smile lights every single corner, I love you, but wait I'm not done" he said pulling a white sheet out of his back pocket.

And he pulled a sheet out of his pocket,

"See I found these quotes from your favorite movies, and they made me realize that I was so sure that I was in love with you because everything that it said reminded me of you, and the second one is a promise to you " he began to read

" From The Wonder Years "All our young lives we search for someone to love, someone to make us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, someone perfect is searching for us." He had just recited my favourite line out of the movie

I looked at him, tears welling up in my eyes

" Emma here's a promise to you

"Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some time, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me" Runaway bride

He had just read my other favorite line out of one of my favorite movies.

I looked at him; he was staring at me,

I jumped off my chair and kissed him we kissed each other, I don't know for how long

But when we stopped and I looked into his eyes

I finally saw those rules were stupid, and best friends canfall for each other.

"You know, that moment when you kiss someone and everything around you becomes hazy. And the only thing in focus is you and that person. And you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life. And for one moment you get this gift. And you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it will go away all at the same time." Never been kissed before

Fin.