Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I've been active here (really need to get rid of my writer's block). So I've been meaning to write more stories about these characters again and since I'm participating in Blacktober this year, I decided to write a short story. Day 5 is Love so I wrote a story about my OCs TJ and Chris :D I guess you can consider this a remake of my old stories "TJ: Better off Alone" , "Chris: Better off Alone", and "My Lucky Star". I hope you all like it!
Disclaimer: I own my OCs!
It was the end of the school day and Chris was walking home with his friends Brandon and Ryder. They were planning on going to the arcade after finishing their homework at Ryder's house. Jasmine and Jake, two more of their other friends, graduated the year before and would hang out with them when they weren't too busy at their jobs. He has some more friends like Tiana, Kacey, Yasmine, Stacey, and Tiana's cousin TJ.
Chris had a crush on TJ for awhile and soon fell in love with her, but he wasn't ready to tell her yet. Just like TJ, Chris has social anxiety, but his isn't as bad as TJ's. TJ dropped out of school because of her anxiety, even though she was a junior this year. Tiana and her family tried to get TJ help, but she wouldn't listen to them. Everyone worries about TJ and wants her to get better.
"Chris? Are you ok?" Chris was lost in his thoughts until he heard Brandon's voice.
"Huh? Oh yeah I'm alright. I'm just thinking about TJ." Chris replied, trying not to blush.
"Oh, I'm sure your girlfriend's doing alright." Ryder said, smirking.
"Sh-She's not my girlfriend!" Chris exclaimed, his face turning red now.
"Speaking of TJ, has anyone talked to her in a few days?" Brandon asked.
"I don't talk to her that much." Ryder said.
"I've been kinda busy. I hope she's alright." Chris added.
TJ was sitting in her room drawing a picture of her favorite characters. Ever since she dropped out of school, she stays in her house all day and doesn't leave. Her family still tries to get her to see a psychologist, but she won't go. She finished her drawing, put her sketchbook away, and lied down on her bed. Her mom and sister went shopping an hour ago, so she was alone for awhile. TJ enjoyed being alone.
Besides having anxiety, TJ also has been sad for awhile. While in school, she's been bullied along with Tiana. She also had a few fake friends. Only a few were genuine. TJ really liked hanging out with Jake. He was really nice and always made her laugh.
TJ ended up having a crush on him, but he had a girlfriend at the time. When they broke up, TJ's feelings for him came back and were stronger. She realized that she loved him, but she was too afraid to tell him. When TJ was finally ready to confess her feelings, she found out that Jake and Jasmine were dating. Tears started flowing down her face. She wiped her face and sighed.
"I really am better off alone. No guy wants me. Jake obviously didn't. I love Chris, but I'm sure he'll find someone better just like Jake did."
Another hour passed and TJ was still alone in her house. A few minutes later, she heard the doorbell ring. Assuming it was her mother and sister, TJ ran downstairs and opened the door. She was surprised to see Chris on the other side.
"Chris?" TJ said.
"Hi TJ." He greeted.
"What are you doing here?" She asked.
"I haven't talked to you in awhile and I wanted to make sure that you're alright." Chris replied.
"...I'm fine." TJ said, looking away from him.
"Can I come in?" He asked. TJ nodded and they sat on the couch.
"TJ, everyone's worried about you." Chris said.
"Why? I'm alright." TJ replied, giving him a fake smile.
"TJ, your anxiety is getting worse. You won't even leave your house." He said. TJ was silent.
"I don't think anyone can help me." TJ finally said.
"What? I'm sure there's an amazing psychologist out there that can help you control your anxiety." Chris replied.
"Not just that..." TJ said softly.
"Hm?" Chris looked at her confused.
"No one can help me feel better." TJ sighed.
"Why not?" Chris asked.
"...Because I'm better off alone." TJ replied, tears forming in her eyes.
"TJ, no you're not." Chris said.
"Yes I am. No guy wants me." TJ cried.
"TJ..." Chris pulled TJ close to him and hugged her tightly. Chris tried to comfort her as she continued to sob.
"Maybe I should tell her..." Chris thought.
"TJ?" He said.
"Y-Yeah?" She replied, looking up at him.
"TJ...I love you." Chris said, blushing again. TJ stared at him.
"Huh?" She said.
"I love you TJ. I've felt this way for awhile. I just wasn't ready to tell you until now." Chris explained. TJ stared at him again.
"Do you really mean it?" TJ asked.
"Of course! I'd never lie to you." Chris replied. TJ wiped her eyes and smiled.
"Chris...I love you too!" She said.
"Really?" He asked. TJ nodded.
"Yup. I thought that you would find someone better so I never said anything." She replied.
"And after getting hurt by Jake, I was too afraid to tell you." She said. Chris kissed her forehead and smiled again.
"TJ, there's no one "better" than you." He said.
"...Really?" She asked.
"Yeah. And I've been hurt by someone too. But now I moved on." He replied. TJ hugged him tightly.
"Chris?" She whispered.
"Yes?" He asked.
"Can...Can I be your girlfriend?" She asked.
"Yes. I wanna be with you TJ." Chris replied. TJ smiled and kissed him. Chris started blushing but kissed her back.
"I love you TJ." Chris said when they stopped.
"I love you too Chris." TJ smiled and hugged him again.
This kinda feels rushed ^^; btw for anyone new to my characters or forgot:
Chris is biracial (black dad and white mom) but looks white
Brandon is one of Jasmine's cousins
Jasmine is also biracial (white dad and black mom) but looks black
Ryder is Kacey's boyfriend (he's actually a new OC I made a few months ago. Originally I was gonna pair her with Brandon but lost interest in that ship)
TJ and Tiana are the same age (17 in this story)