Creative Writing

Action | A Short Story

Jay was in love with his best friend, Alex. He didn’t want to admit it, had denied his feelings for the longest time. Until he couldn’t any longer. Well, until Gillian came along and confronted Jay about it.

She was a lot of things, blunt especially. “You love Alex, don’t you?” Gillian shot the question at him out of the blue. They were sitting in his car, waiting on Alex.

“Why would you think that?” Jay shot back a little too quickly. Heat warmed his cheeks.

Gillian shut her green eyes and shook her head. “Because it’s true. And I don’t just think. I know.”

“Well, you’re wrong. There’s nothing between us.”

“That’s what they all say.” She opened her eyes and rolled them at him. “I can’t believe I’m gonna be the third wheel again.”

Jay turned in his seat. “Again?”

She flashed him a smirk before pulling out her phone. “Maybe I should bail out before it’s too late.”

“It’s already too late,” Jay muttered under his breath.

“What’s that?”

“I said it’s already too late.”

The corners of Gillian’s mouth started to curl upwards but he held up a hand. “Alex already bought three tickets.”

She pouted, thinking. “I could always sit a row or two away you know, so I can watch the action.”

An overwhelming urge to get out of the car and call the entire plan off overcame him.

“If you know what I mean,” Gillian added.

He smacked a palm against the steering wheel. “I know what you mean.”

“You just don’t want to acknowledge it.”

“Because there will be no action.”

She twirled a strand of hair around her finger. “But we’re watching an action movie.” Gillian blinked several times in rapid succession.

Just then Alex walked out of the house, strode across the front yard, and reached the car. He got in and shut the door. “Let’s go.”

Gillian grinned. “Indeed.”

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