The Bus Ride Home

(I got inspired by collegegirldai to write a flash fiction. Well, mine doesn’t have the feel of flash fiction, but more of a writing prompt, I guess.)


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It was a long day, and she was glad it’s now coming to a close. She hopped¬†on her usual bus ride home, which was almost 30 minutes away from her workplace. As the bus went in full motion, a lot of thoughts ran wildly inside her head.

It was only now that she accepted that fact that she refused to admit to herself. A light of realization came upon her, hitting her like the first ray of sunrise. After all this time, she learned that she wanted to keep him by her side, and continue being her long-time friend. But with another kind of feeling getting in the way, seeing him as her friend is now rather difficult to do.

When did these feelings started to seep into her heart? When did this all began? Why is everything so complicated now? Or is it just her making things complicated for herself? The truth is, she didn’t want this to happen. But it can’t be undone now.

Friendship is the basis of love, her old professor once said in class way back when. She now understood all of this friendship and love thing.

Will she ever get the courage to speak out and let him know how she felt? Will he reciprocate the feeling, or turn her away and not be her friend anymore?

She wished she had the courage to just discard these feelings and act like it’s never happened.

For now, she might as well avoid him. She’s sure he might notice, but he might miss her, only as a friend.

The thought of it hurt her, that she’ll only remain as a friend to him. Nothing more than that, a friend.


(Inspired by “Here For You” by Big Baby Driver)