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Friends to lovers: a writing guide
9 months ago · · writing,
because i’m a sucker for best friends to lovers.
•the mutual respect for each other
always protecting each other
knowing each other inside and out, everything from their favorite song, to what they named their favorite stuffed animal in second grade
doing whatever they can to make each other happy, and bring out a smile on each other’s faces
• trying to hide their feelings, as to not ruin the friendship
feeling as their world is crashing down, tears welling in their eyes when their friend has gotten their heart broken, because they don’t deserve to feel like that, and it hurts to see their friend upset
• the first kiss, and the realization of “it’s always been you”
starting to see each other in a different light
denial “there’s nothing going on between the two of us. i’ve known them forever, and they’re my best friend. nothing more, nothing less”
• being jealous when they see their friend with their partner, and that’s when they realize they’re in love with them
• complementing their friend in such a way only somebody who’s in love with said person could do “they’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. they keep me grounded, and when i look at them… you know, if you replaced their smile with the sun, you wouldn’t notice the sun was missing’’
• holding hands for the first time, locking eyes, blushing and chuckling
the first “official” date, which is not really a date but it feels like one
showing up at each other’s house late at night
• when one of them is dropping hints, that they want to kiss, and the other one is completely oblivious to it, or has yet to bring the other one out of the friend zone so they’re just really not catching on because they’re just not thinking of their friend in that way yet
when one of them has accepted their feelings, and the other character says “we’re nothing but good friends!” to a mutual friend of theirs, and the first character’s just like :) yeah :) friends :)
• spending time with each other’s family, their family mentioning how good they would be together or mistaking them for being together, because they’re just that compatible.