Au idea where
Person A is known school wide for being a player/manwhore/ insert-label-here-that-means-dates-five-people-in-one-month. They decide to ask person B out, who promptly rejects them. Person B tells person A that they know how A is like, so sorry but no thanks. They can be friends though?
And so begins the start of a beautiful friendship. Person a encourages person b, often too much so, and wingmans for them. Person b calls person a out on their bullshit. They get to be surprisingly close friends.
And then one day person b wakes up and realizes:
I like my player/manwhore/insert-label-here-that-means-dates-five-people-in-one-month best friend.
Cue glorious pining
(Of course, person A has slowly fallen in love with person b too over the course of their friendship. Except they’ve been rejected before by person a, and they do realize their own reputation of being a player, even if they actually want something more with person b. So they’ve been quiet on their end, but were they too obvious? Because person a has been acting kinda strange lately; maybe they figured out person a likes them? dID THEY SCREW UP EvERyT hI n G??!?!?!?)