hello! im writing a story based around two characters. they start off as friends, with the bond slowly deepening and eventually turning into a relationship. one of the characters is the goofy takes-everything-as-a-joke type (but is serious at times), while the other is more down-to-earth. im planning it so the jokey one is the one who confesses first, but im not sure how to make it happen. i imagine jokey here would be serious during it, but i want to avoid making it super cliche. any ideas?
If the character jokes around all the time, then a serious heart-warming speech would be the most surprising. It’s also kinda cliche though.
Personally, I’d prefer for character A (the goofy one) to tell B through an inside joke, a light insult, etc. If this was a confession of “I want to marry you” or “I’m in love with you”, I might prefer the speech, but this seems more like a “I have feelings for you” type of thing. It doesn’t have to be super serious the entire time.
I’d stay true to the character’s personality. Mix goofiness and seriousness together.
Ex. “Okay, kiss, mary, kill: John, Sarah, me?” asked B.
“Kill John, kiss Sarah, marry you,” responded A.
“Aww, you would marry me?”
“I would at least try to propose. Not sure if you’d say yes though.”
“Really?” A could barely hold back an incriminating smile.
“Wait, are we talking about a ‘oh we’re friends, so we’re compatible’ way or a 'I have feelings for you’ way?”
“You can’t just do that.”
“Yes I can. The choice is yours,” A assured.
“I’m not answering.”
“… Fine. I meant it the second way.”
“Well, so did I.”
“Does this mean that you like me? Like 'like like’?”