shirley and watty

shirley and watty have been best friends since they were kids; around middle school shirley went from seeing him as the boy down the street who she’d talk about pokemon with to the boy down the street who’s hand she wanted to hold.

they’ve never been more than friends, best friends, but nothing more.  shirley was convinced she’d be okay with that as long as she was always his first choice.

watty had a few girlfriends in high school but thankfully nothing serious and no one that ever ranked higher than shirley anyways.

now university bound shirley is a bit anxious as to what awaits them, parties and study groups new friends and things to experience…and also girls…lots of girls who will no doubt see what she’s seen in watty for a while now.

so although excited about university life and all the new beginnings and possibilities shirley can’t help but feel like something is ending, something she might not be ready to let go of.


Found you.”  Watty’s smiling face pulled Shirley from her thoughts.

What took you so long I’ve been sitting here for thirty-five hundred years.”

Ah, yeah sorry, I thought you meant the other park with the giant water fountain.”  There was of course only the one park with a giant water fountain on the entire campus.

They sat comfortably for a few minutes each drinking their coffee.

Hey Watty?”

Hey Shirley.”

Um, are you nervous about starting classes tomorrow?”

Nah, I’m more nervous about doing my own laundry. Why? Are you nervous?”  Of course he wasn’t nervous, he was him, what did he have to be nervous about anyways?

Well…a little I guess.”

Don’t be, Shirs, it’ll be easy and besides you’ll probably be the smartest person in your class… if not the shortest.”  He pretended to sound casual instead of teasing.

Thanks, you’ll probably be the one with the biggest nose.”

Well I’d be upset if I wasn’t.”