Lies | Jonah Marais
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Word Count: 1,117 (It’s kinda short I’m sorry!)
“Jonah come on!” You yell out to your best friend.
You and Jonah were currently sitting in your back yard where the two of you spent pretty much every day. You sat on your small swing set, moving slowly so you could still look at Jonah who was laying down on the grass in front of you.
You heard a rumor at school that Jonah had a crush on someone and you wanted to know who. You’d been asking him all day but he just ignored the question.
“Just tell me who it is!” You say jumping down from your swing and walking over to lay down next to Jonah.
“I don’t like anyone!” He exclaims.
You roll your eyes but decide to finally drop the subject. You know Jonah was just as stubborn as you so he’d never tell you the truth.
“Woah, what’s on your arm?” Jonah asks suddenly.
You glance down to see what he’s looking at and gasp when you notice the large writing on your forearm.
“I don’t-“ You start before standing up and running into your house. Jonah is right on your heels as you run into your living room to find his and your mom sitting and talking.
“Mom?” You ask, catching her attention.
“What’s wrong?” She asks noticing your frantic expression.
“My arm.” You say.
You hold out your arm to show the writing. She places a tentative hand on her mouth before standing up to get a closer look. She turns to look at Jonah’s mom who had the same expression.
“It’s nothing sweetie don’t worry.” Your Mom assured.
“Jonah I think it’s time to go.” His Mom says gesturing for him to follow her. “We’ll talk later.” His Mom said to yours before walking out with Jonah.
That was 4th grade. (Y/N) didn’t see Jonah after that. Both their parents had decided that they were too young to know who their soulmate was.
It would be too much pressure for the young kids and their parents wanted them to live a life without that. So (Y/N)’s parents packed them up and moved them from her home state of Minnesota to California, halfway across the country from her soulmate.
The last day (Y/N) saw Jonah, she swore was one of the hardest days of her life. She was leaving behind her life along with her best friend. She didn’t even get a reason as to why either.
“I’ll call you every day.” She had promised.
“And I’ll write you constantly.”
She sighed sadly as slow tears started to make their way down her face. She rushed forward, wrapping her arms tightly around his neck as his went to her waist. She buried her face into his shoulder as she cried.
Jonah pushed his face into her hair as tears started to escape his eyes as well. The two soulmates sat in each other’s arms for a long time before being separated by their parents.
They kept up their promise for a while, calling every night and sending as many letters to each other as possible, but soon it became too much. They both got swept up in their own lives and soon forgot about their childhood best friend.
They crossed each other’s mind from time to time as they would grow older but that was it. The two were now strangers, who wouldn’t recognize each other on the street.
“You won’t believe what happened today!”
You lift your head to look at your best friend who had just barged into your room. You were currently laying down, re-reading your favorite book.
“What?” You ask as you sit up and close the book to listen to your best friend.
It wasn’t anything new that she would barge into your room/house with a new story of the day. By this point your parents were shocked if they found out you weren’t with (Y/B/F/N).
“I met my soulmate.” She says pretty much bursting with excitement.
“No way!” You exclaim sitting up straighter to look at her. “Who?”
“That’s the craziest part.” She says sitting down next to you. “It’s Oliver.”
Oliver had been a shy kid that we’ve known since middle school. He never said much but was extremely smart and even athletic. (Y/B/F/N) recounts the events of the last hour and you listen eagerly.
“Wow.” You say once she’s done.
“When do you think you’ll meet your soulmate?” She asks.
“I don’t know and I don’t care.” You respond easily.
“I said-“ You start.
“I heard you.” She says cutting you off. “How can you not care? It’s your soulmate!”
“Waste of time.” You respond before picking up your book and laying back down in your original position.
“Whatever.” She decides standing up. “I’m gonna go hang out with Oliver.”
“Have fun. Love you!” You call out not lifting your eyes from your book.
She calls out in response before walking out of your room and out of the house.
You slowly sit up in bed and reach around for your phone. Once you find it you check the time to see it’s almost 9 o’clock. You sigh and stretch before standing up.
“(Y/N)!” Your Mom calls out from downstairs.
“Yeah?” You ask as you walk out of your room to the top of the stairs.
“Can you go pick up a few things for me?”
Once you get the list and car keys from your mom, you head out. You head to the downtown area of your small town and head in and out of shops to get what your mom asked.
You turn to see (Y/B/F/N) walking out of a shop down the way. You step out of the shop you were in still keep eye contact with your best friend.
Just as you step out, you fail to notice a boy going the same way as you. You run straight into him, causing both of you to stumble backwards.
“I’m so sorry!” He exclaims, holding onto your arms to steady you.
“No it’s totally my fault!” You say looking up to meet his bright but familiar green eyes. “Do I know you?”
“I don’t think so.”
Just as he says this you feel a pressure on your arm. You look down to see writing showing up on your arm, something you’ve only seen once.
“Jonah?” You exclaim.
“(Y/N).” He breathes out.
You rush forward wrapping your arms tightly around your best friends neck. He slips his around your waist hugging you tightly.
“I’ve missed you so much.” He whispers into your hair.
“I’ve missed you more.”