The Potential Boyfriend
Protective Best Friend Shawn miniseries
“What if you don’t like him?” You ask Shawn the question that has been on your mind for a few days now.
Shawn looks up from his phone, studying you for a second, “You like him, right?” He questions instead of answering your original question. You nod in response, and he says, “Then I’ll like him. And if I don’t then I’ll pretend to.” He shrugs like its that simple.
You give him a look that tells him you’re not satisfied with his answer because you want him to like the guy that you like, actually like him.
Shawn shrugs off the look you gave him and says, “but if he breaks your heart, I’ll fucking kill him.”
“Alright,” you say, because this isn’t the first time Shawn has said something like this.
“And I’ll tell him. I’ll make sure he knows that whether I like him or not. He’s dead if he hurts you.” Shawn says, immediately jumping into that protective role.
“Maybe that’s like a second meeting thing to say.” You suggest.
“That’s definitely a within first five minutes of the first meeting type of thing to say.” Shawn replies, and you roll your eyes still a little nervous about the whole situation of your best friend meeting your potential boyfriend. Shawn’s your best friend, so his opinion matters to you. Of course you want him to like the boy you’re interested in. “Y/n, it’s gonna be fine. As long as he’s not an asshole and he treats you right, then it’s all good.”
“So you’re going to be nice to him?”
“Yes, y/n. I’ll be nice.” He reassures you honestly. You stand up from the couch when the doorbell rings. You’re about to leave the room to open the door, but you quickly stop, turning back to Shawn one last time, “Behave, please.” You tell him.
He nods, a cheeky smile on his face, “I always behave.” You just shake your head at his response and go to open the door.