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December 5, 2008

#513: Friends


[[A boy is talking to a girl.]]

Boy: I have a crush on you.

[[Boy is shown alone.]]

Boy: I could ask you out, and move on with my life if you said no.


Boy: See, I don’t want to consider that you might not be attracted to me. I’m scared of rejection, so I’ve decided relationships should grow smoothly out of friendships.

[[Girl is shown sitting at her computer.]]

Boy: When you have problems, I’ll be there for you, night after night.

Boy: Selflessly.

Computer (Instant message from boy): hug

[[Girl is shown slamming door and walkng to boy to get a hug.]]

Boy: I’ll tear down the jerks you date, and wait for you to realize how good I am for you. That only I will ever understand you.


Girl: «Sniff»

Boy: There there

[[Boy is shown alone again.]]

Boy: You don’t want to hurt my feelings, and I won’t ever force the issue. I’ll tell myself it’s because I “Value our friendship.”

Boy: Bit by bit, I’ll make you depend on me.

[[Boy and girl are shown sitting on a rock in a park, reading a book together.]]

Boy: You’ll think about how long it would take to build this kind of connection again.

[[Boy and girl are shown sitting on a couch drinking, getting closer, and kissing.]]

Boy: And in a moment of weakness

Boy: and loneliness

Boy: you’ll give in.

[[Girl is shown sitting at the computer with boy behind her facing the other way washing dishes]]

Boy: It’ll feel comfortable and natural. You’ll quietly revise your definition of love and try to be happy. And sometimes you will be.

[[Girl is shown siting at the computer.]]

Boy: Only the wistfulness in your gaze and the tiny pause before you say “I love you” will hint that this wasn’t the ending you’d hoped for.

Boy: Sound good?

[[Girl is holding hands with another boy, talking to boy.]]

Girl: …I’m going to date this jerk.

Boy: But he doesn’t respect you!