If you thought the last post's saga was dramatic, gurl, I'm not even done yet. [I swear, half of my life should be a reality show. Because this seems like a really cliché chick flick]
Okay, before you proceed, make sure you have read Part I: Who Shot Cupid's Arrow!
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Sit back, and grab a muffin and some hot chocolate, and let me tell you Part II of Who Shot Cupid's Arrow: An Arrow Shot to the Heart.
Let's backtrack a little bit: -whatever that was- just happened, and it's time to head inside, and start musical rehearsal.
Birds of a feather flock together, so of course all of us sit together when we go in. But who was going to sit next to Mickey? Mickey sometimes sat in between The Doctor and Dipper... And what if that happened today? Um, that's like a bomb waiting to explode. And we definitely didn't need any more of that.
So, my friend Sunni and I formed a blockade- no man was sitting with Mickey. It was like a Great Wall of China, and no one was crossing the border.
We somehow survived that (very awkward, might I tell you) play practice. Five hours later, Mickey messaged me and our other friend MK. She asked the question no one knew the answer to: "What should I do?"
I told her that she didn't need to be in a relationship, and MK told her that it was her life, and it's her choice what she wants to do with it. We all decided it would be best for Mickey to have some time to think about everything, so I messaged the boys exactly that.
"Can she have time? To think about everything? She's confused, and just... It's personal." -Me
The responses came immediately:
Quite sweet of them, don't you think?
Anyway, continuing with the story: why didn't Mickey just say no to the both of them? Because if she said yes to one, she could ruin the friendship between the two. She knew that.
But the thing was, Mickey was going through some really tough times in her life at that time... And she really wanted someone to be there for her, to help her through it. A special someone. Who would that special someone be?
She thought about it for days. It was the only thing she would think about, because feelings and friendships were on the line. No matter what she chose, really- someone was going to get hurt.
Mickey turned to her close friends for help, and that ended up in something worse. People taking sides. Like someone sent in to me before, a lot of people thought that she should have "totally given the yes to Dipper". AKA, picking him over The Doctor.
These people only knew half of the story though. Mostly... Dipper's side.
And that was when I wrote Who Shot Cupid's Arrow: the real story of what happened, with everyone's thoughts. Not just one person: but Mickey's, Dipper's, and The Doctor's.
Then I messaged it to people, in hopes they would see why exactly she really couldn't pick a side. And those who kept an open mind understood.
So we helped her, including my friend Lucki, who gave her great advice. And after thinking it through, Mickey made her decision: she liked The Doctor. (Didn't expect that, did you? Can we say PLOT TWIST?)
The person who messaged me before, why didn't she "give the yes to Dipper"? She realized that she liked him, but she didn't like him in that way. She liked him as a friend, as a brother. And you can't date your brother, right?
The musical was coming up, and we were preforming the next weekend. I told her that it would probably be best if we waited until after the show to tell them... We didn't want emotions to interfere with the performance.
During the final rehearsals, Mickey told me to go talk to The Doctor, and tell him about the whole thing... He really didn't want to hurt his best friend, and now he knew that Mickey really did like him. So he decided to have a "Dipper-vention" and that he would talk to him. But it wouldn't happen until later.
The Doctor (he still hadn't talked to Dipper yet) and Dipper have been waiting. It's been a couple of weeks, and they were getting anxious: Dipper especially. When the night of the show came, he called all of us: The Doctor, Mickey, and me, to talk.
He took us to a stairwell, and we all sat down... The tension was so thick, you could cut through it with a butter knife. So naturally, to avoid conversation, Mickey and I started joking around. We kept doing so until it was time for Dipper to go on stage (luckily, he was in the first scene).
I talked to The Doctor after that, and asked him why the Dipper called us all to talk. He said that maybe it was because Mickey never talked to them about anything, it was always me who told them stuff... And he wanted to Mickey to say something and not just hear it from me.
Later that night, I messaged Dipper and asked him what he wanted to talk about, and he just replied: "I wanted to address the elephant in the room." AKA, addressing the unspoken words between everyone... Yeah, that didn't go so well.
Anyway... To put it quite simply, Dipper hated The Doctor for quite a bit. It was exactly what we didn't want to happen... He ended up ignoring him for a while. It lasted even past the musical ending, if I can recall.
Soon after the musical finished, another thing was coming up: the Talent Show. In an effort to bring the group back together, we all became a group (with some others added in as well) and started getting ready to audition for a slot in the show.
Around this time, Dipper was questioning his friendship with The Doctor. After all, to him, it felt like his friend betrayed him. Should he just end it once and for all? Apparently, others thought so.
I told him that that was completely, and utterly, downright stupid. It's dumb to just end a friendship over a girl... I mean, he was friends with The Doctor for several years, and he wants to end that connection over a girl he knew for a couple of months? Absurd.
Also around this same time (but a little later, of course), The Doctor had the "Dipper-vention" that he said he would do. He told him that, "If he really wants Mickey to be happy, she should be able to choose freely, and he should not be angry at the outcome." And guess what happened: Dipper told The Doctor to go and ask Mickey out.
He told me later that he still didn't support it whole-heartedly, but I told him that there was nothing wrong with that. Feelings over someone can be hard to get over.
Continuing with the story... The Doctor, since he got the "okay from the best friend" asked Mickey out right after Talent Show auditions.
She said yes.
*squeals* IT WAS BEAUTIFUL OKAY
(The Fault in Our Stars fans quietly creep in and you just hear a whispering from the dark corners of your room: OKAY.)
Alas, the beauty only lasted for a month. Mickey ended up breaking up with him, because she was going through a really tough time in her life. She didn't want to bring him down with her, so it was best that they broke up.
STORY OVER? NO SIT BACK I'M NOT DONE YET FOLKS
Four months have passed, and the last dance of the year is coming up. And there were... Vibes. More specifically, Dipper vibes. Even more specifically, I-Feel-Like-Dipper-Still-Likes-Mickey Vibes. Dem vibes were everywhere, man.
Turns out I was right, and my suspicions were later confirmed. The question was, was he going to man up and ask her to this dance?
"Why?" you ask. "He had the opportunity just floating in front of his face, why didn't he just firmly grasp it?" Weeell. Before Dipper was going to ask her, he first messaged one of her other friends. We'll call her Jamie.
He asked Jamie what she thought about him asking Mickey to the dance, and Jamie being a good friend, before responding to him, told Mickey that Dipper was thinking of asking her.
In simple terms, Mickey now knows. She told Jamie to tell him that she wasn't going, and that he should ask someone else. So Jamie told him, and he bought it.
Bait, line, and sinker. (NO DIPPER IT WAS A TRAAAPP)
Because of this, he asked another girl (who rejected him before, btw. what even is happening idek). And working up his courage didn't go to waste, because that girl said yes. *applause*
Are they dating? I don't even know, I just hope he legitimately likes her.
The dance was great, and we all had a great time that night. Everyone looked wonderful, some looked downright classy, and it was a great way to help bring a close to our amazing school year together.
And that is the end of An Arrow Shot to the Heart. Mickey's love story was a complicated one. She liked one boy, fell for another, and both of them liked her back. It was an emotional storm of misunderstandings, friendships tearing, and a whole schist load of drama, but it worked out in the end. (Like every cliché chick flick, the drama always has an end, right?)
Mickey is an independent girl now, with an eye out for a special someone. She doesn't need to be in a relationship, but she's open to it if the other is open to it.
Dipper and The Doctor are best friends again. And it turns out that Dipper was not dating that girl, and was only taking her to the dance.
And me? I'm glad that the friendships didn't break, and that the ending to this story was a happy one. Or at the very least, bittersweet.
"What's gonna happen next?" Well, this whirlwind isn't over yet! But for now, let's all just chill until the drama comes back again. (Hopefully, that'll be a long while... My friends, if you are reading this, can we hold off on the craziness for another month or two? Haha, just kidding (a little bit, anyway...): I love you all!)
Kimiko Hope, out.~
★ NEXT UP: Part III: The (Almost) Story of Us! ★
i'm winnie, an average teen. aka i sleep too much yet i'm tired all the time.
a rambling of sorts
gather around i have a story
it's called fangirling
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