Let's flashback to a girl named Elle
Who unknowingly, was in for quite a spell
And what's a story with no twist here and there?
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The third installment to Who Shot Cupid's Arrow and An Arrow Shot to the Heart
Note: This story goes along with Who Shot Cupid's Arrow and An Arrow Shot to the Heart! Side by side actually, so it would be best if you read those first.
Ah, 2012. The supposed year when the world was supposed to end (STILL ALIVE!) and when #Jandon was still a beautiful thing.
(For those who don't know, #Jandon was the ship name for my friends Jill and The Doctor. They were so cute at the time!)
And through The Doctor, Elle met Dipper, aka my best friend's boyfriend's best friend during chorus. (Wait, pause- quick introductions here. You guys have never met Elle before! She is a close friend of Jill and I. Anyway back to the story)
When she met Dipper, he was really quiet and read often during class. They didn't talk to each other much, but saw each other often because of Jandon.
Needless to say, the thought crossed her mind more than once: "Ha, if we liked each other we could double date...!"
A month before the school year ended, Elle took up tennis lessons. She was the only girl there! And the only one she knew there... Was Dipper. Of all seven billion people, it was that human in particular. (Several incidents happened there. Like accidentally hitting the tennis teacher in the head with a ball- whoops! And also, why are boys pockets sO BIG? He fit a water bottle in one pocket, and three tennis balls in his other pocket! She couldn't even fit one ball. Boys could probably fit a whole body in their pockets and it wouldn't be a surprising honestly)
And so, summer passed! Mickey threw a great pool party. #itsnotapartyitsanintimategettogether
Now it's the school year of 2013. And chorus played a big role in bringing them together again.
If you've taken chorus before, you know that everyone is separated into parts. In our case, the boys (baritones and tenors), were seated next to the sopranos.
The previous year, The Doctor and Jill were next to each other, but it was different now for some reason. The arrangement was Jill-Elle (a slight gap between seats here) Dipper-The Doctor. Why? Don't ask me I don't know everything!
This is also the moment Mickey and Dipper first met. She sat right in the gap separating the baritones and tenors from the sopranos, and through that, Elle, Mickey, and Dipper really started talking to each other.
So much that tHEY PLANNED A PARTY. "Dipper's Freaking Party", to be exact (fab name amiright).
The plan was perfect- we'd go to the place, someone would say it's their birthday, and we would get free cake!! I mean, it was flawless.
Elle and Mickey gave Dipper their numbers so they could work out more details. Too bad it never worked out though... Everyone somehow got grounded, had extensive homework, or had other plans that day. PARTY CANCELLED EVERYONE GO HOME (it was kinda sad... all that plannin' for nothin'.)
A month later, Dipper texted Elle out of the blue. It made sense, he did have her number already. Why let it go to waste? And so they started texting.
Nooovvvveemmberrrr!! Or was it October? Probably November. Yeah.
Musical time! Auditions, auditions. Elle was super nervous, stage fright is not exactly a helpful thing in this situation. Her knees were shaking, but she survived! Ensemble isn't too bad of a part, I mean there is a ton of singing, and who doesn't like that? And at least she gets to spend a lot of time with her friends.
December. #Jandon breakup. What a traggeedddyy, tears shed! People dead! ...No one died, I lied! I mean my shipper heart kind of died, but that's all in the past. (besides there are new ships now huehuehue)
However, don't you remember? Shortly after the Jandon breakup is Who Shot Cupid's Arrow.
Like I mentioned earlier, Elle got to spend a lot of time with her friends during musical rehearsal. Rehearsal was directly after school, and could go until 9 pm. It was almost everyday, including weekends.
Which meant she saw Dipper a lot. In fact, they became really close.
Dipper texted Elle often for advice on what to do, and they could talk to each other about whatever.
During rehearsals, they would listen to music together, sharing a pair of earbuds, and showed each other videos that would make the other laugh. Elle would even subtly try to purposely sit next to him.
Rehearsals ended eventually, though. The big performance had to arrive at one point (it went off nicely!)... But that didn't stop them from talking.
Whenever Elle had to stay after school, she had to wait an extra 45 minutes for her mom to arrive due to her having to pick up her younger brother from school first. And during that time, she would facetime Dipper.
Facetiming soon become a common thing between them, and they would do it sometimes when they were doing homework, or when a new episode from a show they both liked came on. In that case, it was almost like they were watching together.
Ah, the talent show! The song was great, our performance itself however, questionable. (We were a group of seven, and only two microphones? Seriously?!)
We went to Dipper's house for practices. Elle had to be there early to go over the vocal harmonies with him, and when they finished early, they played video games. She killed herself in the game eight times in five minutes, and let's just say he never forgot about it and teased her about it from time to time.
They were super close, and were growing closer. Friends shipped them, and Elle never opposed it (we all know why at this point). He was as oblivious as the triangle headed kid from that summer show.
The big dance of the year. Formal.
Unlike the other dances, this one was super nice. People were bringing dates. People thought Dipper was gonna ask Mickey, but he brought another girl. A couple others thought that Dipper was gonna ask Elle, but nope.
Although she was a bit disappointed that she wasn't asked, she didn't let that stop her and went on to have the dance of her life. She wasn't gonna like him anymore.
This crush was gonna go out as the summer breeze blew in.
Summer. Summer. Summer. School's out!
They texted all the time. Almost too often. They never had to say goodbye or "brb" because they knew that the other would respond. One time, their conversation lasted three days.
'Goodnight' was their always.
Partypartyparty!! Jill's hosting a party, a Gravity Falls party specifically! If we are paralleling (is that a word? i doubt it) to High School Musical, it would be equal to the time that Troy and Gabriella sang together for the first time.
Except in this case, they sat together. Elle doodled on his hand, and together they watched the new season premiere of their favorite show.
"Are you sure? You're sure you don't like her?"
That's what Mickey said after asking Elle to send her a selfie. Which Mickey then sent along with the previous message.
"Do you like me?"
That's what Dipper asked Elle. Elle simply replied,
"Yeah. I like you."
What should they do? Go out? Do they date now?
Not even secretly? I mean, two friends of ours were doing that already.
Elle, more than anything, did not want to break her parent's trust. Dating secretly was something she didn't want to do, so they didn't do it.
And with that, summer came to a close.
Fall of the school year of 2014. Speaking of fall, it's usually associated with pumpkin spice lattes. Do they actually taste good? I've never had one.... Anyway.
Elle felt really, really awkward. She didn't mean to at first, but she quickly began avoiding Dipper whenever she saw him around school. He noticed, and even asked Mickey, "Is she avoiding me?"
It wasn't on purpose. She just didn't know what to do now.
October. Homecoming. But before homecoming, the homeshow takes place the night before.
So we all got to the football game, sitting together because #squad. By halftime, half the group was wandering around who knows where, and several others were out buying food. A couple people were left, but Elle and Dipper were left alone.
If she hugged him, it would be that much harder to get over him.
Getting over him was harder than she thought.
The next night was homecoming. Very different from formal, and much more important in the eyes of all the students.
Dipper did ask Elle to the dance this time, but she politely turned him down ("I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to say no. I'm sorry. I'm not sure I'll even be able to go anyway..."), for the same reason she didn't hug him.
She didn't talk to him the entire night, and he didn't make a move to talk to her. Elle's friend said that he was mad, since apparently Elle said no because she wasn't going. (twist of words, Dipper dear. she said no, and wasn't sure if she would be able to anyway. pay attention to the details!) The only thing he said to her that night was goodbye, when everyone was leaving.
At the end of the night, she decided.
She gave herself a month. "By the end of this month," she thought, "I definitely won't like him anymore." But forcing yourself to do something like that doesn't always work out.
However, by the end of the month, they were talking normally again. That was good at least.
Later on, Elle's friend told her that one of our friends, MK, was considering breaking up with her boyfriend. Apparently, during homecoming, while Dipper wasn't talking to Elle, he was hanging out with MK.
"I don't know. I just feel like, we clicked."
She didn't end up breaking up with her boyfriend. While they did break up later, it was only because they were growing apart anyway. It was mutual.
November. Dipper's birthday is coming up. And what comes with birthdays? Birthday parties.
While a party's a party, Elle had her suspicions. Skepticals, actually- about her other friend May.
Elle, May, and Dipper were all in the same homeroom. And Elle couldn't deny it, May and Dipper were getting closer to each other. Elle's suspicions only grew when Dipper handed out invitations to his party.
May got an invitation.
What's wrong with that? Nothing! But it was more about who he didn't invite. He didn't invite two people- May's best friend, and this other girl. He knew May's best friend much longer than he knew May, he only met May when the school year started. And for the other girl, well... Without her, he wouldn't know half the people he was friends with now.
So why did May get an invite, and not either of those two? That's what Elle wanted to know.
The party was fun. She noticed that May would sometimes wait back and talk to Dipper alone. Elle didn't say anything about it.
December means the holidays! Winter break is here, and Elle was off. She was leaving a week earlier than winter break started, but that was because she was going to visit her relatives.
January, the start of the new year. May and Dipper got closer while Elle was away, it seems. She could feel it in the air between them.
She tells her friend Mickey, "I think Dipper likes her." Mickey simply replied with, "I can see that."
Mickey goes to Dipper to ask him if he does like May (at this point, Elle and Dipper don't talk much), and he says that he does.
As the month comes to an end, May surprises Elle. She likes Dipper, and has since homecoming.
Mickey of course, is overjoyed (oh her shipping heart), and Elle was happy for May. I mean, she doesn't have a problem with it. She doesn't like him anymore, right?
Oh ho ho she was wrong. It's called jealousy hon
Dipper found out and said that he liked her too, and they started to go out on a Friday. However, the relationship was over by Monday. He broke up with her.
He told her it was because he wasn't ready for a relationship, but it wasn't true. (I mean, this guy has been rejected by every girl he liked. So close to dating each time, and the one girl who wants to go out with him, he breaks up with? But it's his choice, so. He can do what he wants.)
Elle found out from Mickey. He didn't really like her. While he did like her, he didn't like her... Enough. I don't know if that's the right word, to be honest. He just accepted that they would go out, but regretted it due to several people saying that if he was just doing it and he didn't even like her, it was wrong to lead her on like that. Especially since Valentine's Day was so soon.
And so, they broke up.
A week or two later, Dipper asks MK something (her and her boyfriend broke up already at this point): whether she would like to go to the movies with him.
MK and Mickey were best friends, so Mickey told Elle about what was happening.
MK decided she didn't like Dipper like that. If she was going to go to the movies with him, it would only be as friends.
"Yeah, we're dating."
Wait, what?! When Dipper said this to her, Mickey immediately told MK that Dipper thought that they were dating.
MK didn't even accept the offer of going to the movies, nevermind agreeing to dating him.
Dipper, you freaking player.
well not really but you know
Mickey later told him that he and MK weren't dating. You'd think that with a guy who came close to having a relationship several times, he'd know what an actual relationship really was.
Newsflash kid, just asking her out doesn't mean you're dating. Talk to each other first before making assumptions, mmkay? Geez.
"Dipper, you freaking player"? It was at that moment that Elle lost all interest in him. Good riddance, she didn't want to deal with a guy like that.
And she doesn't intend to date anyone, she doesn't have time for dating. It isn't an important aspect of her life right now. You don't need to be in a relationship to be happy.
All she needs is her friends and her fries. #friesbeforeguys
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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