PIMA Chronicles #4: I Just Want My Friend Back!

December 23rd, 2010  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, Fiction Writing  |  5 Comments

Getting over someone you were never technically with is harder than you think.

And it’s not that I’m heart broken- because I’m not. I’m actually really happy with my decision to end something, which never started, but was causing me all kind of grief…

But I do miss some things like having someone to consider when I’m putting movies on my Netflix queue or getting the random “:P” on BBM. But those are things I can theoretically still have with him… no??

I decided to take a break from work and find out. I gave him a call. (Or returned the last few calls he made to me- that I ignored.)

“Hey stranger.” I casually say when he picks up.

“Oohh! What did I do to deserve this?”

“Just wanted to make sure you were alive and well.”

“Aww… don’t I feel special.”

“That’s me… always aiming to make you feel special.”

“Yea. When you’re not stressing me out and being a pain in my a…”

“Anyways.” I say cutting him off, “What are you doing?”

“Off work today. I’m about to head downtown and do some shopping.”

“Oh- I’m off at 6… we should meet up.”


Crap! Is it too soon to try and be part of his day? Please don’t let him read too much into this!

“Um… Let me get back to you on that. I may have plans.”

Plans? Does he mean he has a date? Hmmm…
“Oh ok. With who?” I try and say this as nonchalantly as possible.

“A friend.”

A friend? What friend. I know all his friends… I am now rolling my eyes. Why can’t guys keep it real? If you have a date– just say it. [Inner-inner thoughts: Otherwise you 'obviously' need to cancel on who-ever and hang out with me. lol]

“Is this ‘friend’ more important than me?” Yes I took it there. I don’t really know why. A part of me was just being my usual sarcastic self and honestly- another part of me really wants to know.

“Of course not… no one is more important than Pima.” Now I know he’s being sarcastic, but I’ll still push the issue at hand anyway…

“So meet up with me. We can get a drink. And you can meet up with this ‘friend’ after… maybe I can even meet this person.”


Finally he says, “Didn’t you break up with me? Why does it feel like you’re making demands on me?”

No lie- All of a sudden. Run D.M.C’s song started playing in my head… “It’s like that and that’s the way it is- huh”… But then it occurred to me- what the hell is he talking about?

“I’m sorry… when exactly were we in a relationship for me to have ‘broken up’ with you?”

And once again we have silence. I love how he pleads the 5th without actually saying it…

But honestly- this time- I don’t want to push it. I don’t want to argue about the same issues all over again… I just want my friend back!

“So what’s up with that drink?” I ask again before I hang up, so I can get back to work.

“Sure. Lets meet at 7pm at the usual spot.”

“Sounds like a plan!” As soon as we end the conversation- I re-request him on BBM.

**PIMA is an Alter-Ego that
represents multiple conversations**


  1. Diana says:

    December 23rd, 2010at 10:07 pm(#)


  2. Anonymous says:

    December 24th, 2010at 1:50 am(#)

    Why did you insist on meeting with this man?

  3. Pima says:

    December 24th, 2010at 3:08 am(#)

    Find out why in the next PIMA ~ Chronicles #5… :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    December 24th, 2010at 3:46 am(#)

    I know what she's saying! You miss all the good parts of him, but don't want the stress of the bad parts. But going back to being just friends hardly ever works out.

  5. Anonymous says:

    December 25th, 2010at 3:47 pm(#)

    Dude is one of the good guys. he has all those good qualities she loves so she cant help but want to go out with him. this what women do all the time though. pursue the "bad guys" and push the 'good guys' away.

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