Beta's Note: Yes, I know, usually this area is reserved for the Authors, but sadly for me, my dear friend and fellow Author, Laurel has gone on Holiday and I took on the task of posting her new oneshot for her. Normally If this were my story I would take this time to thank the beta, though in this case I find it slightly redundant, since that would be me, so instead I'll just say 'Please enjoy the tale!! I could feel the weight press on my chest as I looked at him across the Great Hall and I found it hard to breathe; it always felt like a big fat elephant had just sat right on my ribcage and was crushing me every time I saw him. I had become strangely aware of my body over the last few years and the subtle differences in my anxieties; each one with a different source. When I first realised I was gay I felt a thick black fog settle around my heart and lungs; it was always present but became much more noticeable when my sexuality was at the forefront of my mind, like when I found another boy attractive. I think the fog was a mixture of disappointment that I couldn't ever be 'normal', dread at having to chose between two impossible futures — disappointing my family and being myself or living a lie, and the incredible loneliness I felt when I was sure people would hate me for this.
The 50 Greatest Unrequited Love Stories Ever
The 50 Greatest Unrequited Love Stories Ever - The Good Men Project
The quest for love makes a great story. The happy endings — relieved embraces, engagements, sex made all the hotter by the building tension of various plot complications — give us a nice dose of literary oxytocin. Tales of relationship interruptus may not yield much oxytocin, but arguably they offer something much more profound: insights into how unreciprocated love forces us to reckon with ourselves. With apologies to Jane Austen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the pre-Millennial Disney Industrial Complex, the rule for the list is simple: The unreciprocated yearning must come to naught.
Have you ever loved someone so much that you feel like you could melt with every smile they send you? Have you ever loved someone so much that it feels like you can't draw enough breath whenever they're around? Have you ever loved someone so much that you lose your train of thought every time your eyes meet? Have you ever had your heart broken because that person, the one who you love more than life itself, the one who makes you forget to breathe and makes your heart flutter madly in your chest, doesn't love you back? Have you ever felt like there is nothing, nothing , worth living for, because that person, the one , doesn't feel the same way?