We didn't know each other. At least not personally. That person was just another guy on the vast internet. We chated often, talking about school and whatnot.
That person was there for me, even if we were very far away from each other. At that point, we would chat for 3 hours straight, making jokes. We enjoyed the same weird things and we got along so well.
But, one day, I didn't know what happened. There was a small incident, and we just stopped talking. I missed those days where he would make me laugh until my chest hurt. My friends looked at my weirdly, but I didn't care. All they saw was me furiously typing at the computer and reloading as soon as possible.
Yet now, we say the bare minimum. Hello, how are you? Good. Oh, I've got to go. Ok. Bye. That was it. It hurt a little, but I didn't know if it was for the best or not.
It's been a few months since we were best friends without really knowing each other. He lived far from me, so it's not like I could confront him personally.
I was browsing through ShortStories101, procastinating on homework. I scrolled through stories and clicked a random one. I read it, and it was decent. Then I glanced at the bottom.
Author's Notes: (blah blah blah)
Special thanks to (him)
This was not word for word, but when I saw it, my heart cracked. Then I was mad at myself. We weren't technically friends anymore. Why am I cracking? He could do whatever he wished. But I could not deny the hurt, no matter how hard I lied to myself.
I was angered at myself at being so dramatic. It was just a stupid special thanks to him. Why. Am. I. Hurt?
I looked down at my chest. Unconsciously, my hand was pressed against my chest, right over my heart. As if my heart was breaking, and I wanted to keep it together. I put my hand down. I ignored it. He does whatever he wants. I can't control him.
Yet, it hurt.
I just wish I could take the Rope of Time and yank it. Yank it backwards.
Back to a time where I didn't know where broken hearts went.
Author Notes: This is real. I hope the person recognises himself in this text.