" I think tonight's finally going to be the night." Said Eddie. "I can feel it."
"And it's your birthday too of course." Replied Fred, "All girls put out for a guy on his birthday."
"Why do you always have to spoil things by saying stuff like that? "Whined Eddie. "Me and Susan love each other, we just wanted to take the relationship slowly. We believe the physical act of love needs to be matched on an emotional level for it to be truly perfect."
"Bullshit." Retorted Fred. "Did she make you practice that speech over and over again until you believed it? Sex is sex, it can be great and it can suck. Sure some girls don't want to give everything away to a guy straight away but for God's sake Eddie, you've been going out for nine months. No eighteen year old can wait that long for sex in a relationship. I say you take her tonight whether the 'moment is perfect' or not."
"You really don't understand what true love is do you?"
"No, I don't. But then I'm gonna be having sex tonight, just like I did last night, the night before and the night before that."
"But can you truly be happy going through life like that?"
"Only a virgin would ask such a stupid question." Sighed Fred, putting a mock sympathetic arm around Eddie's shoulder.
"Fuck off." Reacted Eddie, pushing his friend away.
Eddie and Fred had been friends for as long as either of them could remember, they had grown up together, gone to the same elementary school and soon they would be graduating high school together. However this didn't stop them being the complete opposite of each other. Eddie was the quiet, sensitive drama student with the long-term girlfriend and still intact virginity, whilst Fred was outspoken, roguish Jock with a string of short-term flings to his name and a car with a badly damaged suspension.
Regardless of these differences though, they always looked out for each other and although they openly disapproved of the other's lifestyle choice, they have had a maliciously word to say either to or about the other.
"So whose the lucky girl this time?" asked Eddie,
Fred could tell that Eddie was clearly not interested in the answer but he was never one who was able to resist the chance to brag:
"Well last night it was Christina, the night before that, err... Julie and the night before that Monica or was it Rachael? I forget but it was definitely somebody from Friends. I haven't decided yet for tonight, but it'll probably be either Jenny or Paula; they've both been giving the appropriate signs that they are there for the taking, I'm just..."
"You really are something else, you know that?" scoffed Eddie disapprovingly. "You could catch AIDS, hepatitis, anything going around the way you do." "Oh no." protested a defensive Fred. "I'm always careful about that sort of thing, that's why now I only sleep with virgins, it safer.
"Ok now you are just taking the piss." reacted Eddie, trying not to laugh. "Anyway I've gotta go meet Susan, we've got dinner plans tonight."
"Ok then, I'll see you tomorrow, with any luck you'll be a new man."
"You just go do whatever it is you do in the evenings Ok?" Replied Eddie turning to leave, "Don't worry about me."
"I sure will." Confirmed Fred, "Maybe tonight you'll get to do what I do in the evenings too. Good luck mate."
"Thanks" said Eddie insincerely. And with that he was disappearing down the corridor.
"No worries." Replied Fred to in turn went off in search for this evening's company.
Eddie and Susan had actually met through Fred, they were in the same history class and they got on well. Fred always referred to her as his platypus, which he always took great pride in explaining how it stood for 'platonic pussy'; Susan was unaware of this fact of course. Nonetheless one day Fred had introduced her to Eddie and they hit it off right away. Eddie had never had a girlfriend before Susan yet he felt completely at ease talking to her. It was only a matter of time before talking turned to dating.
Eddie always did his best to be the best boyfriend he could for Susan. He bought her gifts on all the right days (plus some extra ones he made up), he did the things she asked without question and even understood her not wanting to rush her into sex until she was ready. If there was a better boyfriend on the planet, Eddie had certainly never heard of him.
It was now nine months later and Eddie could feel Susan was ready to take the next step. They were already very much in love and over the past few weeks she had started to become much more passionate while she was with him she had even given him a hand job one time a few days back. Yes, tonight had to be the night.
He rounded the corner to the corridor they were planning to meet in to find himself walking into his own personal hell. Susan was there but she didn't notice him; she was too busy sticking her tongue down Jack Donovan's throat. Jack Donovan was the school's Quarterback and the jockiest of the jocks. Eddie hated him with a passion and now he saw him kissing his girlfriend.
"What the hell are you doing?" screamed Eddie. "Get off her."
Eddie ripped the pair out of each other's grip and turned to Jack:
"What the fuck do you think you're playing at?! She's not interested in you. Continued Eddie trying to maintain at least some composure.
Eddie, please, don't..." pleaded Susan, but Eddie just continued:
"What's the problem? No girl wants you so you have to try and take what isn't yours?"
Jack just laughed at him: "Me chase her? She came on to me."
(By now a crowd had gathered in the corridor to watch the scene unfold.) "What do you mean she came onto you?"
"Eddie, please stop it..." urged Susan close to tears.
"No," snapped Eddie I want to hear what this shit has to say for himself. I want the whole school to hear how pathetic he really is."
Jack shook his head and chuckled: "You really don't get it do you? She came to me. She couldn't bar to be with you any longer."
"Jack stop it." Ordered Susan but he wouldn't stop...
"She was sick of having to look after this little lost puppy who obeyed her every word. A silly boy who wasn't even man enough to give her the fucking she was begging for."
"How dare you say that about..." began Eddie but he was interrupted...
Jack now turned to the audience which was enraptured in the events unfolding before them:
"This sad little excuse for a man was with this stunning girl you see over there for nine whole months and did nothing. It took him eight months to even pluck up the courage to take off her bra and even then she had to spoon-feed it to him. We are talking about someone who, even when a girl is pumping his own cock, will just sit there and wait patiently to come instead of actually fucking her."
"But she wasn't ready..."
"She was ready months ago you idiot! She was almost begging you to take her, why do you think she came to me? Because for the last month I've been giving her what you won't."
"You bastard!" screamed Eddie
Eddie threw himself at Jack but he was no match for the best athlete in the school. Jack just sidestepped him, before grapping his arm and pinning him against the lockers. Eddie tried to fight him but Jack was just too strong.
"Don't make an even bigger ass of yourself Eddie," threatened Jack. "You've already humiliated yourself in front of the entire school. Do you want to get an ass-kicking as well?"
"You're lying!" cried Eddie. "Susan would never... she loves me."
"I'm so sorry Eddie." Began a tearful Susan. "I just couldn't wait for you any longer."
"But I love you..."
"I'm eighteen Eddie, eighteen year olds don't fall in love. We have fun and enjoy our lives. I couldn't that with you, I'm sorry."
"But you said you wanted to wait..."
"Every girl says that. I wanted you to want me, to make me want you, but you did nothing. I'm sorry but I needed something else and Jack was the right guy at the right time."
"How can you do this to me?"
"I never wanted you to find out this way. I was going to tell you, but your birthday was coming up and I wanted to wait until after. I didn't want to hurt you."
"You did hurt me, and my birthday's today. I can't believe you did this, and with him."
"You heard the girl." Said Jack. "You've been dumped. Get over it and try to grow some before you get your next girlfriend. That is if there's anyone dumb enough to actually go out with you after this."
Jack threw Eddie to the floor: "Happy Birthday," he scoffed callously. "Now get out of here, me and Susan were in the middle of something."
With that Jack grabbed Susan and began to kiss her in front of a broken Eddie. The crowd cheered the new couple as they passionately fought to reach each other's tonsils. Eddie couldn't take and more and tried to run through the crowd out of sight, but a couple of the jack's teammates grabbed him and held him in place. They forced him to watch as the embrace went on and on. After what seemed like an eternity it was finally over and Eddie was let go. He ran down the halls as fast as his legs could carry him. He was a broken man. He would never live this down.
.... There is more of this story ...