This was another request from Orange-Ratchet on FF.net. He requested Melissa getting jealous of Amanda, Amanda turning Milo down gently and when Melissa goes to comfort Milo, he starts seeing Melissa in a new light, realizing that no matter what, Melissa's always been there for him. The title was based off of Christy Carlson Romano's song from 'Kim Possible: So The Drama'. Obviously, some changes have to be made for the blog version.
It was a typical day at Jefferson County Middle School. 13 year old Milo Murphy was with his friends Melissa Chase (who harbored a secret crush on him) and new kid on the block Zack Underwood. The trio was talking about Ms. Murawski's science quiz and her sick obsession with her desk when...the object of Milo's obsession, convicted perfectionist Amanda Lopez, walked by.
"In 3...2...1..." Zack counted.
"There she is! Amanda Lopez!" Milo swooned.
"Great...here we go again," Melissa said with a hint of jealousy in her voice.
"She's the prettiest girl in school and today, I'm finally gonna tell her how I feel about her!" Milo said, not noticing that Zack was imitating his every move and mouth movement.
"What makes today any different?" Zack asked.
"Today, I'm not gonna chicken out like I do every day," Milo retorted.
"All I can say is go get that girl, Milo..." Melissa said.
"Go to her, Milo..." Zack encouraged as Milo caught up with Amanda. As he did, lockers flew open, ramming into their owners, a water fountain leaked and splashed Bradley...and a pipe nearly smashed Lydia. Finally, Milo caught up to Amanda.
"Oh, hey Milo!" Amanda greeted, putting on her makeup.
"Amanda, there's something I've wanted to tell you..." he started.
"Ever since that night at the opera, I've felt these butterflies in my stomach every time I see you. I can't think straight and my mind drifts only to you. You're very beautiful, Amanda and what I'm trying to say is...Amanda Katrina Lopez...I'm in love with you."
Amanda was floored. She had no idea Milo felt that way about her. After a few seconds, she hugged the jinxed boy. "Milo, I'm touched! I had no clue you liked me like that!" She said excitedly, putting a smile on his face. But...
"Milo...I just don't feel the same way about you that you feel about me. I mean, I like you...but I don't like you-like you. I actually have my eye on Zack, but I'm not sure if he feels the same way about me..." she said. Needless to say, Milo was a little broken, but not much.
"I understand, Amanda. Hugs?"
The two hugged then broke apart, saying that they'd see each other in history class.
"So how'd it go, Milo?" Zack asked.
"She doesn't like me the same way I like her. In fact...Amanda's got eyes for you, Zack!"
This time, Zack's the shocked one! "Oh boy...I think I better hide..." he said, hiding in the supply closet, freaking out about the news Milo just gave him. He and Amanda rarely talked to each other and yet she saw something in him. What she saw in him, he didn't know, nor did he want to know. Right now, he just wanted to hide.
Melissa soon came up behind Milo and hugged him. "I saw the whole thing, Milo. I'm sorry she broke your heart like that, dude," she said, snuggling up next to the descendant of Murphy's law.
"It's okay, Melissa. I'll bounce back from this."
"Want me to come over your place after school, Milo?" the ginger asked.
"That would be great, Melissa. Thanks."
Later that day, the final bell rang and just as Milo was finishing his homework, he saw the familiar ginger curls and shiny blue eyes of Melissa Sabrina Chase.
"How you holdin' out, Milo?"
"I'm feelin' a lot better now that you're here, Melissa...and I'm starting to realize something."
"No matter what's happened, you've always been there for me. Perhaps my perfect girl has been right in front of me this whole time."
"You mean me, Milo?"
"It's you, Melissa..."
Tears of joy soon formed in Melissa's eyes. "Oh Milo! Yes, Milo! I will be your girlfriend!" She exclaimed, kissing the school jinx. It was then that an all-too-fitting song started playing.
I know we've been friends forever
but now I think I'm feeling something totally new
And after all this time
I've opened up my eyes
Now I see
You were always with me...
Could it be
you and I never imagined?
Could it be
suddenly, I'm falling for you?
Could it be
your right here beside me
and I never knew?
Could it be that it's true that it's you?