Right then. This is a first for me so bare with me.
I've always been someone who's had a best mate; all the way through school, i've always had one really good mate in-particular, whereas most people just tend to have lots of 'equal' mates, so to speak. Anyhow, my mate George, i've been best mates with him since the start of secondary school, so that's like five years.
Just recently, he's been blanking me - completely and utterly. And at the end of Year 11 prom, the last time i met up with him, he barely said a word to me.
So naturally, i'm a little down. Aye, it's childish 'having a bezzie' and all that s****, but i think i was a bit concerned and a bit downtrodden within reason, cos he is/was my best mate and i had no idea what it was i'd done to make him so seemingly angry with me.
Anyhow, i spoke to his girlfriend tonight - who's naturally his replacement nowadays for every single one of his friends. I mean, the majority of our little circle of mates rarely see George nowadays. Anyhow, i spoke to her and i asked her if she knew what was up with him. And i got the mother of all answers from her. Apparantely, she's always thought that i've liked him as more than a friend, and that he has got the idea that i'm in love with him. Which, obviously, is absolute nonsense. But that's the reason given for why he's been ignoring me.
I've considered him the closest thing to a brother, but christ - never anything like that. For one thing i'm totally straight, and for another thing, i've been besotted with one particular lass for the entirety of my secondary school years.
Anyhow - just what the hell do i do now? Pretty much tainted the friendship forever, i reckon. I can't exactly text him and say "we need to talk", because that'll freak him out well and truly. I suppose ultimately - have i actually got to ring him up and actually tell my best mate "i'm not in love with you" ... Jesus Christ, f***ing scary even thinking about it.
Thoroughly s*** situation. Need some advice. And before all you wise-asses come out with "sounds like some petty teenage crap"; i'm a teenager - so shut your holes.