The next morning you woke happy then immediately realized today was the day.
“Ah shit fuck, pluck a duck, stop that truck, guy named chuck, I am stuck. WHAT am I supposed to say to them?!” You screamed at yourself as you stared at your bedroom floor. “I kinda basically told Kuroo I was going to do it so I actually have to do it now.”
You sighed and flopped your face into the palms of your hands.
“Well goodbye life, this is all going to go to shit but my life IS shit anyway so no difference really.”
You sat up straight again and gave your wall a very disappointed look for a full one minute.
As you were about to think some more nonsense up your phone dinged with a message and you looked over at it.
“M/F!” You screeched as you picked it up.
“Yo, can I call you please?” You texted. Completely ignoring her question about sport uniforms.
“Sure?” She replied.
Quickly you dialed her number.
“Hey?” She asked quizzical down the line once she had answered.
“Hey! Umm, so, a LOT has happened and I kinda need to bring you up to speed on a number of things but the ACTUAL thing that is happening right now, is I’m about to tell Liisa and Nora to fuck off today and so basically you’re invited to my funeral because I’m going to die.”
“Wait. You’re actually going to stand up for yourself and tell them you’re not friends with them anymore?”
“What? Who are you and what have you done with Y/N?” She asked cheekily.
“No, I’m serious.” You replied with a laugh, “I’m just going to ignore your comment there, bitch, jokes I love you.”
“Ok, so how are you going to tell them?” She asked.
“To be honest? I have no fucking idea but it’s happening and no one can stop me.”
“That’s the right attitude!” She said encouragingly.
“Please tell me to stop.” You whispered softly.
“No!” She replied, “they’re bitches, they’re not true friends, you can make friends, BETTER friends! I know you can! I believe in you, baby!”
“Ok, yeah. I can do this!”
“Yes you can!”
“No I can’t.”
“Don’t back down now!” She berated, “just practice a line that you’re going to say and we can practice it on the way to school today and then you can just march up to them, say the line, then RUN.”
“Ok, but what line?” You asked.
“Try one on me and I’ll tell you, yes or no.” M/F replied.
“Ok uh… ‘guys, I really don’t like hanging out with you anymore so we’re not friends, bye’.” You said, bluntly.
“Well, it’s straight to the point? So that’s good. Go with that if you’re happy with it?” She said,
“Ok. You know what, I could spend all day overthinking it so I’m just going to go with that, yeah? Yes? Ok. Sorted.”
“I’m always here for you.” M/F replied and you smiled.
“I love you.” You said with friendliest tenderness in your voice.
“Love you more, you egg, now hurry up and meet me on the corner so we can get to school and you can tell those girls what’s up!”
“Ok, coming!” You said happily as you hung up and quickly got ready for the day.
“Ok, say it one more time.” M/F said commandingly as she walked beside you on your way to school.
“Guys, I really don’t like hanging out with you anymore so we’re not friends, bye.” You parroted, having said it over so many times over that it lacked any emotion.
“Good.” She replied, “you honestly don’t even owe them any explanations afterwards. Just ignore them after you’ve said your piece.”
“Ok.” You said with a curt nod, staring straight ahead. “But what if—.”
“Uh!” She tisked loudly, “no ‘what if’s’. Just stay focused, say your line, don’t overthink it, and then just ignore them. They don’t deserve you, you’re too good for them!”
“Yeah.” You said semi-confidently.
“Great pep talk.” The voice of Kuroo said behind you both.
You leapt into the air as if someone had poked you with a taser and spun around with a screech.
“Boy?! I swear to god, if you do that one more time….!” You threatened.
“You’ll… tell me we’re not friends anymore?” He teased.
“We’re not even fake dating anymore so be gone with you, you giant pom pom on a stick.”
“That hurt.” Kuroo lied with a teasing wink, “hope your next boyfriend gets better treatment.”
“I’m done with boys.” You said as you pointed your nose in the air and turned around to continue on to school.
Kuroo and M/F looked at each other quizzically then shrugged and followed after you.
“So you’re actually going to do it?” Kuroo asked you as he followed behind.
“Yep.” You replied confidently, “I even have the line ready.”
“Yeah I heard.” He said with a low snigger. “I’ll be interested to hear how they take it. I’ll join you guys for the walk home after school to hear how it went.”
“It’ll go fine.” You snapped, “just watch.”
“Confidence, I like it.” He said with a smirk as he passed you to enter the school grounds. “See you after school!”
“Good luck.” M/F said to you as she peeled off to head to her locker, “come and find me in the break.”
“Uh… yeah..” You replied flatly, feeling very lonely all of a sudden as you walked by yourself towards your locker.
You put your bag away and grabbed things for the first class of the day and then dragged your feet to the home room.
As you walked in you saw Liisa and Nora sitting in their usual spot and your heartbeat went wild, pulsating your vision as you walked to your desk.
“Just say it the minute either of them speak to you.” You coached mentally, “it will all be over in the blink of an eye.”
You walked over and sat down at your desk, keeping your eyes on the front of the classroom as your backside hit the seat.
“Oh, Y/N,” Liisa said in her bitchiest voice, “I didn’t see you there, you just blend into the bland background.”
Something inside you snapped at her stupidly annoying comment and you whipped your head towards her, giving her your angriest glare.
“You know what? Fuck you.” You said loudly.
The whole room immediately went dead silent as the eyes of every student present locked onto you and the two girls.
“Excuse me, bitch?” Liisa replied with haughty indignation.
“Yes you.” You snapped, “I don’t like hanging out with you guys anymore so we’re not friends, bye.” You seethed, before turning to face the front of the classroom again, 400 pairs of eyes bulging at you while almost every jaw in the room dropped to the floor.