After Micah’s disappointing birthday celebration her best friend Derek decided to surprise her with her 3 favorite things. It seems like everything is going great between them until Micah realizes that she’s crushin’ on Derek and just when Micah thinks they can be more than friends she receives a text message from Derek. READ THE DIALOGUE BELOW AFTER YOU GET TO THE END OF THE STORY! We had some technical difficulties with the audio at the end. 🙁
Micah: “Derek stop.”
Derek: “Wassup man, you ain’t never acted like this before-“
Micah: “I can’t do this.”
Derek: “Do what?”
Micah: “Be all laid up on the couch like that. I gotta go.”
Derek: “But before Tiffany that’s what we always did. What’s changed?”
I took a long pause before I opened my mouth, but after all my emotions have been through this summer I had to let it out. I sat back down on the couch beside him before saying anything.
Micah: “I think I like you. No I know I like you. I can’t get you off my mind, and it’s become more than just you being my best friend now. Like in a relationship way. And I don’t want to but I can’t help the
way you make me feel. It hurt when y’all got back together and I got used to not feeling this way, but I’m not gonna sit here and let my messy ass emotions start up again. So I gotta go.”
Derek: ”You don’t gotta go. Like, so are you saying you wanna be with me type shit or like you just like me.”
Micah: “I don’t know Derek. But I honestly don’t think it’s a good idea for us to keep this up. It’s not healthy.” I got up to leave but he pulled me back down.
Derek: “Look I don’t know what to really say. Like I never looked at you like that. And I just got out of a relationship so I don’t wanna hop right back into another one. Damn man.”
I just started crying. I was overwhelmed by all the emotions that came forth at once. I was angry, frustrated, worried, and relieved all at the same time. But still hopeful that he would say the right
Derek: “Micah don’t cry. Please don’t cry.” He grabbed me and I started crying even harder. “Why we just can’t be cool?”
Micah: “G I don’t know. We cannot be friends like this and me still liking you.”
Derek: “No we can still be friends g it’s not that serious. I care about you a lot I can’t just give up on you like that.” He grabbed me again and as my face hit his chest, and his arms wrapped around me
securely I cried knowing that this had to be the end.
Derek: “We don’t have to put a label on nothing Micah. I love you and you know that I’m gone always be here for you.”
Join us after the drama for our After The Text (09:30 mark) segment where we discuss the themes covered in the show. We discuss how the characters and storylines in the show relate to our own lives and what lessons we can take from this episode of Tales of the Text podcast.
Student Character Voices Shay Goodwin & Cozene Williams
( These young people agreed to take this crazy ride with me and for that I will be FOREVER grateful)
Creator/Executive Producer/Narrator – Joi Mitchell (Ms. J)
“What A Feeling” – produced by Symphonic
“Vulnerable” (Interlude) – Oliv Blu & Produced by Moses Mode
“Can’t Let Go” – produced by The Legion
“Elevator” -produced by The Legion
“Decline” – produced by The Cratez
Story/Script : Shay Goodwin
Podcast Recording, Editing, and Sound Effects – Cozene Williams