Essentially a gay Will They or Won't They?
set in a fancy private High School
. Vincent Fawkes is a hot and popular quarterback (but a poor Scholarship Student
), Teddy Bijapur is his nerd-chic billionaire best friend. Their nosy classmates insist there's more than friendship between them, and they may just be onto something... or not. It is written by Mickey Quinn, and can be found right here
Best Friends Forever contains examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Louis Lindbeck.
- Almost Kiss: between Teddy and Vincent during their summer trip.
- Ambiguously Gay: Guess who? (see Noodle Incident below).
- Alpha Bitch: Subverted with Kamri and the other cheerleaders. They treat the other characters well, and become friends with Teddy when he joins the squad. They even go so far as to dump John & company after they interrupt date night. Kamiri also seems fond of Vincent, and treats him well, even when it becomes clear he isn't as interested in her as before.
- Always V Sexy: Vincent.
- The Beard: Teddy and Penelope start "dating" partially for the benefit of Penelope's parents and the other kids at school, but it's not completely fake. In a more traditional example, Kamri is this for Vincent, who doesn't like girls that way.
- Big Fancy House: How about that Bijapur Estate?
- Big Man on Campus: Vincent, although he's slowly ruining his rep.
- Binge Montage: A comics version can be seen at the kickoff of Vincent's birthday party.
- Bollywood Nerd: Teddy's half Indian.
- Brains and Brawn: Teddy and Vincent.
- Cool Car: Vincent has one, and so does Teddy. In fact, Vincent's car was a gift from Teddy's family.
- Date Peepers: Louis and the guys are these in Dude Night Spies. Sort of.
- Double Entendre: Louis is a repeat offender. Examples found here and here.
- Fake Cutie: Or perhaps a Stepford Smiler, it's becoming clear that Teddy's chipper cuteness is some sort of facade.
- The Fashionista: Teddy - he even carries a man-purse.
- Fat and Skinny: ...Put 'em together, and what do you get? (John and Louis.)
- Flirty Stepsiblings: John and Louis approach this, in a Belligerent Sexual Tension kind of way.
- Geek Physiques: Skinny little Teddy.
- Hey, You!: How Vincent often addresses John... must be holding a grudge from their 7th-grade fistfight.
- High School Dance: The big Homecoming dance in Chapter 9.
- Jerkass: Louis is basically a Rich Bitch, particularly when addressing Vincent.
- Jerk Jock: John; was also a Barbaric Bully as a kid.
- Just Friends: The foundation of the plot.
- Long Distance Relationship: In Chapter 13, we learn that Penelople is in one.
- Longing Look: Vincent is an egregious repeatoffender. (That second one is a case of Beautiful Dreamer as well.)
- Nerd Glasses: Teddy's.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Teddy decides to switch to contacts because he thinks they will make him more attractive to Penelope. Also an example of The Glasses Come Off as he starts flaunting his wealth to their peers.
- Noodle Incident: Something happened to Teddy and Vincent over the summer that has created awkwardness between them. Their classmates think they hooked up, but they both deny it - and are telling the truth; Vincent might have been trying to kiss Teddy, but Teddy currently isn't sure, and his side of the story is all we have just now.
- Penny Among Diamonds: Vincent.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Teddy occasionally uses this on Vincent.
- Really Gets Around: Vincent, according to Teddy. It seems there's little truth to it.
- The Shrink: Teddy's father Dr.Bijapur.
- Straight Gay: Just about everyone seems to think Vincent and Teddy are. While it's uncertain with Teddy, Vincent defninitely fits the bill.
- Student Council President: Teddy.
- The Twink: Louis to a T.
- The Voiceless: "Silent Guy" (also apparently No Name Given, for laughs on the character page.)