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:
- Ambiguously Gay: Guess who? (see Noodle Incident below).
- 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.
- 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.
- Almost Kiss: See above.
- Scholarship Student: Vincent.
- Straight Gay: Just about everyone seems to think Vincent and Teddy are.
- Student Council President: Teddy.
- Just Friends: The foundation of the plot.
- Ship Tease: See above.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Ditto.
- Flirty Stepsiblings: John and Louis approach this, in a Belligerent Sexual Tension kind of way.
- Brains and Brawn: Teddy and Vincent.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Teddy and Vincent.
- Odd Couple: Guess who?
- Penny Among Diamonds: Vincent.
- Big Man on Campus: Vincent, although he's slowly ruining his rep.
- Conspicuous Consumption: How about that Ferrari?
- Big Fancy House: How about that Bijapur Estate?
- High School Dance: The big Homecoming dance in Chapter 9.
- The Shrink: Teddy's father Dr.Bijapur.
- The Fashionista: Teddy - he even carries a man-purse.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: See above.
- The Twink: Louis to a T.
- Jerk Jock: John; was also a Barbaric Bully as a kid.
- Fat and Skinny: ...Put 'em together, and what do you get? (John and Louis.)
- Long Distance Relationship: In Chapter 13, we learn that Penelople is in one.
- 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.
- Alliterative Name: Louis Lindbeck.
- Geek Physiques: Skinny little Teddy.
- Bollywood Nerd: Teddy's half Indian.
- Nerd Glasses: Teddy's.
- Fake Cutie: Or perhaps a Stepford Smiler, it's becoming clear that Teddy's chipper cuteness is some sort of facade.
- Alpha Bitch: Kamri is homecoming queen & a cheerleader, and not a particularly nice person.
- 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.
- The Voiceless: "Silent Guy" (also apparently No Name Given, for laughs on the character page.)
- Jerkass: Louis is basically a Rich Bitch, particularly when addressing Vincent.
- Really Gets Around: Vincent, according to Teddy.
- Cool Car: Vincent has one, and so does Teddy. In fact, Vincent's car was a gift from Teddy's family.
- Always V Sexy: Vincent.
- Hey, You!: How Vincent often addresses John... must be holding a grudge from their 7th-grade fistfight.
- Longing Look: Vincent is an egregious repeatoffender. (That second one is a case of Beautiful Dreamer as well.)
- Binge Montage: A comics version can be seen at the kickoff of Vincent's birthday party.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Teddy occasionally uses this on Vincent.