I'm working on an idea for a story where my main character has been so deprived or rejected of most affection in his or her life that they have become an emotional shell of a person. The characters parents early on in their childhood neglected the child and expected only success from them, which causes all the problems in the present.
The character then has problems
when it comes to relationships, especially with the other sex, which causes a vicious cycle which just further damages the character. By the present, the character just doesn't feel anymore, except for the pervasive loneliness that surrounds them.
Now that's just back story.
In the present, we find our main character going to some sort of high school or college and meeting our secondary main character.
Our secondary main character is the Foil
to our main, and coincidentally the opposite sex of our main character. They are not deterred by the constant negativity surrounding the character, and strives to make the main character their friend.
Well, their little plan worked, as our main character(while still very cynical of relationships in general) quickly takes a liking to this character. This ends up leading up to the main gimmick of the story:
2nd M. Character
: Hey, have you ever had a teddy bear? *Shows teddy Bear*
: No... My parents thought it was a waste of space.
: But everyone should have something that could listen to anything that was bothering them! I love my teddy bear because it would always listen and I could hug it when I'm feeling down.
2nd M. Character
: Is this why you seem so down? Hmm... How about I be your teddy bear*
Thus begins a story of our Main Characters as they go through the years, and our Main Character slowly begins to heal and move on beyond the emotional damage. It will be a story of love and friendship and a growing up story.
TL;DR description: What would happen if your friend offered to be your 'teddy bear'?
edited 8th Apr '13 12:50:37 AM by poke2201