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Unlucky Childhood Friends subtrope:

Arm in arm we laughed like kids
At all the silly things we did
You can't finish what you start
If this is love, it breaks my heart!
Naked Eyes, "Promises, Promises"

So I started walking home,
Sowing teardrops in the snow
We'll be friends forever, but
I'm afraid you'll never love me
Jeremy Messersmith, "Beautiful Children"

And then you dropped the bomb
That I've know you too long for us to have a thing.
Jamiroquai, "Seven Days in Sunny June"

You don’t have to say anything,
just treat me as your most precious.
But still, you are always like that.
Are you thickheaded? Or is it on purpose?
Nisemonogatari, ED Naisho no Hanashi. ClariS

I for one am pleased by the recent trend of Japan completely and totally crushing the hopes of girls that fall into the "If I love him for years and years and devote myself to him, he'll HAVE to fall in love with me!" idea.
/A/nonymous, in reference to Sayaka Miki


Victorious Childhood Friends subtrope:

Bill Hanna: (In regards to Pebbles and Bamm Bamm) You know Joe, I always knew these kids would get together someday.
Joe Barbera: Me too, Bill. They were made for each other.
The Flintstones: I Yabba Dabba Do!

"Over the years, we have all seen their love grow. From playmates to sweethearts to bride and groom."
— Priest talking about Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, The Flintstones: I Yabba Dabba Do!

Show me a friendship that's pure and chaste
And I'll show you an engine that's dying to race
Semisonic "Bed"

One, a teenage boy named Jared, had fallen instantly for a classmate of his who'd turned out to have a longstanding crush on him, so that was all sweet and convenient.
Narration in Luminosity, on one case of werewolf imprinting.

No more mystery
It is finally clear to me
You're the home my heart searched for so long
It is you I have loved all along
Dana Glover, "It Is You"

A lot has changed since the days when I used to throw mud in your face... but not everything's changed.
Mai, Avatar: The Last Airbender comic "Going Home Again"

I know we've been
Friends forever
But now I think I'm feeling something totally new
And after all this time
I've opened up my eyes and now I see
You were always with me
Could it be you and I
Never imagined
Could it be suddenly I'm fallin' for you
Could it be you were right here beside me and I never knew
Could it be that it's true
It's you and it's you

Isn't this great, Cosmo? After all these years, they finally ended up together!
Wanda regarding Timmy and Tootie at the end of A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!

That was Echo? I had a chance to meet her years ago and I blew it? What a horrible mistake!
Adam, Mr. Young

You are the one
That I have hoped for
Now my life
Means so much more
Now we can be
Together forever
Forever just you and me
Be here for you
You here for me
— "It Was You" by Ashley Ballard, featured on the soundtrack to Pokémon: The First Movie.

Kyoko: We went to college together, as I understand it. She and I spent a bit of time together after you and Asuka were born, before Asuka and I left for Germany.
Asuka: (laughing) So we'd met before? Me and the idiot, I mean.
Kyoko: I actually remember that, too. I remember staring down at you, thinking you were the cutest thing ever, while Yui did the same with Shinji.
Asuka: How about that, eh? The red string of fate bound us together even then. Kind of depressing, now that I think about it.
Shinji: (laughter)

Meeting you was fate
Becoming your friend was a choice
But falling in love with you
Was beyond my control
Tumblr, from this Detective Conan photo set.

Never knew a time, when you weren't by my side
The one thing I could always count on
Always there for me, you've been my family
Even when all other hope was gone

But for a while things have seemed so different
Like it's the same but still brand new
I can't believe it, when did I start to fall for you?
— "Boop", RWBY


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