Just Friends | Series!Cole

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(Ark Patrol - Let Go)

Series!Cole Brookstone X Reader

Prompt: "We're not just friends. You know that."

Request: Indeedo by @funsweetscakes

Relationship status: borderline dating

Word count: 1826

Warnings: mild language, feels, kinda angsty??? I love it tho I'm gonna have so much fun writing

Notes: happy new year!! Let's have a year less shit than 2017! See you guys next year!

Cole Brookstone and I had been best friends for four years before he told me that he was going to the Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts. There was a tearful goodbye as he left on a train to travel to the other side of Ninjago. I could still feel my heart shattering.

Only a week later, he rang from an unknown number to say that he had left to become a ninja.
I had been severely confused, but I didn't question his actions. If that's what he wanted (which was wildly different than his father's wishes), then that's what he wanted. However I was a little put off by the inaccessibility we had to each other. He claimed that he and his team were constantly on the move, and I could only keep up to date with him when they were on the news. We lost contact because of how busy he was, but that didn't stop me thinking of him constantly. He was always on the fringes of my thoughts.

So when I had learnt that he had been turned into a ghost, I immediately packed up my necessities and eventually found a dojo in Ninjago City with a guy named Dareth who claimed to know them personally. When he saw me walk into his dojo with a full-on duffel bag in the middle of the night, the man in question raised his arms in defence.

"You can take anything, but please just don't touch the trophies!"

I sent the cowering man a confused look, dropping my duffel bag to the ground with a hard thud.
"Are you Dareth?" I asked the brunette man in the brown ninja suit. He had a little bit of a beer belly protruding over the belt of his gi.

"Why do you want to know?" he asked, suddenly suspicious. I knitted my eyebrows together, before pulling out a crumpled photo of Cole and I before he left for MOSPA. I held it before Dareth, sending him a concerned frown.

"That's Cole!" Dareth exclaimed as he lowered his arms. I almost wanted to weep in relief.
"Yeah!" I nodded, grinning. "I'm looking for him. Do you know where he may be?"

Dareth's expression dropped into a frown.
"I'm sorry, you just missed them," he explained, watching as my grin instantly curled downwards exasperatedly. "Do you know him well?"

I shrugged, staring at the photo of Cole and I. My chest grew heavy as I stroked the old, glossy print with my thumb.
"We used to be really close before he moved away to become a ninja," I explained with a tired frown, staring at the younger versions of him and I. "When I heard that he got turned into a ghost, I just had to see him. I've been trying to look for them for a couple of months now."

Dareth frowned in consideration, stroking his chin as he stared to the side with his eyebrows furrowed.
"I have a phone number that I can call," Dareth began and I shot my gaze to his, my expression lighting up in merriment. "They only just left. I'm sure if they turn around now, they'll be back in about ten minutes, give or take."

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