Once upon a time there was a girl who only had a few friends. Then one day her friends decided they did not like her anymore so they kept coming up with activities they knew the girl did not like so they would not have to hang out unless they needed her for games that needed more people than what they had available.
The girl was not stupid. She knew why her friends who were not really her friends anymore continually picked the activities that they did and she could hear the reluctant tones in their voices when they issued invitations.
She was scared, though, to confront them with the truth. The girl did not know how to make new friends and was so very lonely that even pretend friends seemed better than no friends at all. So the girl stayed quiet, dreading the day her friends who were not really her friends finally decided to leave her bereft of companionship.
And the girl lived unhappily and alone until the day she died.