once upon a time there was a young woman who had given up all hope.
she was generally a happy person, but didn't think she'd find someone to care about again.
she didn't really seem to mind feeling that way either
then one day an old friend reappeared in her life
the old friend had endured a lot of the same trials and tribulations that she did
because of this commonality she felt a special kind of bond with him. what she didn't initially realize was that her feelings were more than just an understanding and appreciation for his situation, but that it was more of a passion.
thought that he was bitter, but much less so than he had been early on in their relationship
the two of them spent a lot of time talking about life, and the things they've encountered along the way, but spent most of their time talking about the present, and what mattered right now, not yesterday and not tomorrow.
they realized the challenge in being able to do this and made efforts to support one another in keeping their thoughts focused.
along the way it would seem that our two central characters began to develop stronger feelings for one another and gave consideration to forming a more formal relationship
both felt a little uncertain about it, but they forged ahead anyhow. the young woman held a lot of optimism but knew that the young man was a little more apprehensive.
after more and more communication the two of them made plans to spend a weekend together and see how it would go.
after all, they had lots in common and lots they felt very differently about. it was sure to be an exciting time whether in collaboration or in discussion about differences.
the young man in our story make the long and boring trek to the young woman's home, carrying with him what might go down in history as the best gift ever.
upon his arrival, the young woman felt a great sense of elation. she couldn't believe he was actually there after all of the time that had passed between the two of them.
her very first thought upon seeing him was "wow, there he is. and he's amazingly handsome."
she could tell how nervous he was, but tried to be casual and let him feel at ease on his own terms. it took a while but it happened.
their first day together was low key and relaxing. it was sort of a "feeling out" day that went pretty well considering the two of them may or may not have ever met before. the young woman felt like she already knew him though. perhaps in another life...?
overall their time together was, at least in the young woman's eyes, a great success. she was the kind of person who rarely spends extended periods of time with anyone. the fact that she spent almost 3 solid days with him and hadn't tired of him once was a really big deal. this didn't happen to her.
they spent time together enjoying a scenic train ride, watching NASCAR and even professional wrestling. it was really a redneck's dream.
they fit together really well. their personalities clicked while remaining distinctly individual, their physical connection sent sparks into the atmosphere, and their appreciation for one another remained intact.
when it came time for them to part ways and return to their normal day to day lives, the young woman became very sad. she tried to not show him how much she was bothered, but because things that seem so good rarely work out for her, she was sad to see their time together end. while parting ways didn't mean an end to their relationship, she still felt a little part of herself go dormant.
the young man safely made the trek home and got back to his day to day routine, while the young woman did the same. she missed him before he'd even left her home, and continued to feel the sense of emptyness that he had filled up, though working helped keep her mind off of things.
the young woman remains optimistic that the relationship they forged will continue to develop. she's hopeful that the two of them can continue to grow together and work through life's struggles with the support of the other.
while the true ending of our story remains unwritten, our two young people will continue to face each day as it is given to them. their fate together remains unknown, but will hopefully continue to fill pages of a book with stories of happiness and struggles, but more happiness, that they were able to endure together.
it is a really long, drawn out way of saying that the young woman is completely enamoured with the young man and would like nothing more than to always be with him, but...it needed to be a story so had to be drug out.