That Summer

It was summer of 2010 when we met.

We liked the same band, listen to the same song. I remember we used to recite the lyrics to Mayday Parade’s Jamie all over and we used to jam to Jason Mraz’s Lucky, with you playing the guitar while I sing. I remember how I’m very eager to learn how to play guitar just so we can copy Depapepe even though we never sounded like them.

We acted like lovers but we’re labeled as friends. I get jealous when you’re with other girls and you get jealous when I hang out with other boys, even if they’re your friends. You told me to never act the same way I act with you to others because they might feel the emotions that you’re feeling when you’re with me.

So at the 18th day of the 8th month, we became official.

Then college happened, we have our dreams that we wanted to chase, our priorities changed. Suddenly the world becomes wider. We fight because of little things and time became our biggest enemy. We realized that we might be rushing things, that this emotion might not be love yet. Maybe, we just liked each other because we haven’t explored the world yet. Maybe we were just so into the fantasy of love that we forgot that there are still a lot of places to explore and a lot of people to meet and interact with. Maybe we were just enticed into believing that the summer after high school was the most beautiful moment of our life.

Adult says that there is more to life than just romantic love, so we’ve decided to give each other space. That if we really are destined for each other, no distance, time, dreams and people will hinder our love for each other. If we’re really meant to be together we will find our way back to each other.

So, we walk on two separate ways. You walk towards your dreams and I walk towards mine, slowly achieving it, being near it, but farther and away from you.

It was hard. I had thoughts about giving up but I told myself that it will be fine. We’ve come this far, this is both for us, for our future. We can’t be too focus on our relationship and be the reason to our downfall. We have to grow, We have to be successful so that we can both be proud of ourselves. To prove that we will be the best version of ourselves for each other.

Then years after being away from you with no chat, no comment, no call, text or other forms of communication, I came back. The dreams that I’ve reached, the success that I’ve achieved, I’ve realized that they’re insignificant without you. I came back even with the thought that you might’ve found someone else. I came back, because I believe that the summer after high school was the most beautiful moment of our life.

 

My heart’s beating rapidly as I walk towards you, opposite to what we did years ago. Tears flowing from my eyes mirroring yours from across the room.

You smiled at me when I reached you and whispered “After years of waiting, finally you’re mine.” then we faced Him, the author of our life. To finally become one and to thank Him for bringing us back to each other’s arms.

So now, we’ll continue achieving our dreams. Only this time, we’ll be together.

It was the summer of 2017, when the most beautiful moment of our life changed to that summer where we became one.

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