Met this dude in middle school and the first day i ever saw him we were both wearing band shirts of bands we liked so we complimented each other and
hugged. I didn't learn his name until years later, for privacy I'll call him D in this story.
I switched middle schools and went into a therapy group where I met a girl who is now my best friend and told me about a guy who she was really good
friends with that she was in highschool with. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go back to going to the schools in my town but she convinced me that the
high school would be better than the middle school, so when that time came, i started going to the high school.
I met the guy last summer. It turns out all along the boy she had been talking about had been D all along. I thought it was just a weird coincidence
at the time.
This summer I moved to a new house. My friend (I'll call her M) had told me the boy lived close by after she came to the house for the first time. I
thought nothing of it.
I started talking to D and we found out that we have a lot in common. We exchanged blog URLs and once in a while would say something to each other.
Some days I'd be walking on the street and a car would stop and D would get out of the car and ask me if he could walk with me during the summer.
I asked him for advice on addiction. I was an alcoholic, still kinda recovering, and he has done more drugs than i've even heard of.
Some days I'd be over a guy-friends house and he'd show up. During september school started and once and a while we would exchange words, but no real
conversation because we made each other nervous.
I went to a gathering in the city at the end of september and I was just hanging with my friends when guess who I see in the crowd? Him. Staring at
me, shocked. We both are confused but we hug, exchange words and part ways.
During october, I ask him if he wants to hang out. We walk around the neighborhood and get to know each other. Later we discuss how strange it was
that the first time we really hang out is during a full moon.
He began texting me. He sent me a poem from Dante's Inferno. It went like this:
'Do not desert me,' said I, 'thus undone;
And if the going farther be denied us,
Let us retrace our steps together swiftly.’
And that Lord, who had led me thitherward,
Said unto me:
‘Fear not; because our passage
None can take from us, it by such is given.
But here await me, and thy weary spirit
Comfort and nourish with a better hope;
For in this nether world
I will not leave thee.’
Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Canto VIII Line 100
In November, during a free block, he asked me if I had a free block. We walked around the school and he said "i look like a bum today." five minutes
later some girls from the yearbook club asked to take a picture of him for the fashion column. he suggested that we hang out later that day. We did.
We lied under the stars on pavement and discussed things. It was cold so we hugged often to keep warm. He pulled me along on his skateboard. I almost
went inside of his house but I had to go home since it was 9 PM by then. He walked me home. On thursday he sat next to me while we did our work during
skills, but we didnt talk.
My question is, did I meet this guy for a reason? Because I feel like I did. I feel like knowing him is an important thing in my life. His vibe is so
different than anyone else's.
edit on 12/24/2013 by TheBlueShiroux because: (no reason given)