It has been a long string of posts, I know. Here is the end to this long story, so everything after this you will know exactly where I am coming from and one of the biggest parts of my life in the past year which has shaped what I think about relationships. Now let us begin the end.
The turn of events was far from ideal for this couple, just recently happy together again. A storm seemingly erupted out of nowhere. The next couple of days they spent not talking, both knew full well what had happened, and he, most of all, was not ok with it. As an almost mirror opposite of how the semester began, it was now he who was questioning whether this relationship was going to work or not, and really had to think hard about whether he wanted her now, or if it was time for the end. Out of anger, his first instinct said no, but they spent the next couple of days away from each other, and that helped him think about the next best plan of action. She was, after all, what he thought to be the one, and she matched most all of his criteria for the perfect woman. At this point his head said yes, but his heart was deeply confounded and hurt from the actions that she had taken not too long before they met to talk things out.
After some time they decided to talk things out and with some work those last few days seemed normal, and happy between the two. Not nearly the same as it was just six months prior, but happy enough to enjoy the final time they had together, and just like that, it was time for them to part again.
What they thought was that it would only be a month, just one short month. Not the easiest thing, but doable, they had done it a few times before, and this time seemed like it would be no problem. Unfortunately, this time was coming off their biggest fight, and what truly put them closest to the end, but they had made it through that and seemed quite confident that this would work, then they would have another four to five months together before the true challenge happened. The month had started off normal enough, talking everyday, doing the normal rounds that they did, by the naked eye everything seemed fine, and they both seemed happy. Whether that really was the case was another issue entirely.
There were definitely cracks in the armor of their relationship. Not too many people really knew that they existed, but to those close it was evident that there was something wrong, or perhaps just missing. Once the month was over they were confident all would return to normal and it would resolve itself. However, there was yet another unforeseen turn of events. She would not be making her flight back due to medical reasons, and to his surprise and amazement, he didn’t know when she would actually be returning. Months beyond what was originally planned. All that time they were planning on spending together, living together in real life like two lovers should, was now gone, decimated and disappeared. To make matters worse, the communication failed, and fights ensued. Everything that they had worked for in the past year was put on the ropes, pushed to its limits of breaking, and just inches away from ending. At this point, their connection lays in limbo, a mystery as to where it will end up and where it is headed. The future ahead is dark, but perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Although the odds are stacked against them, they do know a few things. The first is that they spent the most wonderful year of their lives together. Sure it had its ups and downs, but the happiness that was shared between them was stronger than any other time in their lives. They learned more about themselves and each other, than any other time in their life, and they really learned what it takes to make things work out. They learned what real love is, passionate, fulfilling, and everlasting. They know that no matter where life takes them, they will have left a mark on each other’s hearts that will have forever changed their lives for the better. It may have all began with a longing heart, and it may end with two longing hearts, but they can forever look back knowing that they put everything into it, and got the world out, the world that they saw every night as they lay next to each other sweetly gazing with greater love than they had ever known, into each other’s eyes, until the warmth of their skin, and the blankets they laid under, gently drifted them to sleep. A sleep full of dreams, that were never better than the reality they shared.