met two years ago through a mutual friend, online. It seemed like
nothing big. We became friends, and ended up with a lot in common,
especially with her living in Germany and me studying German. That
New Years (2001) we met for the first time in New York City, while
she was on vacation with her family.
Then around March or so she tells me that she is signed up in this
exchange program, YFU, and is going to spend a year in America to
study... but she needs a host family. So I ask my parents if
they'd be willing to host Anna for a year, they said yes.
I guess during this time, we
became close. We became the friends that go to eachother with every problem, and
cry on eachother's shoulder. As close as to friends could be. Deep down inside
we knew we both loved eachother, but we hid it behind other relationships.
She came in August 2001. And at first it was fine, it was just like it always
was, just she was living with me now. But soon things started escalating.
September 22, 2001 we had our first kiss. And the last one we vowed. We both had
our respective relationships to deal with and knew we couldn't be together.
In October we both ended the relationships we were in, and took another step
closer to being together. But just when it seemed in reach, Anna got scared and
tried to stay away, she "dated" another guy ("dated" well they went out 3 times
over 4 months). Until that ended we were more of best friends... with benefits.
After that guy she "dated" wanted more and she dumped him, it became more
exclusive between the two of us. But even then it was a gray area. Until one
night, a special night... that afterwards I realized I loved her totally and
unconditionally and without question.
From there on it wasn't "should we be together" it was "we are together" we
didn't care anymore we told everyone and didn't care who knew or what they
thought. Everything made sense, we were together, we were closer than ever.to
stay with her, but all I got was 3 weeks with her in Germany. We tried to do
whatever we could to feel like we could stay together. But we couldn't... and I
Now we're 4000 miles apart, doing all we can to be back together. As of right
now the next time is New Years. Then Summer, then... when?
Anna and Nick. Love Story.