” Remember that time when you and I first started dating? It was such a huge shock to all our friends, for they all thought we were absolutely no match for each other. But we’re still together now, five months later. I was still a little shy on those first few dates, and it was still a little awkward. But you tried your hardest to make sure I was having a good time.
You always came up with the craziest ideas for dates. I never was the type to be swept of my feet by just an ordinary date at some “romantic” restaurant – and oh you were so creative! We went skiing in the middle of the summer, in one of those indoor skiing halls. We would go to a random city we had never been before and explore, sometimes even spent the night. Every date seemed like some sort of - mini vacation with you. How I loved to tell all my friends our crazy adventures the very next day, in the greatest detail.
Oh and remember that party two weeks ago? We both had had a little bit too much to drink, quiet scandalous really, and then we snuck out when we thought no one noticed. We stayed away for a whole hour while everyone inside was wondering where we’d gone off to. And we were kissing in your car parked up front, not the least embarrassed when someone would walk by. And we were just laughing the entire time, like two complete idiots! We really were a little bit too drunk you know, what shameless behaviour! I know for a fact that we got talked about after that. Seriously.
Everyone always said that I was your queen, for you were always so attentive. Hanging my coat, opening the door for me, pulling back the chair for me, carrying my purse. I even heard someone say, though no-one in particular, that it got a bit sickening how much you doted on me. But a smile from me could make you do anything. As it can still, right baby?
And that one time you threw me a huge surprise birthday party. Inviting all my friends and family and you organised the entire thing by yourself. There was an enormous cake, the brown chocolate one I like so much from that special bakery down town. And you had bought me the most astonishing present! A diamond bracelet I had seen in a magazine at a friend’s house, four whole weeks before. You had remembered it. But well, how couldn’t you? During that visit I must have mentioned it at least twenty times! And at the end of the evening, when we all thought there couldn’t be any more surprises, surely, you announced we were going away for a romantic weekend! You remember all of that?Don’t you, babe?
Oh, of course you don’t. No no, that’s right.. That is probably because you did all those things with her, not me. While I was sitting at alone at home, wasting my time. Aching for you. “