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Two ships passing in the night or the Love Boat?

Updated on July 11, 2013


A Tale in the almost twenties

She was a seventeen year old girl fresh out of high school entering her first day of college. As she unloaded her Mom's car with her cousin there was a truck in that truck was a guy and he immediately asked for her phone number, funny thing is she hadn't even hooked up her phone in her dorm room yet, so he had to give her his number. She put it away without a second thought. She was too excited starting her freshman year of college.

One night she and her roomate were talking and she was cleaning her side of the suite and she runs across a sheet a paper with a number on it, funny thing is she doesn't remember whose's number it is, so curiousity gets the better of her and she calls it. A guy whose voice seems familiar on the other end answers, she is not sure whether or not she remembers him. They agree to meet.

From the moment they meet they are inseparable. She often ditches her line sisters and brothers and breaks line rules to see him. She is not suppose to talk to guys, but she spends her off time with him. They have a connection that's undeniable it seems.

As luck would have it within three months of freshman year she has to have an emergency appendectomy and surgery on a torn ligament all in one week. She leaves the semester early receiving incompletes in all her classes. Her classes are not the only thing left incomplete, they speak a short while as he is still in college and she is 3 1/2 hours away bedridden at home recovering from both surgeries. Needless to say they loose contact again.

At this point, she recovers from both surgeries and learns to walk again. She is totally motivated to complete her courses and dive back into her college days. She has a slight lempt, but that's to be expected until she has fully regained her strength on that leg. She hears a familiar voice yelling as she is walking to a class, she turns and it is him. They reconnect once again.

She finishes her freshman year strong not to mention she meets a new guy. She is focused on advancing her position in ROTC and the Band as well as her studies. Needless to say to she and her guy find each other and lose contacts throughout her college years. However, in her senior year they reconnect and she realizes upon reflection after one night they spent talking and he falls asleep. She realizes she really never stopped loving this guy. As she looks at him sleeping she sees her future, she has never met someone that she has such a strong connection with yet, why have they both been so willing to lose contact?

Be that as it may, even with her epithony moment, she invites him to her graduation, he doesn't attend. She graduates and immediately moves to another state and enters grad school. She leaves him behind with the memories of college. She is focused on grad school. Out of the blue, they find each other over the internet and meet up and it is as if no time has passed. It is always this way with these two. This time they make plans. She is afraid this time around its smoking mirrors and now she has a daughter and can't really take the disappointment.

She decides to make things work with her daughter's father, for her daughters sake. As luck would have it she could not bare the unhappiness and leaves him. Call it the luck of the draw or the magic of facebook, she reconnects via facebook with her guy. They chat here and there each time as if no time has lapsed.

Then one day, as the now woman is very ill with what she thinks is the flu or pneumonia, her guy calls. It's late at night and she is very clogged up. He professes his love to her, she is very caught off guard and medically dillerious. She does not know what to say, although he has just spoken the words she wanted to hear since the day they initally reconnected nearly 12 years earlier.

She explains her current condition of health he offers to come and take care of her. She is again baffled and at a lost for words. He tells her to think on it and they hang up. He calls back and apologizes for being so forward. She gives it deep thought and reflection. She decides she's all in, its time to put her wall down and tell him how she feels. If he can do it she can, too.

As luck would have it they lose contact for a month. Things in the air all things open, the flood gates wide open, now what. As luck would have it the protective wall makes its way up. As luck or curse would have it, they talk again, but with the wall she is not able to express to him how she feels. She is careful not to mention anything romantic and keep everything on a joke level or light-hearted level.

Then, she gets the brillant idea that she can write a blog and ask her audience is this the love boat just needs a little fine tuning or the Titanic and leave well enough alone. Truth is she does love him just as much as he says he loves her, but needs insight from her audience to weigh in on the manner. Boy is she an open book no surprise there, lol.



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    • brittvan22 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I can see your viewpoint, lol. I think it was pure fantasy on both ends. The kinship was real, but the likelihood of its progress to a healthy normal relationship is unlikely.

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      5 years ago

      sounds nice but it is not love only an addiction to each other

    • brittvan22 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I will be doing a follow-up ladies. Before writing it I decided it would be a much easier read and have a better flow to read as a fantasy/suspense approach instead of a factual type of read. Thanks for your input.

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      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I agree with MsDora, but I do want to read part 2. If there is a part 2.

      Voted up!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Sounds like there's much fantasy in there somewhere, but not having all the facts, I can't give an opinion. This is the kind of story that sticks in your head all day.


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