I remember the day I met you. You didn't catch my attention then. For me, you were simply wind that passed my direction each day. I remember being irritated at everything you said when we started talking to each other. To be honest, I didn't really like you back then, even as a simple friend. Funny how things can change right? Another year passed by and we were already friends, talking and laughing at the jokes we made while we teased each other non-stop.
Then one day, I didn't know why or how, but my heart started beating faster whenever you looked me in the eyes. I started falling for your smile and the way your eyes crinkle whenever you laugh at something. I remember how your hazel eyes looked through my soul and found its way to my heart. You became the person I would constantly think of every night before I go to bed. The one who filled all my 11:11 wishes, the one who stole my heart and had no intention of giving it back.
Now, we're closer than ever. Inseparable, even. I admitted my feelings for you. You did, too, after a while. We would sometimes steal secret glances at each other whenever we have an inside joke that nobody knew. We would talk constantly and I would never get tired of telling you something that made me laugh that day. We would say sweet things at night and I would sleep with a stupid smile on my lips. In the eyes of others, we were just friends, doing all the normal things friends do. In our minds, we were friends but at the same time, something more. There was always "something more" in the things we did. Little details that make it obvious we were never just friends. The way we look at each other, the way you would jokingly insult me whenever I would say something stupid. The way I would laugh at your corniest jokes.
So, to my dear friend, I just wanted to say: I love you. I love you. I love you. I can never say it enough for even if I say this a million times it would never equate to how much my heart feels whenever I'm with you. I just wanted to say thank you for everything, especially for loving me back.
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