My heart racing with excitement, I impatiently waited for a response
When the phone in my hand buzzed, I giggled involuntarily
And eagerly opened the new message
We haven't spoken in years after his move, and it was finally happening
Our interest was rekindling faster than either of us could keep up
The basic "How've you been?" eventually evolved into "Tell me your deepest darkest secrets"
Question after question
We kept firing them back and forth for hours on end
Until we couldn't keep our eyes open any longer
Both of us were delirious at 3 AM, but undeniably overjoyed at this surprise reconnection
It was as if he had never moved away
And had somehow taken my a piece of my heart with him
Despite the distance and limited screen time, we vowed to keep in touch
Always happy to hear from him and vice versa
The conversations always ended on high notes with promises to speak again
Once, the chance opportunity arose to finally meet again in person
We relished every single second we had
And the conversations continued to make us laugh and share more things in common
The time was precious, although brief
Our last moment together was in an embrace
A bittersweet farewell
While we knew we wouldn't see each other again anytime soon
We beamed at the fact that this wouldn't be the last time, either.
I miss you, my childhood crush, Brian. And I can't wait until we meet again.