He gave me Steven’s MSN ID. By that time, Steven had just started college. His best friend was a year under him, he was an introvert, and had no one to talk to. We became close fast. We would chat any time he was on a break. There was 12 hours difference between us so the time was in our favor.
Months later into daily chatting with this person from the other side of the world, I had developed a strong feeling about him and I sensed that he felt the same. I don’t know what got into me that day. Maybe it was the 12 years of watching my crushes snatched away from under my nose by other girls. So I asked the golden question…
“Since when did you like me like that?”
I caught him off guard. He didn’t expect that question but he was glad I asked. He’s still saying if it was up to him to ask, we probably wouldn’t be together right now.
After we established our relationship, we would regularly webcam every chance we could. My internet was super slow then and the frame would move once every minute if we were lucky. It was so funny to think about it now. We got so many silly screenshots of halfway faces as a result.