It all started when I spotted her from across the way. It was the beginning week of my first year in college. She stood tall, towering over everyone else, making her stick out like a sore thumb. I thought she was so beautiful. I immediately wanted to be next to her. Who she was, what she liked, everything. It was something about her, it was drawing me in. Little did I know we would become intertwined in each others grace very soon.
Her name is P.
My name is Tori.
This is the beginning story of two girls finding each other in a sea of diversity.
A few days had passed since I had first laid eyes on my mystery woman. The first week of our college experience was over and it was now the weekend. It was a Saturday. I was meeting up with some new found friends to smoke, chill and converse about our new experiences. It was a warm night out. I walked up to the steps, started Greeting everyone. There she was. Stunning me with her beauty yet again but from a closer view. I was intrigued. She was quiet though, still giving off a real chill and mysterious vibe. I left it alone, chilled out since I came to have a good time. Throughout the night I snuck maybe too many glances. I think she noticed. Our group moved to a more open spot on our campus. We all had a chance to sit down and gather around. I got slick and caught a seat next to her. She introduced herself again. “Ya name was Tori right” she said in Swave voice. I blushed. Everything about her that I was witnessing on the outside was perfect. From her smooth caramel skin, all the way to how the light hit her Cinammon brown eyes. Her height had me shook. Towering over my 5’4 frame, standing at 6’1, she was massive. Her height attracted me off gate. As I sat nervously next to her, I couldn’t help but have her cologne soak into my nostrils. That smell alone had me high. I was like a giddy little peasent in the presence of a king. I wanted desperately to talk to her but her silence was strikingly intense. That’s kinda how the rest of our first night went. Smoking. Little conversation here and there. Nothing major but inside I wanted, I needed more. Finally the night was winding down. As she was walking away, I was combusting inside. I skipped up to her, locked arms and said in only a voice she could hear “let’s fall in love”. Then went about my merry little way. The next couple of days she stayed on my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about the calming presence she gave off and that Swave demeanor. I knew I wanted her but I wasn’t to sure if she wanted me. As time went on our group of friend mashed together and we started hanging around each other more and more. It was wonderful. I was getting I know her little by little and everyday I found myself wanting her more and more. Then… one night, everything changed and I knew I had to make her mine. We were hanging out, a normal weekend for our crew. It was getting late and little by little everyone started to leave. Eventually it was just me and her. That night we talked about everything. From our worst fears to our families to what we want to achieve in the future. It was perfect. That’s when I knew no one else could have this girl. Over the next couple of months we hung out every day. Talking and still learning each other. It was hard cause of course we both had other people who wanted us. Somehow we managed to keep each other as one another’s type priority. And on the 17th of September, I was tired of waiting. I asked her to be my girlfriend. It took me forever because I was so nervous. I had never asked anyone out before but I felt deep down inside that she was the one for me, so it had to be done. I did it and was so grateful when she said yes. After that, thing sure did start to look up. Of course we had some bumps in the road. But through it all, we have triumphed and achieved a greater, deeper relationship. At the beginning of this year, She enrolled in a leadership class. Not knowing it was an Army ROTC class. She kept up with it. And decided she would enlist in the army. I’m not going to lie, it tore me apart when she told me about her decision. But I never once discouraged her. My baby is already strong, both mentally and physically. So I knew she would soar with the help of the military. I was just scare to lose her. But I now know that nothing will ever tear us apart. Current she is going through Army Basic Training for the next ten weeks. Then AIT school for another 6 weeks. All together she will be gone for 4 months. This is a huge speed bump in our relationship but I know that we can do it. There is nothing that we can’t overcome. I love this woman with all my heart and I know that her being isolated in an Army camp, away from me and the rest of society for this long amount of time will only make our relationship stronger. Our bond will now be tighter than ever. I have faith in us, and she gives me all sorts of hope. I believe firmly that we can and will overcome anything. In the future, she plans to make me her wife. We want three beautiful children and a lovely house. There is really nothing I want more in this world than to be with her for the rest of my life. She is my sunshine, my heartache, my backbone, my support, my weakness and my strength. She is my everything and more. My universe in this crazy galaxy. I am in love with her. From the deep depths of my heart, is where I’ve stored my love for her. And that is where it will stay until the end of time. I cherish what we have and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. She is mine and I am hers and that is all that matters.