I remember when I first met you – I didn’t know you will be so close to me one day.
I remember when I came to your college to meet you – Never were you so surprised. You literally didn’t believe it was me.
I remember the way your friends looked at me – perhaps they wanted to gauge whether I was capable of having the privilege of being friends with one of the nicest persons I knew.
I remember when your college watchman asked us to leave – we had been sitting for hours and talking. We laughed so hard as we were walking out.
I remember when we first went on a date – you felt so free to roam around on your own for the first time.
I remember when I first asked you to hug – I was nervous, but you welcomed me in your arms.
I remember when you first looked into my eyes – you looked in them and touched my heart.
I remember when I broke up with my girlfriend and I felt like crying – you hugged me tightly and said everything would be alright. It was so assuring.
I remember when you first clasped my hand and walked with me – I knew I would never be alone.
I remember when we enjoyed rain together for the first time and walked barefoot at the Marine Drive, holding hands – people around us smiled and must have felt that we were in love.
I remember when we first celebrated our birthday – we wondered how many friends would have birthdays on the same day and you hugged me, saying “None as close as we are!” It was our lives’ most special birthday.
I remember when I first asked to you whether you were in love with me – you said you loved me ever since you knew me.
I remember when I once sang for you by the seaside – and you gave me a peck without realizing where we were.
I remember how tears trickled down your dainty cheeks – you were afraid to lose me. I hugged you and we cried together.
I remember how much people were against our relationship – but we convinced everyone with our love.
Everyone… Except those who meant to you more than even myself – your parents. We gave in because we couldn’t hurt them. We lost.
I hope I don’t remember all this throughout my life, because while these memories are a constant source of my happiness, they do give pain too. I know that none of what I remember will be repeated.
I experienced no other loss as big as this one – I felt I would die. But you kept me alive, asking me to promise that I will try to live my life as well and happily as I can. I strive hard to do that, because I would never want to let you down. I never can. Life will never be the same, but I can at least hope to not lose you. And why would I? We are still friends…
No, we are Best Friends!