A Valentine's/Friendship day special – A simple story

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I am not a storyteller, or one that can weave an epic story of betrayal, love and tragedy. I will never be able to sell a single fiction book, even if I sold it for 5 cents. However, I will like to present a very simple story, one that fits the mood of Valentine’s/Friendship Day. This is just a very simple story about a boy and a girl.

There was a boy. He was remarkably ordinary, at least not good-looking, smart, friendly or even kind. In fact, he is often too blunt in his words, and often gained enemies without noticing. He did not really care though; he was happy just being in his self-contained sphere. He was also a very pragmatic person, yet his failure was his idealism in romance. He experienced quite a few fleeting relationships, never lasting more than a year. He enjoyed falling in love, because it made him feel on top of the world. Yet, he hated falling in love because he found his heart crushed by the very girl he wished to love. He did not trust love. He only trusted in himself.

One day, the boy decided to blog. It was a dilettantish interest to share his thoughts about things he liked. The truth was that the boy was a little lonely. Oh, he had friends, a few good close friends that he can regard as buddies. However, they never truly knew who he was. He was never able to be fully himself, or he always had to hide his true feelings behind a shell of denial. Everyone was the same way, he often thought, and he was one that did not enjoy wearing that mask.

When he first started blogging, he did not have many visitors to his site. However, one of the visitors was a girl that seemed to have so much in common with him. The girl sounded eloquent, and clearly has a good grasp of writing. As an writer, the boy was impressed with the girl. After a few exchanges, the boy emailed the girl, wanting to see if he could speak with her on another platform. The boy found himself slowly interested in this rather mysterious girl.

After spending time talking to this girl on the phone, he realized that he cannot fall in love with this girl. They are across two continents apart, and the boy is not a millionaire to travel over every few days. It seemed impossible, and he heard all the tales of “it’s just an online relationship.” He was not going to find himself in a position where he would feel helpless. He tried to convince himself but found himself attracted to the girl’s demeanor. He told himself that he could not go on with this.

But he did. He fell in love with the girl, and the girl fell in love with him too. After a crazy confession across two continents on the phone, the boy was with the girl. They eventually met in real life too, when the boy flew over to meet the girl. By then, he already knew that the girl he fell in love with was not the same girl that he knew a few months earlier. All humans hid the bad side of themselves when they first know a person. The girl did too. The boy once again fell in love with the girl. Together, they are still trying to find a way so that they can be together. The time is not yet here, but it will come if they keep persevering.

In love, it is not perfection that makes a relationship work. It is the beautiful flaws that are bridged by the human hand. The human touch is fragile yet powerful, and it is perhaps the only way that two people can be brought together. There is never such a thing such as a perfect couple, for that means these two are probably not in love with each other. Perhaps, I am wrong but humans are flawed. How can something that is built of flaws be perfect? For those who are attached, cherish the flaws of your partner for these flaws are created for a reason. For those who are single, your moment is soon to come: it’s only whether you want to take the first step or enjoy spending time with what is most important to all humans. Yourself.

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22 Comments

  1. Posted February 14, 2009 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    “Together, they are still trying to find a way so that they can be together.”< – You mean, these two poor souls haven’t come to their senses yet? :D

    Hmmm, I’m pretty sure I heard this story somewhere already… Dang it! I forgot! :D

    “For those who are attached, cherish the flaws of your partner for these flaws are created for a reason.” <– I agree. I believe that the flaws make a person love his/her significant other more. It’s madness, I know. But, I honestly believe that love and madness go hand-in-hand. There just has to be a little bit of insanity, just a drop of that logic-defying-factor.

    And as for the singles out there, I agree. Sooner or later, someone will become a little bit crazy about him/her. They just have to wait with an open heart… Like me. I’m STILL waiting for someone to be crazy about me too. Impz is just always mad. (rofl)

  2. Posted February 14, 2009 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for lording it over the rest of us…you’ll get you’re come uppance in 6 hours.

  3. Posted February 14, 2009 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    Best of luck to you both then, seriously. The difficulties of long distance relationships boggle my mind but communications and internet are improving all the time so staying in touch with people zillions of miles away is probably easier than even ten years ago.

    I can’t remember whether it was a movie, book, song or whatever, but I remember someone saying that love is more about accepting someone’s flaws than appreciating the positive things about them. It doesn’t really matter where I heard it, really, because it still carries a lot of truth I think.

  4. TorontoSyrup
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    o.O nice story, thought you died though, you didn’t blog Skip Beat 18 so I assumed you dying was the only logical explanation. Either way nice story.

  5. Posted February 14, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I feel like I’ve walked into a cheesy shoujo rag, Christ.

  6. quint
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    If her name is Louise, whatever you do don’t attend a wedding reception in northern spain…

  7. Posted February 14, 2009 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    What about the part where the boy liked to dress up like a green-haired loli?

  8. blind_dead_mcjones
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    *rolls eyes, shakes head and walks off*

  9. Haesslich
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Congrats, you Ronery person. Just remember that it’ll be your turn to give chocolates next month.

  10. Posted February 14, 2009 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    This pic is so adorable.Nice storry.

  11. sacchi
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Nice story, loved it.

    And I lol’ed at quint’s post.

  12. Posted February 14, 2009 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Awww. Sounds like me and lolikit.

  13. Posted February 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Y’know, there’s one thing I’ve always wondered about these blogosphere romances: where’s mine? Maybe I need more hits… xD

  14. Adi
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    if something was perfect, there wouldn’t be any need for it

  15. Tenryu
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    i know of a couple who met because the ‘girl’ liked reading the ‘guy’s’ fanfic… the end was they got married… for at least 2 years now i think

  16. Solunar
    Posted February 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Where’s Skip Beat?! You chose to blog about this over blogging about Skip Beat?! :(

    (Not that I’m complaining about Crusader blogging Skip Beat, of course. Man, Crusader and Skip Beat is like fireworks exploding in the night sky. Woo!)

  17. Miraploy
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Trap would’ve made the story better. Try again!

  18. Posted February 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    awww TT___TT Happy for you Impz, and 13sugars.

    P.S. I feel like slapping the people who did not appreciate this post, and would rather have their Episodic Blog Post Demands fulfilled!

  19. Posted February 16, 2009 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    Quite frustrated with love. Previous relationships haven’t turned out well. Current attempt at relationship does not look promising.

    Quite lonely, especially after having watched Brideshead Revisited. So depressingly British that show is. It was the Clannad of its day, only better, and with implied yaoi.

    Haven’t had any success meeting a love in person or in blogging. Pretty depressed right now, especially since nobody has sent me any questions for my Q&A webmanga. I suppose listening to Leonard Cohen isn’t helping either.

  20. Blist
    Posted February 17, 2009 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Oh.. so it’s a long distance relationship?? You know, I always thought that you two are in the same country, or maybe even live together = =’ That is how close your relationship is that I can feel, and it does speak how “close” exactly you guys are :)

  21. zarah jane gacute
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Permalink
  22. bonsly
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    hey, um ken somebody pls tell me from what anime is this, the picture i mean. pls send me ur answer to my email address: generalbonsly@yahoo.com, thanks

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