With one question, forever was laid down in front of me as my partner said “Yes”.
I smile warmly every time I tell this story because this was a time I felt truly blessed.
My partner did not point out the flaws I had; instead, she loved them very dearly.
It was apparent that my partner loved me more than I did, and I could see it very clearly.
My partner had the greatest smile on this planet that would put Adonis and Venus to shame.
A sound that was very pleasant to my ear would be the time she called out my name.
Her golden locks used to flow freely in the air, and she had a smile that I would die for.
She also had the brightest eyes which perfectly reflected our future.
This love that we shared is deemed as taboo, for we are the same gender.
It did not stop our feelings we shared as our hands intertwined together.
To the untrained eye, our love would seem like a very close friendship.
Our love is like a journey where we did not care for the destination and instead, we just enjoyed the trip.
A year has passed, and we were both afraid to get out of our closets.
I wanted to solidify this relationship by telling your parents.
You had fear in your eyes because you were afraid that they would instantly break us up.
If ever your parents did not approve of me, then I promise our love would not stop.
The day finally came, where I would confront your parents while I held your hand.
I wanted to leave a memorable experience and not make the meeting bland.
Your hand quivered as our palms intertwined and I could fear your heart beating out of your chest
This was a risk we are both taking, so when they asked about us, I hoped for the best.
“Peter, I am in love with your daughter, and I want to spend my last days with her.”
The words came out of my mouth as my heart pounded faster.
Your parents looked at each other and laughed because they already knew.
It was quite obvious from your parent’s point of view.
You could not contain yourself as tears streamed from your eyes.
The fact that your parents accepted us for who we are was a pleasant surprise.
We laughed and talked until the day came where you had to walk me to the train station.
Before saying goodbye, you gave my body an unforgettable sensation.
We have both lived through the pain and the joys that this relationship has given.
It still boggles my mind when I think of how this relationship even happened.
A simple question five years ago gifted me the greatest joy in my life.
I am happy to have had this relationship with you, through happiness and strife.
Even if you have gone to a better place, I still hold you close to my heart.
I promised you back then that not even death could tear us apart.
A fire broke out in our apartment as you were shopping for groceries.
The fire ravaged through our room and burnt all of our precious memories.
I was stuck in the fire and collapsed because of the smoke while darkness seeped in slowly.
If this was the end, then I am happy to have spent it with you as the white light approached my body.
The light slowly revealed itself to be the grim reaper as his cold finger graced my head.
I, then, woke up in a hospital and was surprised that I was not dead.
You must have saved me from the fire that engulfed our home.
I was curious as to why I woke up in the hospital room alone.
To see you safe and sound around me was the only thing I desire.
Then, your parents came to my room and told me you died in the fire.
My heart sank to my stomach, and the pain slowly set in.
Tears of pure sadness then slowly came out as they graced my skin.
No pain in the world amounts to the death of someone you spent your entire life loving.
That night, I broke down in your parents’ arms and never stopped crying.
That incident was a year ago, and now I have accepted that you are truly gone.
Even if you are not physically here, I could feel your spirit with me, so I am truly never alone.
The fire may have burnt down the pictures of the times we were both happy,
but I will always have our precious moments recorded in my memory.
At times I could still be with her in my dreams as I relived our memory,
then go to her gravestone after I wake up to the harsh reality.
She left something with me that I will truly miss.
The time you walked me to the train station and gave me a kiss.
Has your body ever felt a kiss so memorable that your skin yearns for it even if time has passed by?
Did you ever feel love so powerful that you want to commit to the relationship until the day you die?
This kiss was six years ago and I could still feel the lips firmly placed on my forehead.
It expressed love more powerful than the sweet promises that I have said.
The warm placement of the kiss on my forehead sends goosebumps all over my body.
In my dreams, I would often feel the kiss on my skin, but I would wake up to the sad reality.
The way she looked at me in the eye and landed the kiss is deeply romantic.
She preferred to keep the kiss pure and not something that is erotic.
If ever I feel defeated, I would feel your gentle kiss encouraging me to strive.
It still feels very warm like the kiss you gave me when you were alive.
You are still watching me from the other side and giving me motivation.
Even if you are dead, you are still my greatest inspiration.
I love you, Maria. Thank you for the memories we have spent together.
These memories will remain in my heart forever.