But I Swear…


Flashback to the exact moment I saw you. It wasn’t a shock, it wasn’t a sudden change in lighting, or a buzz in the air.

Simply put, it was nothing like the movies.

What really happened, you ask? WELL. Suddenly, I was hyper-aware of your existence. Nothing mattered except the words you were saying. And every single day afterwards was different. The world felt different to me. Like when you unlock new areas of the map on your favorite video game. All of a sudden, the world was much bigger than just what I had grown accustomed to.

I should’ve been paying attention to my date.

N O T   Y O U.

I don’t believe in love at first sight. Not in the slightest. It’s always lust, because it’s simple attraction.

But I swear I saw your soul.

Your story.

Laughter.

Pain.

Who you’ve been.

Who you’re becoming.

We were connected long before we ever said a word.

And I’ve never felt anything so real before, so raw. I’ve never met a person whose simple existence could make me feel alive.

I didn’t know that there are people who really set you on fire just by the intensity of their heart.

Our souls were like magnets. We were drawn together from the start and our words flowed effortlessly.

I’ve always known that love is hard. Everything has to be taken with caution, handled with care, calculated and manipulated and twisted because it’s just that complicated.

But it wasn’t that way with you.

I was pulled to you, in ways I still can’t understand. It was the hands of fate resting on our shoulders, turning us into one another’s view. We were connected—mind, body, soul—and it was real, still is real, will always be real, for me, no matter how far I wander.

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