When we left off, Michael and I were planning on hanging out in a few weeks when he was back at school after summer. We had only ever hung out the time we met, with our friend Allison, who introduced us, as a buffer. Well, Allison transferred after sophomore year, so this would be just the two of us.
I even sent him this lovely message. (He must've told me he really wanted to see P.S. I Love You. So no, I wasn't trying to pick a romantic movie to hint anything.)
See, he was super excited with an exclamation point and everything. This guy loves chick flicks.
So we had these grand plans and we totally met up and fell in love and the rest is history.
We had actually set up a day to hang out and everything. I was going to drive up to Seattle for it, it was all settled. And then that morning he texts me that he had a bad dream the night before about his mom (she was having very scary health issues at the time, which I didn't know until he told me about the dream/what it was about) and he just wasn't feeling up to it. I was really sad for him about his mom, and I figured the excuse was kind of bullsh*t anyway, but I told him it was okay and I understood and that I was sorry about his mom (she came through that stuff, but in December 2014 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and on Tuesday she had her last round of chemo!!!--sorry for the side note).
If you recall, I was already kind of on the fence about Michael, so after this, I really decided I wasn't going to try to hang out with him or have any sort of hopes or thoughts about him. I was going to Australia for a semester in February anyway, so why start something only to be long distance (like...the longest distance!)?
In November, Allison (the friend who Michael and I met through) came up to visit me. We did go up to Seattle for a day, and I wasn't sure if we were going to meet up with Michael. My friend Emily lives in Seattle and she and Allison are friends too, so we were hanging out with her, and we ended up meeting up with Michael. The entire time, Emily and I were paired up and so were Allison and Michael (we were walking and I remember them walking up front and Emily and me behind, having our own conversations and giggling and paying no mind), which was mostly due to my back off mentality from previous experience. And when we all did engage in conversation...I think I laid the sass on Michael harder than I've ever sassed anyone. And that is saying something.
Between then and my departure to Australia, there were no messages that I screenshotted, so I either didn't see that time period, or I just didn't deem any of the messages entertaining enough, or there weren't many. I think our conversations did wane between him ditching me and when we saw each other in November, and maybe after seeing each other he messaged me more, but it still wasn't a lot of talking.
Sorry this one was so wordy!
To be continued...
To be continued...