Even though I was young, I thought I had fallen in Love. I met my boyfriend in high school. He was a senior, and I was a freshman. I was on the cheerleading squad, and he knew the cheer coach very well (family friends). We had a cheer class during school, it was our 7th hour. Since he was a senior, he didn't have a 7th hour, so he came in to watch us, and help us out with stunts. During practice over the summer I had notcied he would watch me. And when he came in to 7th hour, he would make a point to kind of stay clear of me. Which kind of confused me.
About the end of September, the squad was just kind of sitting around talking in groups, because we had finished early with practice. He was singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, but couldn't remember all of the words (he has a gorgous voice). He was asking anyone if they knew them, and them he came over to where I was sitting and asked the group. It just so happened that The Wizard of Oz used to be my favorite movie when I was young, and I knew that song by heart from singing it so many times in talents shows and at festivals. He started to sing the part he knew to explain which song he was talking about, and I finished it for him. His mouth dropped, and he sat down with the group, and asked me to sing it for him again. As I started to sing it again, one of the girls in the group said "I didn't know you could sing like that!"
He added, "I'm not impressed that you can sing, I'm impressed because your voice is amazing!" I kind of blushed and smiled, and he smiled back. I was talking with the girl who had commented on my voice, and I noticed he was messing with his cell phone, and looking back and forth from me back to his cell phone. he finally slid his cell phone over to me, and I looked at it and picked it up. It read "Number:" and was blank. I assumed he wanted my number, and I entered my home number and slid it back over to him. He looked at me with a shocked look on his face, and asked "Really?!" I kind of laughed and said, "Yeah.." He smiled and just kept looking at me like he was surprised it even happened. My heart was beating so fast, because I thought he might just be playing with me, concidering he was a senior, and why would a senior be interested in a freshman except to use them? He called me two days later, and we hung out everyday of the next week. He would give me rides home from games that I cheered at. He would come to every one to watch. (He had a lot of school sprit.) About two and a half months after we had been together (it was Christmas break) I was living with a teacher because my parents had moved to another state, and I wanted to stay a couple more monthes. I went to my parents house for Christmas and never heard from my boyfriend. I was afriad that my biggest fear had come true. I thought he used me. When I returned to my teachers house, she told me something had happend and she didn't understand the situation. She recived a letter from my boyfriend saying he was in Jail. He specificly told her to tell me "Sorry." He didn't know if he would be allowed to come back to school.
His parents and him fought so that he could come back to school, and then he showed up one day in 7th hour! It was the happiest I had been for a while. I was so worried about him.
Then, the time came for me to move in with my parents. It was 5 hours away, and the only time I ever got to see him was during school, so, I wouldn't get to see him unless I skipped school and came back to my old school. I did this about 6 times a year. Hardly enough. It was killing me to be so far away from him, and he would write me everyday, because the Jail wouldn't let him call me. I would always write him back about everything that was going on in my life. I missed him so much I felt I was empty. I didn't find joy in the things i had used to do, such as cheerleading. I kept active, even though I didn't want to. I knew he would want me to make friends.
So, I became very close friends with a guy in town, but problem was, he liked me. I'm not one to say no, because I don't like hurting people, and I felt that that would hurt my friend. But it ended up hurting me. He would try things that I let him do because I didn't wat to lose the only friend I had in my new town. I finanly told him it wasn't right, and that it had to stop. I stayed with my boyfriend. and we are still together today. It's been 5 years. And i hope there will be many more to come.