could you tell us the story of how you and your bf got together :3
Oh, yea! Why not.
I guess I’ll start at freshman year, when I first moved away from my home state in Louisiana to be where I am now (half way across the country). School started up an I put myself in the Drama program because that’s where I’m happiest and most comfortable. At first it was awkward because I didn’t know anyone and they didn’t know me and the problem with most talented arts kids is we see each other as competition so I got the impression that no one really liked me. Plus, I mean, who ever likes the new kid at first?
Well about a few weeks into school our Drama program threw its annual Drama BBQ where all the drama programs and classes from nearby schools get together and “showcase their talent”. (In reality we just disperse into our own cliques and eat food).
I remember the BBQ being the first place I really noticed that I had developed my crush on Jake. He was playing animal crossing and I think wearing one of his Star Wars t-shirts. Now, I’d spoken to him before here and there about Adventure Time and Animal Crossing and other things we both liked but I didn’t really see us ever going anywhere. I mean, all we ever talked about were shows and games I literally knew nothing about him. (Also, somehow I worked the thought into my brain that he thought I was annoying). So I just dropped it and let my little crush on him sit in the back of my mind until last year (this school year).
Those of you who have been following me for awhile ( and I mean awhile) know that my freshamn year I tried out for the improv team (Jake did too) and didn’t make it. (Jake did because he’s the funniest dude alive). I was sad but I just told myself “next year I’ll get on the team” and I was right! I got on the team and that effectively lead to me spending more time around Jake. Obviously, the crush never went away and me spending more time around him made it get worse. I still thought there wouldn’t be a chance he’d like me so again I pushed it to the back of my mind. But then, maybe two weeks after I was on the team, I started to notice things. Jake never really gives compliments. Not because he’s mean, he just doesn’t really say them as much as I would. After improv practices he’d tell me I did really great and the one compliment I remember the most ( and cherish because I’m a dork) he gave to me after our (first?) night show and we played a game called Lighthouse. I was the boat in the game. After the show he told me, “Good job, Jada. You were a beautiful boat, as always.”
That’s when I knew that, awww hell ye, this boi likes me. We started texting eachother a lot and during the production of our Drama Department’s play “A Christmas Story” I got to hang out with him a lot more and it may have been a week or two after he gave me the compliment that he sent a text to me late one night and told me he liked me. I confessed that I liked him too then went to sleep.
It was about a week or two later after that when I asked him to be my boyfriend and here we are now. He’s my favorite nerd. :)