18th birthday messages

I am so very unobservant and completely missed a lovely envelope from my lovely best friend lying in my mailbox over the weekend (apologies, love! I was out of the house for most of it!) 

You’re a wonderful human being and I’m so incredibly lucky to have you in my life! My eternal thank you thank you thank you for the Asuna phone charm!!! I absolutely adore it and you <3

Did I mention that I love you? Because I do! xoxo

This was a year and a half ago. I was 16, starting my last year of high school. He was 21.

He called me one night and told me he had booked a plane ticket to London that left 2 days before my birthday in March. His return ticket was dated for November. He said we could make it work but I knew we couldn’t. I was scared of growing up too fast. I didn’t want a boyfriend half a world away. So I ended it.

This year on my 18th birthday he messaged me. Turns out he never got on that return flight.