Well, first thing’s first.
If Byrd and I end up dating, they won’t be my “gf” by the simple fact that Byrd’s genderqueer. We don’t really have a word for it, because “partner” sounded a bit too much like a legal term for me. We’re currently making up phrases I’d use to refer to them if we do date and personally I like the idea of saying
“This is Byrd, my Dragonheart” because Byrd is magical and probably surrounded by hellfire.
And just for clarification, my plan has been to go to LA for almost 2 years now. I think it’s important that everyone moves out of their hometown for a bit while they’re young, and my hometown happens to be New York City. I’ve always wanted to live somewhere else and LA seems like the right place for me, and it just so happens that the point in my life where it seems like this is actually possible is also the point in my life where I started to get to know someone who’s wonderful, thoughtful, kind, funny, intelligent, gorgeous and somehow manages to sync up with basically every ideology I have about life in a similar way.
I don’t know what’s going to happen, and I’m not going to speak for them because I’m not them. I have at least one, possibly 2 opportunities to travel down to LA in the near future for different events and I’m going to meet and spend time with them.
Who knows? Maybe in person, it’ll turn out we absolutely can’t stand each other (knock on wood.) Maybe something will fall through with my plan to move there (knock on wood.) Maybe one of us will meet someone else (knock on wood.) I can’t know for sure.
What I know right now is I like them right now and they like me right now. I look forward to and get lit up by every little interaction we have. I stay up way too late on Skype because the sound of their voice soothes me and the way they express ideas fucking amazes me.
Maybe things will work out, maybe they won’t, but I like this.