(Get the kettle on girls and prepare yourselves for the love story of the century
My younger brother and my OH had been in baby infants together. Our families knew each other well, I used to hang around with one of his cousins. We still didn't meet though until I was 18 and he was 14 (there's 3.5 years between us). I was chatting with a few of the lads from the estate where my Mam lived when a head appeared out of the tree above me, squeaked "Nice rack", giggled, and disappeared again.
We actually became really good friends after that, despite the age difference, and then another friend of ours, let's call him A, (who we'd both known for ages but didn't know the other knew iykwim) started running bands out at a grotty run-down place outside the town and we used to go out and help out with stuff. One night after a pretty heavy session the 3 of us were sitting around chatting and suddenly myself and my OH started kissing. Now I was in a relationship with a good friend of his at the time so A says "Uh-uh, this is going to be trouble...".
After that whenever we were out together it would end up with a snog in a darkened corner somewhere, but we were never officially together, I was always seeing someone else, or he was. This carried on for a few years, we were caught by one of his girlfriends at one stage snogging outside a club we'd all gone to (actually, that ended up being the first night we slept together). It was always just a bit of fun, we were good buddies who just so happened to have this amazing attraction to each other but we agreed a relationship between us would be a disaster, we are both far too headstrong.
So a few years go by, we calm down on the whole cheating on other people with each other thing (i.e. we bloody grew up a bit!). My OH was single and I had just gotten out of a really, really FUBAR relationship. I'd been over to his house for tea and a bit of a cry and as I was leaving he gave me a hug and then there was just that [i:coe1thk8]moment[/i:coe1thk8]. You know the one, it's in all the movies, the two characters look deep into eachothers eyes and everyone knows they're about to kiss so will they just bloody get on with it! So we did. It was a very innocent kiss (not like our past ones
) and I was halfway home when I got a text from himself saying "Is it just me, or was that just...WOW?". Ah girls I nearly crashed the car there and then!
So we started seeing eachother but just as slightly more than friends, we were both kinda scared about where it was going and what the ramifications would be if it didn't work out. It's very scary to be falling in love with your best friend, who'll pick up the pieces this time if things fall apart? We went on like that for a few months before finally admitting to eachother that we wanted this to be a relationship. It still took us another 6 months after that to say "I love you" as again we were both terrified.
It's a few years on now and we couldn't be happier. We joke about all the time we wasted in our youth when (looking back) this was inevitable but sure all the other experiences have made us who we are today. It's about 10 years since our first kiss but technically, it's coming up to our 3 year anniversary!
God, I love him so much