For a better experience listen to “A Thousand Moons Ago” by Johannes Bornlof while reading.
It all started one night. A normal party between my family became a true nightmare no one ever saw coming. Imagine a 5’7 teenager, dark hair, brown skin and green eyes standing in the mirror, trying on his best outfits just for his girlfriend to look at him and realize what a wonderful choice she had made (believe me, I’m worth it). I was looking for the perfect shirt and trousers, it was my father’s birthday party and she was going to be there. So, I grabbed an old pair of blue skinny jeans (crazy fact, if you are short, don’t wear saggy jeans, it makes you look even shorter), a white long sleeve shirt with blue little dots, a brown belt, and some brown Chelsea boots. For a 17-year-old teenager, it may sound a little bit old, but she loved it. I perfumed myself and ran downstairs to encounter one of the most beautiful ladies in my life, my sister Pauline. Although we fight a lot, I swear I would give my life for my little princess. After kissing her in the cheek, I continued to welcome our not so new guests. Between them, I managed to say hi to my uncle Diego which I consider my second dad, my cousin John which is kind of a mess and according to my dad, not such a splendid example but I love him, and we are kind of best buddies.
Then, I turn around and I see the most beautiful person God has ever created, there she was, standing in the middle of the living room, in a white dress and a pair of sneakers. I don’t know about you but I’ve always loved that combination, dresses, and sneakers just seem to be the perfect choice to look girly, young and adventurous. She looks at me and I feel like my whole world is about to explode, her deep blue eyes, pale skin, thick lips, and blonde hair make me feel nervous for a moment and she notices it, she smiles and starts to laugh at me in a cute way. There’s something about the person you love, that no matter how much you try to hide your emotions, they will always find out what you’re really feeling just by looking at you. I walk past my siblings and family members like they were not even there, I grab her hand, and without saying anything, I press my lips against hers and we kiss, we kiss and the whole room goes dark, fireworks above us begin to appear and the whole place turns into a sweet island in the middle of the sea, just us standing in the middle of the dark when all of a sudden we hear an explosion, everyone runs to the front door and we see a huge building being destroyed by a couple of bomber planes, that’s when I turn around and I grab her by the hand, I go inside and everyone starts to close every single door and window, at this moment I don’t even know what’s happening, the building was miles away from our house, the only reason we got to see anything was because our house was on top of a hill and we got to see the whole city whenever we wanted to.