Why did it feel like someone was staring into my soul? I had to stop because I could feel my steps get weaker and wobbly. I turned to face the most beautiful creature I had ever laid my eyes on. I could feel my heart skip several beats and a wild flutter in my stomach as a sheepish smile spread across his face.
I turned bright pink as I turned away from him and scurried off feeling ever so shy and blushed out. When I could finally hear other things in my environment other than the beating of my heart I heard him running towards me.
The pitter-patter of his feet made my heart happy but I still quickened my pace, the thought of him chasing after me, got me excited.
Eventually, he caught up with me and said, “Whoa, you walk really fast. Could we stop for a moment so I can catch my breath”, we stopped for a brief moment. While he walked me to my lecture room he introduced himself to me as Aubrey.
He made me laugh so much and he honestly made my day. I couldn’t have been happier than I felt at that moment with him.
If I say Aubrey was perfect, I mean exactly that. He was perfect. If perfect was a man it would have been Aubrey. The way his 6ft 8inch figure shielded me from the angry scorching rays of the sun and its clutches. He was built so tall and handsome; he radiated happiness and beauty all at the same time.
He was so happy that it was contagious, I promise that 5 seconds with Aubrey and you would be happy forever. The way his teeth was arranged in perfect rows in his mouth made every other person’s dentition look horrible and every dentist work seems questionable, they were a pearly white colour, if we were in a cartoon there will be a spark every time he smiled and a little sound to show they were squeaky clean.
The way he pulled on his thumb while he was talking to me like he was ready to take his bones apart and put them back together at the same time, it creeped me out a little thinking that he seemed so aggressive and yet so gentle, so easy to read yet so unpredictable. Aubrey was one of the people you think you know then boom, turns
Out you knew nothing, you couldn’t assume with him. Every time he turned to smile at me, his top lip curled in the sexiest way I had ever seen. It was so adorable it made a cute white cat seem ugly and whenever he said my name, his eyes lit up so much at a point I thought it will cause a solar eclipse.
I couldn’t concentrate that day, try as I did I could not hear a thing the lecturer said. All I could think about was Aubrey and when he will call me since he took my number. I couldn’t help but wonder if he was one of the guys who believed in the 3-day rule where you wait to call a lady three days after you had taken her number.
I managed to finally hear a few words from my professor but that was after I kept wishing he would just end already, the words I heard were “ see you again next week” oh he brought me so much joy.
After a few group meetings and assignments, I bid my colleagues and proceeded to get to my hostel. As fate will have it, the minute I left the class I received a call from an unknown number so I answered; I could immediately tell who it was when I responded.
The soothing tone and husk voice I heard on the other end of the phone. Chloe, he said, my body shuddered at the sound of my name, hearing him say it made me feel so important, Aubrey I responded.
“I’m waiting for you downstairs,” he said. The authority in his voice made me want to go immediately; it was so intriguing to me that someone I just met spoke like I was already his. There was a command in his voice that made me fall in love with him at that very instant.
We walked back to the hostel together talking and laughing like we had known each other forever, there was this severed bond that we shared and I could feel it from the minute I set my eyes on him. It was as if we had been together in an alternate universe.
This soon became an everyday ritual for us even when we had fights. I had always known from the day I set my eyes on him that I will love him forever. He was my perfection, my imperfection, my mistake, my best decision, my dream, and my worst nightmare at the same time.
Aubrey was everything to me and when he finally met my parents, they immediately hit it off. I thought it will be almost impossible for him to get my mom to like him but boy was I wrong, she liked him off the bat and it made me so happy. My mum said she accepted him because I was radiating with a kind of happiness she had never seen in me before and she figured that anyone who could make her daughter so happy was a good person especially since It was so hard to impress me.
Aubrey and my dad over the years built a strong father-son bond that made them almost inseparable it was so beautiful to watch. It was the same with his family, I loved every one of them and they loved me too, his sister and I ended up becoming the best of friends.
Aubrey was great, even on days when we had the biggest fights he was at my door in minutes. Aubrey always said he couldn’t stand knowing that we were mad at each other and he never wanted me to go to bed mad at him.
He always said that I was what he was searching for all his life. I will never forget how special he made me feel, every single day. We had the best and worst of days but his love for me never changed, it didn’t even flinch. I always thought he was way out of my league and I was so lucky to have bagged him. He was my reward from the universe, my trophy, my treasure.
My Aubrey, this would have been the one love story that will make millions around the world believe in love again, this 2-year long love story was meant to go on forever and that’s how it was meant to be. And now this day I can never forget, on a Thursday afternoon the same date as the first time I met my Aubrey 2 years ago I received a call from his number, now this made me so happy especially because we had been in a huge fight that morning.
As soon as I answered I started apologizing, “I’m sorry Aubrey, I’m so sorry babe I’m so….” Before I could finish I heard Aubrey’s mum mention my name, Chloe, Chloe, I could tell she had been crying from the tone of her voice. Mum, where’s my Aubrey? I asked. He’s gone Chloe, my baby is gone his mum responded.
I screamed in pain, my Aubrey was gone, my forever was gone. It broke me into a million pieces and to think my last words to him were said out of anger. I couldn’t believe he was dead, he took away my will to live, to love, to be human. You left me with your family but I want you, I need you my Aubrey. It’s been over a year and every day I still hear your mum’s words to me, “ he’s gone, my baby is gone”. I’m still angry.
You always said our love will be forever, but you lied. Nothing is the same, now all this love is is for never.
By: Daisy Palinwinde Jacobs | ghanaweekend.com