Huzzah!!!!!!!!!!! I am completely exultant.
I was at P’s place last night, and despite it being only a week away in Melbourne, P was very affectionate, verbally and physically. And I got presents! Well, I like them. I can understand why most people, even other dentists or dental students, would think toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, and retractors might not be the best present, but they’re conference swag!
Sidebar: Swag in the proper sense of the word, like goodies they give away. Not the one that’s an abbreviation for “swagger” and has that has superseded “epic” and “literally” in excessive usage. Oh and “yolo”. *shudder*
Anyway, bottom line: IT WAS SAID. I was teasing, talking about the fit and cute tutors in a histology lab, and we were joking about why would anyone be doing a degree in anatomy (P: there’s no money, me: they’re too attractive). I can’t remember the exact lead-up, but this happened:
P: You know, I love you for more than your body and –
me: (interrupting) Wait. Wait, what? … You love me?
P: I’ve gone and freaked you out, haven’t I?
me: No, no. I’m happy… But what about what you said last year? (when P said they weren’t sure they’d ever been in love)
P: Well, I know that when I don’t see you, I miss you. And when I see you, I’m happy.
P: (as if to carry on) ..It’s ok –
me: (interrupting with a kiss) I love you too.
Aha!!!!!!!! Houston, we have contact!!! Wheeeeeee!!!!!
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about broaching the topic of having children at least three times after, but I held my tongue. It’s a new thing I’m trying, restraint. Instead, I got a bit of practice saying “I love you” a couple of times later that night. Yes, I’m immensely happy, even this morning after. To me, that was better than any movie. Suck it, The Notebook!