This photo was taken 25th May 2006, our first proper sleepover and that’s, god, 5 years ago this year. I suppose therefore, this is our five year anniversary of biffledom.
I remember meeting Eline and thinking, wow, she’s pretty but I couldn’t help but wonder if she was older than the IS1 class that we were in. She wasn’t - btw - I think it’s just the fact that I’m a hobbit-y English person that I thought that.
We properly met later but didn’t hang out until.. well, May of that year doing a robot project for Drama (“Can anyone help me?!”) and we danced like loons on loon tablets in her lounge and it was just magical. We were lost after that into the world of Drew and just random comments that made us laugh but no one else. I should have realised then I suppose that this was something special.
We became REALLY close REALLY quickly in IS2 - when this photograph was taken - bonding over Daniel, someone Eline knew very well and I became privy to some secrets and some rather insane conversations and that was it, best friends practically overnight. We basically became joined at the hip in IS2 and my god, I’m the most grateful I’ve ever been in my life.
Eline is my better half, my sunshine in the darkness, my voice of reason, my sanity, my best friend and (the) world. I don’t know how to be myself if she’s not there being equally insane next to me. We have so much in common it actually hurts but we have enough different that we can be independent people if needs be.
It should be noted here that Eline and I are rather codependent and our closeness has been commented on before. Honestly, all I have to say is so freaking what? She honestly is like my twin sister: something I’m so grateful for.
She keeps me on the ground when I cannot control myself. She keeps me real when I’m breaking up. She reminds me of myself when I’m drowning. She listens, she never judges and she just allows me to be me without any other stipulations. We can sit in a room with nothing and still have more fun that I could with many of my other friends (there are the odd few who this could also be the case).
We have this freaky telepathy where we ask the same questions as the other, finish each other’s thoughts and basically just think the same thing. It’s bizarre but it’s so important to me.
I’m so proud to be her friend and I’m so damn lucky to have a best friend like her. It makes coming home even brighter.
We plan on living together in 2013. It’s gonna be so freaking awesome that no one will take it.
I love you, Dapper Ant (and/or Dec) and I miss you when you’re not around.
2005 - …?