This is a story of 3 parts, written with a friend
Lynn Dakota about a relationship, from two different sides.
It first appeared written by us at

He woke the sun shining in through the window, and feel of a warm body next to him. Softly he reached for her, and in their half awake state they made love once again. This time deep meaning love, learning and finding out about each other.

For the next few months their love grew, he spent most of the time at her flat or her at his, there love grew each passing day, or so it seemed.

As the day went past, he began to feel a lack, the spark that used to set his body on fire seemed to be now flickering. Some nights he found he was just going through the motions.

He could not believe it at first, a beautiful woman, who loved like it was the end of the world, who shared his every thought. But days and weeks, tarnished the newness, the feeling. He began to realist that this was not the be all and end all he had thought. It was love, sure, but it was not the one love, the love that he was meant for.

Slowly he realize they were drifting apart.

One morning he lay there watching the sun play across he sleeping body, the bed like storm tossed waves from their love making. His fingers played around her lips, marking them, and he lent forward and kissed her. She slowly opened her eyes and kissed him back.

She stopped and looked straight into his eyes. "I love you" she said and a small tear started to trickle down her cheek.

He looked into those eyes, and realized something for the first time.

It was not that they were drifting apart, it was not that he had not found the one that was meant to be. It was that they had reached a higher level, what had started as lust, and grown into a love, was now a forever. Far from everything going wrong, it was now so clear to him, that this was right.

He kissed the tear, and slowly, for the first time in his life knew where his life was going. He kissed her cheek again, and with his voice trembling with emotion said "I love you Angela, I know now that ours is a love that is meant to be, and will be forever. I love you so much I can't tell you"

His voice broke, as tears flowed from her eyes, and a look on her face of such relief made his heart burst with the love he had for her.

She held him and stopped his words with a kiss, that went on and on. After all they had the rest of their lives to talk he thought


She could barely believe it had been two months since they met. They never seemed to have a bad moment and smiled at each other, all the time. There were no fights, as in her past relationships. Andrew was going to be a hard guy to walk away from. After all, she was young and wanted to experience it all. She didn't want to settle down yet, and the others had made it so easy for her, by getting possessive and demanding. Andrew was so different, so liable, easy going.

Thing was, lately he seemed to be pulling away. He was attentive, but the hunger in their love making had slowed. They still made love, two to three times a night, but it was different... some how. Was he going to dump her? She was starting to panic in the mornings, when they would leave each other. She was afraid he would not return, had found someone new. She didn't know how to handle these new feelings...what were they about?

Then one morning, she was in a sweet dream, of the two of them, when she felt his fingers circling her mouth and he tenderly kissed her on the lips.

Though she wasn't sure why, when she opened her eyes he was staring at her and a tear formed in the corners of her eyes and the words fell out of her mouth without control. Looking at him she said, "I love you", he stared at her and a glow came across his face. He kissed her tear stained cheeks and kissed her lips passionately. "I love you Angela" he said, then that he knew they were meant to be, that it would be a love that would last forever! As he spoke, she noticed tears forming in his eyes and she pulled him to her. Stopping his words with kisses, making love to never before. She knew then.. he was the "one", that she was done experiencing, it was time to settle down. She was finally IN LOVE.

Lynn Dakota


Barry Eva and Lynn Dakota 2002