He swept in like a tsunami, wave after wave till he suddenly drowned me and left me in a haze.

“Be careful about giving your heart too quickly”, I was told.

“Boys only have one thing on their minds”, they cautioned.

All those warnings, all the things they tried to prepare me for, were lost in an instant to the enormity of what I felt. In that moment, no one else mattered. It was just me and you.