As their lips got closer and they both could feel the warm breath of the other they realized that they had been yearning for this kiss for 40 years.
Or something like that.
When I was a kid I read a book that I still remember very strongly. I can’t recall the name of it no matter how much I search. It’s about a boy and a girl growing up somewhat together. Already as small children they have a strong urge to get closer to one another but they are already too self-aware and because of shame they don’t act on that yearning. Instead they keep distance and rarely exchange words.
They grow up and life takes them separate ways and 40 years later, when they meet for the first time since their adolescence, they realize that they are madly in love and it has always been that way.
It’s quite a classic, isn’t? But it’s real, right? Stuff like that happens, right?
I can’t remember the ending of that story, but I hope it’s the favorable one. But then again, I am a romantic to the core of my bones.