Then something happened. On March 25 Patrick told me he was coming to Boston, the last weekend of April, for ROFLCon, "the world's most epic two-day internet culture conference." He asked if I would want to meet him there.
So now he's coming. Re-reading our tens of thousands of lines of chat has made me remember just how much I adore him. I have cried a few times, and I have also run to my bedroom a few times when I came to particularly steamy sections. But mostly, it has made me excited that the universe has come full circle and that we are going to meet—soon.
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We both wonder how things will change after we finally see each other in person. Stay tuned—I'll be back in two weeks to let you know how it goes.
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