"Love At First Sight"
We all know the set up. Sexy hot vampire gets a whiff of spunky human's scent. He knows instantly… she is his chosen one, the woman he is meant to spend eternity with. He will never love another.
Some readers and writers have a problem with this. Usually because they don't believe in love at first sight.
I used to be one of those readers.
My buddy and I had a running debate. She felt that people fell in love at first sight and that if you were to love someone, you just knew. I thought that was a load of steaming hot hooey. Love was based on common traits and values that could only be uncovered over time. It was a serious relationship that one should ease into.
She fell in love with a friend we both knew forever (as in we used to carry him home dead drunk from university parties forever). I fell in love at first sight.
I know, I know, I didn't believe in the concept either. I was jaded and cynical, a child of a very abusive and unhealthy marriage. No way was I going to risk my heart on a simple look.
No way was I going to risk my heart AT ALL.
The day I met my hubby, I told one of my best friends, Raybie, I was off relationships for life. (Yes, he is male – I wasn't a man hater, more like a relationship hater) I planned to travel the world and never have to worry about another living soul. At the age of twenty-two, I had only allowed four guys to kiss me (two of those guys were allowed to kiss me more than once). That was enough for me.
When my future hubby, a good friend of Ray's, entered the room, he commented on how thirsty he was. "You're thirsty?" I asked this complete stranger "Do you like orange juice?"
"I LOVE orange juice," the handsome man replied, his brown eyes lighting up.
"Oh," I curled my top lip with derision, "that's nice." And I went back to playing video games.
My friend, Ray, was appalled. My hubby was captivated.
I don't know why I asked if he liked orange juice. I'm not a fan of the stuff myself. He, however, loves orange juice. It is his favorite beverage.
I don't know why I was so rude to him. I pride myself on being quite polite.
I certainly don't know why when our eyes met that first time, I knew he was the man for me. He wasn't my type (never dated Asian before) but there was no doubt. I knew. Turns out, he felt the same thing.
I wasn't an idiot. Although I told all my buddies the next day that I met the man I was going to marry, it took the hubby five years to achieve that destined result. We've now been in love for sixteen wonderful years. When his eye catches mine across a crowded room, I still get that roller coaster feeling.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Has it ever happened to you? Or do you believe in friends first?
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