6:00 PM, CST
… Caleb asked me as we were walking side by side down the Brooklyn Bridge, elbows bumping every other step. At the time, I thought he was asking me if I would ever live with him in the city. I stuttered for a bit and said, "No." Caleb and I grew up in the same place, running around the same people, but that was the trip that re-introduced us. We bonded over our mutual love for slightly obscure but mostly mainstream music and went on to share hundreds of songs with one another. We were both excited to see more of each other when I planned to move to New York in April of 2019. A global pandemic was able to stop my moving plans, but not our relationship. We continued talking, sharing music, stories, goals, and eventually our feelings for one another, and we will never stop.