Marlayna and Steven met at UCSC in 2010. They enjoyed attending parties and house shows in the redwood forest. Their relationship had its ups and downs in the early years, leading them to part ways at the beginning of senior year. Despite this, they remained in touch. Three years later, they reunited in what became known as the "great rekindling." Since then, they have lived in four apartments, acquired a cat named Bells, and traveled to various continents together. They continue to cherish their love and navigate life's challenges together, building a future filled with shared experiences and growth.