Do you want to know an incredibly romantic love story? Well, all right: I’ll tell you. But it will also make you cry, so be warned. This story is so romantic, but it’s also so sad.
In this story, a young man is happy, but his girlfriend is too busy working on her talk to him. He kept on trying to text her, telling her how much he loved her and that he really wanted to talk. She got upset with him, telling him that she couldn’t afford to talk to him; she was too busy working on her paper, and thus could not spare the time. “I love you so much,” her boyfriend told her via texting. “I’ll always be here for you. We’re coming closer to a time where we’ll always be together. I love you so much; I really want to spend time with you, and to talk to you. I already miss you.”
But the girlfriend was still upset. “Why is it so hard for you to get that I’m busy?” she messaged him, almost shouting back at him via the texting. “It’s not like we won’t see each other tomorrow. You’re overreacting. Just go to sleep! I need to work on my paper.”
“I’m sorry,” the boyfriend replied. “I love you. Good night. Always take care of yourself. I will always be there to guide you. I’m never going to run around and desert you. I’ll always be here for you.”
And so, the boy went to bed.
The next day, the girl got on her phone to apologize. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I was just really busy; I’m sorry I got upset. Have breakfast; I need to go to school.” She texted him later—he hadn’t answered—reminding him that he needed to go to class. And then again, at lunch, she texted him once more: “It’s already lunchtime. Why weren’t you in class? Do you have money for your phone. Please text me back.”
She received a message from him. “He’s already left us…. Our son is already gone.” It wasn’t the boyfriend, but his mother. “He’s gone. Didn’t he tell you he was sick?”
The mother goes on to confess that the boyfriend did not have much time left on Earth; he had been sick for a while, and hadn’t told his girlfriend. “No one can predict how long someone will live,” the mother told the girlfriend. “We tried to wake him up, but he was already gone. He left a message for you, though.”
The girl read the message. “Always take care of yourself,” her boyfriend had written to her. “I’m always there for you. I don’t know if I’ll wake up tomorrow, but I hope I do, so I can spend the rest of my life with you. I didn’t want to add to your stress by distracting you from your thesis, since you need to pass. Please, be strong for me. I’ll always be here, by your side, even if I’m not around anymore to tell you how much I love you. I love you so much, and always will.”