Law of Magnetism

Magnetism is a force of either repulsion or attraction. One of the most basic laws of magnetism states that like poles repel each other and unlike poles attract one another.

I rolled my eyes and said, “You’re fucking crazy!” I let out an uncomfortable laugh because deep inside, I knew I meant what I’ve just said. “But that’s why you love me.” You smirked at me. I smiled while shaking my head just because you were so right.

There were countless times when I asked myself, “Why did you fall in love with him?” As I recall, it wasn’t love at first sight. It wasn’t how I expected it to be. I always thought I’d fall in love at first sight. Maybe not really fall in love, but at least I’d know. But, I was wrong. I didn’t know. The first time I laid my eyes on you, you were wearing these ridiculous sunglasses while standing under a tree. Your light brown hair messily lazed around. You then reached out for my hand, introduced yourself, then shook my hand. Nothing astonishing, really. But overall, you were fine.

The moment you removed your sunglasses was the first time I saw your beautiful green eyes. From then till now, I still am awed with how they gaze through me. They’re the reason why I believed you when you uttered, “I love you.” Each and every time you tell me you love me your eyes channel the sincerity of your words. Your eyes spoke for you.

I honestly have no idea how to say this, but I’m in love with you. There are no indications or evidence of why I am and how it happened, perhaps it’s just how this is. I didn’t even realize that I really do love you until the day I thought I’d lose you. There was something special about you. You oozed with confidence without being arrogant. The way you talked showed me how much of a people person you are. These are just the first things that made me fall in love with you. Now, I’m going to tell you what made me fall in love with you. I fell in love with your eyes. Guilty as charged, I love staring at your eyes. They’re the most expressive eyes I’ve seen. They smile whenever you’re happy, distress whenever you’re sad, beam whenever you’re excited, panic whenever you’re scared, and express any emotion you feel at any moment. I fell in love with how you narrate your stories. I love how words flow like the water in the river whenever you share the stories about your adventures. Your movie references are the best. I always liked how I don’t get most of them because you’d always start educating me about the things you think I’ve been missing out on. Endless lectures of the things I should know about. A lot of people love talking, but your way of talking is exceptional. I fell in love with how you say my name with that “Good morning.” That gesture always brighten up my day. I fell in love with how completely different you are from me. I actually see the two of us as the north and south poles, completely opposite. You’re carefree, I’m careful. You’re sensitive, I’m indifferent. You’re spontaneous, I’m calculated. You’re loquacious, I’m taciturn. We certainly have countless dissimilarities, but we always conciliate. Perhaps, we’re complements of each other. I hope that we’ll keep on balancing all the contrasts to be in equilibrium. I fell in love with you. Everything about you. Your good side, your bad side, all 360 degrees of you. I fell in love with how you became and still is becoming a constant part of my life — as I wake up, as I get through the day, as I end the night. I fell in love with you in so many little ways. And even though I can’t enumerate all those, I want you to know that I will never run out of reasons- even the smallest ones- to fall in love with you. I will just keep on falling in love with you more every day.

I didn’t realize all of these until one moment. I meant to sleep early one night since I’ve had a long day. I charged my phone and went to bed. Closing my eyes, I still wasn’t able to fall asleep, not even close. It was then when I thought of you so I went back up and grabbed my phone to call you. Something crazy occurred. If it weren’t for me wanting to talk to you, I would have missed on deadlines for my courses I never thought existed. I wouldn’t have checked my phone and wouldn’t have been notified that I still had tasks to accomplish. All thanks to you, I didn’t miss those. That’s the moment I knew that I really fell for you, it was both exciting and petrifying. Falling in love with you scared the hell out of me because, for the most part, it is completely out of my control. I always had control of things that happen in my life. For the first time, I am not in control. As cliché as the lyrics of a famous pop song, “the heart wants what it wants.” When the excitement, the nerves, the butterflies, the angst, and the euphoria all came together, somehow I knew. It was the best feeling in the world.

When you grabbed my hand and placed it against your chest, you asked me, “Can you feel that?” I felt it. Your heart was beating so fast. More rapidly each second. As if it would burst right out of your chest. When you touched my face with your warms hands and brushed my cheek, I had to look away. I had to shy away because as your eyes looked into my eyes, I felt a rush inside of me. I was falling, I fell more in love with you. “You turned me down! You’re hurting my feelings right now.” I simply smiled as you ranted because I needed to mask up the fact that it was a special moment for me. I felt a surge. My heart started beating so fast too

Two different people, living completely opposite lives. Linked by what force? Love.

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