Me: How did you guys meet?                   

My friend: At a party. I was 17. He wanted to dance but I didn’t know how. My mom came to get me from the party and take me home. The next day he was at my house waiting outside to talk to me. I went to bed. I didn’t want a boyfriend. I’d seen too many friends drop out of school for love. My father had to go out and explain that I wasn’t going to talk to him. He came every day after that. Finally I went outside and talked to him and said that I wasn’t going to be with someone who didn’t have a job, so he got a job. He would be gone for two weeks at a time but every fifteen days he would come to my house and we would sit together and after a while we became best friends.

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