I’ve mentioned my “friend” Maverick a couple of times on this blog.
TL;DR: Maverick is one of my best friends from college who I’ve had an on-and-off again “relationship” with for the past almost 4 years. I’ve always had really strong feelings for him, and I believe he has for me as well. However, part of the reason we haven’t been together is that he’s in the military and we don’t get to see each other a lot.
Unfortunately, Maverick was deployed overseas mid-summer. He was given two weeks off and drove to see me at home. We had a great time together. Lots of cuddling, drinking, and sex, as you may expect. He was only able to stay two nights, because he had to go see his family (which live about 5 hours from my home).
It was super hard to say good-bye to him. I feel so happy and comforted whenever I’m with him. Throw in the fact that he was on his way to one of the most unsafe parts of the world, and I was a wreck. The day that he left, I laid on my couch for about 5 hours and ate a disgusting amount of food. Pancakes and chicken tacos, to be exact.
So, the next weekend I had plans to see my former roommate, Robin, who lives about 30 minutes from where Maverick lives (what a coincidence, huh?) When I told Maverick about my plans, he asked me where I was staying. When I said that I was going to stay at Robin’s, he said, “I don’t approve of that. I think we should get a hotel room or something.” Swoon.
I drove the 5 hours and met up with Maverick the next weekend. Robin was working and had dinner plans, so I said I’d meet up with her later that night.
In the meantime, Maverick and I got lunch and drove around. I don’t know what it is, but to me there’s nothing sexier than having a guy drive me around while listening to music. It reminds me of my first love, when we were too young to go out drinking & were stuck living at home with our parents. We would drive around, windows down, not having a plan as to where we were going. It feels extremely relaxed to me; I don’t have a care in the world. This is exactly how I felt that day with Maverick. I couldn’t have been any happier.
We ended up at two state parks right on the ocean that I had never been to. We went exploring and it was absolutely beautiful.
After the exploring, we went to a gas station to get some drinks. We started talking about where we were going to stay that night, and we decided to start calling hotels. All hotels for that night were $400. Yikes. Turns out, this ridiculously overpriced room was…. worth every penny, ifyouknowwhatimean.
It was even harder to say good-bye to him the second time. The 5 days that we spent together were absolutely perfect, and confirmed my thoughts that we could be happy together, if we were living near one another. Also, the fact that he was headed to the most dangerous part of the world didn’t help either.
2 months later, and I still miss him like hell. But I’m so thankful for the amazing 5 days that we were able to spend together.