My family was on vacation over Christmas in Costa Rica and the only person near my age there was this random little bald boy with buck teeth and the inability to tan. <3
I was on the pool deck in a lounge chair thinking about how I was the shit because most 14 year olds find themselves to be pretty impressive and his family came to say hi and I completely wrote him off because I'm the shit, remember? And also because I am socially awkward af and didn't want to embarrass myself. Which is exactly what ended up happening, but that's another story.
He invited me to go in the ocean with him and I said no.
And then he left and my dad told me to get my butt in the ocean and go make a friend and I distinctly remember telling my dad that if this boy raped or killed me then that'd be on him for making me go talk to a stranger lmao
So I got it in my head that I could go in the ocean and not talk to this boy. And so I marched out there and promptly got bowled over by a wave and crashed into him and he was very surprised and I was very surprised and that's how we met.
We didn't start dating until I was a senior and he was a sophomore (18 and 16).