I Couldn't Believe My Eyes When I Opened Her Gift After Two Years
Do you have a story that needs to be heard? Submit it to email@example.com
We love to hear all kind of stories, but only the best ones will be animated. We just have one ground rule - your story needs to be REAL.
So, I was in university and met this really cute girl Emily at a party. We instantly got on really well and just clicked. We met a few times after the party and I really was thinking about asking her out on a date. But since I met Emily right before our graduation and she had to go back to her home country, I decided to keep my feelings inside me. I just didn’t really think that a long-distance relationship could ever work.
So, when graduation day came, Emily took me by surprise and gave me a gift of homemade chocolate. It was packed in a very nice box that she made herself. She asked me to open it at home and let her know what I think. But well, it was a very emotional moment and it was kind of a goodbye gift to me. So, when I came back home, idiot me decided NOT to open the box and keep it in the fridge. I considered the box as a gift and I wanted to keep it intact. It sounds weird, I know. The thing is a few days later, we met again at Emily’s farewell party. We were randomly talking when she suddenly asked me if I liked the chocolate. Somehow I decided to lie, so I just blurted out ‘YES, IT WAS GREAT’ and quickly changed the topic. But till this day, I remember the last thing Emily said. She said that she will miss me a lot. I wanted to hug and kiss her but I didn’t... I knew that was it.
The thing is, after Emily left, I completely forgot about this chocolate box. It stayed in my fridge, I don’t know, maybe for 2 years? But one day, I was cleaning the fridge and found that box. I just wanted to throw it away but out of curiosity, I decided to take a look at what's inside. The moment I opened the box, my heart shrank. I found a letter from her. Emily basically poured her heart out and said how much feelings she had for me. She was wondering if something could have happened between us… I was devastated. I felt so bad afterwards but I decided to keep it to myself since I already had a girlfriend and I knew she had somebody as well. I just kept thinking that I looked like a total jerk for how I acted when I saw her for the last time, lying to her face...
It’s really hard for me to tell this story because it’s too painful. I was blaming myself for a long time for not opening that box. I think I hurt her, but I never told her the truth. Now I understand that we just missed our opportunity and I don’t see the point in bringing it up again. Ever. She seems to be really happy living her new life. And so am I...
1. Introduce Yourself
If we choose your story, we will need to contact you for further information. Any personal information you provide will be kept anonymous.
Continue to Tell Your Story
2. Your Story
Here is the final and most exciting part - your story! We’ve provided you with some questions to help you paint the whole picture.
Submit Your Story
We’re interested in hearing YOUR story
It should be about your own authentic experience. The theme of your story is up to you - it might be about some silly thing you did in kindergarten, the first time you fell in love with a person, or how you got over your biggest fear.
It’s important that you tell your story with as many details as you can remember.
If we choose your story, we will contact you and work with you throughout the whole process.