i remember his smile and the way he looked at me, as if i were his innate match on this planet and no one else would do. those memories will forever be engraved on the golden plaque in the back of my mind. one day when he looks back on everything, i hope he remembers the simpler times, the times of stolen glances and awkward giggles. the beautiful times, before everything got complicated, before any of us moved away to a new, clean slate of pure life. a life we all so desperately needed after years of lying to ourselves and pretending as if everything was okay. the lies destroyed all of us.