Excuse me while I go on a rant here. Also! Trigger warnings for this! Anyone that knows me, @spacebootyy is my moirail- they're one of the most important people to me, and it isn't just because she takes guy pictures with me. Before Alex, I was close friends with a girl named Tori. Tori and I spent basically every single day together for six years. Tori and I dated twice, the first time all we did was fight and she constantly hit and slapped me anytime I did or said something she didn't like. After we broke up, we stopped speaking for a few months. Eventually we did become friends again and things were back to how they had been. She had only ever hit me while we were in a relationship so everything was okay again. .
It didn't take until I met Alex to realise that, no, it wasn't. It actually never was. Only a couple months after Alex and I became close, Tori and I got in a big fight and stopped being friends officially (officially on my part, after she told me to kill myself). It's been a year since that fight and I'm still? Shocked. Sometimes. Tori was extremely manipulative and mentally abusive. I never realised because she only hit me those months we were dating. Alex and I have been moirails for over a year and it still blows me away. She lets me share my opinion? She never screams at me hysterically if I don't agree with her, she doesn't treat me like dirt most of the time and nice just enough of the time that I don't notice. Alex and I dated at the beginning of this year and broke up, and guess what? It didn't matter. She understood why and it didn't change anything, aside from making it all better. Alex treats me like a person- she treats me like someone important to her that she cares about. Not like her slave or puppet that she has all control on. .
You guys really don't understand how important Alex is to me or how much we love one another. She lived with me, shared a bed with me for like six months- we spent our lives together. Then, in August, she had to move to Maryland and we didn't see each other at all for two months until the Renn Fest. I got super sick Sunday of that weekend and was puking worse than I have in literal years...