Young Love – The Giving Keys
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I went into a local store looking for a potential 17th birthday gift for my boyfriend, and the artistically rough, tarnished appearance of the keys caught my attention. I started looking through them and reading the engraved words and decided it'd be a neat gift. I came across the "love" key and figured that was the one. I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure he'd want to wear a necklace (one that says "love" on it no less). But I decided to go for it. Well, that was fortunate because two weeks later he randomly mentioned that he'd always been interested in wearing a necklace but wouldn't know what to put on it. After hearing that, I knew it was meant to be!

We're in a long-distance relationship, so while I couldn't see him on his actual birthday, that weekend I went to his house and gave him the necklace. Thankfully, he loved it! And it looks really good on him too! The best part was when I explained the importance of the engraved word, and he looks at his necklace and asks, "What's the importance of Slaymaker?" (referring to the brand of the key). I was like *facepalm* "No, doofus, the other word!" And he spells out, "L....O....ohhhhhh, love!"

Clearly my boyfriend is a character, but that's one of the reasons I'm attracted to him; he makes me laugh. However, he is definitely not naturally romantic, which makes me sad sometimes. That, combined with the long-distance and our young age make it difficult to trust in his feelings for me. I'm constantly doubting us, and the distance takes its toll especially as he often doesn't feel the need to express his feelings for me unless I ask. I want him to care more, and show it. I'm not trying to depict my boyfriend as some cold-hearted jerk, because he definitely is not, and I know he cares for me. But hopefully this love key will help unlock more of that romantic, caring side of him. I think it's important for him to have a little bit of love hanging around his neck to chip away at his indifference, so that's why I gave him the "love" key.

 

-Kiran


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