It started when we where little. He would hang out at our house every night of the summer. He’d pick on me and throw my kitten in the bushes (he says he didn’t do that but he did!). Then came middle school. We still had a love/hate relationship but it was a little heavier on the love side. He was the older brother I never had. We didn’t have any relatives that lived near us and so we actually told everyone we were cousins! That lie ended quickly when he asked me out freshman year of high school!