Shana and Michael:
It all started last July. I was baby sitting my younger cousin Kristian while my aunt was out of town for the weekend. As it was getting late I put Kristian to bed and I began to watch TV... 
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She's From:   United States
He's From:     United States

Before I start I just want to say that I'm glad that your site exists, and that I'm able to share with the world how I feel about a special someone on the Internet.

     
 

I know this is probably over 1500 words, but I couldn't think of a way to edit it. This is my true Internet love story:

I'll try and tell this from the beginning. I am 14 right now, but I met the guy that I love over the Internet when I was 13. It was early in March, and everyone had the Internet but me. When I got one of those "Free 200 hours" disks from AOL, I showed it to my dad and with the help of a friend convinced him to install it. To my luck, he did! I was finally able to experience what it was like on the Internet! I felt so happy. I started talking to many people and going in many chatrooms.

 

 



 

   

 

 
       
 

Then one day I looked up some websites for my favorite cartoon show which was "The Powerpuff Girls." One of the links that I received was "http://www.powerpuff.com/gt/" I didn't know at the time that this link would take me to a person that I would love forever. When I first went to powerpuff.com I discovered a message board called "GT" which is short for Girltalk, but it wasn't just for girls. There were a lot of guys there too.

I registered the name "BlossomCool" there and started exploring the place. I wrote in the fanfiction section and browsed through the main board and the fanart board. I absolutely loved the website. I talked to many people, joined clubs, and made many new friends. But I couldn't help but notice a certain person whom people thought was a pest to GT. His nickname was "ACE1".

He made some weird posts, and many inappropriate ones. He was disliked by many people for some reasons I still don't know. When I talked to some of my new GT friends about him they told me to avoid him, so I believed them and stayed out of his way and tried to forget about him.

Later in the Summer, I was staying at my grandparents. Luckily, they had a laptop, so I was still able to go to my favorite website. But, they had a system called "Mindspring", and I didn't know about being able to download AIM (aol instant messenger) at the time, so I wasn't able to talk to my friends like I was able to in AOL. I didn't mind a whole lot though, because I could still communicate with them through GT's message board.

Around August, Ace1 began to email me at my grandparents address. I didn't see what was really wrong with him, so I began to talk with him more often. Surprisingly, we became what you could call "friends." He told me that he had a friend of his who wanted to meet me. He said that his friends nickname was "RrB Brick Y2K". Since I was still without AOL instant messenger, I met Brick in Yahoo! instant messenger. We talked for while, and then he asked me out over the net. I said yes because I thought that this guy was really nice and sweet. Ace1 occasionally emailed me and asked how my "relationship" was going with his friend Brick. We exchanged emails like that for the rest of the summer while my love for Brick grew and grew.

I went back home to AOL in September and continued everything that had happened over the Summer. Yet, one day I realized that Brick only emailed me with his Yahoo! address. I knew that most people have an Internet service that they pay for, so I asked him what his other address was. He told me that it didn't work well or something like that, I don't quite remember. But I began to get curious. Then one day it hit me. I knew how to find out if the person I loved was my Ace1 friend. I checked Ace1's IP numbers for his email address and it matched Brick's Yahoo! address IP numbers. When I finally came to my senses I accused Ace1 of being Brick, and Brick of being Ace1, both denied it. This was the time when I started seeing the bad side of my friend "Ace1." I don't know what drove him to do it to me, maybe it was me accusing him of being Brick. But he started sending me the sickest mail.

I literally began to feel sick after reading his emails. He even once at powerpuff.com said that he was dying of cancer, then emailed me the next day saying it was all just a joke. I began to hate him and wondered why I didn't listen to my friends. Meanwhile, I tried to put the IP address thing out of my head and my relationship with Brick grew even more. We began to become really close and I started to share things with him that I thought I would never tell to anyone. I was able to talk to him easily, and I felt so comfortable around him. 

I had heard about the stories about people who got killed because they shared too much information with a strange person on the Internet and they were stalked or something. But I seemed to forget that, luckily nothing like that happened. Before I knew it Brick and I started to exchange some "I love you's" and an occasional kiss or two. I had actually fallen in love with a person that I had never met. It scared me a little, but at the same time, I realized that I really was in love with this guy. I would think about him wherever I went. All I wanted to do all day was sit at my computer and be with him.

Soon I got to the point where I couldn't stand Ace1 anymore and I looked over the IP address thing again. Tears came to my eyes when I remembered this because I couldn't stand to think that the pervert named Ace1 could actually be Brick, the one I literally loved, in disguise. I confronted Brick about this matter again, and he told me that he wouldn't do that to me. Ace1 on the other hand said that he was doing this to Brick on purpose so that I would dump him. Which I really had no intention of doing. Ace1 said that he had changed Brick's IP numbers to look like his. I thought that this was ridiculous.

I tried to put this out of my mind, once again. But, this time the thoughts wouldn't go away. A few days later, Ace1 IM'd me and the conversation started out with us just insulting each other. Further into it, he told me that he had a gun to his head, and that all I had to do was tell him to shoot. I was shocked by this statement, and told him that no one deserved to die, not even him, no matter how bad they might treat someone. I told him that I would never wish that upon anyone. He told me that he put down the gun, and I later found out that it was just a fake gun he was holding. But either way I didn't want him to harm himself.

I started to talk to him like a friend again, and he talked to me the same way back. It felt so good to be kind to him again, for I hate being rude. I then asked him to please tell me the truth, whether he really was "RrB Brick Y2K" or not. He asked me, if I really loved Brick, and I answered "yes." He then asked me to give him a minute to type out what he wanted to say to me. I waited for those few moments like my life was depending on it, I was so anxious to know what he was going to say to me I nearly fainted. For his answer I knew, would tell me if he really was the one I loved, Brick.

When what he typed finally came through in the IM I read it and literally burst into tears. He told me that he was really Brick, the one I loved, and that he was sorry for what he had done. He said that he only sent me that mail so that I would get rid of him in his Ace1 form so that he could remain as Brick, my boyfriend. The last thing he told me was to please not stop loving Brick, because he never stopped loving me. At the very end of the IM, he kissed me and told me that the next time I saw him he would appear as the one I love again, Brick.

After that conversation, I tried to never bring Ace1 up again in a conversation with Brick because I didn't want to hurt him. Even though he was Ace1, I never left him, and I don't plan to ever leave him. He has changed since Ace1 and he is now a kind, caring, sweet guy. He has done so many sweet things for me that they are uncountable. He is now known as RrB Brick Y2K, and he told me that Ace1 is gone forever and it not coming back ever again. I love Brick very much, and even though many people don't like that we still date, we are still together. We have even exchanged phone numbers so that if either one of us ever looses the Internet, we will always have the phone. There isn't much about me that he doesn't know now, and vice-versa.

We've been dating for almost a year now, and I still love him like I did at the very beginning. My love for him will never fade, and I know that for a fact. Even though we haven't known each other really for that long yet, I feel like I've known him forever.

During the time we've been together, (after the Ace1 thing that is) many people have told us to break up, and that we shouldn't be together. Yet, we never listen to them. My love for Brick is very strong, and in case he ever reads this, I want him to know, that it always will be. And maybe even some special day, I'll be able to meet him.

"Blossom"