That was surely a surprise to me! Why didn’t she tell me that it’s her birthday today? I wasn’t expecting to “meet” some of her family today - if I had known, then I’d worn a newer t-shirt and done my hair. When I said that I’m Karoline’s boyfriend her sisters jaw dropped.
“Karoline is that who I think it is?” she says looking from her sister’s face to mine. Karoline nods and smile lights up on her face. I look back at the screen and her sister looks like someone who is about to faint.
“Calm down, please!” the other cousin says - he doesn’t look amused. Pif, Karoline’s sister, shakes her head and sends him a death stare.
“Excuse me, but am I supposed to know who this is?” her mom asks.
“This is Mitch - my boyfriend,” Karoline answers.
“But he’s also so much more than that!” her sister interrupts; “He’s a really famous gamer on YouTube, one of the guys you sent her over to live with and the guy she hasn’t stopped talking about the last three months!” I smile at the last thing she says. Her mom looks like someone who doesn’t have a clue of what Pif said. I look down at Karoline. She is hiding her face in her hands and my first guess is that she is blushing. She puts her hands down and looks at her family again. I can know see that I was right - her face is as red as a tomato.
“You know what Pif, that is not the only things he is,” Karoline starts as she is reaching out for my right hand. “He is also the most amazing person I have ever met and a very caring and protecting guy,” she is looking at no one in particular, but just into the room her family is in. her sister is nodding and her mom and dad are both smiling. The two other adults and her cousins just looks misplaced and I guess they kinda are.
“That’s some of the reasons why I love him,” Karoline says. My heart starts racing and I fell all warm and fussy inside. She just freaking told them and me, that she loves me! I love her too and I hope we are going to love each other for a very long time - if not forever. I bend down and kiss her on top of her head.
We talked to my family for around 20 minutes - Mostly about my birthday and Mitch and I’s relationship. I put on some clothes and we go downstairs to get some breakfast. My stomach is rumbling and with a good reason - it’s 12:24 and I haven’t eaten since the date last night. We get some food and sit on the couch, just like we normally do. Today is different though - I think I have guessed what the boys have planned. They have probably invited over some other youtubers to the party. I hope they’ve done it like that, because of it only was going to be us eight, I don’t think it would be that fun.
“Am I going to help with the cooking today?” I ask Mitch and put another bite in my mouth right after.
“Of course you aren’t! The guest shouldn’t do a thing. I’m going to drive you into the city and let you look a bit around and play a real tourist, while we do all the cooking and the other stuff,” he answers. Well okay I need to go look at bookshops and I could use some shorts - I didn’t expect it to be so hot over here.
“What if I get lost?” I’m usually really good at that.
“Then I’m going to come save you.” Mitch smiles at me while saying it and I giggle at him. Apparently shops are open even on New Year ’s Eve! That is a lot different from back at home.