The greatest love stories don’t always have a stellar beginning. In fact, most of it began with a situation less than ideal and through some exciting turn of events, the couple created their own happy ending. They don’t usually meet at a local coffee shop and fall madly in love with each other. They don’t accidently bump into each other at the corner of the street and realize that they’ve spent their whole lives just waiting for each other. And they sure don’t hear each other sing and want to finish each other’s duets for the rest of eternity. The greatest love stories usually take more than that. Some may begin with a meaningless conversation but soon realized that it was probably one of the most invigorating conversations they’ve had in a while. Some may feel a deep attraction but resisted the urge to pursue because one of them may still be in a relationship with someone else. And some may hold back whatever feelings they had began to feel because logically they can’t see themselves with each other. But pursuit is what makes the difference. And the funny thing is pursuit first comes unconsciously right after an attraction and gets kicked into high gear when one comes to his senses that this is what’s going to make him happy. Feelings come aligned, logic is justified, action takes place and uncomfortable situations were overcome. In the end, the handsome man defeated his rival and won the hand of the girl he loves and they lived happily ever after. The harder the pursuit, the greater the love story. That’s just how it goes, and it doesn’t depend on how it all began.
Johan and Yuna were one of those couples. They’ve actually been in each other’s lives all through middle school. He was her senior. But they’ve never really been in each other’s lives (if you know what I mean). She spent the next eight years in Singapore and he in Melbourne. But like a great turn of events, they met casually once again at the gym and engaged themselves in a superficial conversation where they found that they’ve actually crossed paths once before a long time ago. But superficial was how they were going to keep it at the time, because Yuna was still involved with another. Johan did not take her away from him, but his presence eventually made it clear to her that the relationship she had at that time was not the one she wanted to have for the rest of her life. And so began the pursuit, until Johan finally won her hand in marriage. And that my friends, it a great love story!