Disclaimer: Hah! I wish...
Author's Note: Well, just like I promised (only a few days late...) I just deleted Forever Light, and am now adding this story! So enjoy! (and updates should be much more freqent here!)
They started out as nothing but strangers.
He saw her, she saw him. They looked briefly at each other, and then were no more. But something had passed between them, and that was their 'mutual foundation'.
Slowly, they grew to acquaintances. Say 'slowly' – he had hated her at first; not really hated her but the life she lived, the love she knew, the innocence she held.
He had never wanted to be anything more, but they had become more. Much more. But before that, they were friends.
After a while, he began to accept her, and they became… well… friends.
Not just those say-hi-in-the-hall friends, but sit-with-at-lunch and first-and-foremost-partner friends. It took a while, but they trusted each other, and cared for each other.
Still, it wasn'tenough for that mutual foundation lain down.
True enough, they started looking at each other more, noticing the other, and finally, love happened.
They were lovers, husband and wife, proud parents, advice givers, but before all of that, they were friends.
Author's Note: Well, what a nice beginning to such a nice tribute to romance:)