Dear Bella,

I never thought we'd get hereā€¦the here where you're mine. It's been a long year, filled with emergency rooms, being grounded, and...well...that, but we got through it. I know we've had a lot of ups and downs, and there were times when I was sure you hated me. Through it all, I knew you were the one for me. I hope you still feel the same, because you're my forever.

I made this mixtape so we'll never forget this year. I hope you have a tape player because I don't have a CD burner yet. These songs will always make me remember falling in love with you, losing you, and getting you back again. You'll probably laugh at some, and you'll think some are dumb (especially since I didn't put any Nirvana songs on here), but you have to know they remind me of the best, or at least the most important, time of my life.

I wish I could write more, but Mom's calling for lights out. I can't wait until we graduate next year and can be together without our parents all up in our business. We'll go to college together and no one will be able to tell us when we can and can't be together. Until then, we'll keep making memories. I love you.

Yours forever,


Track 1: The Sign, Ace of Base


Drag out your 90s music and listen along. You know you want to.

Huge, unending thanks to m7707, who set aside a whole day to beta this monster.

Will post once daily until the tape ends.