Why, Em, why? Why do you write so beautifully? <3 I'm just spellbound each time I read your words. It's like poetry disguised as prose. I'm just a *little* emotional after reading this. A little. Sigh.
And a little mad too because this somehow reminds me of all the things that could have been - with Slack messages and Skype calls and Lana del Rey songs playing. Sigh sigh. Now, it's just the songs, but no words. It's just the love, but unrequited. (Why am I so dramatic? xD)
I love this piece with all my heart, okay. If I could write even 10% as good as you do, I'd be the happiest person on the planet. :)