today is riley’s (inkblackwings) birthday. so I’ve spent the day drawing this little portrait of athelstan from vikings and listening to music. but mostly I’ve spent it thinking about her, so I want to tell you guys about her.
in two weeks it’ll be exactly two years since she sent me her first piece of anonymous inbox smut. she kept doing that for a while - torturing me anonymously on a semi-regular basis with custom-for-me smut in my inbox.
two years later, she is one of the most important people in my life and I love her with all my heart. she is possibly the most patient person I’ve ever met. I’ve learned so much from her in the past two years - about the world, about other people; even about myself. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing friend. I trust her opinion on pretty much every matter, because her advice and friendship have never steered me wrong.
she’s such a bright spot in my life, and trust me when I say I’ve had it pretty dark, especially lately. she’s seen me through the very darkest moments and helped me see things more clearly; sort through my own thoughts. she is always always there for me, and I only hope I am even half the friend to her she is to me.
I’m not entirely sure how we got from where we were to where we are, but I do know that I wouldn’t have it any other way.
riley -I love you so, so much and I’m so grateful to have you in my life. thank you for being the friend you are and thank you for making me want to be here for your next birthday. ♥