It was the summer of 2008 and Alfred and Aracely were students at UC Santa Barbara. At first it was just friendly glances that two neighbors shared who lived in the same apartment complex, then they became friends who hung out with other friends…then they became close friends. While Aracely found him attractive, she also found him a bit annoying. He would not leave her alone. It would take close to a year for them to finally go on their first date. It was May. Then summer came again and Aracely left to Greece. The man who would not leave her alone surprised her at the airport with gifts and a love letter. Everyday during that summer he would call and email on a daily basis. Alfred even sent Aracely a song of the day to let her know he was thinking of her. Aracely missed him. She realized how caring and thoughtful he was, so she returned home to his arms.
Fast forward to the beginning of the Christmas Season. Aracely had planned on a night out with her friends. As they passed UC Santa Barbara she saw a Christmas Tree. Everyone knew that she would want a closer look. She ran towards it, only to run back when she saw her friends were not with her anymore. They encouraged her to go and look at the beautiful tree. Suddenly, the man who had decorated it came out with ultimate Christmas Present… an engagement ring. Alfred was never going to leave her alone and Aracely would always be by his side. She said yes to be his forever.
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