Thread starter: We sort of have the same story.
Elementary din yun. It started with kulitan, I hated him for always teasing me, it turned out he liked me kaya ganun sya. My happiest time with him was during a Simbang Gabi when he held my hand. I knew then he was special.
We never parted in good terms because he thought I liked this other guy who's also interested in me. I really didn't. So when I went to Manila for highschool and would go home in the province, we wouldn't talk and one time my friends told me he already has a girlfriend who's also my friend. They didn't last long either. We were always so civil with each other and knew that there's still something going on with us but it just didn't happen for us.
When I went to college, I had a boyfriend who is still my boyfriend right now. I would still go to the province and see him since he's also a barkada. This same guy texted my boyfriend asking him to take care of me. That was fine since my bf just took it lightly. The last time I was there, his room mate told me that he's been saying I'm two timing my boyfriend with him, which is not true. I was really disappointed in him that time.
But we're still civil after all he did because the truth is, he's still one of the closest friends I have ever had and eventhough I don't count it as first love, there was really a bond or spark, whatever it is, between us. I haven't gone home in a long time so I don't know if he's already married or have another girlfriend.