A Year in His Life by Molly Rain – extract

Molly Rain, 20, from Birmingham, fell in love with her current boyfriend, who’s now 16 years older, in year 10. From first kiss to first year of university: 12 years with The Whisperer Read…

A Year in His Life by Molly Rain – extract

Molly Rain, 20, from Birmingham, fell in love with her current boyfriend, who’s now 16 years older, in year 10.

From first kiss to first year of university: 12 years with The Whisperer Read more

He used to support me every day; make sure I got to school and was spending time with my friends

When I was younger, I didn’t think he was cute, he was the main age difference. Looking back I should have told him to stop locking himself in the bedroom, but I just wanted him to put some clothes on and move a little.

In year 10 I saw an audition for drama classes. The teacher had a go at us when we were performing because one of us was wearing bright bright make-up, but I remember one of the other girls told him off and he gave us an A for it. I felt intimidated by him and I didn’t like him but he loved me and made sure I got to school and had a good time.

When we were in year 10 he was travelling around the world but I was worried he wouldn’t see me because of his work. I was probably the jealous one. I would text him and try to persuade him to let me meet him back at school.

At first I was a bit scared of his parents, but I soon had a boyfriend. So I moved back in with them. He’s a family man, they are pretty nice people.

We’re still talking and he’s helped me a lot. He’s a really thoughtful person, caring. He used to support me every day, make sure I got to school and was spending time with my friends.

For nearly three years, they had no idea of our relationship. When they found out, it was a shock. But he apologised straight away. He said “It will be better now. I won’t have to sit home and worry.” He’s been watching all my progress at university and supported me.

We first split up when I left university but I think the hardest part was telling my parents. I couldn’t even share it with them face to face, I had to send a text to my mum first. I started the process of telling my parents before we told anybody else.

I don’t know if I’ll ever see him again. He’s made it clear he’s not interested in seeing me again. I think it’s fair to say he’s turned his back on me.

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He’s the one I’ve always been in love with but I don’t want to say that publicly. It’s not that it’s not important, because it is, it’s just that I don’t want people to judge me for having someone older. I don’t have a lot of family and I feel very shy when I’m around them. I don’t want him to feel pressured.

I don’t care how it has affected him and I’m sure he must feel how hurt he was. I don’t want to cause a fuss or embarrass him. I hope that one day we can get back together. I’m a quiet person so it’s hard for me to be this dramatic.

It’s probably to do with his age. When I look back I don’t think I was quite brave enough to stand up for myself. I don’t think I needed that. I don’t like looking back and I probably regret everything about it. But things happen and you can’t change them.

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