We were adults. There was no question we had strong feelings for each other. It was not clear yet what this would be.
“Do you think about us being together forever and ever?” he asked.
I answered without hesitation, without equivocating.
Later, a year or two, I said did he remember asking me that and what my answer had been.
“No,” came the sullen reply.
It was never mentioned again by either of us.