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Lord Teclis' Story
After a month or two of friendly encounters with Amber, Teclis could take it no more, one evening in a small house by Blackthorn's lake he asked for her hand in marriage. That night he became the happiest man in the world when she accepted his clumsy proposal... soon afterwards they were wed beside a waterfall in the northern forests.

Following our "wedding" in Ultima Online, feelings began to run high and we decided to leave the role-playing behind for a moment and say what we truly felt about each other. "I love you" says it all. That night, the fantasy world of UO was left behind and real feelings started to flow. Soon afterwards we managed to get hold of some scanners and pictures of ourselves... very nerve wracking indeed! Until I opened her picture... WOW!!! Never before had I been so happy to be alive.

We couldn't wait to meet each other for real - and alas it seemed near impossible for us to do so because I live in England and she lives in the United States. But when all seemed lost, I managed to get a ticket to visit in October. In the weeks prior to that we were both extremely excited, and they seemed to take forever... until a few days before when it hit me that finally I would meet the woman whom I had come to know and love with all my heart.

That one week was the most amazing and wonderful time in my life. Seven days that I will never forget... it astounds me that such a short space of time can contain such a lot of happiness. And then the day came when I had to board the plane back to England. Leaving her was the hardest thing I have ever, and remains the hardest thing I will ever have to do. Having to leave the woman that you love and not knowing when, or indeed if you can see her again is the most heartwrenching experience I will ever know. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

From the virtual world into the real world. And then back again. We returned to many hours a day together in Ultima, made all the harder knowing what we were missing. And from that dispair again came hope - I could visit again for the New Year! Again it felt like time was standing still, and again we were both very excited. With a lot less nerves this time! And so back to the real world we came, for more days of pure happiness - until we were torn apart once more. That New Years visit was the last time we saw each other to date.

But now again there is a light at the end of the tunnel, because in exactly three weeks from now I will be able to rush off that plane and we will be together, for longer this time! This coming trip holds more than just the joy of being together for us. In the days that we are together we get to spend not only Valentine's Day together, but our one year anniversary too!

I never would have thought that spending hours a day playing Ultima Online would lead me to such an amazing woman, to being the happiest guy on the planet, and I thank you at OSI for creating the means by which we got together. From a virtual couple we became real life friends. From friends we became partners and now we both can hear the real life wedding bells ringing. If this comes to be posted as one of the Valentine's Day items then I want the whole world to know how much I love you Amber.

Teclis

Published: April 1999
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