The epic story of Derek and Jaclyn. This is a true story of how two strangers in very different places with very different backgrounds came to meet. Derek a southern boy loved driving motorcycles and anything to do with the out doors resided in the Northern section of Arkansas with a population of about 12k. It was not at all uncommon to find him backpacking, kayaking, or mountain biking on a Sunday afternoon. Jaclyn on the other hand was born and raised in Chicagoland the 3rd largest metropolitan area of the U.S. She loved going out with friends on the weekends dancing, shopping, and driving around in her convertible Mustang. So you see it would appear they couldn't be much different as far as outside appearances, locations and hobbies go. Derek hates to dance. Jaclyn hates Derek's favorite shows. Is there any hope for these two?
About 7 years ago MySpace was all the rage and kids and adults raced home everyday to check their messages, comments, and catch up on MAFIA WARS. Now upon this social site was the option to create a music profile. Now into this story enters Jeremy Huber (my brother) who is an avid lover of music and writing. Jeremy or (Jay Levon as is his stage name) began to record songs and post then on MySpace for the world to hear. This lead to meeting a friend in Chicago who loved music as well. Enter Abbey Arceo in the motion picture at this time. Abbey is a city girl born and raised in Chicago and hath never departed to live anywhere else! Her and Jeremy struck up a close and long friendship that hath lasted throughout the ages of both their ups downs failures and successes. Twas of this time Derek aged 20 or 21 also began to pos music to MySpace and then befriended Abbey as well. Abbey was very friendly and often eager to talk. She enjoyed music, adventure, and travel. She often invited Derek on great journeys but alas he was afraid she wanted to chain him up in the basement because he hath never had an Internet friend before. Eventually he trusted her and it so worked out the two had mutual travel plans to the same location. Enter Memphis Tennessee great blues and BBQ! Anyway they traveled with company him from Mountain Home, Arkansas and her from Chicago with friends. They partied, drank, ate good food and were merry. Thus created a true tight and bonding friendship. Some time months later Derek traveled to Chicago to be a tourist and stay with abbey. Derek brought a friend from AR for the journey named Mason and they all had great fun!
Now a few months later of this in the spring of the year 2011 Abbey ventured to Arkansas. They all went hiking, exploring, and experienced many adventures! This led to future travels and they all continued to grow until they were as one family. Derek claimed Abbey as his sister and she claimed him for a brother. Always delighting in how funny he was she one time told Derek about her friend who was funny. "You should meet my friend Jaclyn she is funny too, you should friend her up on Facebook. By this time MySpace was a thing of the past; tragic demise it was. So Abbey used the suggest a friend feature and alas the two become friends. Derek discovering that Jaclyn was an exceptional hottie become afraid and dare not speak to much to her for he fear his chance be done. His brother and Abbey doubted Derek that he could entertain such a beauty and given as she had some years on Derek they assumed no interest they would have in each other but most assuredly doubted Derek. At once they began to talk slowly but surely not getting much response Derek feared the worst. He resigned his pursuit, hung up his mission, and restrained his passion. A summer went by, then a fall and winter drew near.
This was of late 2011 Derek was 26 and was about to graduate college. Abbey hath texted him and did say "Jaclyn is feeling down can you cheer her up?" Derek thought in a flash he could perhaps restart his pursuit and did write her in an instant a poem on her profile picture. This poem sparked what is to come, was this moment that all gears had changed, love had been created. The poem read as follows:
"Jaclyn I looked far and wide
And spent countless hours trying to decide
I crossed the oceans and the great divides
I spent months only to decide
You are the most beautiful woman on Facebook
I could find"
Upon this they began to talk more and more and shared dreams of a better life filled with adventure and joy. They spoke of things they would like to do and try and places the would love to travel to. They spent hours speaking of dogs and kids and their desires for a fenced in yard. Knowing not what he was doing with this woman from so far away his passion consumed him and the doubt placed upon him by his brother and sister great courage welled up with in him. As Derek would say he turned on his southern Huber charm. And so the two continued to talk night after night sometimes until 2am both to excited with each othe to sleep. Like two love stricken teenagers they lived for each others conversations and text. Twas quite a battle for him to move things from Facebook to text to phone. When she heard his stern Southern voice and he heard her whiney Yankee vocalisms the two fell deeper into a trance with one another.
So it came to be a growing company was prosperous in Chicago and doth seek a million interns. 8000 thousand monthly applicants get narrowed down to 45 people per semester. Having left things with Jaclyn in the hands of the universe as to either these things would come together or not Derek applied. Upon talking to Abbey she offered a room of her house to stay. So it twas that Derek traveled to Chicago again, but this time met Jaclyn for the first time. He came in for the job interview so only had a weekend to spare. Upon seeing her beauty, her absolute divine presence within the universe, her grace, sense of humor, and delicate soul captured Derek. He began to pound courage! He soon becoming buzzed was enough confident to speak aloud to Jaclyn and ended up that he spoke probably to much. None the less she was captivated by him and him with her. The two held hands and gazing each other eyes shared the softest, and most innocent of a kiss yet consumed with fire and passion. They snuggled all through the night. The next day Derek had his job interview and the Universe said, thou hast killed it! Derek for another night was able to snuggle the princess and both groaned for his absence would soon be known has he ventured back to AR. He did say to her " Fear not! For I am confident and feel in my heart I shall return soon!" he comforted her and both drifted into the night. Derek disappeared back to AR and Jaclyn back into her insurance job. Teas a short week and a half later Derek was offered the job. Having thought on this; how he had left the fate of his love for Jaclyn in the hands of the universe. It had felt as though a red carpet had opened up, a job, a place to stay, and the girl who missed him, how could he say no? He instantly gave notice and sold his things which he could not carry and traveled with only clothes and a guitar. The two were reunited and did work all week to live for traveling the weekends together as tourist as it were. So consumed with one another they barely spoke a word to the world.
6 months did pass the internship did end and two hath decided to unite under one roof. They they could snuggle more often. A curious thing doth happened at 5 months. She become delighted to ever annoy Derek! Poking, pinching, and prodding, playing terrible music! She does enjoy to agonize him so all the while she is filled with laughter at his misery. He to doth join in and upon her slumber he does dig his fingers into her ribs pretending to tickle her yet really just pissing her off beyond comprehension. Tis great joy this does bring Derek.
Alas today the couple does find a crossroads. To travel, or not to travel! To enjoy a false sense of security, or to capture security in another land. To sit here in the land of Illinois where the travel doth murder ones soul or to venture to healthier landscapes? Alas Tis his heart that does tear for the memory of the south, the beauty, the warm personalities and outdoor paradise. Jaclyn doth fear travel for worry of leaving a job, plus she likes to ship in the city. So the two debate, tarry, and reason. One will not go without the other and still to this day the two live passionate in love, eager to push the others buttons, albeit the first to come to the lovers defense. Twas them against the world and the world is a formidable enemy. So cheer ye for our love struck heroes and mention them in your prayers.
It all started 7 years ago with a song on a page somewhere in the world wide web.
By -DH- The Adventure Junkie
I love you Jaclyn. -Derek- :)