Prologue

Let me preface this by saying there are many different kinds of love in the world. There is the absolute unconditional love a mother feels for her children. The love a child feels for their parents. There is a special love reserved for good friends and other family. There is the love you feel for a lover. Then there is the deep, unconditional, life altering love you find in your soul mate.

Perhaps I should explain who I am. I have been given many physical manifestations. Cupid, Eros, Aphrodite, and the heart shape. I find those depictions quite humorous. I do not have a little bow and arrow. I don't just fire at two unsuspecting people and boom they are in love. It doesn't work that way.

I have a list of people and their soul mates with a date beside them. This is when I get to work. Before that date you will feel other kinds of love on your own. You may fall deeply in love with someone, but they won't be your soul mate. You don't give a second thought to your soul mate until that date finally rolls around. You could have a best friend you never thought twice about that way and then the date beside your names comes and I do my magic. All of the sudden something clicks inside of you and you realize this person was exactly right for you.

This is how it always happens. My favorite are strangers though. When their date comes and I flip their switch and they look at that stranger and feel some weird kind of pull towards the other and they can't figure out why. They won't know its love for a but, but they always figure it out in the end. It makes me happy to see I've brought two people together.

Now I don't know who makes this list, but I do my job and my job is just what I've described. I am Love and I've gotta say I think I have a better job than Death.