When I picked her up at the bus stop I barely recognized her.
She sort of looked like the cute redhead I had pictures of, but waaaaaay younger, like she could be the daughter of the girl I had been talking to online.
I lied to my mom and told her I was going to Philly, which was only a 15 min train ride, and set off on an adventure of epic proportion.
After hopping on two trains and walking for 2 hours, 5 hours total, I had finally arrived at our meeting point, a cafe in her neighborhood.
I played it cool, trying to be a gentleman, but quickly decided that spending the weekend partying with what appears to be a 14-16 year old would be a bad idea.
I told her that there were no good parties on the docket and took her home to my parents house where I figured we could lay low until Sunday when I could shuffle her back onto a bus and be rid of the jailbait.
I promised to meet her on campus with her daughter ASAP.
I was about 16 at the time (24 now), and I had just discovered the social website Vampire Freaks (VF). Ran into the girl that I thought was the love of my 16 year old life, we had the same interest, we talked on msn voice chat numerous times and sent "recent" pictures to each other all the time.
The cop looked at me, then pointed to the girl and said, "Is that her?
", and I replied, "yeah, take her home man" and that was it.
The girl who had just sent me a picture last night had gained 120 pounds, and caused the ground the quake beneath her.
Having little to no experience of the outside world I panicked, turned and said the most disappointing greeting of my life.