We parked maybe half a mile away, so I held my phone, camera, and keys in either hand as I sprinted towards the Aquatic Center. I effortlessly slid between cars, clumsily darting in front of those moving in the parking lot, my breath catching on the January air. I opened the first door triumphantly, sighing in excitement. I opened the second one and took two steps in, looking side to side.
And there he was; My red-headed, goggle-faced champion. There were hugs.
Plot twist: I hadn't actually seen him face-to-face before. He and I had been friends online for two years and he slowly became one of my best friends. Chin up, my Champion.