So I'm in a bit of a situation right now, and I'm hoping I can get some advice from people who aren't involved in any of it. Let's start from the beginning.
Last night, I went to a girl's (for the purpose of this thread we will call her Lauren) house with some other friends, two girls and a guy (again, for the purpose of this thread, we'll call them Valerie, Betty, and Jim). Basically we were just gonna drink the night away and have a fun time.
About an hour and a half into our extravaganza, all of us except Jim are rather tipsy, and we realize that WE ARE GONNA RUN OUT OF ALCOHOL. Somebody's gotta go get some! So we send Jim, the sober one, and the only one who can drive, with Lauren and Valerie to the liquor store, about a ten minute drive.
I am left with Betty. Now here's where the backstory comes in. Betty and I are super tight friends, and we've always had a sort of chemistry with each other. Any feelings we may have had for each other stayed pretty well under wraps (I guess neither of us thought it was a possibility). But those feelings have always been there (for me at least, I learned last night it was the same for her), even when we've been with other people. Again, they just stayed buried.
So here we are, drunk, and I'm yelling at her to stop playing with the damn iPod speakers and come sit on the couch with me. Eventually she does, and I begin to be all brave and try and get close for... well I don't really know what I was going for. I think that whole night I knew something might happen, and kind of wanted it to happen. These last few weeks some stuff has gone on with her that has led me to suspect ulterior motives
Where was I? Oh right. So anyways, I can't quite remember the details, but after some flirting, we ended up making out. Like... this wasn't nervous first time kissing kind of garbage, it was pretty full-on tongue-down-my-throat making out.
The friends come back, we are apart in an instant, but not fast enough for Valerie to not notice. She fuckin' comes up and high fives both of us (she told me later she totally knew it was gonna happen). Betty and I just play it cool and let the night continue.
Later, after some more fun and adventures with alcohol, Betty and I end up making out again, only in front of everyone. Aaaaaaaaand then everyone kind of made out with everyone on the floor (it was quite the night). This is when Betty and I left for somewhere more private, and we ended up on a couch in the basement where basically I went from a guy who had no experience with women at all to "Holy flying shit, she's not wearing her shirt or her bra". Yeah. Funny how things happen.
After that, we ended up just cuddling on teh couch, and I told her that I hoped what happened meant something. She told me it did. And there was some other romantic blah blah blah. Fell asleep.
Woke up the next morning, and things were fine. She had no qualms with lying there next to me, it was quite wonderful to be perfectly honest.
SO IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE GOING PRETTY GOOD I'D SAY, RIGHT? Here's the problem.
She's leaving to go live in Peru for six months. In less than 4 weeks. Fuck my life and it's shitty timing
I heard today from Valerie, having talked to Betty at work, that everything that happened last night was the real deal. Betty really really likes me, I really really like her, but there is that little issue of her going away for six months. Here's where I come to you guys.
I really don't know what the best way to do this is. I don't wanna just drop it and say we can't act on this cuz she's leaving, but it'd be so hard to let the relationship escalate and then have to be put on hold while she leaves
And when she gets back, what then? Do I just wait for her? Shit!
Tl;dr: Ended up hooking up with a girl I've always liked, she likes me back, but she's going away for half a fuckin' year in less then a month.