Hi Elijah147. I am a Marine, 21 years old, my cousin 16 and i'm currently deployed in Afghanistan. I have been in love with my cousin for 4 years now and we have been together just as long. Reading your story really makes me happy. I have only met her twice but we have talked everyday since we met. I have never expressed how I felt while seeing her both times but I plan to when I go on R&R here very soon. Reading these stories gives me hope and feels me with a courage like no other. I can't wait to get out so I can spend every single day with her, I have 1 year and 6 1/2 months left. The feelings I have grow more and more with each passing day.