They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.
Etling was poised for a big senior season after a disappointing junior season where the Braves started 3-0 before losing their final seven games of the season. The Slightly Older Rebel: Whether we're talking "was in standard classes to your AP classes" or "suspended for smoking weed up against the NO SMOKING IN SCHOOL ZONE sign" depends on you. He probably introduced you to at least one significant cultural thing you now love, like 2. After it happens, you text a little bit but basically never see him again. The Frat Party Rando: Senior year of high school or freshman year of college, you start going to parties at the local state school — and wind up hooking up with a Solo-cup-toting stranger on the bed where all the coats are.The Senior Prom Date: Your high school boyfriend who wore a puka shell necklace. It's extra nerve-racking because anyone could run upstairs to get their North Face and catch you ass-naked. The Guy Who Becomes Your Boyfriend After You Lose Your Virginity to Him Because It Seems Like the Right Thing to Do: Eventually you realize you have nothing to talk about. The Sporty Guy Who Has Great Abs But Nothing Else: You figure, hey, the first time's always awkward.The pair got together at age 16, despite the misgivings of their parents (Barbara is Chinese-American, and Gordon is African-American), who threatened to disown them.They chose separate schools — she went to UC Berkeley, and he went to UC Davis.