2006. Defeated for the first time.
Fell way too quickly, judged way too shortly, thought way too simply.
I tell you, 16 is not the time to mess with a man of an older age. Especially when you're in a boarding school. He could be anywhere, messing up with some chicks, flirting like an effing dude, God, you never know. And you'd be too busy burying your head in some text books trying hard to maintain the ranking you just gained at the new place. He's got the look, money and car, and you've got brain, which, in this case didn't help much since it was overruled by the heart.
Rude awakening. Cold bitter truth.
Since then I realized, people are not so irreplaceable after all. It's just a matter of time.