Yes, I kept reading and reading and reading to see how they would finally meet.
So I started thinking about how opposites play a key role in writing novels. Sometimes the two main characters themselves are opposites rich-poor, outgoing-shy, powerful-weak, angry-calm.
Another opposite that is very satisfying is when the main character is in an opposite position at the end of the books as they were at the beginning. There are opposites within characters themselves too. The hero needs a flaw and the villain needs a redeeming quality. Or like when the fool says something really brilliant--it may only last a moment but it's a powerful moment.
Many times, it's the tension derived from opposites that makes things happen in the story, and we are pulled apart and attracted at the same time.