Oh, when will I ever find my beautiful magnesium atom.
There was once an atom named Clark who lived in a bland world full of shapes and misery. Everyday was always the same for Clark in his world.
Clark was merely an oxygen atom with only 8 total electrons, and 2 missing electrons. He had always dreamed of running into his one true magnesium atom who could help him in filling his shells.
One day he runs into the most beautiful magnesium atom he had ever seen. She was filled with so many electrons that Clark could not believe his eyes. Clark knew she was the one he needed.
Lisa was a very energetic and vibrant magnesium atom filled with 2 extra electrons. All she needed to do was shed her two extra electrons in order to become a happy atom.
Clark and Lisa decided to work together to leave each atom's shells full. Lisa gave up her two extra electrons to Clark leaving him with 8 electrons and a full shell.
Both Clark and Lisa were now two happy atoms. Since Lisa gave up her electrons, she now had a positive charge and Clark had a negative charge since he received two electrons. Our two atoms were now attracted to each other due to their opposite charges.