Prompt: The Love of Each Other’s Lives
Words: piano, fish, store, ceiling fan, behave, breathe, describe, irritating, enthusiastically, righteous
“You bought me a fish! I knew you loved me!” Cassie enthusiastically hugged the container close.
“I noticed you drooling over it in the store. I had to get it for you.” Kent beamed at her then scanned the bar. “So why are we here?”
“Just breathe and behave. It’s still a surprise.”
Kent zipped his lip as she giggled out of temp with the squeaking ceiling fan above their high-top table. Cassie had an irritating but adorable desire to create “surprises” he had to endure much less try to compete with. It was a challenge he’d risen to on more than one occasion.
“Don’t you think?” Cassie asked.
“Really? That’s amazing!” Cassie squealed in a way Kent couldn’t begin to describe. What had he just agreed to? He’d been wrapped up in his own thoughts and hadn’t been listening. In a flash, Cassie lept into his arms and it didn’t matter anymore.
Before he could unravel what had amped up Cassie’s excitement levels to eleven, spotlights hit the stage as the opening strains of “Piano Man” to a cry of approval from the moderate crowd in the bar.
“Righteous, dude!” a surfer on the front row cried.
“Truly righteous,” Cassie said. “So, when do you want to get married?”
Kent blinked. “Wait, what? Married?”
The event just turned a bigger corner.
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