Heroes: Paire Challenge #7


Peter marked time in glossy red paper and satin silver ribbon. He’d bought them for her graduation, and once she unwrapped that smile with the necklace, they were forever hers.

The first time he’d handed her a gift without them was her twenty-first birthday, and she struggled to smile for the other guests. Later, alone, he produced the red and silver box. She understood, blinked tears, and kissed him.

He sits now, nervous, in their restaurant. His calendar of paper and satin marks today the happiest yet: within them a band of gold to start a new, endless, time.

Silver Ribbon