True Love

Avatar Author: Emilou My name is Emi. I welcome any constructive criticism because I know I need it. I love to read and write, among *many* other things. Read Bio

I look up from my book as she walks into the room and joins me on the bed.

“Hey sweetie, what’s up?” I ask, folding down the corner of the page and placing the book on the nightstand.

Instead of answering, she cuddles closer. “I know it’s late.” I check my watch, and see that it’s just past seven. “Okay, maybe not as late as I thought.” She looks at me with her big brown eyes, and I feel a twinge of guilt. We were supposed to go watch the sunset together at the pier, to celebrate our six-month anniversary but a snowstorm had blown in.

“Hey, how about we go to the park tomorrow instead? If we go early in the morning, the snow will still be fresh.” I know she loves running through the fresh snow, hearing the crunch of each step. She’s so beautiful when she’s happy and exhausted, hair damp from the snow.

I ruffle her hair and kiss the top of her head. “I love you,” I whisper into her hair. It’s the first time I’ve ever said those words out loud.

She looks up at me again, and I swear she smiles. “Woof.”

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  1. Avatar boxofun

    “she cuddle” → cuddles. It’s well written, but somehow didn’t work for me: I suspected from the beginning we were talking about a pet.

  2. Avatar whatsername

    I like the detail where he folds down the page and sets the book on the nightstand. Also going to the pier for their six month anniversary did make me think she was a girl! Well written!

  3. Avatar soup

    Made me smile!