“Carla, I’ve got something I need to tell you. I’ve been having an affair.”
Her face fell. “You have? Wh… who with?”
Luke smiled. “With this pizza.”
She smiled too, and punched him on the arm. “Well, I can totally understand why. I mean, there’s so much meat on it. Even I’m feeling a little tempted. In fact…”
She stretched her neck upward to take a bite out of the pizza in Luke’s hand. His mouth dropped in amusement and fake shock.
“Oh-ho! I don’t remember saying I wanted a threesome!”
“I don’t remember saying you could eat that pizza behind my back,” Carla smiled.
They laughed. They kissed. They felt remarkably at ease around each other, like they could say anything and it wouldn’t matter. And nights like this, where he sat on the couch with her laying beside him, resting her head on his lap, watching a movie, eating pizza… nights like this felt perfect.
Sometimes all you need is someone to be comfortable around, to love and to be loved by. Sometimes nothing else truly matters.