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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Each with a surprise for the other, each in love with the other.

Submitted: July 14, 2016

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Submitted: July 14, 2016



The house was clean: vacuuming done, laundry done, dishwasher done, kitchen done. She had finished cooking, a curry just like her ajji used to make it. A recipe that is passed through generations was going to help her tell him the surprise. She dressed up for him today, something that she never does, at least never for him.


The table set for two.


The bell rings, she rushes.


He shows her the flowers that he has gotten for her, with a big smile.


“I have a surprise for you” each tell the other. Both laugh at the same time.


Rock beats scissors and he gets to tell his surprise first, they are moving. He got the promotion that he was expecting. He asks for her surprise, she replies “My cookbook will be published.” He lifts her and spins her.


He looks at her, and notices her dress, and looks at the table, and asks for a moment. When he comes out he too has dressed up.


They sit at the table and eat together; she her ajji’s curry, he the take out he’s got. The screen through which they met everyday set opposite each and  they talk through the thousands of miles that separate them.


Ajji: grandmother.


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