"We'll be together forever and ever!" he said, suddenly rising from the sofa and with an expression of bewilderment on his face, eyes shining brightly, spread his arms wide, trying to define "forever" with this tiny hands. She had always laughed at his tiny hands, mocked him for them.
She asks, with a tone of apprehension, "How long is forever, huh?" She didn't look right at him, though she could tell he was looking at her. She expected him to understand the question, him knowing how thoroughly practical and allergic to romance she was.
"What's with the tone? You sound as though you already want to get rid of me, babe." He rolled back onto the sofa and sitting up, slumped his elbows on his knees and placed his chin on his palms. His pyjamas were slipping, and he was desperately trying to keep them in place.
"No no, you know what I mean." she sighs, smiling weakly.
Getting down on his knees he looks at her face and smiles the most dramatic smile, "I want to breathe the same air you breathe, with your large hands in my tiny ones. Actually, your hands are normal, mine are just sma-"
"What if I go to Africa to do humanitarian work. Then what?" She says it just to get a reaction, half smiling, half smirking.
"Then I'll follow you there, stupid. I'll use my engineering degree and work some magic for them!" Getting super excited, he goes on, "Oooh oooh I can get them ground water and you can help them with other things. It's perfect!" he claims, jumping up.
She gives him a look that indicates he's mad, but looking at his expression, she bursts out laughing. Out of breathe, "You're an idiot"
Grinning, he shouts "But I'm your idiot!"
- Ragini Zutshi Anand
P.S it's the first time I'm writing "gushy" stuff, so please excuse.
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