“Whoever gets the next card will get proposed on Valentine’s Day.”
And, to her utter dismay, it was her hubby dearest who got that card. She knew it was just a game. But she also knew that the predictions of the card game had an uncanny way of coming true. Sometimes.
The game got over and she instantly forgot about it.
It was the Valentine’s Day morning. Like always, she had not thought of anything great to gift to her husband. Yet. Nor had she thought of any cute, special gestures. Yet. Things always struck her at the last moment. If they ever struck her at all.
Seeing her hubby sleep next to her, she wondered if life could get any better. Of course it could. But she realised she was happy with how life currently was. At least at the moment. The peace and the presence of him next to her was still an alien, yet an amazing experience for her. So what could she do in the one minute she had before setting off to the day’s chores that would make him feel special. And loved. Where were her last-minute-awesome-ideas when she needed them the most!
His phone beeped right then, and she got her super idea. She spent a couple of minutes on his phone, gave him a quick kiss, and set off to tick off her morning tasks.
The day passed by. And all the plans for the Valentine’s Day celebration flopped. Post dinner, they were content to pass time at home, together, doing nothing at all. Just then she remembered. Her hubby was going to get proposed today. The cards had predicted. Her heart beat a tad bit faster now.
“So you didn’t get me any gift today. Did you eat the the Fruit n Nut I gave you?”
“I am taking you shopping tomorrow.”
“Hmm. Nope, I don’t need anything. So did you get proposed today?”
A playful smile spread on his face. “Yes, actually I did…” Three years back, he had proposed her on the very same day. And now, someone else had come in between…
A skipped heart beat. “What? Who is she!”
“Someone I have come to love. A lot.”
Double skipped beat. “Hmm. Naice ha. How did she propose?”
“She set an alarm on my phone, which said that she was crazy about me. I was waiting to tell her that I am crazy about her right back…”
And she remembered the alarm she had put for him in the morning. Several alarms in fact. At an interval of one hour each. Professing her love for him. Her Valentine for three years running was sweet after all.