“Honey, what time are you coming home?” Jenny asked, seemingly more annoyed each time she called. Unbeknownst to her beau, Jenny arranged an evening of surprises to celebrate the second anniversary of the day they met.
”I’m up to my nose in reports nearing deadline so it may be a while,” Jackson explained, sounding nervous and uncertain.
Another hour passed and Jenny began feeling verklempt, knowing her plans for the evening were spoiled. This was no isolated incident, as Jackson was prone to procrastination. Jenny had grown androit in situations like these, so naturally she began orchestrating a new plan. She packed up and immediately headed to Jackson’s workplace.
It had been some time since Jenny visited Jackson at his job, His office was quite a distance from their home and in her haste, Jenny made a wrong turn and suddenly found herself lost. A city landmark normally guided her direction but she’d already gone beyond that point. By now Jenny was mentally exhausted yet determined to salvage the evening.
Once again Jenny’s feelings were hurt when she arrived at Jackson’s office and he wasn’t there. She tried to reach him but could not. Feeling completely defeated, Jenny decided to return home. Along the way she began thinking the worst and started to cry uncontrollably.
When Jenny arrived home, to her surprise Jackson was standing in their candlelit kitchen holding two dozen long stemmed roses. Before Jenny could figure out what was happening, Jackson dropped to one knee, presented her with a ring and asked “Jenny, will you marry me?”
Now Jenny was crying again but this time tears of joy. This wasn’t the night she planned but it turned out to be far more glorious than she ever imagined.
©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half
Inspired by: Three Things Challenge/3TC (landmark, lost, nose); FOWC (androit); RDP (procrastinate); WOTD (verklempt); Your Daily Word Prompt (glorious); Daily Spur (distance); MMA Storytime Word of the Day (isolation)