Tabitha stroked the stem of the lone rose her boyfriend gave her before he headed to work. It was the first gift he gave her, but even more important was it marked their one month anniversary.
Her throat squeezed shut when he gave it to her and prevented her from thanking him aside of accepting a quick kiss. That had seemed enough for him, as he left with that goofy smile of his she loved.
Knowing he remembered this day gave her hope for the future that her parents thought wouldn’t go anywhere once she told him her wonderful news.