(Author’s note: Moving to a new location on Friday. Getting this out while I have a chance. Enjoy!)
Still The One
by Miles H. Rost
Martin stared out at the oil platforms of the Pacific, the sand slowly working its way around his toes, when she sidled up.
“It’s been 30 years, you know,” she said.
“I’ve thought a lot about it. When did you know that we were gonna be together?”
Claire ran her fingers through her long blondish-grey hair, capturing her thoughts.
“Probably sophomore year, when you snapped my bra in math class.”
Martin crinkled his face at that.
“Not my best moment, dear.”
“Well, not after I slugged you. At least I took care of you after.”
“And have been. For 30 years.”
Some romances are meant to be. Great story. We need a few good endings here and there, don’t we. I met my hubby when in college I was so frustrated with the algebra book that I threw it across the room, and accidentally hit him. He brought it back to me and offered to help with my homework. Neither of us ever sat alone after that, and 3 years later, we married.
An excellent story! Something you should write about, in fictional form!
Relationships often start in the oddest of ways! Nice one.
For many, it does!
It isn’t too often when a story of a long marriage is written.
I suppose each gave the other what they needed from the beginning.
Nicely penned … Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎
ps: enjoyed the tune as I read your story.
It can remind a person of what might have been, or what might be coming.
Loved this, how adolescent tom-foolery of smitten love lasts a lifetime.
It has a tendency to do it. 😀
I like this a lot. The best relationships don’t always have the best beginnings and you’ve captured that soft romance that outlasts any heat.
Especially one that started so young.
Aww, love this one! I’ve always wished I could have met my husband when we were in high school or earlier, just to have known him as a kid! :>)
I get that sentiment a lot from friends I know.
Aw, a happy love story. Boys can be awfully dumb in their early teens, poor things. But then, girls can be just as dumb. I’m glad these two got things figured out 🙂
At that age, our brains aren’t fully formed. So it’s expected we’d do stupid things.
I’ve read that the male frontal lobe isn’t fully integrated with the rest of the brain. until somewhere around the age of 25.
I like the easiness between them. Nice romantic story.
It’s a sign they’ve been through a lot, but weathered well. Their memories help add it.