Wow. An impromptu birthday date. He found a little hole in the wall, classic drive-thru style place with burgers, fries, and shakes. It was raining so they went inside to order rather than order at the window. He held the door open for her, and she couldn’t help smiling. After they ordered, she stepped out to use the restroom. When she returned, he was sitting at the last table in the back.
He pulled out the chair next to him, encouraging her to sit there rather than across from him. She smiled again as she thought to herself, she would have chosen that seat even if he hadn’t pulled the chair out. She loves being close to him.
They sat there side by side, kissing, cuddling, laughing… just being together. She held onto his leg and smiled into his face. She got up to get the drinks when they were ready and he got up for the food. They work together so fluidly, they don’t even have to discuss it. It’s intuitive and natural.
The burgers were juicy, the fries were crisp, the whole scene was delightfully reminiscent of a place they both knew back in the day. She laid her head on his shoulder and just soaked him up. She was in heaven. He always made her feel that way, but this day was different. They were a real couple, even if just for a little while.
They talked some more before finishing up. She didn’t ever want to leave his side again. Despite her nervousness, it felt so perfect sitting there sharing lunch with him, talking about the pictures of the classic cars on the walls, looking up things to show each other on their phones. If she could have had one wish, she would have asked the birthday gods to grant her that this man be all hers for the rest of her life.
He held the door for her again and she tried not to grin like an idiot. He kissed her and wished her a happy birthday before they got in their cars. It was indeed the happiest birthday she had had in years, and all they had done so far was talk, drive, and eat.