for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt.
They’d been dating for years. One of those couples that were made for each other. They’d talked about making it official, but Jimmy never seemed very keen, so Jane avoided the subject but lived in hope!
It was her birthday. Every year Jimmy surprised her with something special; surely today would be the day she’d been waiting for!
It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm. Jane was sure it was a good sign! He’d arranged a picnic, but he must have something other than sandwiches and cake up his sleeve!
They strolled hand in hand to the park. Beside the glistening lake, they sat on a blanket sprinkled with rose petals. A dove lovingly cooed from a nearby tree, and a pair of swans floated towards them and faced each other, their graceful necks forming a heart. He unpacked a bottle of champagne and two glasses. Jane could hardly contain her excitement.
“Close your eyes,” said Jimmy, “and hold out your hand”.
He gently turned it then raised one of her fingers. She felt him place something upon it.
“Surprise” he shouted. Jane opened her eyes to find herself wearing a doughnut!
“Well, at least smile,” said Jimmy, “they’re your favourites!”
That was almost a year ago. She’s still waiting, still hoping. It’s her birthday again next week. She’s already getting excited!