Valentine's Day. It is six o'clock and you are standing in your bathroom, looking in the mirror as you hear the sound of your significant other taking your hats and scarves off the coat rack. You're going to a restaurant that you'd been to once before. You had shrimp, maybe? All you really remember is that you had a fight in the car on the way there, about your job, per usual. Why don't you just leave that office, you know? You know you're unhappy. You both do.
But what's making you more unhappy? The unreasonable sales figures you have to hit, or the fact that deep down, in your heart, you know you settled for this relationship.
You pat your face dry with a towel, even though it was already dry. You hear footsteps in the hallway. Like a prison guard's shined shoes tapping out a grim rhythm in the cell block.
"It's time to go, we don't want to be late."
But would that be so bad? Would that be the worst thing that happened today? Or this week? Or this year? God, let's just be late so you can feel something aside from the muted sadness that you always feel.
"Brave face," you say to yourself. In your head, you think, but who the hell knows. You open the bathroom door, paint a smile on, and begin your celebration of a lifetime of love.
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