‘Fraid mine hasn’t got the neat twist that the other participants wove into their love story. Sigh and bah humbug. Laughing.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“Love – bah humbug,” I stated looking at the Valentine’s Day card you presented me with.

“Wrong season,” you replied.

“Still a Hallmark holiday full of false sentiment,” I retorted.

“You are the most jaded cynical person I’ve ever met,” you laughed, bundling me up in your arms.

“And you are the most romantic fool I’ve ever slept with,” I answered, snuggling closer.

“Dare I say, ‘I love you’ again,” you asked gently stroking me.

“Let’s sleep on it,” I answered.

“Lust isn’t love, but it’s a damn fine sentiment,” you murmured in my ear. “Any Hallmark cards for luxuria?”

“We’ll go to the card store later, I have other plans with you right now.” Then I whispered so quietly I hoped you didn’t hear, “I love you too. From first sight.”

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Lorraine 04.02.17: love theme <3

image: (c) Lorraine 2017

(my <3 didn’t turn into hearts. Sigh. Bah humbug.)