A connoisseur of books, she knew the perfect pairing. The book she was reading needed a piping hot cocoa. Gigi put the cup into the microwave and lazily pressed the 5 min button. She continued her reading by the microwave with an occasional glance in its direction. She would wait till the just right moment as she always did.
The doorbell broke the focus from her book. Ryan was at the door, flowers in hand, grin on his mouth, unabashed happiness in his heart. He kissed her passionately as soon as he entered.
“Gigi! You’ll not believe this!”
“We are going to make it Gigi! We are going to finally make it. Our research has been accepted. We are going to be published, Gigi!! And guess what? We are getting $5000 as advance!”
Gigi jumped in elation “Oh wow!! Ryan, this is crazy! I am so happy!”
Ryan and Gigi hugged each other, their hearts overflowing with joy. The cocoa mimicked them in the microwave.
Photo courtesy artycaptures.
Word Count: 167
Flash fiction in response to FFfAW hosted by Priceless Joy.