A Life Needs Plans


She rolled over and smiled at him, “God, why didn’t we do this years ago?”

He grinned, “Wouldn’t have worked years ago, you were still seeing Maria and I had some things to work out for myself.”

She propped herself up on her elbows, “Still, I can’t help but think about all that wasted time!”

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He laughed, “Not wasted at all! In order for things to work out this way, that time needed to pass.”

She traced the line from his ear to his chin, “You make it sound like you had a master plan.”

He smiled back, “I still do! It’s a twenty year plan. This is year seven.”

She kissed him on the cheek, “Ah, but now you’ve ruined you plan by revealing it to me!”

He raised an eyebrow, “Have I? You aren’t even going to take this seriously. I can continue with my plan as if nothing happened.”

Her eyes lit up and she began to laugh.

“See? Even now,” he said, “Even now as I tell you that I predicted that you would laugh when I told you about the plan, you’re laughing.”

She was still laughing.

“Even now, you aren’t taking me seriously. I can flat out admit that I have worked out a twenty year plan for the two of us and it won’t matter because there’s no way you’ll believe me.”

She kept laughing. He smiled and pretended to laugh along. Of course she wouldn’t take him seriously. She couldn’t know.

He knew.