Yes, it's Snippet time again. This is from my latest release, The Story of Love.
Just a little bit of context... it's Zack's birthday. Things have been, well, less than perfect between him and Archie. It's something of a pivotal moment...
Zack pulled out the wristwatch. A white face and clear black numerals, it wasn’t possible for a watch to be plainer. It would have cost a small fortune. Handmade by a small company that made watches in their tens, not thousands, almost a century before. Zack had never been able to find anybody who was willing to sell but Archie had, and he’d done it for him.
“Thank you.” Zack leaned back into Archie.
Not just for the watch, big man. Thank you for still believing it’s a special day that’s worth celebrating. That I’m worth celebrating.
“Turn it over.”
Zack, I will love you forever, Archie.
Zack stared at the engraving. Such a small, simple message. It said everything that needed to be said. Archie loved him and he always would. Zack held the watch with trembling hands. It was more than a timepiece, it was a symbol. A time for change. As the hands on the watch moved forward, so would they.
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