Welcome to our monthly picture prompt edition of Tuesday Tales. With this being Valentine Day week, lets take a look and see what our authors have put into their little red boxes. Happy Valentine Day to everyone!
Lorenzo stood outside a jewelry shop on Rodeo Drive. After this set of games in Los Angeles, there was a two game series in San Diego before he returned home. He wanted to buy something special for Pia.
Walking around the shop, he knew this feat would be a tough one. He didn’t know her that long, and didn’t want to buy her something, which would make her feel uncomfortable.
The first thing he looked at were a pair diamond earrings. The pair he picked was gorgeous, but inappropriate being such an expensive gift so early in their relationship. He wanted to choose something that let Pia know he saw deep within her heart.
After walking around the store for close to a half hour, and looking at close to three dozen pieces, he narrowed it down to a sterling silver heart and earrings. The moment he saw the heart, he knew Pia would fall in love with it, and the earrings, matched the necklace. It was just right without going over the top, which could possibly lead to turning her off.
Lorenzo had spoken to her twice a day since he left on the road trip. She seemed fine up until the last two days where she sounded distant. He couldn’t put his finger on it. She said nothing was wrong, but he heard something odd in her tone. He assured her that he missed her and couldn’t wait to come home and hold her in his arms.
“I’m ready,” he said to the short stocky gentleman behind the counter.
“What did you decide on?”
“The heart and earrings. If you don’t mind, I’d like if you place it in a red box.”