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Anything and Everything

“Oh, Lenny,” Tam tries to hide her disappointment. A barge instead of a gondola?

“Ain’t it great? We’re cruising the waterways,” he says.

She smiles.

“I’ve even got some music.”

A heavy-set man steps onto the barge and belts out “La Donna e mobile” so loudly that Tam nearly falls overboard, but Lenny grabs her, pulls her close. She can feel his smile, how happy he is. Inwardly she shrugs. Anyone can get you a gondola ride, right?

A waiter appears with prosecco and a box of cannoli, her favorite.

Lenny raises his glass. “Anything and everything for you.”

 

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Sascha Darlington 6/23/2018

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21 replies »

  1. Oh, I LOVE Lenny.
    It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with. I hope she realizes he’s a sweetheart
    filled with good intentions. Perhaps, his budget isn’t too big but his HEART IS.
    Fabulous, Sascha ….
    Isadora 😎

  2. This was absolutely wonderful. It’s the “who” that is most important, for sure… And he sounds like such the charmer…
    (just add “ment” to disappoint…)

  3. If Tam could really be content with her barge trip, she’s remarkably well-balanced. Disappointment when it’s to do with romance is hard to deal with! Good old Lenny – he was trying hard.

  4. What a moment, a precious moment she will cherish. I wonder why he couldn’t get her heart’s desire, or misinterpreted it, or deliberately choose to give her something else wrapping it up in the bow of deceit. Oh dear, now I want to write this story from his perspective. Well done, for engaging me and making me wonder…

    • Well, have at it. But I figured that Lenny tries, he just doesn’t always get it right. Maybe he doesn’t think a gondola so close to questionable water is that romantic….In which case, yay, Lenny!
      If you write it, let me know. 🙂

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