As it's the first Sunday of a new month I'm joining in with Sian Fair's 'Storytelling Sunday' [Sian's story is here and if you visit her blog for the full details you can join in with your own story too].
As regular readers here might have
Once upon a time ...
... there was a girl:
And while she was there, engaging in underage drinking [honestly, it was the odd sneaky cider, we're not talking about binge-drinking here. She used to watch Blossom while she was getting ready to go out for goodness sake, these were more innocent times.] ... anyway ... while she was there, she met a boy:
Actually no. 'Boy' is stretching it a bit ... he was more of a young man. A young man who belonged to her sister's group of friends, a young man who the girl gradually began to look forward seeing in the pub on Friday nights. And the times he wasn't there just weren't as much fun.
There were a few incidents of [very mild] flirting. He accidentally-on-purpose hurled an ice-cube at her. She once had to climb over him to get out of the booth on the way to the toilet [I know ... it's almost too romantic isn't it?].
Then one day, out of the blue, he phoned her an invited her to the cinema. And she said yes.
And they were both pleasantly surprised:
And he smelled lovely. And that kind of sealed the deal. And they've been together ever since:
this story, to understand why that makes him, and the zebra, pretty special.]
And just last month she bought him an original copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy LP, signed by Douglas Adams ... [which makes them just about even in the gift-giving stakes] and round here those are the kinds of things which pass for true romance.
And, as all good fairytales go ... I'm happy to make the prediction that they both live happily ever after ...
Thank you for reading my story today, don't forget that Sian's happy to welcome you aboard the story-train too.