Written by LJ
In response to The Tea Room’s August 2010 ‘Love Letter’ Drabble Challenge.
I sat on the floor, totally mesmerized by the red rose in my hand as I tenderly touched each delicate petal.
Neither of us could ever be accused of being romantics. Yet here it was that I found myself moved almost to tears by his loving gesture.
Like the rose, his note was just as sweet and unexpected.
‘We may both be dead to the world, my darling. All too soon this rose will also be dead. But rest assured that my love for you will live forever. We’ve had over a century as lovers with countless more to come.’