Cassie Story | Episode 4
|It was a ring box. I caught my breath and my
stomach dropped. Before even lifting the lid, my eyes were tearing up.
Inside, nestled in the dark blue velvet, I was at first puzzled to find a
scrap of paper pressed into the indentation where the ring should have been.
I unfolded the slip. “Turn Around” it read. I did, slowly and with some
confusion, and saw Derek through the window on the front door, standing just
on the other side, holding an engagement ring up next to his face, grinning.
My mind raced ahead to our wedding, to our new life together, to family
Christmases and New Year’s parties, and then to babies, to the thought of
settling our new baby into a crib and pressing that stuffed koala in next to
him, of telling him the story over and over. Of never being away from Derek
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