All the claps and congratulations merged into one big blur. “Smile and wave, darling”, she remembered her mom saying. And she did exactly the same thing. Why shouldn’t she? Her big promotion was finally here.

She cut the cake and exchanged hugs with all her colleagues next to her. She was blessed with some really good people around her. She smiled for them and towards them.

She went back home thinking of telling the one person she couldn’t tell anymore. She was happy with a tiny clench in the stomach.

On reaching, she saw him sitting outside her door. She couldn’t dare to hope.

As she walked towards him, she saw him going on one knee with a ring in his hand.

She stopped in her tracks. The butterflies finally broke free.


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