Better Together

Photo by Nicole De Khors from Burst

(100 word challenge)

He wakes and softly chuckles at the sight of her: hair in disarray, baggy eyes, mouth agape and drool because her teeth are in a glass on the bathroom counter. This is the woman he married 35 years ago.

They’d lived together longer than they’d lived at home with their parents and siblings. Almost a lifetime together. There were more years to come.

He paused. They’d separated once. Had grown apart in the early days of raising a family. How did they fall away from each other, how did they come back together?

It didn’t matter. He vowed to stay.

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