and just when i thought i couldn’t possibly love you more, you showed up, looked right into my eyes, tried so hard not to smile, and

you laughed. you burst into a helpless fit of giggles. the sleeve of your red t-shirt was smudged with my mascara and tears were pouring down my cheeks and you were incredulous, chuckling away.

it was exactly what i needed— simple, surprising, and perfect. before i knew it, i was laughing with you and drinking whiskey and feeling like myself again.