Read by Gloria Sanders
Last year, I chose a pottery class, and Max spent most of the night outside, smoking. This year, it was his turn to choose our secret Valentine’s destination. Now we were in an Uber, and I was blindfolded, gulping prosecco from the bottle, getting it down my neck with every speed bump.
“Where are you taking me?” I asked. But secretly, I already knew. I’d been dropping hints about the Matthew Bourne thing at Sadler’s Wells for months, and the run ended in four days. I couldn’t wait. It was so sweet of him. Ballet wasn’t really his thing, but he knew how much I loved it.
He’d really pulled out all the stops this year, our tenth Valentine’s. He’d even bought me a dress. I tried it on in the bathroom and had to laugh silently, my hand over my mouth. It wasn’t so much a dress, it was more a collection of bright red knots. The whole look was Eurotrash prostitute meets upscale fishing net, and I was the gigantic tuna caught in it, bits of me bulging out in unexpected places.