We woke up fresh from the nights sleep. I looked at you and wondered how I got so lucky.
I didn’t want to leave the apartment that morning. I can’t remember what we spoke about, only a few short words. You were pleasant and kind as you always were.
When I was ready, you fixed my tie before I left. God knows where I was going in a suit. The Four Courts, I think, for a weeks internship with Brady.
But you fixed my tie and smiled at me deep in the eyes. It struck me how wonderful you were and how I was so lucky to have woken up with you there.
We were just friends, nothing romantic had ever happened save one kiss in a Happenstance – but that morning, nearly ten years ago, you fixed my tie and smiled me off to the world – you fixed it – and I felt lucky to know you.