Romantic Diehard: Super Short Story (185)

Super Short Story (185): Romantic Diehard

She was speechlessly touched
when despite his passing away three years ago,
she still receives deliveries of flowers on Valentine’s Day.
She thought he must have been so romantic and meticulous
that he had planned this in advance.

The truth is that he had already placed these annual orders
years before he was diagnosed with the terminal illness.
It wasn’t because he was romantic or meticulous.
It was because he was too lazy to place orders year after year,
and because he could not bother to remember.

Since it is probably better that she’s touched than enraged over this,
let’s keep this secret between ourselves!