#13 Delicate Lover
He slipped into her carefully, gentle as any delicate lover could be.
George stood at the gas pump. The summer heat baked up through his loafers. He alternated between watching the digital readout climb and admiring her curves.
The Porsche had set him back a fair bit–more than he’d care to say–but she was worth it. The decision felt right when he stomped on the gas going around a curve or saw her waiting for him in a parking lot.
In fact, he caressed her far more often and with greater tenderness than his actual wife of fifteen years could ever remember him doing to her.
When he lost control on a turn and totaled the car against a highway barrier, it was almost appropriate that he walked away, shaken but unharmed.
Sacrifice is the ultimate expression of love.