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It was her birthday and he wanted to give her something special.
‘If you loved me……………..’ she said, ‘You’d find a way to show it……………..’
Of course he loved her. What could he do?
At thirteen, his allowance would hardly buy her flowers or jewellery like they did in the movies.
First love was a bitch………. no, no, not that she was of course! Oh god……………..
That afternoon in the park a trader was selling balloons.
All of the main colours had gone and he was left with just yellow.
‘How much?’ Pete asked.
‘Fifty pence each.’
‘I only have a pound,’ he said crestfallen.
The man took pity on him and said he was packing up for the day anyway as the weather was on the turn, so he could have the lot for a pound.
‘Save me taking them home,’ he said.
So here he was, sitting in the pouring rain wearing his waterproofs holding a bunch of yellow balloons. He stood when he saw her.
She looked so cute wearing a pink raincoat and matching wellies. Her Mum was close behind and they were going for pizza as a birthday treat.
‘Happy birthday to the sunshine of my life,’ he said thrusting the balloons in her face.
Taking them off him, she threw her arms round him and hugged him tight.
‘I knew you’d find a way!’