First thoughts on this pic. I’ll have more serious ones later, I hope.
“Close your eyes and hold out your hands,” she said, grinning with delight. He held out his hands.
“Careful,” she said.
He opened his eyes. They widened with pleasure then misted over. “Oh,” he said in an uncharacteristically tiny voice. “It’s beautiful.”
“It’s what you wanted?”
He nodded, speechless.
“I wanted today to be special. It isn’t the Big One-Oh-Oh-Oh every birthday is it?”
“Do you know what it is?” he asked as he turned the big golden egg around in trembling claws.
“A Fabergé. Cost me half a hoard. But you’re worth it,” she said and kissed him on the tip of his smoky nose.