His heart slipped with every beat, sliding in his chest, tripping over ribs like they were coated in ice.
She slid one fingernail through the tape, glanced up at him.
She folded the paper back. His heart slid with a disturbing liquidity, trading places with his stomach as she exposed the small velvet-covered box. She glanced up again.
It was the worst idea, worst present ever. He knew it, knew it, finally knew it but the box was open.
She looked at the ring, at him.
He tried to ask, heart flopping sliding inside, throat tightening.
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