When Tessa got home, Michael said, “I thought you’d be here when I got back.”

Tessa replied, “I never know how long you’ll be when you go someplace. I went to Lexi’s.”

Michael took her in his arms. “I guess I don’t know how to be married, but I’m ready to change that with your help.”

Tessa melted. “Invite me to go with you, where ever.”

“How about two nights in New York City next week on our way to D.C.”

“Absolutely! Broadway beckons.”

“I’m sorry I didn’t include you before.”

“I’m sorry I didn’t offer to tag along.”

Written in response to Charli Mills March 21, 2022, prompt at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, “ready for a change.” Who is ready and why? How does the change unfold? What happened to initiate the change? Go where the prompt leads!