“Can we turn back?” Sue and Daniel had been battling through the forest for hours. Now as the sun set the trees grew tall and dense against the pale yellow sky
“Just a little further” Daniel pulled Sue through the prickly hedge as the branches clawed at her jumper. Sue felt tired, her ankles ached and the landscape was completely unrecognisable.
Energy fading, they climbed over a small stone wall and paused. Feeling the butterflies of youth swimming in her stomach Sue’s eyes welled up with tears.
“Was it worth it?” Daniel turned to face Sue, rubbing her shoulders as she nodded gently.
Back at the water’s edge where they first kissed 40 years ago, Daniel carefully eased down on to one knee. And she said yes.