“So, how would you like to pay?” The clerk asked the couple, standing behind the gleaming glass display of sparkling, expensive jewelry.
“Check.” Adrian responded, pulling a checkbook out of his pocket. Jane handed him a pen since she knew he’d forgotten his today.
The clerk and owner of the jewelry store, a hard-working man, stood patiently waiting for Adrian to make out the check for the two rings.
When the bell had rang earlier on the door, he turned around from his desk from fixing a broken watch. He had assumed the young couple had stopped by to choose an engagement ring, but to his surprise, they would be doubling his sales by purchasing two rings — less elegant, more plain, but still two.
Adrian’s hand shook as he copied the three digit price tag in the little space on his check. As he signed it, his fingers shook even more, but this time, with excitement.
Jane admired her ring from afar as the clerk prepared it to be sized. It would be a week before it would be wearable. A week before their wedding.
To be continued… 🙂
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