I'm sitting in our room making preparations for the party when January comes in. I turn and smile as he walks toward me, but a fleeting memory darts across my mind and I pause as I'm starting to get up. He stops, tilts his head in confusion at the strange expression on my face, then, suddenly, looks startled himself. After a moment like this I laugh and walk over to kiss him.

It's our first kiss and our thousandth. The end of what was known and the beginning of what is unknown.

I hope Kea and Piper get here soon. It's going to be a great adventure; we wouldn't want to start without them.