Title: Accept No Substitutes

Author's Note: This is a response to a challenge on wtb100 (a Livejournal community) to write a drabble from the prompt "Something Perfect." A drabble is a story of no more or less than 100 words.


It's just the right size -- not too big or too small. Cut and shaped evenly.

Its weight has been a comforting presence for years and Angela loves what it represents. After the long years of not being sure where things stood between herself and Tony, she's carried this tangible reminder on her left hand, a promise made, that their futures are to be forever entwined.

She flexes and tilts her hand so that the diamond catches the light and sparkles.

Tony offered to "upgrade" her ring for their fifteenth anniversary. She refused. The one she already has is perfect.