Early Anniversary
A SasuHina Ficlet
Dedicated to: CobaltHeart

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The morning was quiet, as all their mornings tended to be. Birds whistled in their background as he readied coffee for the both of them, hers sugar-sweet and his black. There was nothing unusual about this morning, nothing spectacular, nothing special, at least it didn't seem like it. Then again, the most astounding of dates don't really ever seem to feel important. He sat at the table with her, setting her mug of coffee beside the book she seemed to be buried in.

She glanced up and smiled, murmuring a quick 'thank you', before her nose was nestled between the pages once again. He nodded back to her, bringing his morning caffeine to pink lips. Taking a gulp of the hot liquid, his eyes drifted from her to his empty hand and the ring upon his finger. He set the mug onto the table.

Moving his eyes back to her, he stared at her for a few long moments, before she met his gaze. Seconds passed, then a whole minute. She cleared her throat, simply, and raised a brow.

"Yes?" she inquired.

He reached across the table and took her left hand in his right. Brushing his fingers across the golden ring that resided there, he smiled a sweet sort of smile. "Happy anniversary," he stated quietly, tugging her hand to his lips. He kissed her knuckles gently.

Blinking a few times, she stared at him. "Sasuke, our anniversary isn't for another six months."

"I know," he explained, "but it has been six months, to the date, since we got married. I assumed that this would be special for you and myself."

She smiled demurely. He was right. She had seemed to look at the calendar longingly on the twenty-second of every month since they'd planned the wedding. Even after the ceremony, she stared at the parcel filled with dates. "Thank you," she murmured, "so much."

He lifted himself from his seat and knelt beside her chair, using her hand to pull her in for a kiss. "I love you, Hinata."

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Happy Birthday, Coby. I hope you have had a great day. This is for you, and anyone else who is feeling a bit of a romantic streak. Thank you for being a friend, and thank everyone else for reading this. Have a lovely Thursday.