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Their anniversary dinner, their favourite pizzeria.
He stares down at his plate, at the smear of tomato, the shattered bread dough. Life gets in the way of love, he thinks – clothes dropped on the bathroom floor, plates left in the sink, a leaking cistern, overdue mortgage payments. It all distracts from the emotion that was once the centre of his world.
‘I love you.’ He reaches across the table and takes her hand.