So, I got this ring at the state fair over a year ago. I called him Señor Robot. I wore him every day. Then he broke. And I was very sad. Zoom forward to today: I opened gifts from my family. Then, Elijah says, “Would you like your last gift?” “Yes!” “This will be the best gift of all.” He stood up, got down on one knee, and placed his hand in his pocket. Time froze. My mother’s face was a caricature of shock. My older brother stopped dead in his tracks. “Lauren….” My dad stared, confused. My younger brother and his girlfriend traded looks of bewilderment. “…Will you…” My face turned bright red as I screeched internally I AM NOT READY FOR THIS. “..take care of Señor Robot for me?” And he pulled out my beautiful ring, fully repaired.
…and Elijah grinned devilishly in complete and utter satisfaction knowing that he had successfully shocked everyone in the room.