Some Assembly Required

Tom and Harley were just two random tourists in Tokyo. Back home, they led very different lives, but none of that really matters when a Japanese game show host forces you into matrimony for the sake of entertainment. Is this cooincidental marriage really all that ties them together? Or,mis there another way they're connected back home that could makes things really messy?


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She sat there, fidgeting.

She really meant it.

"Oh man," her voice was quaking. "It's so awkward to try to make an exit in the middle of the day. And it's raining. And we're on the sofa. In movie, moments like this are always at night. That's much more dramatic. And you might ask me not to go. But you can't do that in the middle of the afternoon. That would be silly."

I was still processing this. Neither of us wanted to be unwed. We both wanted to stay like this.

She stood from the sofa. I grabbed her wrist to stop her and stood up, too.

"I'll say it," I said quietly. "Don't go. Stay here. Go home only to get your stuff and bring it back with you."

"Are you serious?" She asked.

"Dead serious," I said. "I'm glad that I'm married to you. Stay with me."

She thought about this for a moment, chewing on her lip. Then, she simply nodded.

"Ok," she smiled. "Yes."

"I feel like I just proposed," I chuckled.

"I think that's as close as we'll get," she laughed, too. "Maybe the middle of the day is not so bad, after all."

She was funny. The thoughts she had, which maybe others wouldn't say out loud, were the ones I liked the most.

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