Written February 2002
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Madeline entered her quarters, turning on the lights.
She looked up, startled by the voice. “Paul? What are you doing here?”
“Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, I thought I’d give you your choice of gift. A dozen red roses–” He gestured to the beautiful bouquet on her desk. “–a box of Godiva chocolates–” He held up the box. “–a life-sized teddy bear–” The stuffed animal took up most of her bed. “–or me.” Paul grinned broadly. “So what will it be?”
“Well, it’s really no contest.”
His smile widened in premature approval.
“I want the bear.”