It had been a pointless argument. Again! Susie was discouraged; Ted was fed up. Neither of them knew what to do.
Susie’s jaw hardened. She always gave in first. Not this time! He could stew and pout forever. If only she could just walk out—but she did love him.
Ted waited. Susie always caved. This time, though, he wondered. He’d never seen her looking so adamant before. Hmmm. Something special was in order. He could not–would not–say sorry. But he could take her some Haagen–Dazs.
She melted under the bliss of the frozen splendor.