It all started out with no plans at all, from my side. My best friend had called and begged me to tag along as she went for a surprise shopping for her boyfriend.
She seemed so happy, as she had been saving up for that day and she wanted it to be so ghen ghen. We bought perfumes, a swatch wristwatch and a bracelet for the boo. We made reservations for dinner in a restaurant. I was happy that she was happy and that seemed to be just what I needed to have the best vals day. I retired for the day with my single self.
The surprise came when she showed up at my door and asked me to go with her to the restaurant. She said she needed me to sit with her until boo comes. She made me dress up like I was going on a date. I didn’t hesitate or complain.
We got to the restaurant just in time and we were ushered in. She ordered a bottle of wine and then we got talking. She told me how much of a friend I’ve been to her and how she truly appreciates everything I’ve done for her over the years.
Then, she reaches for something under the table and drags it out. She hands me a wrapped package and asks me to open it. It had all the gifts we had both picked, earlier in the day. It was then it hit me, I had picked out the perfumes, three of them, all unisex( she made sure we went with unisex as against those for men alone), I had personally selected the wristwatch from Swatch and then, the accompanying bracelet, which didn’t even look masculine, in the first place.
She had made me pick all these gifts for myself, thinking it was for the boo. I was beyond surprised.
Then, I asked about her boyfriend and she told me he wasn’t in town and that she had sent over his gifts to him.
We ordered dinner and spent the remaining night remembering and talking about all the beautiful memories we had shared together, for the 8years we’ve been besties.
My best friend gave me the perfect valentine day of my life!