Notwithstanding, they bonded, declaring love as lovers do.
The signs persisted: his wish for a civil marriage, her insistence on their church wedding, his humble schoolmaster job overshadowed by her stellar career as a barrister.
Then came the kids…
Now, the children grown up, they sit in the living room, he reading poetry, she studying her latest case.
“Cup of tea, dear?” he asks.
“Sure,” she says, their bond as strong as ever.