This evening had been perfect.
It had started off beautifully at least. Molly could not have asked for a better end to her work day, nor a surprise that she would more excited to receive than to have her long-distance boyfriend show up unexpectedly in her office with flowers in his hand and a smile on his face to whisk her off on an impromptu date. She had not even known that Martin was going to be in London for another several weeks, but apparently neither had he until this morning when their flight had been re-routed and he decided to surprise her on the spur of the moment. And what a wonderful surprise it was, so good in fact that she had nearly knocked her desk over in her mad scramble to run over and throw herself into his arms for a hug.
The feeling of having his arms wrapped around her again was wonderful beyond words, and one that she had not felt in far longer than she cared to remember as she melted into his embrace. Their relationship had never been anything resembling easy or typical, living so far apart as to nearly be worlds away and dealing with prolonged separations thanks to Martin’s job that really did take him worlds away from her. Early relationships were difficult enough to manage even when they did not have to be carried out entirely though text messages and emails with only a few dates in between to tide them over, but somehow through determination and a steadfast desire to just make this work, Martin and Molly had muddled through. For almost five months now, they had been growing closer despite the distance between them, and now tonight they were reunited for the first time in weeks and things were shaping up to be magical.
This was done for the cottoncandy_bingo prompt: firsts.