The relationship hadn’t gone so well but as they shared a similar business interest they decided to set up the café anyway. They were equally dedicated to making this new venture work as being over fifty they both knew that they were past their expiry date for regular employment.

She would whip up edible creations and he would keep the books and serve. The piano didn’t fit into his tiny studio after their split but they did manage to fit it into the café where he could tickle the ivories when business was quiet. This was their chance to see if they could make it work but now with two rents and double the bills the pressure to succeed mounted.

Trying to keep it on a professional basis really stretched their capabilities, as he liked to flirt with people of any age. His outgoing personality made her feel insecure with her rounded plain appearance. But he still managed to flirt with men and women equally no matter their physical attributes. Her resentment rose from time to time but gradually she began to realise that it was just his personality. He could no more stop flirting than he could stop the traffic outside.

Being thrown together daily made her confront her insecurities and he grew more appreciative of her talents … the partnership had forced them to communicate frankly and a closeness they hadn’t known was slowly growing.

Daily Prompt: Partner – appreciate your feedback as this is not my usual style, thanks