The Deception by Marina Martindale
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Carrie Daniels closed her eyes and took a deep breath as she tried to quell her growing anxiety. The big metal chain made loud clicking sounds as it pulled her up higher and higher. Her breaths grew shorter and tighter as she opened her eyes. The last thing she saw before the first big drop was the stark, clear blue sky. She heard herself screaming as the roller coaster plunged and whipped around the track. Butterflies roiled in her stomach as she held tight while the car zoomed around another hairpin turn before taking one last, final plunge. As the ride slowed to a stop, she reached up to pull a loose strand of her long, dark hair away from her face before leaning over to give Doug a kiss.
"I don't know why you insist on calling it that," he said as he climbed out and began walking away.
"Calling it what?" She quickly climbed out, picking up her pace to catch up with him.
"Our anniversary. Anniversaries are supposed to commemorate a specific date. Neither of us can recall the exact date anymore."
"I can too," she said, flirtatiously. "How could I forget our very first date? You took me to the opening day of the Arizona State Fair, and every year for the past ten years we've come back on opening day to celebrate."
This year, however, Doug didn't seem to feel like celebrating. He had been acting strange for some time. Carrie kept asking him what was wrong, but he kept brushing her off, saying he had a heavier than usual workload at the office. Carrie, however, couldn't shake the nagging feeling there was more to it. They walked in silence as they wandered into the carnival gaming area. Finally, she tapped him on the shoulder.
"Aren't you going to try to win a big teddy bear for me?"
He stopped and turned, rolling his eyes. "Carrie, you know these games are rigged."
"It never stopped you before. Every year you try to win the big teddy bear for me, so which makes it a tradition for us. And remember what you said to me the year before last? You said if you ever won it, you'd propose to me."
"You know I never meant it literally."
"What's gotten into you, Doug? You've haven't been yourself for weeks and it's scaring me."
"I already told you. I'm stressed out with work, and on top of that all I'm hearing out of you lately is how your biological clock is ticking. All these years you've been telling me you weren't in any hurry for us to get married. Now, all of a sudden, you're in a big rush."