30 year old Marcus is in a relationship with 28 year old Hayley. Hayley is a graphic designer and loves her job. Marcus is a brand manager for a car manufacturer. They met on a Contiki tour around Europe two years ago. Marcus is the only one out of all his friends to have settled down and is always asked – when are you going to get married? His mum has already picked out baby names for the child they don’t have. They live a fast paced life and thrive in it, launching party one night, company dinners the next. They know all the best restaurants around Melbourne.
Like every other day, Marcus has to say goodbye to Hayley over breakfast and gives her a kiss and leaves their apartment for work. He could see something was wrong with Hayley but was running late, so he figures he’ll text her on his lunch break to see what was wrong.
“Hey, how is your day going? I’ll pick up some sushi on the way home from work tonight, I don’t really feel like going anywhere or cooking, I’m so tired.
Was everything okay this morning? You seemed a little down…
Chat soon, I love you.”
Hayley replies a couple of minutes later.
“Sushi sounds good. Everything’s fine, I’ll talk to you when you get home xx”
Marcus arrives home a bit later then intended to find Hayley asleep on the couch. As he puts his keys down he noticed a big card from all her work colleagues reading:
“Happy Birthday Hayley!!!”