Spanish Lessons

Wilbur and Sarah were such a devoted couple. They did all the adorable stuff that cute couples do, giving each other sappy nicknames and doing everything together, never a cross word. But ever since Wilbur started taking Spanish lessons, things have been really tense between them.

It’s the first thing he’s done on his own since they got together. Sarah doesn’t care much about languages, and has no interest in learning another one–in fact, she thinks it’s pretentious to go around speaking anything other than good ol’ English. But it wouldn’t be so bad if Wilbur weren’t such a natural.

After about three months of lessons, he was starting to think in Spanish, and if she interrupted him while he was doing his homework, it would take him a moment to switch gears, and he’d either answer in Spanish or have to ask her to repeat what she’d said. Then she’d get upset at him for ignoring her or saying things she didn’t understand, and they’d fight.

The first fights they have ever had. Their relationship began going downhill.

They still used the cutesy nicknames and all, but it seemed to be mocking the closeness they used to have. Sarah began avoiding Wilbur while he was working, but at one point she came over to ask him something, and it just didn’t get through because he was so absorbed in his work.

And when he looked up and blinked and said “Que, Sarah-Sarah?” she just snarled “Whatever, Wilby-Wilby”.

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