Based off my friend’s anniversary gift for her boyfriend.
Someone gives their significant other an “Open When” box filled with letters for specific events as a gift. Some of them are pretty generic like “Open When…you’re feeling down” or “Open When…you get an important award” and it’s really lovey-dovey and encouraging.
Then there’s really specific ones such as “Open When…I’m not home for more than 3 weeks” or “Open When…it’s a quiet Saturday morning in April” that can have inside jokes between the two of them idk.
Of course there are the big questions like “Open When…you say yes” or “Open When..we make the big move”
The box never runs out of letters, always filling up at the most random of days. It becomes a habit for the two of them, where one discreetly places them while the other is asleep or busy and the other checks them and remembers them for future reference.
Until the other begins to see “Open When…I storm out of the house” or “Open When..I’m in trouble” just all these situations that never came across their mind and always considered it as a “It would never happen” but now they’re not so sure.
It gets worse, the amount of letters decrease until it’s left with those situations and the last letter is in a grey envelope that only reads “Open When…I’m gone for good.”