Sometimes, words fail him. They dance on the tip of his tongue, but they’re not always voiced. But when that happens, he remembers; actions speak louder than words.
That’s why he always makes sure to walk on the side of the pavement closest to the car and puddles.
That’s why he always holds the umbrella slightly over to the other side, making sure the other man isn’t hit by the rain, even if that means he arrives home drenched.
That’s why he always makes enough coffee for two in the morning, even if he’s in a rush to leave.
That’s why he leaves small notes around their house, reminding his partner that he cherishes him more than anything else, and that they’re also out of milk.
That’s why he makes sure to take the longer route home every once in a while, just stop by his partners favourite bakery and buy them a cake big enough for two.
That’s why he makes sure to make sure there’s always a blanket over his partner when he falls asleep at their desk after a long day.
That’s why he makes sure there’s always a fresh bouquet of flowers by the window every Sunday morning.
But, there are instances where his words come out. Those three little words are spoken aloud, and he swears he wouldn’t trade the other man’s smile for anything else in the world.