Gifts Better Shared
By Gates Hepburn
"Beverly!" Deanna gasped at the women sitting beside her.
"What?" she retorted with ill contained amusement. "You asked what I wanted for my birthday. Did you expect me to lie?"
"No, I just didn't expect you to be so—"
"Honest?" offered Beverly.
"In a word." Deanna replied as they both laughed.
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"What's so funny?" asked Jean-Luc as he heard Beverly laughing.
"Just remembering Deanna's face when I told her what I wanted for my birthday."
"Did you get it?" he asked as he climbed back into the bed.
"Many times over!" she replied as he wrapped her in his arms.