Sam can’t believe this is happening. After all those weeks of easy companionship, shared condiments, mutually filled donuts, they can’t be parting. Not Harry and Sam. Not two people who deep-fried a sausage-and-chestnut stuffed turkey when it wasn’t even Thanksgiving. Not the fun couple whose oyster po’ boys were the toast of Northwest Washington. Not them.
But here it is, the Big Breakup.
As she bids a sad farewell to Harry at the Crate and Barrel and makes her solitary way down Connecticut Avenue, gently weeping, the sun slips for good behind a cold and comfortless cloud.
‘I believe,’ she says to herself, screwing up her courage for the ordeal to come, ‘I believe this is a situation that calls for brownies.’
Previously on The Rocky Road of Love… Episode 1: One Fine Day. Episode 2: Fate and Chèvre. Episode 3: The Rocky Road Ahead. Episode 4: Could This Be Lunch? Episode 5: I Only Have Eyes for Stew. Episode 6: Harry in Love. Episode 7: Dinner for Two. Episode 8: Sam, Line 2. Episode 9: Romance at Home. Episode 10: Barbecue, Beans, and Slow-Pitch Softball. Episode 11: Play Ball! Episode 12: How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! Episode 13: Mercy! Episode 14: Harry Gets Mad! Episode 15: Harry and the Hopelessly Inadequate Ballet Buffet. Episode 16: And Now Sam’s Mad! Episode 17: The Last Goodbye.
Up next … Episode 19: Chocolate on Her Mind.