They barely knew each other, even after watching each other from afar for years.
And now, he studied her. Up close. Personal. From only inches away. One day, by chance, had brought them here.
His eyes detailed the memory he'd replay later - and for years to come. Her cheeks, flushed from the chill of the air and something else - something infinitely more permanent. Her hair, softly silhouetted in the glow of the streetlight behind her. Her lashes brightly glistening in errant flakes of snow.
"When I look at you, I see forever."
He watched his whispered words wrap around her, his warm breath causing a shivered smile to tease her face and his heart, embracing them both in eternity.
He pulled her close and touched his lips to hers. In one second, he knew his life was held inside this day.