He was an unreliable man. For their first date, he showed up one year late. Therefore, when he left, to make sure he would come back, she insisted that he leave something with her as a hostage. A week later he sent her his most precious possession: a small French 19th-century painting entitled “The Love Letter”, which portrayed a young girl who bore an uncanny likeness to her. A year passed, and on February 29th 2000, after having rented two rings and a witness, she became his bride in a simple ceremony held at a twenty-four hour drive-up wedding window on route 604 in Las Vegas. Later, he gave her “The Love Letter” as a wedding gift.
She acquired a husband, but in the process had lost her guarantee that he would always come back to her.