She felt tears form as she grabbed the picture and sifted through it. As she realized the shocking truth, her heart started to race.
Susan thrust the image in front of her husband's face and demanded an explanation in a shaky voice. But when he replied, she'd start crying again. She was astonished by his response.
Susan And John
The 15th anniversary of Susan and John was fast approaching. They seemed to be in a relationship that most people only fantasized about. Susan, therefore, decided to organize a family picture shoot to commemorate the event and document the life she felt so fortunate to have.
She could never have imagined anything ever going wrong. But little did she know She knew her luck would run out.
Living Her Best Life
Susan and John had lovely children, a nice house in a good neighborhood, and decent jobs. The two of them married out of high school.
John was a bit of a rebel, while Susan was quiet and reserved. He was known for disrupting classes and skipping them. Even though they were a strange fit, they managed to work.
Ahead of the Curve
Susan fell head over heels in love as soon as John persisted in asking her out. He kept pestering her until she couldn't help but say yes. This would be the start of their long life together.
Soon after their graduation, Susan discovered she was expecting. Despite being shocked by the unplanned pregnancy, they decided to take the situation head-on and start a family.
Staring At The Photo
Her hands were clenched into fists as she stared at the picture. She attempted to contain the tears that were on the verge of falling. How could he treat her in this way?
Initially, their relationship was complex. They had a child while they were adolescents and were unexpectedly thrust into adulthood. They battled for years with minimal money before ultimately achieving their current luxurious lifestyle.
Susan was astounded by how quickly time had flown. When John finally worked up the confidence to propose to her, it seemed like it had only happened yesterday.
As Susan stood there with her second child, their son carried the rings to the altar. It seemed as though the entire cosmos was working to reunite their family. Nevertheless, shortly after the
He Didn't Want To
After 15 years of marriage, Susan only needed a picture to remind her of the love of her life. Why did he didn't he want to? Now that she thought about it, she could not recall their most recent photo together.
Susan disregarded John's protests and sought local photographers. Why did he make a simple snapshot so tricky?
Something To Hide
Susan planned to hire a photographer when they were both off work—in contrast, attempting to ignore her husband's peculiar response. John said that she didn't need to snap a photo when she informed him about it and argued that they should instead grab dinner.
His bewildering behavior made her more determined to get a photo. Little did she know, the image would expose precisely what John was hiding.
To snap photographs for their anniversary, Susan, her husband, and their children visited a neighboring park. The setting resembled a magazine scene thanks to the brown autumn colors.
The midday sun was shining intermittently between the moving white fluffy clouds. The sky, which was a soft shade of blue, was colorfully hidden by the green, yellow, and red trees.
The photographer had chosen the ideal location for some family shots and was waiting for them. An unexpected surge of exhilaration hit Susan.
Susan looked blissfully at her family. She was filled with so much gratitude and love, but when she looked at her husband, she noticed something in his expression that didn't match hers.
Instead of looking happy, he seemed oddly nervous. He was fidgeting with his hands as he prepared to step into the photo.
When Susan asked him what was wrong, he shrugged her off and said everything was fine. But Susan could tell something was bothering him. That's when he asked the photographer a curious question.
John asked the photographer if he could send the photos to his work email. Susan said she could give him her email, but John insisted his email would be more accessible because of his printer at work.
It wasn't like John to be very involved with these things. Suddenly, Susan began to worry and become suspicious.
Susan tried to ignore his behavior and continued with the photo shoot. She followed the photographer's instructions while trying to remain calm about her marriage.
But she couldn't stop herself from wondering what was on his mind when she'd eventually see the reason why in the photo, it would turn her whole world upside down.
Something Was Wrong
The next day, John received the photos from the photographer and sent them to Susan while he was at work. She opened the email excited to see how they turned out.
She couldn't wait to post about her husband and family on Facebook. But when she looked at the photos, she realized something was very wrong.
Her daughter was holding her father's hand, which Susan remembered was fidgeting uncontrollably that day. She zoomed into the awkward interaction to get a better look at what was happening.
Her eyes widened as she looked at the ring she gave her husband on their wedding day, and the photo hit the floor.