163. a lack of lettuce, part two

the two tortoises were on vacation, and they were out of lettuce.

this caused them to snipe at each other. first, it was about little things, like whether they truly loved each other. but eventually, it turned to more important issues, like who ate the last bite of lettuce.

each of them argued that it was the other, though privately they both knew it was themselves. they lied to each other and felt increasingly guilty, until they finally confessed, simultaneously, “it was me!”

it was then that they knew they truly loved each other.