He hated sweets.

But on their first date, he listened intently while she spoke of her love for the sweet, caramel hard candies her grandmother kept when she was just a kid. Comfort Candy, she called it. Just the sight of the treats in the shiny, gold paper brought her memories of laughter and happiness and love.

The first time she visited his apartment, a small bowl of caramel delights sat on his coffee table as if they belonged there.

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