I took one look
at that photograph
and knew
what no one had yet
they would get married.
She did not deserve
him and his heart
but he loved her
too much to care
for that equality.

And so it came to pass,
they did what I
knew to be inevitable
and got married
in a ceremony
that celebrated nothing
but their "profound" love.

He grew up
before her eyes,
and became a man.
He went off
to serve and protect his country
in lands across the seas.
He risked his life
to save her own,
while she stayed behind
and remained
the same
slutty little girl
he somehow
fell in love with.