It was a surprise birthday party that Aarti had arranged for Deepak, inviting all his childhood friends, thinking it would be a change this year rather than having a usual dinner.
Deepak, when home, seemed shocked rather than being surprised.
All his anger was out on Aarti, not because of the party, but because of her habit of over-doing things, especially on occasions.
After 15 years of their marriage, Deepak still failed to open up with his wife, no matter how much she made things comfortable according to him.
This five sentence fiction is written for Lillie McFerrin Writes- Open