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Salty Coffee

Brian was invited today by his old friends to a glittering night party where he met a girl, her name is Bella. She was such a beautiful and lovely girl. At the end of the party, Brian finally had some courage to invite Bella to drink coffee with him. She was surprised, but due to chivalry, she accepted his invitation to go on a date. They were both sitting in a nice coffee shop, he was nervous to say anything, she was feeling uncomfortable, waiting for coffee. Because of her being so shy and awkward with him, it seemed that the conversation between them would never begin.

He brought coffee and suddenly Brian asked the waiter in a stuttering way. “Would you please give me some salt? I want to add it to my coffee!” Everyone in the cafe started to look at him with strange eyes! His face turned red, but still, he drank salt by adding salt to his coffee. Bella asked him curiously, “Why this unusual habit?” He took two sips and replied, “When I was a little, I lived near the sea, I loved playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, like the taste of salty coffee.”

He took a little pause and started again, now whenever I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I remember my mother – Miss the father who is still living there. Saying this, he had tears in his eyes.

Bella was deeply touched by his talk. This is his true feeling, from the depths of the heart. A man who can tell his weakness, he must be a man who loves home, cares for others, he realized his responsibility for his family… she then goes back to his childhood, Started talking about her distant hometown and her family.

It was a really good thing, also a beautiful start to their love story. They continued to date. She found that he was, in fact, a man who met all his demands; He was tolerant, kind, and careful. He such a good man and If he didn’t ask for the salt in the coffee, she would never have known it!

The rest of the story was like any other beautiful love story: after all, they got married, and they lived a very happy married life. And every time she would make coffee for him, she put some salt to the coffee, as he liked! After 50 years of marital bliss, he died after a brief illness.

One day, She received a letter he had left for her, stating…

“My dear, please forgive me, forgive the lies of my entire life. I only lied to you- salty coffee. Remember when we first dated? I was so nervous at the time I got a little bit, I wanted sugar, but because of nervousness, I said salt. It was difficult for me to change my words, so I just moved on. I never thought that this could be the beginning of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do so because I promised you, I would not lie about anything… Now I am dying, so I tell you the truth, I do not like salty coffee, a weird bad taste … but I’ve drunk salty coffee for a lifetime! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for what I do for you. Being with you is my greatest pleasure for my whole life. If I can live a second time, still want to live with you and be with you for a lifetime, even if I have to drink the salty coffee again.

Please forgive me, dear .. for lying to you in that coffee shop first and then not telling you the truth every time you made coffee for me! ……I am no longer lying,  I could not have that coffee any other way! – Still madly in love with you “

As soon as Bella read the letter, tears streamed down her eyes.

If someone asks her: “How did that salty coffee taste?” “It’s sweet.” She always replied.

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