Rosetta Apology (Beauty)
A delivery man entered the bookstore, setting threelargerose bouquets on the counter, tipping his hat to the person manning the counter before leaving. The bouquets were obviously done by someone with great care, yet inexperienced in such matters, some of the thorns missed, one of the flowers broken from where it had been jammed into the vase.
The envelope in the orange bouquet read simply "Beauty", with a small rolled letter tucked into the purple and white.
I know these can't take away the pain caused to you. But perhaps the knowledge that they come from a place dear to my heart may put truth to the words, that I am sorry. And perhaps the knowledge that if Ivy ever finds out I cut them will murder me horribly might make you smile... I cannot change what has occurred, not with flowers or poetic words...but this is all I have.