"Come here, I want you to see something." I take her up to my telescope in the soft silence of night. "Look through this."
Puzzled, she looks. "It's beautiful!"
As you are.
"What is it?"
"A new comet. I discovered it." How will she react to what I say next?
"Comet O'Neill?" she says with an oh so sweet smile.
"No." I have butterflies in my stomach. I can think of no other way to say what I must. "Comet Carter."
She looks at me.
"You didn't think I brought you up here just to look at the stars, do you?"