Even though the project outlasted the romance, he still gave her the shoes in the end. The whole thing makes my designer side go "wow" and the girly side go "awwww." (You know the sound, the one we use for puppies.) Although if I turned this into a fairy tale, the next scene would have him looking for a new bike girl with a quirky style and finally falling in love with one who fits the shoes. They would ride off together on a tandem, of course.
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