Delaware- Early Friday evening local couple Brian Curtains and Justine Yolk strolled through the Blackbird State Forest celebrating their three month anniversary. ”Okay, okay. You have to cover your eyes now we’re getting close,” Curtains said approaching a tree, which he had visited earlier in the day to carve an unoriginal poem into proclaiming his love for his girlfriend of 90 days.
The tree, which has stood in the forest for 76 some odd years, and has been the site for many such carvings— looked sad and frail after receiving another uninspired poem on its wooden canvas. Couples have been coming to the same tree for years to declare love for one another, only to break up and return with other people months later.
"There’s really nothing special about what he’s doing for his girlfriend," Jason Plots said disparaging Curtains ‘romantic’ date." "My initials have been carved into that tree probably close to 30 times."
After Curtains allowed Yolk to open her eyes, her face dropped and she looked confused. “Its a poem, baby. I carved it for you earlier today,” Curtains said.
Squinting to see the small almost unreadable text, Yolk feigned excitement and hugged Curtains.
"Oh, wow. That’s so great Brian. I love it," Yolk said as if not even trying to convince him she cared.
Onlookers audibly gasped as they watched Curtains preparing to reveal his second suprise for Yolk.
"There’s more," Curtains said as he reached behind the tree and pulled out his acoustic guitar, and a notebook he had hidden behind the tree hours earlier.
Onlookers said Curtains launched into a 7 minute ballad entitled “Love for Justine,” while Yolk looked on in horror.
"It was the most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever witnessed. He maintained eye contact with her the entire song," Jessica Prunes said of the ballad. "I’m just glad my boyfriend doesn’t do that kind of shit."
At press time the couple was seen getting up to leave, while Yolk did her best to block Curtains view of a poem her ex boyfriend carved in the same tree for her six months earlier.