Her skin glistens in the sun, golden and alluring.
As she grows ripe with his love and attention, he feeds and treasures her. No one would do otherwise.
At last, the day arrives. He wraps her carefully, then sets out for the village.
When he sees the others, he is jubilant. His devotion will be rewarded; the trophy will surely be his.
After the show, blue ribbon in hand, he is overtaken by a sudden sadness. The care home beckons; he will abandon her in the kitchen.
Leaving her tears him apart.
But he cannot bear to eat his prize onion.