Going from a tiny cabin with a cheap bed to a four bedroom two bathroom house was a huge change for Adam. He awoke that morning feeling totally rested. He had some big plans for his first day in his new home. After pruning the Bonsai tree into a heart shape, he called Dina and invited her over. She was heading to work at the time so she told him she would stop by on her way home. This meant he had plenty of time to prepare for her arrival.
He got started in the kitchen, making a batch of flirty heart cookies. She had always encouraged him to expand his cooking skill, so he decided this would be the perfect way to welcome her to his new home. When they were finished cooking, he went to his bedroom to find something nice to wear. He had something important to talk to her about and wanted to get dressed up. He picked out a checked blazer and some nice jeans and put them on.
When it was almost time for Dina to arrive, Adam brewed some coffee. It had been a long time since he had a real espresso coffee and the smell was just divine. He poured the coffee in and turned it on before he heard a knock at the door. His palms began to sweat and he had to slow his heart beat as he made his way to let Dina in. When he opened the door and saw her standing there, his whole body started to shake and he prayed she didn’t notice. He led her through to the dining area and poured two cups of coffee before joining her at the table.
“You look nice,” Dina smiled as she grabbed one of the cookies and took a bite. “Mmm… this is so good!” Adam forced a smile and wiped his hands on his jeans. “You okay?” She looked at him, concerned. “I’m great.” He took a sip of his coffee, hoping she would believe him. “There is something I would like to talk to you about, though.”
She swallowed hard. “Oh. Is it bad?”
“No, I don’t think so.” He reached over and touched her hand. “I just wanted to talk about us.” She smiled again, looking relieved. “What about us?”
“Well, now that the park is built and I’ve moved in here… I’ve just been thinking about the future. Our future. This house is too big for just one person and…”
Her eyes lit up. “Adam, are you asking me to move in?”
“Well…” Adam took her hand in his and she stood up. “Dina, I’m asking you to marry me.” He got down on one knee and pulled out a gorgeous diamond ring.
The silence that followed seemed to last ages, even though it was only a few seconds. “Adam… Are you sure about this? I mean, we haven’t been together that long and there’s still so much opportunity for you.” Adam looked up at her. “What do you mean?” She sighed. “Adam, there are so many girls that have been pining over you since you arrived. If you wanted to explore other options, I wouldn’t blame you. I’m only one girl after all. There might be another that you are meant to be with.”
Adam slowly lowered his hands. “Dina, I feel like I have known you my whole life. No girl has ever made me feel the way that you do. I assure you that you are the only girl I want to spend the rest of my life with.” A tear fell from Dina’s cheek. “So, what do you say?” He lifted the ring up again, his heart felt like it was going to explode.
As she looked from the ring to him, she smiled that sweet smile of hers. “Adam, I love you. Of course I will marry you!” Relieved, he slid the ring onto her finger and stood up. “Oh, thank the Watcher! My knee sure was starting to hurt.” She laughed and threw her arms around him as he lifted her up into his arms. “Dina, you really know how to make me sweat.” He kissed her lips as her arms tightened around him and he carried her to the living room.
The newly engaged couple spent the rest of the night sitting on the couch making plans. Neither of them saw the point in waiting ages for the wedding and decided to get married that very weekend at the Newcrest Park & Gardens. Dina called her mother and sister to tell them to good news and Adam watched in silence, admiring his new fiance and how excited she was to be his future wife.