“What’s taking him so long?? It’s just an Ice cream!” I groaned.
There’s no secret ingredient, right? I don’t feel like the ice cream is special but the day was. It was our anniversary. The day I proposed to her. She loves ice cream, I love her but I hate waiting.
The rain made the day even more special. Everything moved in slow-mo when I saw her giggling when she laughs at her own jokes and I laugh watching her be funny.
“Your Willy wonka ice cream is ready, sir”
The waiter calls out my name.
“I’m sorry, sir, there are no vacant seats upstairs. You gotta sit in the lawn outside.”
We walk towards the lawn while the rain turned into a drizzle. It’s been a year and I haven’t gifted her anything yet. Time to take the ring out!
My first direct proposal!
I was nervous. I do tell her that I love her everyday but it was different this time. I took the ring out and asked for her hand.(I could’ve knelt, but I hesitated)
“So you’re gonna propose now! I want it to be special, something I can cherish all my life!” She smirked.
I held her hand, looked into her eyes and said, “I love you!”
“Say what?” She smirked again.
“I love you, ma” (I call her ma), I said.
“I need a proposal. Not a statement.”
“You know I can’t do this… I suck when it comes to romantic things. This is the best I can do.”
Girls can be so demanding sometimes.
“Look, I asked you for a decent proposal and here you are, making statements about what I already know. Have you ever seen a girl ask a boy for a proposal? Let’s do this again.”
Oh my God! She’s smirking again.
“Okay, here we go!” I said to myself.
“Ma, I wanna have a hundred more anniversaries with you like this. I know I can’t do it like they do in the movies but I really love you. Will you marry me?”
I blurted out, tensed.
“Now that’s a proposal! I love you more!”
The excitement in her eyes!
I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
(But you gotta admit, proposing is a tough task.)