Just as I was about to start cooking dinner, Mitchell came home. “Hi sweetie,” he said giving me a kiss on the cheek.
“Hi, how are you?” I asked.
“I’m great, what about you?”
“I’m good. I was actually about to make dinner.”
“How about we go out for dinner tonight. I know we’re trying to save up money but we haven’t gone out and had a sit down dinner for almost two months. I think you deserve a day off from the kitchen.” I was taken back a little by this, but I thought it would be nice for a change as well.
“That sounds wonderful,” I said smiling. I was about to put my shoes on Mitchell called me from our bedroom.
“I want you to wear this,” I said pointing to the dress and heels lying on the bed.
“You don’t want to go out casual?” I asked confused. Usually he was tired after work and liked to wear comfortable clothing.
“No, I want this night to be special,” he said looking at me like I was already wearing the dress. I walked over to him and wrapped my arms around his neck.
“What are you up to?” I said quietly.
“You’ll find out.” We both went back to getting dressed. Once I was done, I waited in the living room when Mitchell called me from our room again.
“Is something wrong?” He turned around and held out a necklace.
“I’d like you to wear this as well tonight.”
“It’s… beautiful Mitchell. Where did you get this from?”
“A store.” I jokingly glared at him and smirked.
“It has real diamonds in it.”
“What?! I can’t accept this, Mitchell. You can’t spend that kind of money on me. That’s too much.” I was about to take the necklace off when he stopped me with a kiss.
“I want you to wear it,” he whispered in my ear. I blushed from the hotness of his breath. “We should be going now, we don’t want to be late.” It turns out Mitchell made reservations a week in advance for just us two at a grove. We had a candle lit dinner, which were my favorites. The dinner and dessert were my favorites too, chicken alfredo and velvet cake.
“This was a wonderful evening, Mitchell. I couldn’t have asked for a better one and I couldn’t have asked for a better boyfriend either. We smiled at each and Mitchell got up. He walked over to me and bent down on one knee.
“Shaelyn, you have been my best friend since high school. The one who tells me I can do anything. The one who makes me smile on days I thought I couldn’t. The one who makes me blur colored pancakes on every Sunday because blue’s my favorite color. The one who tells me how happy I make you. You’re the one, Shae. You’re the one I want to spend the rest of my life with and keep on having blue colored pancakes with on every Sunday for as long as we live.” Tears began swell up in my eyes. He pulled out a small jewelry box and opened it. “Shaelyn, will you marry me?” I almost didn’t say anything from how happy I was and how much I loved him.
“Yes, oh yes, Mitchell!” I sank into his arms and never wanted to let go. “I love you, I love you so much.”
“I love you too, shae.”