“The sun is coming up”

He snapped back into the moment, from his reverie, and looked into her eyes. He reached up and brushed the hair away from her eyes and fell deeper into them, trying to to reach her without speaking.

“What is it, David?”

He smiled;

“Nothing, Cara. Well nothing bad anyway. I was just thinking about how much I love you, and how happy it makes me to be awake all night with you. My mind was wandering when you spoke; I was wondering if you would marry me.

Her face fell just a little and his heart sank. She had not said a word and already he was wishing he could do the previous fifteen seconds over again. They had been seeing each other for well over a year, living together for eight months; they were happy, or so he thought. It was not as though he was even asking her because he thought it was what she wanted. No, this was something that he wanted and now, seeing her reaction, he was starting to think that his first guess might be wrong; she did not want to marry him.

“David, I – I don’t know how.”

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