“- Okay, okay . . . So here we go . . . Ta-da!

He brought out a little box from his pocket and opened it.

– My beloved and most precious, behold me kneeling down in front of you, and with my whole heart filled with honest love for you, I’m asking you on this day, this evening. Will you be my wife one day?

Sonia remained silent. As though trying to catch some vibration from the air around. As if she was listening for any possible perceptions. Or maybe, she was just thinking about it and wasn’t sure.

No, it was not like that. Alan knew that. And that was why he was very cautious in her presence, trying not to think of anything when he was with her. And if he did, he only though of what he would say out loud.

After quite a while, Sonia smiled at him, hugged him and kissed him.

– Of course, honey, I’ll marry you. I love you.

– I love you too.”

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