I muddled over this story and worked on it for days. I hope you like it.
“A rose by any other name, would still smell as sweet,” he recited quietly, tucking a strand of blonde hair behind his companions ear. A smile slowly spread across his face.
“Shakespeare,” she said, holding a cup of hot chocolate with both hands. The woman smiled back sweetly. Her rosy cheeks made her face glow.
The couple had woken with the dawn, to watch the sun rise. A perfect start to the most romantic day of the year. They had an early breakfast, the dishes sitting on a tray at the foot of the bed. The mans name was Ty and the girls name was Mari. Both had met at a friends Valentines party several years before and had exchanged numbers. They had been happy ever since.
The suns rays finally hit their window, basking the room with warmth. The snow on their windowsill sparkled and the icicles glowed. Tai took a moment to look at Mari with compassion before looking down and reaching into his dressing gown pocket. In his hand he fingered a tiny box. He had planned this day strategically; the watching of the sun, breakfast, hot chocolate and the reciting of Shakespeare. Everything that Mari enjoyed. He smiled again slightly before looking back up to face Mari again.
He found that Mari had dashed off down the hall towards the bathroom, leaving the space beside him empty. “Uh…love, where are you going?” He asked, watching her glide down the hall. She was so beautiful. She had long blonde hair, which framed a slender face. Her body was slim and delicate. Her skin was pale, which made it look like she was made of porcelain. She was very pixie-like.
“Washing up,” she replied, blowing him a kiss. She then disappeared into the bathroom.
Ty snapped his fingers before following her into the bathroom. His feet felt cold on the hardwood floor. He had a crop of brown hair that came to the top of his neck. He was slight of build with a bit of fat around his stomach. His skin was tanned, quite different from Mari. He pushed a pair of glasses up the bridge of his nose as he walked.
As he entered the bathroom, Mari had already started running a bath. He noticed that she had placed a pink bath bomb into the waters. It fizzed and bubbled in the water. The water had also began to fog up the windows and mirrors.
“Mari, I need to talk with you…” he began.
“Really?” She squeaked as she spun to face him, clasping her hands together. The phone rang in the hall. “Hold that thought.”
She playfully tapped his nose and rushed to grab the phone. Ty shrugged his shoulders and began to pace the bathroom; the box still in his pocket. How hard is it to ask her to marry me? he thought to himself.
He groaned. “Apparently, very hard,” he thought out loud. He placed his head on the wall and took several deep breaths. He clenched his hands and spun on his heels; determination in his eyes. He was going to ask her right then and there. “Mari!” He called.
Ty heard the phone hang up and Mari entered the bathroom again. “Yes?” She asked, tucking a strand of lose hair behind her ear, then held her arms lightly. The bathrobe hung loosely about her body.
Ty took a deep breath and took her hand. He led her back into the bedroom and cleared his throat. He placed his hand back in his pocket. “I had this speech all worked out,” he laughed lightly.
Mari looked confused. That soon turned to bashfulness as Ty pulled his hand out from his pocket, revealing the black box that was tucked away in it. He went down on one knee. Her heart began to beat heavily in her chest and her breath became shallow.
“Mari,” he began. “I’m sorry that there’s no speech, please forgive me.” He took another deep breath. “Will you marry me?” he asked, opening the box. Inside was a silver ring, a heart shaped stone in the center.
Mari cupped her hands over her mouth, tears filling her eyes. At first Ty thought her response would be ‘no,’ but he remained on his knee. The minutes passed slowly, so slowly that it felt like years. Mari nodded slowly.
“Yes,” she whispered. “Yes, yes, yes,” she repeated.
Ty got to his feet with joy and slipped the ring on her slender finger. She wrapped her arms around his neck and pressed her lips against his. He lifted her off the ground and spun her in the air. After several spins he placed her down again. Placing her hands on his chest, she looked up at Ty with a smile. Both looking warmly into each others eyes.
“Happy Valentines day love,” he told her.
“You too honey,” she replied.
"Edwin, what's the plural for Ox?"
"Oxen. The farmer used his oxen."
"What's the plural for box?"
"Boxen! I bought two boxen of doughnuts."
---Brain's stupid in school comedy skit
"I'm the dude, playing the dude, disguised as another dude." ----Tropic Thunder
"Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock." ------ Buffy season 6
"He was like....Napoleon!" ---Me