Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941
“Yes, don’t worry. It’s just… I think Ethos was right.” he sighed, looking down on the small box in his hand.
“What do you mean?”
“‘What am I waiting for’. This might be the last time we are talking…” he said with a weak chuckle.
“I wish I could say that in a better moment, but I can’t go there without knowing your answer first… So… Kyoko.” he presented the small box and let go of her hand.
He dropped on one knee, surprising the Detective who didn’t expect him to be so formal as qhe raised a hand to her mouth and her eyes were wide open. She noticed that the leg that wasn’t on the ground was shaking violently, as if he was cold. And he noticed that too, he certainly wasn’t cold and neither was the room because there’s no way that he could be this hot if the room was chilling. He looked up at her, ignoring the shaking leg and said with full determination: