#4 He Asks To Marry You
Ethan: “Oh my gosh Ethan, this hike is killer.”
You slugged along behind your boyfriend, your shirt drenched in sweat and your breathing labored. He was a few steps ahead of you, seeming to be full of energy. He had ditched his shirt a while back and it annoyed you that he hadn’t broken a sweat barely at all and somehow he saw your struggle as something humorous. “Love, we’ve only been hiking maybe four miles already?”
Gulping back some water you almost choked when he said that. “Four miles?!” Laughing again he came back over to you and offered his back to you. “We’re almost there and I need a workout. Jump.”
“Oh so you’re calling me fat?” Shaking his head, he kissed your cheek.
“No. Just hop on before I retract my statement.” Jumping onto his back you wrapped your arms around his neck and he held tight to you, continuing on the trail. You had to admit you felt bad for making him carry you but damn it felt good to get off your legs. They were starting to feel a bit like jelly.
It wasn’t long before you reached the top and a groan left Ethan’s lips as he placed you back down. “Here we are.” He held up his hands and cheered, a giggle coming from your lips as you offered him some of your water. “Wow, it’s beautiful up here.” You looked out at the view of Los Angeles, feeling really blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful city.
“Isn’t it? Grayson and I discovered this a few weeks ago and I thought I’d take you.” Smiling you gave him a few pecks on his lips before turning back to admire the skyline. The rustling behind you didn’t bother you until it got eerily silent. No one else was on the trail today except for you and Ethan. “Babe?” Turning around you immediately gasped, seeing Ethan down on one knee in front of you, holding out a velvet box.
“Y/N, we’ve only been dating for a short year but somehow you’ve managed to make me fall so damn hard for you. I’ve never met someone that loved me, appreciated me and supported me like you have. You’re my soul mate, my everything and it would make me the happiest nugget on the planet if you said yes to being my wife. So, will you marry me?”
The hint of his little nickname you had for him he slipped in had you smiling like an idiot. Without anymore hesitation you nodded your head wildly, “Yes Ethan. Of course I’ll marry you.” He smiled wide and opened the box, sliding the gorgeous ring onto your finger and then standing to kiss you deeply. “God I’m so in love with you.” He mumbled between kisses, picking you up and spinning you around. You were truly the luckiest girl in the world.
Grayson: You walked alongside Cameron and Lisa on the beach, apparently going to find your boyfriend Grayson who had skipped off a few hours ago. “Does anyone know what he’s up to? He told me to dress nice like a date?”
You looked down at your floral dress flowing in the wind, the slit up one side a nice touch. “Absolutely not. He just told us to stall you until he was finished.” Cameron chuckled. You had so many questions running through your mind but you decided to just let the surprise be a surprise.
Coming up further onto the beach you saw what looked like Grayson standing in front of something? You couldn’t quite see it from so far away. He was dressed in a pair of khaki pants rolled up to his ankles and a white v-neck. God he was so handsome.
“Go get em tiger.” Lisa nudged, pulling out her phone and taking pictures. Giggling you started to run up to him, opening your arms wide. Grayson bent low and picked you up, kissing you and then chuckling. “Sorry for skipping out earlier. I wanted to do this for you.”
Stepping out of the way he revealed the most thoughtful thing you thought you had ever seen. He had dug out piles of sand to make a makeshift table and had two beach chairs set up behind it covered by a tent with lights strung inside. On top of the sand table there were candles lit and a small picnic basket off to the side. Tears pricked at your eyes and you shook your head up at him. “How did you even do all of this?” He shrugged and kissed your cheek, “Oh I have my ways love.”
Your jaw dropped when he reached into his pocket and smiled wide, slipping down onto one knee and opening the small box. “Y/N. I am holy convinced you are the woman of my dreams. Everything about you screams perfection, it’s almost like you were put on this Earth to be loved by me. I’ve loved you since day one and even two years later you still make my heart do flips when you walk into a room. Marry me?”
It was almost embarrassing how much you were crying right now. Wiping at your tears you nodded and grabbed his face, kissing him. “Yes, yes, yes. A million times yes.” Smiling into the kiss, Grayson stood and slipped the ring onto your finger. Taking a second to admire it you squealed, hugging him again.
“It’s perfect. I love you.” He picked you up and spun you around, mumbling ‘I love you too’ into your neck. “Now that I’ve calmed my nerves and you’ve said yes. I packed us a pretty superb dinner and I say, let’s eat.” “Yes, let’s.”