Pride Month Day 27 - Shopping
This one is kind of based on me and my fiance for the months before we got engaged. We would look at rings and point out ones we liked but pretend that we weren’t both thinking about the same thing. So I thought I would write about Alya and Marinette doing the same thing.
“This one’s so pretty!” Marinette said, pointing.
“I like this one’s setting better I think,” Alya said, pointing at another ring.
“Oh, that is nice,” Marinette agreed. “I like the way the stone is cut.”
“Are you looking for anything specific?” asked the shopkeeper, smiling knowingly. These were advertised as engagement rings, after all, and the two young women were clearly a couple.
Marinette’s face heated up. “We… we’re just looking.”
“Yeah,” Alya said, smiling as she squeezed Marinette’s hand. “Just looking.”
The shopkeeper looked amused and left them alone. Marinette felt her heart beating quicker as she clung to her girlfriend. “Just, you know, for future reference, I like that style of ring a lot.”
“Why would I ever need to know what kind of ring you like?” asked Alya, feigning innocence. Marinette nudged her and she giggled. They had been discussing the possibility of marriage a lot recently, but only in vague terms. Those late night talks hung heavy in both of their minds as they pretended that their interest in the rings was only casual.
“What’s your favorite?” Marinette asked, biting her lip nervously.
“I like this style but I think I’d prefer a different stone, not a diamond. Diamonds are so typical.”
“Well, you should tell that to someone you want to get married to, shouldn’t you.” Marinette said, teasing.
Alya rolled her eyes and kissed her cheek before they walk out of the shop, hand in hand, hearts full of excitement for their future.