A Love Story for the Ages — Wife
This is my second part based off Dan’s A Love Story for the Ages — Part 2 — The Proposal.
Dan and I decided to meet at Outback steak house that night after he got off work. It was still the first day we had actually ever met each other, but you would think we had known each other forever. This is especially odd when you consider the fact that I am socially awkward and not very talkative when you first meet me. However, he was sweet, funny, and not half bad out of uniform.
I was very excited to have met someone I had a true connection with. I really enjoyed his company and couldn’t wait to see him again. I was walking on clouds, but that feeling was about to be hit by a roadblock. Dan called me the next day and he broke the bad news; he was going to be leaving in two weeks. We were both very upset and weren’t quite sure what to do. Dan came over all but one night that week as soon as he got off work. We had long talks and continued to grow closer.
Unsure of what to do, I asked Dan if he would want to leave his things at my apartment while he was deployed. I had a spare bedroom so there was even a spot for his gross recliner and over-the-top gamer desktop computer.
Valentine’s Day was a couple of days later and I decided to actually celebrate it, at home of course. A bit of background: Dan and I HATE Valentine’s Day! Sorry ladies but it is truly a scam. I have always refused to go out or buy anything on the biggest rip off day of the year. Having said that, I was love struck and I knew Dan was leaving soon so I decided to decorate and make a huge meal. I even had confetti everywhere people. CONFETTI! Clearly something special was happening here because I was actually acting like a girl for the first time probably in my entire life.
Then it was time to move Dan in. I LOVE how he just skips right over the packing and into the moving stuff. If there was ever a moment I thought “oh sh*t, what am I doing,” it was while packing Dan’s apartment. First, you have to understand that we lived on opposite sides of town from each other and had known each other less than a week. Before packing, I had only been at Dan’s house once for a brief amount of time and I started to know why. I will say Dan did have a roommate so the entire mess cannot be solely blamed on him, but you couldn’t pay me to live in an apartment that dirty. Not only were there dozens of used plastic throw away Tupperware still containing some of last month’s food all over the kitchen, there were also bags of fast food (with food still in them) stuffed under the coffee table. It was truly disgusting and I had to complain to Dan pretty much every five minutes while I gagged and was freaking out a little.
Finally, after getting the cars packed and ready to go, we headed back to my apartment. On the way home I realized I had lost him somewhere in the traffic. I called Dan and he said he was stopping to get me a present “for the house.” I knew instantly what it was. I could tell by his cute little hints and I have been able to read him like a book since I first spotted him in his uniform walking into IHOP.
I started unloading the car and waiting for Dan to get home with his surprise. He walked in and asked me to come over to him. He instantly dropped to one knee and said “remember how we’ve been talking about spending the rest of our lives together” as he went down. Pulling a ring box from behind his back, he asked me to marry him. I said yes! Tears were running down both our faces as we kissed and he put the ring on my finger. It fit perfectly and was beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Only one concern crossed my mind at that time; we are supposed to be at my brothers’ house in a couple of hours and they may kill him.
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