One Last Kiss
Late one evening, a young man and a young woman sat alone together on a park bench, mesmerized by the beautiful fountain cascading forth in brilliant color. The city was unusually quiet, and all the pair could hear was the rushing water of the Rainbow Fountain.
They were a striking couple...she, with her soft, ebony hair and pale skin and he, with his shaggy brown mane and crystal blue eyes. She smiled contentedly as she nestled in close to her boyfriend. His left arm draped around her as he reached over with his right hand and cupped the side of her face, drawing her gaze up to his face.
"Do you remember the last time we were here?" He asked.
"I'll never forget it." She replied. "Keyop wouldn't leave us alone for even five minutes."
She recalled that evening, and how frustrating it was not to be able to be alone with the man she loved in such a romantic setting.
"I love this fountain. It's so beautiful..." She sighed.
"I'm not looking at the fountain." He gazed warmly into her emerald eyes.
She blushed and fidgeted a little under his penetrating stare.
"You know, Princess, I've been thinking..."
"About us..." Mark continued. "We've been together for quite some time now, but there's something missing..."
Princess' eyes widened. Was he about to...?
He pulled his right hand away for a second and reached deep into the pocket of his pants.
Her heart thumped wildly, and her face felt like it was on fire. She could feel herself trembling.
Mark pulled out a small, heart-shaped velvet box, and got down on one knee.
"I love you, Princess..." He began.
She could hardly focus on his words. Her heart was beating so wildly now, that she could feel the sound of it thudding in her ears. She watched his lips move as he said the words she had wanted to hear her whole life.
"You mean so much to me. You've been by my side through thick and thin, always there for me when I needed you most. There's no one else in the world I would rather spend my life with. I want us to have children and grow old together. I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
"Oh, Mark..." She gasped as he opened the box, revealing a heart shaped diamond. It reflected the changing colors of the fountain, sparkling in the crisp, night air.
"Will you marry me, Princess?" He asked; his eyes twinkled.
"I always dreamed of this moment...of course!!" She squealed, wrapping her arms around his neck, almost sending him crashing to the ground.
He slipped the ring onto her slim finger, and then pulled her in to seal their new status with a kiss. He pulled away and looked at her, grinning.
"Our first kiss as an engaged couple." He announced.
"There will be many more..." Princess remarked as she continued the lip lock they had started.