~~~~Part 15~~~~

I drop to one knee in front of her, at the same time pulling out of my jacket pocket a small, velvet box. I open it up to reveal a platinum ring, graced with a pear-shaped diamond and accented on the sides by a smaller, round diamonds.

"Oh, my God, it's beautiful. Please let this not be a dream, please let this not be a dream..." And then, like a switch has been flipped, her thoughts are suddenly turned off to me. I can no longer hear what is going on in Sarah MacKenzie's head.

But somehow, I don't think it really matters anymore. Her eyes become filled with tears as she looks at the engagement ring that I'm now pulling out of the case. I raise my eyebrows in silent request for her left hand, which is still cradling the rose. We both stand up, and her right hand comes up to her mouth, while her left spreads open, palm-down in acceptance of the ring. The rose falls silently to the floor, momentarily forgotten.

As it drops, the light is captured by the gold message delicately embossed onto the petals:


Marry me?

Love, Harm


~Are we allowed to post chapters that short? Oh, well, I did. I hope you all enjoyed it. Please feel free to tell me what you thought of the ending, the whole story, life in general...whatever. You all have just been awesome, and I will definitely give serious thought to any suggestions for improvement in the future. Okay, that's it for now!