"David…" Ana began, looking at him. The man she loved. Why couldn't she just tell him? "I know you want me to move in with you but WHY? So you can get it whenever you want it? To be your girlfriend? Friend? Lover?"

"Ana." David said, putting a finger up to silence her. "I want more than that. I left because I was afraid. Afraid of you."

Ana couldn't hold back the laugh that escaped her. Afraid of her?

"I know it's funny. But I was young, we were young. I knew I loved you." David began, running his hand over the back of his neck nervously. "After I left I never let myself care. I married because she told me she was pregnant and I was so pissed at myself. The only woman I'd ever wanted to have my kids was you. I don't want you to be just anything to me."

He put a hand lovingly on the side of her face and smiled when she leaned against it, placing a light kiss on the palm of his hand.

"I want you to be everything to me." David said, putting his other hand in his pocket. "I don't just want you to move in with me."

Ana gasped when he kneeled in front of her.

"I love you Ana. I've always loved you. I want you to be my wife. I want you to have my children, spend the rest of your life with me. Let me protect you, take care of you, make you happy. No more sadness." David said, tears forming in his eyes.

Ana couldn't speak she merely threw her arms around his neck, knocking him to the floor and kissing him all over his face. She heard the door open and she jumped up quicky.

"I take it she said yes?" Stephanie asked laughing, Paul at her side.

"She didn't say anything." David said, getting up off the floor.

Ana slapped him lightly on the back and held her hand out.

"What?" David asked, looking down at her.

"I have to see the ring first." Ana laughed. "If it's the same one you gave your ex-wife then definetly no."

"Do you think I'm that cheap?" David asked, opening the box to reveal a diamond ring with a white diamond in the middle and pink one's surrounding it.

Ana felt the tears stream down her face as she reached out to touch the ring only to have David flick the top closed.

"Where's my answer?" David asked, grinning.

"Shut up!" Ana laughed.

"You have to say it." David said, leaning down.

"I love you, 1,000 times over and yes I'll marry you." Ana said, kissing him. "Now give me my damn ring."

David took the ring out of the box and slipped it on her finger. Paul had been right after you get over the fear of letting go and asking, it's all up hill from there.

The End