Everything just went black for a second. All she could tell was that one moment she had hit the table and the next she was lying in her bed with a very worried-looking sponge leaning over her.

"Sandy are you ok?"

"What happened?" she wasn't completely back to herself yet.

"The puppy tried to attack you. But don't worry, I already took him back to the surface and found a home for him. You wouldn't believe how easy it is to give puppies to younger humans. I just pushed it out of the bushes we were hiding in and they grabbed him and took off."

"How long have I been asleep?" Sandy was finally starting to come to.

"It's been about two days, but don't you remember the time you woke up for a little bit?" SpongeBob almost hoped she hadn't. She had said a lot of stuff during the half hour she had been awake. He was sure none of it was true though. Sandy thought hard about it, trying to remember. Her mind started to play back the scene. She went red with embarrassment as she realized all the stuff she had said. Here's how it went: She was lying in bed with SpongeBob sitting on the very edge of it. She stared at him for a little while before speaking. "SpongeBob," She had said, "I love you a lot." SpongeBob turned around and looked her in the eyes. He seemed to have realized that she was still half asleep.

"I love you too Sandy." He told her.

"SpongeBob? Will you marry me?"

"Of course Sandy, I'll do anything for you." He was just playing along with her but in his heart he knew what he was telling her was true. He just wished Sandy knew what she was saying. She told him she loved him again and fell back asleep. Then everything went black again. Sandy was red all over and didn't know what to say. SpongeBob probably thought she was an idiot. But then why had he played along? Why would he have said those things if he didn't mean them. He wasn't the sort of guy that would make fun of her when she was half asleep.

"SpongeBob, I love you a lot." He looked at her again, making sure she was actually awake.

"Umm… I love you too Sandy."

"SpongeBob? Will you kiss me?" He leaned over closer to her.

"Of course Sandy, I'll do anything for you." He took off his helmet and looked at her brown eyes. They both leaned towards each other and kissed passionately. Before he knew it, Sandy was on top of him, under the covers. Her eyes twinkled mischievously. There was nothing he could do to stop her; there was nothing he wanted to do either.

"SpongeBob, this is the most perfect present I've ever had."