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"Cal, whatever you do will be perfect, okay? She wants you, I'm sure she doesn't care about a ring. As long as you promise to spend the rest of your life with her, she won't care." He said sincerely.
"Wow. You obviously know nothing about women." She added as she continued to look for the perfect ring.
Two weeks later, both Callie and Arizona had been trying to plan out their proposal night. They both had the perfect rings for each other, and they both knew what they were going to do.
Callie talked about it with Addison and Mark and they all agreed that she should make Arizona her favorite meal and sit down and have a nice dinner together. After that, they would curl up on the couch together with a movie and Callie would ask her. She thought that Arizona would appreciate the quietness and normalcy of it.
On the other hand, Arizona decided to go big and had rented a boat for the night that both she and Callie were off of work, that way they could go out to the middle of the ocean and look up at all of the stars, something that they both loved doing while they were in Miami.
On the Wednesday night, two weeks after she bought the ring, Callie decided to propose to Arizona. The blonde wouldn't be home until 7 that night and Callie got off of work at 5 so she rushed back to their apartment to get ready.
Callie's original plan was to make some kind of amazing food, but she decided to go with homemade pizza, which they had on what they now consider their first date together. Callie made the dough and added pizza sauce, cheese and pineapple to it. Once she was done, she put it in the oven and ran to take a shower and get ready.
For some reason, unknown to Callie, Arizona loved it when Callie wore a pair of jeans and a sexy top, so that is exactly what Callie did. She put on her dark jeans, which made her butt look amazing and her legs look longer and then threw on a red, low cut shirt that left little to the imagination.
As soon as she was done getting dressed, putting make up on and straightening her hair, she ran out to check on the pizza. It was done and it smelled amazing. Callie glanced up at the clock on the wall and noticed that it was 6:57, which meant that Arizona would be home in about 15 minutes.
Callie quickly put a salad together and got the wine glasses out and filled them with their respective red and white wines. Then she set the table and cut the pizza up into slices, getting more nervous as the seconds passed by.
She ran into her room and grabbed the ring that she chose for Arizona from a shoebox in the back of her closet and slipped it into her pocket. She took it out of the case because she didn't want it to be obvious that she had a ring in her pocket.
"Oh my gosh, something smells amazing! I am so hungry!" Arizona exclaimed as she walked into the apartment, but was disappointed when she didn't see Callie anywhere.
"Calliope? Where are you?" Arizona called through the apartment as she set down her bag down on the counter.
"Sorry, I was in our room. How was your day?" Callie asked as she walked up to the blonde and gave her a peck on the cheek.
"It was okay. Let me just change and then we can eat. Okay?"
"Perfect. Come here first though." Callie said as she pulled Arizona into a hug and then gave her another kiss, this time on the lips, which Arizona quickly reciprocated.
Before things got too steamy, they broke the kiss and Arizona ran into their room to change quickly. She came back a few minutes later in comfy jeans and a cute royal blue shirt, Callie's favorite color on her.
They both sat down and started eating immediately; Callie's nerves started to go away and she continued to watch her girlfriend and see how content the two were in their everyday lives.
"Cal, this pizza is amazing! Thank you so much!" Arizona said as she continued to shove the pizza in her mouth.
"Anything for the best girlfriend in the world." Callie said seriously as she reached across the table and squeezed Arizona's hand.
"Aww, Calliope. I'd have to say that you are the best girlfriend in the world." Arizona's beautiful blue eyes connected with Callie's and she immediately knew that she was going to propose right there and not put it off for another minute.
Callie stood up and walked over next to her girlfriend, grabbed her chair and turned her so that she was facing Callie and not the table.
Callie smiled at the perplexed look on Arizona's face and then got down on one knee and looked right into Arizona's breathtakingly stunning eyes. "I love you so, so much and I know that it's not the New Year yet, but my New Year's resolution is to get married to you." Callie said confidently as Arizona inhaled sharply.
"You are the most amazing person that I have ever met and I love every single thing about you. I never expected to start a relationship with this amazingly beautiful blonde paramedic that I saw in my ER one day, but it happened and I wouldn't change anything about it. I hate being away from you, whenever either of us is away for the night it kills me and the only thing that gets me through the night is knowing that I'll get to see your smiling face first thing in the morning. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I want to get to love you and take care of you every day. So, Arizona Robbins, will you marry me and make me the happiest person in the world?" Callie continued as Arizona sat there with tears in her eyes and a bright smile on her face.
As soon as Callie was done, Arizona wiped the stray tear that worked it's way down her face and then looked back into the love of her life's eyes.
"Calliope, you are the best thing that has happened to me. When I first met you, I wasn't looking for anything serious, and then all of the sudden I saw myself picturing the two of us growing old together and having a bunch of kids. I had never wanted any of that before I met you. You have loved and supported me through good times, bad times, and amazing times. You are the one for me and I think a part of me knew that from the moment I saw you in that ER. So yes, I will marry you."
As soon as Arizona said that, Callie smiled even brighter, if that was possible, and slid the ring onto Arizona's finger. Arizona gasped as she saw her ring; it was a stunning Tiffany engagement ring. It was their own Lucida solitaire cut with an open, curved diamond band; it took Callie a while to find it, but she did and she felt completely confident that it was the right ring for Arizona.
"Oh, I love you so much! Calliope, this is so gorgeous. Thank you."
"I love you too."
By that time, they were both standing up and Callie grabbed the back of Arizona's head and brought her towards her for a kiss. In the middle of their slow and loving kiss Arizona suddenly broke away and ran into their bedroom, leaving an extremely confused Callie.
Less than a minute later, Arizona ran back out to her now fiancé with a big smile on her face.
"Since we are now engaged, I guess it's the right time for me to give you your engagement ring."
"What? You got me an engagement ring?" Callie asked, shocked.
"I did; about two weeks ago. I was planning on proposing next Tuesday since we both have that night off. I rented a boat for the night and I was going to take you out on the water and propose under the stars. I remember how much fun we had on your boat in Miami and I thought it would be a nice blast from the past."
"Arizona, that's so romantic. I can't believe that I beat you to proposing, I'm sorry. It would have been amazing to get proposed to on a boat under the stars."
"Are you kidding me? Don't be sorry! I get to be engaged to you a week earlier than I thought I would. That's awesome! I am so extremely happy right now, Calliope. This is amazing."
"Me too. I can't believe that we are actually going to get married! I can't wait for us to get married and have kids and spend the rest of our lives together."
"I can't wait either. There are not enough words in the dictionary to explain how completely happy I am right now, Calliope." Arizona was practically bouncing off of the walls out of excitement.
"I love you so much, Arizona."
"I love you, too."
"Now what do you say we go watch Get Smart?"
"Aw, Calliope. It's just like our first date! Yes, let's definitely go watch it and then have our own little celebration afterwards."
Arizona grabbed her fiancé's hand and dragged her over to the TV and let her sit down as she put the movie in the DVD player. Arizona walked back to the couch and sat as close to Callie as possible without sitting on her lap. They both smiled as they settled in on the couch and wrapped their arms around each other.
As the movie started, Arizona sighed happily as Callie leaned over and kissed her cheek. They were both truly happy with their lives, especially since they would be able to spend the rest of their lives with each other.