Henry took a deep breath as he rang the doorbell. Here goes nothing, he thought. Not really nothing...it's very important. Natalie opened the door with a smile.
"Hey," Henry said.
"Hey," Natalie replied.
"You look...beautiful." Henry said. He handed her a bouquet of roses. "These are for you." Natalie accepted the bouquet. "I need to put these in water. Come in, it'll only be a second." Henry walked into Natalie's apartment nervously as she fill up a jar with water. "That'll have to do for now," she said. "Let's go."
Henry led Natalie out to his car. "Where are we going? You told me to dress up, but nothing else." Henry smiled. "You'll see." They drove on for a while, until they reached their destination. The fanciest restaurant in town. Natalie looked shocked and thrilled at the same time. She began to get out of the care, but Henry said, "Wait!" He quickly got out and ran over to the other side of the car, opening the door. He offered his arm. Natalie rolled her eyes, but she smiled and linked her arm with his anyway.
They entered the restaurant and were led to their table. They chatted over a wonderful dinner. Natalie was looking over the dessert menu when Henry decided that it was time. "You know I love you, right?" Natalie smiled but didn't look up from the menu. "Yes, Henry, you have made that quite clear."
Henry sighed. " I just don't feel like I tell you that enough, even though I say it everyday. What I mean is...we've been together for a long time, years, and hopefully years more. You're wonderful, you're great, you're beautiful, and I'm just me. And I got the most perfect girl in the world." He placed his hand on hers. Now Natalie was looking. "Nat, you really are the best thing that has ever happened to me. And we've been together through thick and thin, which sounds really cheesy and now you probably are think that I'm just an idiot. And maybe that's true. I was in love with you even before you actually knew me. And then I walked into that practice room...and you thought I was a freak. And I was. I mean, I am. So are you. We're freaks together, which makes perfection." Henry slid out of his seat and onto one knee.
"I guess what I'm trying to say is..." he pulled a ring out of his pocket. "Will you marry me?" Natalie sat and stared. Henry was terrified. Oh God she doesn't want to marry me, she's going to leave. "I can be perfect for you," he whispered.
Suddenly, Natalie stood up. She was...crying? She smiled through her tears.
"Of course I'll marry you, dummy!" She wrapped her arms around him. He slipped the ring on Natalie's finger and began crying, too. The restaurant burst into applause. She kissed him. "I can be perfect for you," she whispered back. Henry pulled back slightly.
"I already picked out the perfect wedding date," he said, beaming.
Natalie raised an eyebrow. "Yeah? When's that?"
Henry went in for another kiss. "March first."
Natalie just smiled. "I love you."