Love - an intense feeling of affection or care towards another person

He stirred beneath his covers as he slowly opened his eyes. He became aware of his surroundings and reached out his arm to the other side of the bed. His fingers brushed against her soft hair and he smiled. He rolled over and gazed at her, taking in every inch of her sleeping form.

He remembered the first time he had laid eyes on her. She was so beautiful and so full of life that he couldn't help but fall for her on the spot. Now here they were, several months later, living together and simply enjoying being together.

She, too, began to stir and let out a little yawn. He couldn't help but smile wider, as he found her yawns adorable. She rolled towards him and laid her hand across his chest. She slowly blinked and opened her eyes, seeing his face. Smiling, she closed her eyes and snuggled in closer.

"Good morning, beautiful," he said softly.

"Good morning," she replied.

They remained that way for a while, neither moving. They were blissful and neither had the desire to part from the other's company. Eventually, the peace was shattered by the blaring of the alarm clock and they both groaned and dragged themselves out of bed.

He went to get showered and dressed and came downstairs to find her in the kitchen, pouring a cup of coffee. He looked at her, dressed in her bathrobe and her hair a mess. It was times like these that he found her the most beautiful and irresistible. He walked over to her and pulled her in for a slow, sweet kiss. She returned the kiss with as much passion as him as they embraced each other.

Shortly after, he had to leave for work, but not before stealing another kiss from her on his way out the door. "I'll see you tonight. Meet me at the restaurant at eight?"

"Okay. Have a good day. Behave."

"I will. I love you."

"I love you."

He went through his day with ease. Thinking of her kept him in a good mood and made his workload lighter. Finally, he reached the end of his day and rushed home to prepare.

A few hours later, he met her at the restaurant. She was stunning in her blue dress and turned every head in the room as she walked over to join him at their table. They sat and ate as they talked about how each other's day had gone and things they planned to do that weekend.

Eventually, he looked at her and said "I love you." She smiled sweetly and said the same. "I wake up in the morning and my first thought is of you. Thinking of you makes my day brighter and you're the last thing I see when I close my eyes at night. I can't possibly imagine my world without you."

He pulled a small velvet box out of his pocket and opened it for her, revealing a small diamond ring. She looked at it in surprise and looked back at him. He could see tears forming in her eyes and a small smile on her lips as he said "I want to be with you for the rest of my life. I love you more than I can put into words. Will you share in that love with me? Will you be my wife?"

She couldn't speak. She only nodded her head as she began to cry with happiness and threw her arms around his neck. She knew that she loved him and that she wanted to be with him forever…

Love conquers all...