Please Say Yes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Ellis Moore decides to propose to his Girlfriend, Grace Charles on Valentines Day but will see accept when there is problems in their relationship?

Contest entry for EmilieHail.

Submitted: January 03, 2012

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Submitted: January 03, 2012

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Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

This is a contest Entry for EmilieHail's Valentine Day contest!

Also if you have read my previous short story, the character Grace appears in this but older :)

Hope you enjoy,

<3

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Grace Charles

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Ellis Moore

You should be with that one person you love on Valentines Day. The person you adore and would do anything to make them happy. Well, this is what I’ve just read from some article in the newspaper, as I sat on the train, travelling through London on my way home.

I reached in my pocket for the small, velvet box and pulled it out. Inside was a small ring with 3 diamonds, sparkling at me which would fit perfectly on her finger. Surely she would say yes but why did I have a feeling of doubt. I admit we hadn’t been getting along very well recently but I planned to make everything better with this ring. A ring that would promise her a future and a perfect life...

I realised I had been staring at the ring for quite some time, so closed the box and place it neatly back in my pocket. The closer the train reached to my apartment made me more nervous, I could feel my hands becoming hot and that sick feeling in your stomach. Even the cold February air could not cool me down as I stepped of the train and began the short walk home. She had been going through a rough time at work and although I tried to help, she wouldn’t let me. We had argued every night for a week now, so tonight I just prayed would be better.

I twisted the key in the lock, opening the door to my apartment where everything was so clean. She cleaned frantically when she was upset or worried, the kitchen was spotless and every cushion was plumed to perfection; I dared to sit on the sofa. Then I spotted her, sitting at the table, with a hand on her forehead and the other holding a large glass of wine; great.
“Hey”, I called out, taking my jacket off, quickly taking the box out and sliding it in my trouser pocket. With no reply, I made my way towards her and put my hand on her shoulder but she shook it off; clearly still upset from our previous argument and with a sigh I stupidly made the comment, “Great, happy Valentines Day Grace”, now regretting it as I knew what was about to happen, again.

“Oh, you remembered, happy bloody Valentines Day to you too Ellis. Don’t suppose you remember last night’s argument and you sleeping on the sofa, ruining my cushions and then leaving early this morning without saying anything.”
“You were angry at me so I thought you wouldn’t want me sleeping next to you”, I began, becoming angry myself.

Really I should have just apologised but I was sick of her making arguments because she was upset with her work, “And sorry I ruined your stupid cushions, wished we never bought the expensive things.” She looked hurt, although it was only a silly comment, I could tell it upset her.

“Well that’s what people are like; they do things and then regret them later, just like I regret moving into this flat, taking my job and not having a life.”
I was shocked; she couldn’t mean that, she loved me, I knew she did deep down but I had to ask her, “Do you regret meeting me then?”
She looked down; tears beginning to fall, then bluntly, she shattered my heart, “Sometimes”

I didn’t know what to say. We both stood opposite each other, both looking down at the floor. She didn’t love me. That’s all I could think about. I don’t know how long we stood there, but I needed to get out. I put my hands in my pocket where the box was, reminding me of the proposal I was going to make so I took it out and placed it a kitchen counter, then looked at Grace.

“I was going to give you this tonight, I was going to say sorry and try make it up to you”, I paused for a moment thinking of the right words to say, “I actually thought you would say yes. How stupid of me”, and with that I walked out the door, not knowing when I would come back.

Where did I go? And what should I do? I thought of so many things as I sat in my local bar which was empty apart from the sad losers who got rejected on Valentines Day like myself. Staring at the empty glass which once had alcohol in, I couldn’t understand how we had got ourselves into this situation. But hours past and I decided to go back. Maybe I could change her mind, but if not I would walk away, let her be happy without me.

I walked to the apartment and opened the door just like before but this time I couldn’t see her, I could only hear the faint sound of her crying from our bedroom. I didn’t want to hurt her anymore. As I walked into the room, she was sat on the bed, her hands covering her eyes and the black, velvet box sat in front of her. She suddenly looked up, noticing I was there; her blue eyes filled with tears and her mascara had smudged making her eyes look bigger than they already were, staring up at me.

I wanted to hug her, to hold her and tell her I was sorry but before I could she stood up and put her arms around my neck, crying into my shoulder. She was so cold, shaking as I held her.
“I’m sorry, so sorry, I didn’t mean to say those things, I was upset”, she cried. I knew she didn’t mean it.
“Ive just been so stressed and...” she continued. There was more, I could tell she wasn’t tell me something.
“I think I might be pregnant”, she looked at me longing for an answer, “I thought you would be angry, you said the other day you wasn’t ready for children”, she mumbled through her tears, letting go off me and sit on the bed once again.

But I was the opposite. I was so happy. I reached for the box on the bed, got down on one knee and opened the box to her, the ring glistening in hope.
“Is that a yes then?”

And it was.


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