He stepped back, removed the ring he’d finished crafting only an hour ago from his pocket, and knelt before her.
The tears began to stream down her face before he could even speak.
“Yes, Daniel. Oh, yes, of course I’ll marry you,” she said, and she threw herself into his arms so exuberantly she knocked them both over.
He laughed and slid the ring on her finger. “Make an honest man out of me, my one true love.”
She stared at the ring and its intricate but elegant design and gasped. “It’s the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen.”
“You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, inside and out. You will marry me, then?”
She flashed a wicked smile at him. “How could I not? I’ve seen how good you are with cake.”
Daniel rolled over until she was underneath him and he captured her mouth in a searing kiss. “What do you say we retire to our rooms and affirm life for a while?”
She vanished, transforming into mist for long enough to escape him, and then she was back, standing next to him and grinning. “Race you!”
He caught her before she made it halfway to the house and carried her the rest of the way to the bedroom. On days like this, he still caught himself wondering if he’d made it to heaven after all.
“I love you, Daniel,” she said, staring up at him.“Forever.”
Forever had never sounded so good.
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Lord Vengeance’s Story
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“Shifter’s Lady” from Shifter
Lord Justice’s Story
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Heart of Atlantis
High Priest Alaric’s story
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