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Monday, April 01, 2013

Not your NORMAL April Fool's Day

Not the normal April Fool's Day

Let me tell you a fairy tale about a handsome prince (Handsome)
and beautiful girl (Beautiful)


Handsome loved Beautiful so much, he proposed to her.

She said yes. Afterwards, he departed on a plane for work. Beautiful skipped off to her apartment with giddy sensations rolling through her body.


And then...reality dawned.

Beautiful sat on the edge of her bed. Handsome had proposed on April Fool's Day. Had he really meant what he'd asked? Was this some kind of wacky joke? After all, he did make a fashion faux pas when he wore a sweater in July (very hot) and a flannel shirt (very warmish) in May. Maybe he was as weird as his clothing choices--except for the suits and the form-fitting jeans.

Beautiful had a fitful night with lots of tossing and turning.

The next day, Handsome returned from his trip and was greeted enthusiastically by her. Over dinner, she summoned up courage to say, "I was wondering… Did you mean what you asked last night?"

"Last night?"

She waved her fork, "You know..."

"Oh. You mean my proposal." His grin showed off his dimples. "Did you change your mind?"

"No, I was just curious because… Well, because yesterday was..." Beautiful lowered her voice to almost a whisper, "April Fool's Day."

"I get it. You thought I was joking."

She bit her lower lip. "Mmm..."

Handsome rose and bent to her, brushing her mouth with his. "I meant every word."

Beautiful stroked his cheek. Happiness spilled with the tears from her eyes. "Good." Handsome sat down and replaced the napkin in his lap.


She asked, "So would you mind…"

"Mind what?"

"Asking me again? Just to be sure."

Handsome picked up her hand, his thumb smoothing over her fingers. "Beautiful, will you marry me?"

"Yes."

They smiled, kissed again, and live happily ever after.

T h e    E n d

20 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

I don't know I'd have been able to sleep with worry! What an anxious night!

Great story!

Cara Marsi said...

What a beautiful story!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Awwhh! Is this true? Did Handsome really ask on April 1?

Patricia said...

AWWWWW.
That is just too cute for words. And sooo romantic.
I love it.
Patti

Marian Lanouette said...

Cute sorry. I love it. But then again I can't get enough of your writing.

Marian Lanouette said...

I meant cute story--dud--typing too fast this morning.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Melissa! We laugh about it now. I'm sure I was a little anxious, but really don't remember. lol

Hi, Cara! Thank you. It is fun.

Hi, Kat! Yes, very true. He proposed on April Fool's Day.

Hi, Patti! Yes, very romantic and being asked twice is nice. ox

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Marian! Hey, I swear there are gremlins in my keyboard sometimes and I knew what you meant. Thank you so much for the compliment. ox

Lani said...

Great story, Vicki! Even better that it was a true story!

Liese said...

I LOVE happy endings! And yes, I'd second guess anything that happens on April 1.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Lani! Yes, it is all true. I thought he intended to do it the night before, but a friend came over and the 3 of us went to a movie instead. lol

Hi, Liese! So far, a great HEA. ox

Anonymous said...

Good for her to make sure! The girl has spunk. Now there can be no doubt; he asked ... twice :)
Raynei

Lori Wilde said...

Awww! That's so awesome. No wonder you're the queen of the short story!

Jennifer August said...

That's fantastic! Made me smile and tear up at the same time.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Rayne! Spunk-lol. I had smarts. I guess it would have worked out sooner or later, but sure would have hated to have had a joke. Thank you.

Hi, Lori! Yes, I write lots of those shorts. And sometimes, the real thing is inspiration. In this case, it is the real thing. ox

Hi, Jennifer! I made you tear up? Wow, I love knowing my writing brought such emotion. Thanks, my friend.

Janice Seagraves said...

Cute story. I enjoyed reading it.

Janice~

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Janice! Glad you liked it; however, did you know it was me? LOLOL.

M. S. Spencer said...

I really expected a sad ending, but then I remembered--we're romance writers--it had to have an HEA! meredith

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Hi, Meredith! Oh no, no sad ending here, but am so happy that I stumped you for a moment. All is good and we live happily ever after. The End.

Vada said...

This is cool!

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