Everyday Romance - Romantic Story: Surprise Engagement

"My boyfriend & I have been dating for 2 years now and have lived together for the last year. For months, we had barely seen each other because he worked during the day and I worked at night. Usually I was leaving for work just as he was coming home. When we saw each other it was only for a few minutes. We felt more like roommates than a couple.

After a few months my supervisor at work finally told me that I had a day shift coming up in a couple of weeks. I was excited until my boyfriend told me (in passing, when I was on my way to work) that we had to talk. He sounded so serious that I started to wonder if he was going to break up with me. Every time I tried to get him to tell me what it was about, he brushed me off.

The day for our talk came. When I got home, it was totally silent. My heart sank. I walked to the back of the house to find my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend napping on the couch. The house was a mess, there weren't any flowers or surprises waiting for me, so my hope that this "talk" was going to be something good were dashed. I was in tears.

Finally I got up the courage to wake him up. When he sat up and saw my tears, he touched me gently and I was sure he going to say it was over. Instead, he asked me what was wrong. I meant to tell him that I knew we had to make some changes and start spending more time together, but I was so distraught that I blubbered something about the messy house instead. He looked startled and then started laughing. I was so insulted. He hugged me then, and said that the reason the house was such a mess was that he was late picking up my surprise - and then he took a small box out from somewhere in the blankets, opened it to show a gorgeous ring, and proposed to me while I was sat there stunned. I was a crying wreck when I finally snapped out of my shock and said yes.

It was the most romantic thing because it was so unexpected. We were married in October and every day we make sure we do something nice for each other."

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