It's finally arrived - the proposal! For all their bickering and misunderstandings, our lovebirds know when they have a good thing.  Enjoy.
She was startled out of her melancholy when he brought her cold bare hands up to his lips and kissed each one.
"I...I don't know what to say."
"Say that you'll allow me to court you properly and after a suitable time, I estimate three weeks, marry me."
She focused on their clasped hands, if she refused him, he would walk away and she'd return to London. Her dull future stretched before her filled with 'what if's' and 'might have's'. She raised her gaze to his and said, "Yes, I'll marry you, Mr. Kerr."
He cupped her face in his large hands and brought her face closer to his. She rose to meet his kiss, but he paused and whispered, "May I kiss you, Miss Bingley?"
Her heart soared and she whispered back, against lips that were but a hair's breadth away, "Yes."
"Thank God."


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  1. Let's hope she's marrying him for more than just avoiding a bleak future.

  2. What a tender scene, a future she'd be wise to cling to. Well done, Sue!

  3. I love that he asks her permission to kiss her, even though they are now betrothed. Quite the gentleman is Mr. Kerr!

  4. Well.....Mr. Kerr needed to redeem himself, he'd been a bit of a poop early on.

  5. Yay! Congrats to the happy couple.


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