The ring he presented me sparkled as it captured the sunlight, setting the diamond aglow almost as if the diamond itself were a piece of the Sun, set into a smooth, white gold band. For a moment I was lost in it’s beauty. “Dan, I don’t know what to say.” In a silvery voice, Dan responded “Just say yes.”
“Yes!” I exclaimed as my face lit up. A sigh of joy escaped Dan’s lips as they were stretched, with a smile from ear to ear. He removed the ring from it’s velvety box and placed it on my finger. It was a perfect fit.
I embraced him, jumping into his arms with my hands around his shoulders. The feeling of it all was so surreal. Here I was, tired, sweaty and dressed in tattered clothing in the middle of nowhere, clinging to my hero who had just swept me off my feet.
As crazy as it sounded, I didn’t want this trip to end. I wanted to go back to our camp, back to a warm fire and a star filled sky. I climbed out of Dan’s arms and took his hand, skipping back in the direction we had came.