Darrel waited on the rooftop. He had planned this afternoon for months. It was going to be perfect. Charmaine would get such a surprise when he popped the question. She thought that she was coming to see the renovations the company had done to the roof. The large diamond burned a hole in his pocket but it would soon be on her finger. There was no doubting that she’d say yes.
The fire escape door opened and she walked through glancing at the diamond tiles that now covered the walls. Darrel knelt. Charmaine stared at the artificial turf he knelt on.
“What are you doing?” Her face crinkled in a frown.
“Charmaine, my darling, would you do me the honour of becoming my wife?” He held the box with the ring out for her to see, a loving smile splitting his face in two.
She looked wildly around at the clashing shades of green, coming to rest on the green man running. Inspired, she yelled as she sprinted off, “Sorry.”
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