It was the night of their anniversary, and Donald had organized everything meticulously. Donald’s anticipation was a dream fulfilled. From the hand-made card to the bouquet of flowers, he wanted everything to be perfect.
As they walked into the restaurant, his nervousness increased, but he kept himself composed as he pulled out Lizzie’s chair and sat down across from her at the table, anticipating a dream fulfilled.
When she opened her present and saw the ring, her eyes lit up in surprise, and her mouth formed an O shape as she gasped in delight. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
Kim turned to face him; Donald, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to lead you on. I hope you can understand. Kim watched as the light in Donald’s eyes died, replaced by a cold hardness.
Of course, he said quietly, before turning and walking away. His shoulders were stiff with anger, his fists clenched at his sides. Kim could feel tears forming behind her eyelids as she watched him go.
She had been too blind to see that he really did love her; it was always obvious from the way he looked at her with an intensity that no one else had ever had for her before. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
But now she knew for sure: this was not going to work out after all. He loved her and she couldn’t give him what he wanted, what they both wanted.
There was only one thing left to do, which is why when Jimmy arrived the next day she told him that they should break up because it wasn’t fair to either of them for their relationship to continue on like this.
Jimmy agreed without any hesitation, although there was still some sadness in his eyes as he embraced her tightly before getting into his car and driving off down the road.
Kim knew that she would never find someone who made her feel the way he did again, but for now, it was time to move on.
It took weeks for her to stop sobbing every night but eventually, she started feeling better. When she went back to school, she found herself sitting next to him in math class. They managed small talk about math or world politics, nothing personal.
It was a good distraction and soon enough he became just another friend, somebody who understood what it felt like when things weren’t working out. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
You have made me happier than I ever thought possible, she said smiling as tears came to her eyes. The restaurant exploded with clapping from their friends gathered there and then everyone started talking at once.
Donald was so happy that he had finally mustered up the courage to ask his girlfriend of two years, Sarah, to marry him.
They had been talking about getting married for a while now, but Donald always chickened out when it came time to pop the question. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
He was glad that he had finally taken the plunge. She looked down at her ring and then over at him with tears in her eyes. Yes, she said softly before kissing him soundly on the lips.
Everyone cheered again and applauded their happiness as they left to get ready for their engagement party that night.
When they got home, Donald and Sarah celebrated by making love until sunrise. It had been a long day but it ended perfectly for them both. The next morning they woke up late.
That evening they were attending their engagement party where friends would congratulate them and give them advice on what to do next.
But all Donald could think about was spending the rest of his life with this woman who meant everything to him. He wanted to be able to wake up every morning beside her and say I love you every night before going to sleep. As soon as the waiter took their order, Donald took Sarah’s hand across the table and brought it close to his mouth.
With an unexpected sincerity, he whispered: “I’m sorry I couldn’t do this sooner. I promise I’ll never take another opportunity like this for granted. You are my best friend and my soul mate. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
Thank you for loving me enough to make me the happiest man alive today. She smiled shyly back at him and squeezed his hand tight.”
He knew that he was blessed to have found someone who loved him unconditionally and accepted all of his flaws without any judgment or fear.
After dinner, they returned home. Kim was still floating on air and couldn’t keep the smile off her face
Kim was still floating on air and couldn’t keep the smile off her face. She had been waiting for this moment for months, maybe even years.
And now, finally, she was engaged. She couldn’t wait to start planning the wedding and her future with Donald. It would be a fairy tale ending just like they always dreamed of as children.
They both grew up with single parents who were never able to give them what they needed in their childhoods and they vowed that their own families would be different.
They both knew that it would take a lot of work but felt confident that they could do it together as long as they were there for each other. Donald’s anticipation: a dream fulfilled.
As they walked into the house, hand-in-hand, Donald looked down at his fiancé’s ring sparkling on her finger. He lifted her left hand and slipped the ring onto her finger. He waited anxiously for her response, worried that he had read the situation wrong.
She studied it carefully before looking up at him with tears of joy streaming down her cheeks: Yes! Of course, I will marry you!
I love you so much and I know we can make this work. I’m so happy right now and I want to spend the rest of my life with you, she said as she wrapped her arms around him.