Ive missed you ya butt, you never hang out with me outside of work anymore -He pouts and pokes him- Im totally throwing you a party before you get married.
So are you throwing my bachelor party? *chuckles*
After sitting down in the restaurant and conversing with Kiseop for a long while, Kai set his eating utensils down and smiled warmly at the man sitting across from him, his face glowing from the candlelight. He took a deep breath, patting his pocket subtly to make sure he hadn’t forgotten the small velvet box before speaking.
“Angel, love. There’s something that we need to talk about, or rather, something that I need to tell you. I’ve been thinking nonstop whenever you’re away from me. I hate having you away from me. And honestly, when I first started thinking, I told myself that I was an idiot for even thinking something like this. I can remember last year, around this time I was considering this with another person. He’s gone and never coming back now. Because of that, I’m hesitant to ask this of you, terrified that you’ll disappear from me too,” he began.
“But, more than I am scared, I’m hopeful. Hopeful that you won’t leave. That you’ll be the one I have the pleasure of cherishing for the rest of my life. Lee Kiseop, I love you more than anyone, or anything.
And now, with all of my previous uncertainty I can say that I am more certain about this than I have been about anything before. Dating you is the best thing to have happened to me. The healing you’ve given me, the sheer pleasure of your existence, the indescribable way in which you make me feel young again. I wouldn’t lose it for the world,” Kai explained, his voice soft, only so the two of them could hear.
“I love you.” Kai slipped his hand into his pocket and grabbed the small box and moved from his seat to kneel next to his boyfriend and opened the velvet box.
“Lee Kiseop, will you marry me?”
Even if the last part of Kai’s little speech had made it more than a little obvious where this was all was going, the proposal still came as a surprise. Kiseop had in no way expected this, having been blinded by the bliss of simply spending time with the other man. Of course, he’d thought about this many times, so often been shaking his head at himself for being so silly, for even daring to dream…
Yet now, when it happened, he felt… How did he feel? He wasn’t sure if there was a word for it, for the way his heart was racing, for the way his entire body was nearly trembling with emotion… But what he did know was that this was undeniably right. In this moment, he could think of nothing but Kai, of nothing but the light his life had been filled with since the two of them met.
Hands shaking, he took the little box out of Kai’s hands, carefully placing it on the table next to him. He’d barely even been able to see the ring, his vision blurred from the form his emotions had chosen to let themselves show in; tears rolling down his cheeks, not caring about the other guests in the restaurant.
The next moment, his arms wrapped around Kai’s shoulders and head, pulling him up for a hug. Of course, the hug was more than a little awkward, the other man kneeling on the floor and Kiseop still comfortably sitting in the dining chair. Kai’s head was pressed against his chest, and he could probably feel every single shiver that ran through the younger man, every shaking breath. It was alright, he could have all of this. He could have everything.
Eyes squeezed shut, Kiseop clung to Kai, still unsure of what to label this feeling as. Euphoria? Excitement? Relief? He attempted to take a few deep breaths to steady his voice enough to actually speak, but it was futile. His breathing was barely more than tiny gasps. One hand was buried in Kai’s hair, the other holding onto his jacket.
Eventually, he loosened the grip, letting Kai slip down in his original position. Kiseop’s face was nothing but a huge smile, although the tears were there too. He wiped them away in his sleeve, cupping Kai’s face in his hands.
"You’re not old, you idiot," he said with a chuckle. "And yes. Yes, of course I’ll marry you."
I love you too, Angel
Just a little…