The next few weeks flew by with all of Brielle’s preparations, phone calls, transfers and such. For a while she forgot about Crispin, which was a relief. Then the day came. Brielle said goodbye to her friends at the boarding house and made one last stop at her favorite café. She sat down at the train station outside on a bench. Brielle set down a bouquet of flowers her old boss gave her and put her head in her hands. She couldn’t believe that she was actually leaving. Tears fell silently onto the pavement. The question “why”? was the only thing passing through her mind at the moment. Suddenly Brielle looked up. She looked at all the mountains around her, she smelled the air and listened to all the familiar sounds around her then hung her head again and shook violently with tears. After a while, Brielle checked her watch remembering her train schedule. “Hmm, Crispin should be saying his vows right about now.” She smirked and shook her head. Brielle picked up her bouquet of flowers and began playing with the petals while she waited for the train.
Suddenly she heard a familiar voice call behind her. Brielle stood up and whirled around.
There, in a black tux stood the man she loved. Crispin was staring at Brielle and holding his hands nervously.
“Crispin? What are you doing here?” Brielle looked shockingly at Crispin.
“Brielle, please hear me out. I just want to tell you that I, I really truly love you. I love everything about you Brielle. I love the way you stutter when you get nervous. I love the way your eyes sparkle when you see something for the first time. I love your stubbornness and fiery personality. But most of all, I want to be with you. I want to be the shoulder you cry on when you’re missing your mom. I want to there to see every smile that appears on your lips. So, Brielle, will you do me the honor of allowing me to spend the rest of my life falling more and more in love with you everyday by becoming my beautiful wife, the only wife I’ve ever wanted, the only wife I’ve always dreamed about having? Because I don’t want to miss anything you do. I want to witness every second of your life. I’ll keep rescuing you if you let me. Brielle, I love you. Marry me!”
Brielle at first was in shock. Then she began crying uncontrollably. She was looking down and rubbing her shoe on the sidewalk. Then she raised her teary eyes and saw Crispin there, with tears in his own eyes, asking for the woman he had come to adore and admire so much. She could not love him more in that moment. She dropped the bouquet and walked slowly over to Crispin and wrapped her arms around his neck.
Then it began to snow.
I’m so sad this story is over. But thank you for following along. I hope you enjoyed Brielle’s journey just as much as I did! ❤