Marriage Proposal

Steve had planned everything perfectly. He had booked a sunset boat tour in Zadar, Croatia, for him and his girlfriend, Lisa. He had arranged everything with the skipper. To play their favorite song when the sun touched the sea. He had hidden a ring in his pocket and a cake in a cooler. He had rehearsed his speech in his mind, and practiced his smile in the mirror. He was ready to propose to Lisa, and make her the happiest woman in the world. But things didn't go as planned.

The weather, which had been sunny and warm all day, suddenly changed. Dark clouds rolled in, bringing strong winds and dark. The sea became rough and choppy, and the boat rocked and swayed. The sun was nowhere to be seen, and the sky was gray and gloomy. Steve felt his heart sink, and his nerves rise. He wondered if he should postpone his proposal, or go ahead with it anyway. He looked at Lisa, who was sitting next to him, holding his hand. She was wearing a yellow dress and a blue scarf, and her brown hair was blowing in the wind. She was smiling, despite the bad weather. She was beautiful, and brave, and kind. She was the love of his life, and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.

The skipper decide to put things in his hands and steered the boat towards the old harbor where sea is calm. There, dozens of old wooden boats were moored, creating a picturesque scene. He hoped that the sight would make up for the lack of sunset, and add some romance to the moment. He played their song, and turned up the volume. Steve looked into Lisa's eyes, and saw them sparkle. He felt a surge of emotion, and knew it was time. He reached into his pocket, and took out the ring. He got down on one knee, and held up the ring. He looked at her, and said the words he had been waiting to say. "Ana, you are my best friend, my soulmate, my everything. You make me happy, you make me better, you make me whole. I love you more than words can say, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?"

He held his breath, and waited for her answer. She gasped, and covered her mouth with her hand. She looked at him, and then at the ring. She nodded, and said the word he had been hoping to hear. "Yes!" He smiled, and slid the ring on her finger. He stood up, and hugged her. He kissed her, and lifted her off the ground. The other guests on the boat, who had been watching the scene, clapped and cheered. They congratulated the couple, and toasted to their happiness. The skipper brought out the sparkling wines and the cake, and shared them with everyone.