Mulan sat on her bed, reading. Camron was next to her, munching on a bit of scrambled eggs and toast. He’d have to leave for work soon. He was still working the late shift at the diner. “Our next day off, we should go on a date,” Camron said, chewing his food thoughtfully.
“A date?” Mulan looked up from her book, an intrigued expression on her face. “Yeah, I like that idea. You have tomorrow night off right? I have tomorrow off and won’t have to go in until 10 am. Will tomorrow night work?”
He grinned and stood up, nodding. “You bet.”
Mulan stood up, too. She gave Camron a hug and a quick kiss. He lingered, not heading to work quite yet. He brought his hand up to gently brush the backs of his fingers over her cheek. “You’re so beautiful, ya know that? Inside and out.”
Her heart melted on the spot; she had to swallow past the lump in her throat as moisture pricked the corner of her eyes. He always seemed to know what to say. She was the writer of the two of them, but Camron was definitely no slouch when it came to words and how to use them. Before she could think of a coherent reply, he kissed her cheek and headed off to work. She watched him leave, sighing softly. Unable to stop grinning, Mulan sat at her computer to work on her latest novel.
The next morning, Camron came home to find Mulan already getting up. He grinned at her, just drinking her in.
“Morning beautiful,” he murmured.
“Hey handsome,” she returned. They were in one another’s arms in an instant, kissing tenderly.
“That’s quite the welcome home,” he murmured in her ear after the kiss ended, though he still held her in his arms.
The corners of her mouth turned up in a grin. “I stayed up so we could go to bed together. Do you mind?”
“What kind of a man would I be if I said no to that? Especially after such a welcome, hm?” he asked, pretending to take a little nip at the tip of her nose. “Besides, I’d like to see you try to get away from me after we lay down.” Mulan laughed. Camron changed and the two of them hopped into bed.
Mid-afternoon saw them both dressed. While Mulan worked on a few household chores (namely, cleaning their toilet and shower), Camron prepared a bit of food.
After he found Mulan fixing the sink that sprang a leak-
Camron shook his head. “I could have done that, love.”
Mulan shrugged. “It didn’t take me long.”
He just chuckled, taking one of her hands in his. “Alright. Are you ready to leave then?”
She nodded. “So, where are we going for our date?” she asked him curiously. He hadn’t been very forthcoming with the details. She was trying hard not to act like a kid at Christmas, trying to pry his secret from him, but it was difficult.
It was only made more so when he grinned and winked at her. “You’ll find out when we get there.” He took her hand in his. “C’mon, I think a nice walk will do us both good.” Mulan succumbed to the excitement of looking forward to whatever surprise that Camron had concocted and she squeezed his hand as they strolled out into the neighborhood.
As they walked, Mulan rested her head on Camron’s shoulder. She let out a sigh. “It’s a beautiful evening, isn’t it?”
“Hm?” he murmured. His attention had been on her. He looked around a bit. “Yeah, yeah it is.” The truth was, he was nervous. He was amazed his hands weren’t bathed with sweat. The object in his pocket felt heavy. He was so lost in thought that he barely spoke until they reached Magnolia Blossom Park in the center of town. “Here we are,” he murmured.
Mulan was intrigued. She hadn’t explored much of the town, certainly not the park. It was a pretty place, with a peaceful air at this time in the evening.
“It’s beautiful here,” she breathed. Camron swallowed and had to let out a quick breath before leading her to a bench.
“Why don’t we have a seat here, just take it all in for a minute, huh?”
Mulan was only too happy to comply, following after him. She sat down next to him, looking into his eyes. “Thank you. It’s nice to get away from home for a bit. This was a great idea.”
He grinned. “Yeah, I thought so,” he teased. “Thought we could both use a bit of time out, getting some fresh air.” He put his arm around her shoulders and pulled her close. He pressed a soft kiss to her hair. “Hey, why don’t we go check out the fountain?”
Her brow furrowed. “The fountain?” Her eyes narrowed a bit and she shifted to really look at him for a moment.
“What are you up to?” she asked suspiciously as he helped her up.
“Just this.” He pulled her to him, twirled her around a bit and then dipped her down, his lips over hers.
Fireworks exploded in Mulan’s brain at the kiss and her toes curled up. It was a darn good thing that Camron had a secure hold on her because she very much doubted her legs would have been able to hold her. When Camron righted her, she leaned against him for a long moment, trying to catch her breath. “W-wow,” was all she could say.
Camron grinned and pressed a kiss to her forehead. “I’ll take that as a compliment,” he murmured. Slowly, he led her to the fountain. She still seemed dazed because when he released her hand, she stood there, swaying on her feet a bit.
Wolf: That must have been one brilliant kiss, there Camron.
“Whoa! Crimeny, Wolf… must you do that?” he grumbled out of the side of his mouth, hoping Mulan wasn’t hearing this. “Thought you said you were gonna be scarce for a while. You promised!”
Wolf: Relax, relax. Just wanted to compliment you on your choice of venue. I’ll leave ya alone now. Go get ‘er, tiger!
Camron had to let loose another breath. Oh boy…
Steeling himself and slipping his hand into his pocket, he fingered the little box that resided in there. He felt Mulan’s presence right next to him. Pulling in another quick breath, he turned around and got down on knee, something hidden in his hands.
Mulan could only stare at him, stupefied for a moment. Her brain wasn’t quite registering what she was seeing yet. “Mulan Rampart,” Camron murmured, looking up into her eyes. “It has been my honor to share the last few weeks with you. I want to share the rest of our lives together.” He had to gulp in air quickly. “W-would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?”
“O-oh, Camron,” she whispered, her voice cracking even as tears gathered in the corners of her eyes. She had automatically brought a hand up to her chest in surprise and shock.
“I love you, Mulan. Make me the happiest man in the world and say yes.”
“Yes,” she whispered. “Of course, yes!”
Camron slid the ring onto her finger, his own hands barely able to hold steady. Mulan held her hand up, admiring it as it flashed on her finger.
Then she threw her arms around him and the next thing he knew, she’d leapt straight into his arms. He held her and just gazed into her eyes, lost in their cool blue depths. “I love you, Mulan.”
“I love you, too, Camron.”
“Are you ready to build that legacy now?”
“With you? Of course.”
“Let’s go home, then.” Camron refused to put Mulan down; he insisted upon carrying her all the way home.
Wolf: *lips curl into a grin* Thatta boy. She was proud of her Sims.