Chapter 14: I'm Going to Miss You
The king and queen sat down in their rightful place: the throne. Ryou had his arm around my shoulders and grinned and his parents. We had saved the village; and ourselves. There was just one problem left: I still had to leave…
I looked out one of the windows and saw dad standing beside his baby (the S.S. Mew Mew) waiting for me. I sighed deeply. Ryou practically read my mind. "I don't want you to leave either." He whispered.
"Yeah...but I must. He is my father and I am the daughter."
"That's usually how it works." He said with a smile. I hit him playfully on the stomach and he laughed.
"The point is oh humorous one," I began, "that means that whatever he says goes. And he says that I must go." I kissed him on the cheek. He grabbed my chin and kissed my lips.
"I'm going to miss you so much…"
"I'll miss you, too…" I started walking out the door.
"Which is why I bought you this," Ryou yelled. I stopped and turned around. He was down on his one knee and was holding up a small velvet box.
"You didn't…" He grinned.
"I did." He walked over to me and grabbed both of my hands. "Will you marry me Midorikawa Lettuce?"
"Of course!" I kissed him passionately. He slipped the gold band around my ring finger. "Now I have to go tell my dad that I can't leave!"
"Of course! Just please hurry. Because I have to announce this to the village and I would like you to be here with me when I do." I smiled and nodded.
I took off running down the hill. I was back to my old non-clumsy self again, thank goodness. "Dad! Dad!" I came to a halt in front of my father.
"Lettuce! Finally! Now let's go." He began to push me onto the boat.
"Dad, stop it right now I will jump overboard again!" I glared at him. He stopped and backed away from me. I crossed my arms across my chest. "Dad, I'm not leaving with you."
"Yes, you are! I don't care what your excuse is, you are not-" I held up my hand with the ring.
"Leaving? Even if I'm going to get married, that's not a good enough excuse?"
"Yes, Ryou proposed. I'm not leaving. I'm going to stay here and get married." Dad sighed deeply.
"I knew this would happen someday...I just hoped it would happen later rather than sooner. I'm happy for you. Really I am. But aren't you going to miss the long boat rides that-"
"Would last for months, sometimes years? No! I've been begging you to move onto land for most of my life!" He sighed again.
"I'm sorry, dear...I just was trying to be the best dad I could be. And the sea...it reminded me of your mom. And so do you. That's why I don't want to see you go or leave the sea... You're the spitting image of your mom. You have her looks and her sense of adventure. Good-luck,"
"Thank you, Dad!" I gave him a big hug. "Will you stay at least until after the wedding is over?"
"I wouldn't miss it for the world." We headed back towards the castle; together.
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