"I'm going to ask her to marry me." Austin said. He showed Rhonda the engagement ring.
"When?" She asked.
"Tonight. I've made Valentine's Day plans with her." Austin explained. He snapped the ring box closed. "I love her."
"Good for you." Rhonda said proudly.
Austin looked at his watch. "As a matter of fact, I have to go get ready." He dashed out the door.
Hours later, Austin and Sam were at the finest restaurant in the city. Austin had hidden the ring box under Sam's napkin.
After they had finished their meal, Austin took a sip of his soda and cleared his throat. "Sam, I think that you need to use your napkin."
Sam looked at him. "What?" She asked him.
"Well, I figure I'll be eighteen in three months, and you in two. I think it's time that we figure out where our relationship is heading." Austin said. He repeated himself. "Use your napkin."
This time, Sam did as she was told. When she saw the box, she gasped. "Austin, is that what I think it is?"
"Go ahead, open it." Austin said with a smile.
Sam gently picked up the box and opened it. Inside was the most beautiful, diamond ring. She pulled it out and looked at him.
"Sam, will you marry me?" Austin asked. Sam nodded. Austin took the ring from her, placed it on her finger, and leaned across to kiss her.
When they parted, she asked, "Do your parents know?"
"I told them tonight before I came to pick you up."
"And everyone else?" Sam asked.
"I told them too." Austin laughed. "I figure that once we're married, we can live in your house that your dad left for you in his will."
"When do you want to marry?" Sam asked. She loved Austin very much and she wanted to show him.
"How about in three weeks. Rhonda is planning the wedding as we speak." Austin informed her.
"Three weeks is fine." Sam replied. She leaned forward and whispered something in his ear.
Austin cleared his throat and said, "Check, please."