The Proposal

October 29, 2009

Alex’s first year out of high school went really well for him. He got to know his mom’s co-worker a little bit better because she kept coming over to work on projects after business hours. Soon, Alex and Dakota Whitfield became good friends and started dating.

After a few months, Alex thought it best he talk to his parents about their relationship. It’s not that it was a secret, but he didn’t think his family knew how serious he felt about Dakota. One evening after work, Alex took them aside and tried to find out what they thought about Dakota and if they liked her. Kevin felt that she was a very nice young lady. And Suzanna thought that the two made a very nice couple and told her son that she should not let that one go. Alex told his mother he had no intentions of doing that, and was actually thinking of asking her to join the family. Suzanna was very excited and could hardly contain herself. He had the blessings of his family and now started thinking about the ring.

Alex was painting masterpieces and figured that if he painted one more painting, he could pay for his engagement ring by the end of the week.

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Once back from the store, he started thinking about all the romantic ways he could propose to her. He could take her to the waterfall to the west of town. Or he could take her to the park and hid the ring in a picnic basket. He also thought about taking her to the beach at sunset and writing the question in the sand. He contemplated all these options and called Dakota to come over.

Alex became really nervous around her once she arrived. He tried to ask her to accompany him to the trail head so they could hike out to the waterfall but he didn’t have the words. He didn’t know what to say to her so he just kissed her first.

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That settled the butterflies in his stomach a bit and then he was able to talk to her.

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He started telling her about how he was ready to move on with his life. He was a grown man now and didn’t need to stay living under his parents’ roof. He was ready to make it on his own. Now he didn’t have a job, but he was painting masterpieces that were selling for over 1,500 simoleons each.

Instead of taking her outside like he planned, he just blurted it out.

“Dakota, will you marry me?”

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She didn’t say anything at first so he got down on his knee and took out the ring to show he was serious.

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She was almost as excited as Suzanna had been when she first heard about his intentions and she started jumping up and down.

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Of course she said yes. And they told the family and had a large dinner to celebrate.

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Later that night, Isabella thought she’d give the official welcome to the family to Dakota. She let her know that there were four Doyle children and that if she even thought about hurting her big brother, there would be three people right there ready to bring the hurt on! They would kick her behind all the way back to Sim City!

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Isabella might have gone a little bit over-board threatening Dakota, but in the end, she gave her a hug and wished her happiness with her brother and they became friends.

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Bonus: First off, I forgot to write down the name of the girls that Alex and Mark are dating, so I made them up. They aren’t main characters so I figure they don’t really matter anyway. Maybe later I’ll go back and find the names and fix my story.

Second, here is a photo of Alex groping his future fiancé.

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3 Responses to “The Proposal”

  1. tipix7 Says:

    I love Alex’s painting! Also: woooo simbabies! (soon, right?)

  2. Am Says:

    Awww! That was so cool!! Congrats Alex and Dakota!

  3. Nicole Says:

    I really like your story! Congrats on the engagement! 🙂


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