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Proposing at Last!

By Bethan Linbourn

Drama / Romance

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Tamaki sat in his car with one hand in his pocket and the other hand on his lap. He could feel the ring in his pocket. He and Haruhi had been dating for 3 years and were both in college. Tamaki had decided to ask Ranka for Haruhi's hand. Tamaki was in his third year of college and Haruhi in her second. Ranka still didn't like Tamaki but had grown to like him a little more.

Tamaki got out of his car and took a deep breath. He started to walk forward towards Haruhi's apartment. Haruhi had gone out with some friends she had made after revealing her gender to the school. Tamaki had been waiting for the perfect time to ask and now was as good a time as any. As Tamaki walked up the stairs he saw that a window in Haruhi's apartment was open.

Tamaki reached the top of the stairs and walked to the door of the apartment. Tamaki took another deep breath and knocked the door hard. He then heard a voice from the other side of the door call "Coming. I'll just be a second!"

Tamaki stood there with his head held high. He heard the door unlock and it swung open. There stood a man with long hair and a smile on his face. "Oh. Hi Tamaki! If you are looking for my daughter she has already gone with her friends."

Tamaki looked straight at the man with a serious expression on his face. "Actually, Ranka, I wanted to speak with you." The long-hair man just looked at Tamaki with a confused expression on his face. "Okay, please come on in." He started to walk back into his house followed by Tamaki.

Tamaki walked in and shut the door behind himself. He then turned around and noticed Ranka sat down. He sat down across from him. He then looked back at Ranka with a serious look. Ranka looked back at him with a more serious look. Tamaki was the first of the two to speak "I have a very important question to ask you, Ranka."

Ranka looked at Tamaki. He was quite confused as to how this idiot could have kept such a straight face for so long. "Go ahead. What is it?" Ranka started to get interested in what he had to say. He could tell that it was very important. So he got comfortable just in case it took long. He kneeled up and rested all his body weight on his legs and listened closer to every word he had to say.

Tamaki cleared his throat. "As you know, me and Haruhi have been together for three years now," that's how he started his speech. "And I love your daughter with all my heart, so I need to ask you for your permission for something." Tamaki's face had gone from serious to happy. He put his hand back into his pocket and pulled out the ring box but placed it on his lap so that Ranka wouldn't see it.

Ranka was touched as to how much he could tell that this boy cared for Haruhi and he knew that what he was going to ask for was permission to marry his daughter, even a child could see it, but he wanted to be sure. He dropped his head and spoke in a quiet voice that was just loud enough to hear. "Ask away. I'll probably say 'Yes' anyway."

Tamaki felt reassured so he took a deep breath. "Ranka, I want to marry your daughter will you give me this permission to propose to Haruhi?" Tamaki looked up at Ranka and smiled. He knew what he said was right and that he did the right thing asking first.

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