Chapter 40: Will You Marry Me?
After our three-day retreat that hotel that Mr Saumoux got for Amelia's birthday, we got back home. I wanted to take Amelia back to Krotolas but, she decided to head back home since she didn't want to worry her grandparents especially now that they know what I am.
However, being with Amelia as her mate and boyfriend was okay but, it wasn't enough. After what she had been through and lifting my curse, I wanted to do something in return for her and make sure she remains mine forever. Which is why I'm going to ask Amelia's grandparents something before I asked Amelia the big question that will change her life and mine forever.
I walked into the living room and I found Mr and Mrs Saumoux sitting in the living room chatting until I came into the room.
"Oh hello, Dominic, we weren't expecting you today."
"Sorry for dropping in unannounced but, is Amelia around?"
"No, she's hanging out with her friends today, why?"
"Well, there's something I want to talk to you two about."
I sat down on the sofa before I told them.
"I don't know if you two have noticed, but, Amelia and I have grown closer since you two were away for your second honeymoon. As you already know Mr Saumoux, our mates mean a lot to us and we would do whatever it takes to protect them and love them."
"And? what are you saying?"
I took a deep breath before showing them the ring that Leila got for me. Mrs Saumoux gasped happily and she asked me.
"You're gonna ask her to marry you?!"
"Yeah but, I wanted to get your blessing before I asked her."
"Well, you've got my blessing, what about you Johnny?"
Mr Saumoux glared at me for a moment until he sighed a little.
"As much as I love my Granddaughter but, Sophia is right. She's not a little girl anymore and yes, I already know how much mates mean so much to you supernatural beings. So, I guess...you have my blessing but!"
I flinched in fear when he death glared at me.
"If I find out that you have hurt her in any way, I will hunt you down like a wild dog, then I will torture you with Dragon's bane until you drop dead and then I will make sure no one finds your body. Got it?"
I gulped nervously and I said to him.
Mrs Saumoux giggled and then she said to me.
"Oh don't mind him but, nevermind that, how are you gonna propose to her?"
"I already have that covered. You see, I asked some friends of mine to organise a surprise for Amelia since Krotolas was the very first place where we met. We're having at the mansion and then I do my little speech before getting down on one knee and hopefully, she says yes."
"That sounds great."
"Anyway, you two are also invited but, I'm not too sure about Ryan, Jason and Sarah."
"Don't worry, you let us worry about those three in the meantime, you head back to whatever that realm of yours is called and make sure everything is ready to go."
I told them before putting the ring back in my pocket and leaving the house. I got back to Krotolas and I checked to make sure everything was good to go and Leila was helping out.
"How's everything going here?"
"Great, I hope you don't mind but, I invited my parents to this little celebration of yours if she says yes."
"I'm sure she will. How can she no to this face?"
Leila looked at me up and down and then I frowned at her.
"Oh, thanks for the vote of confidence."
"Hehehe, sorry, Dominic. I know Amelia can't say no to you. I've been having a few issues of my own."
"Let me guess, Xaldin is still trying to win your heart?"
"Got that right. If he wants to win me over, he's gonna have to try harder."
"You're a cold woman, you know that?" I asked as I took a few steps back from her.
Leila spoke with a smirk on her face. I headed outside to check to see how everything was going before glancing at the ring.
"You better hope and pray that she says yes."
"She will. After all, she deserves that happily ever after, as cliche as that sounds."
I told him with a small smile on my face before glancing at the sky.
Ryan, Sarah, Jason and I were at the cafe having lunch and we were chatting happily. We were in town because after we got our results from our courses we decided to have a little celebration and we were also shopping for our formal outfits to wear under our graduation robes.
"Check this one out," Sarah showed her dress to Jason who smirked at it.
"That looks nice but, I don't like how it shows off your legs."
"Hey! my legs are gonna get covered up anyway."
I shook my head at them and then Ryan asked me.
"Hey, what happened to that boyfriend of yours? shouldn't he be the one helping you out?"
"I asked him earlier but, he said he had something to take care of and he told me to have fun with my friends since he's been hogging me after our little retreat."
"Ooh lucky for some~" Sarah spoke with a smirk on her face.
I giggled a little before we finished our lunch and then we were about to head home until a familiar voice spoke up.
I turned around and there was Xaldin. I glared at him and then Ryan asked me.
"Is he the one who stalked you last time?"
"Got that right."
I told him before Ryan grabbed him by the collar and shoving him against the wall.
"What the hell are you doing here?! are you stalking my best friend again?!"
"Whoa, chill, I'm doing anything like that. I promise! I only came here to talk that's all!"
I looked at Xaldin and I asked him.
"You promise not to try anything funny?"
"I promise! I already have found the woman who I love and it ain't you!"
"A little harsh on that sentence but, you're right. Ryan, drop him."
Ryan dropped Xaldin and he landed onto the ground. He shook his head before standing up from the ground.
"Is he always like that?" Xaldin asked me.
"Only when Ryan is being protective, now what do you want?" I asked with a death glare.
"Firstly, I'm not gonna do anything bad with you and secondly, I want to talk to you about something, alone!" Xaldin told me before looking at my friends.
"Whatever you have to say, you can say it in front of my friends."
"I wanted to ask about you...the woman I love."
I got the message and then I shooed my friends away before they left us alone.
"All right, spit it out. What happened between you and Leila?" I asked as I rested my back against the wall.
"That's just it, nothing. I've been trying to win her over and all I've been getting is all this hatred."
"Well can you blame her? you did try to make me your mate and worst of all, you killed dragons and you tried to turn them into your slaves."
"Okay, that was the old me and I'm trying to prove to her that I've changed."
"And you're telling me this because...?"
"Because I am at my wit's end and I don't know how to win her over. I don't usually ask you or Dominic of this but, I really need your help."
"Well, that's a first but, I don't see how I can see how much help I could be."
"Dominic spoils you rotten, what does he do to make you smile and make you have that special bond?" Xaldin asked me.
I had a little think for a moment and then I told him.
"All right, look, if you want to prove to Leila you've changed, you're gonna have to come up with a different approach."
"Firstly, you can't use the old tricks from the old days, times have changed and secondly, if you wanna make her happy, try leaving her a love letter that describes your feelings and be sure to give her a gift like a box of chocolates or bouquet of her favourite flowers. Show her that you're serious about her."
"You think that will work?"
"Worth a try, if that doesn't work try and come up with a surprise for her. This one time Dominic invited me to Krotolas and then he surprised me with a picnic in the enchanted forest."
"You think that will work?"
"Hey, you're the one who asked me for advice don't start doubting now."
Xaldin sighed and then he said to me.
"All right, I'll give it a try. Thanks, Amelia."
"You're welcome," I told him before Xaldin left.
After talking with Xaldin, I got back to my friends and I told them nothing happened except he needed a favour from me and then we continued with our shopping until it was time to go home. I was on my way back until someone covered my eyes making me jump in fright.
"Dominic, what are you doing?" I asked him after he uncovered my eyes.
"I thought I'd surprise you and ask you to come with me to Krotolas."
"Sure, I've got nothing else planned right now."
"Great," Dominic spoke with a grin before he took my hand and then we got to a clearing in the forest where no one saw him turn into his draogn form.
Scorched growled happily before nudging his head against me. I giggled a little before climbing on his back and then he took off into the sky. I held onto his spikes and then got to Krotolas.
Scorch landed on the ground and then I got off his back. I noticed that it was strangely quiet around here and then I looked at Dominic who turned back into his human form.
"Dominic, what's going on? where is everyone?"
"You're about to find out."
Dominic spoke with a smile before he took my hand and then we got to the gardens. I saw my friends and some of Dominic's friends and it looked like they were gathered for something.
"Dominic, what's going on?" I asked him.
"A special occasion of course."
I looked at him confused before he held both of my hands.
"Amelia, when I was cursed into a dragon, my life was miserable and I was lonely. I didn't think I would find my mate after all these centuries have passed but, when I met you, you changed my life. Now that my curse has been lifted, I can finally live in peace and love you for all eternity but, there's something I need to ask you first."
I knew where this was going before Dominic got down on one knee. I gasped at first and then I smiled afterwards.
"Amelia Saumoux, I love you and you make me the happiest man in the world."
Dominic got the ring from his pocket before opening the box.
"Will you marry me?"
I felt tears of happiness in my eyes before I nodded my head.
Dominic stood up and then we both kissed while everyone else clapped and cheered for us.