I can’t believe I’m dragged into cringey romance but since I can’t fall asleep again, why not. On a side note: I'm pretty rusty with romance cuz I haven't written romance in months now so this is the best I can do with no sleep and no romantic motivation.
The first part was written by @Princessbusayo (here) The second part was by @George_Dee (here) The third part was by @olawalium (here) And I have no idea how long this should be so I decided to end the cycle cuz 4 parts is pretty long to me already.
“You should have trusted me more” George looked Nancy straight in the eyes. He wanted nothing more than to assure her that he would be there no matter what yet he could feel his resolve faltering the more he looked at her sad and confused expression. “But tell me… Why didn’t you wait a bit longer?” The frown grew more evident on his lips.
“I don’t know…” Nancy’s voice was weak, still hoarse and heavy with sleep “I was really scared” She pulled the thin hospital blankets over her as she averted his gaze from him.
From George’s perspective, he could truly sense how terrified she was during his absence “Nancy, trust me. I would never abandon you if you decided to keep the baby. If anything, I would be more than happy to have found out” He reached for her hands which he gently cradled into his own “I promise you”
Nancy couldn’t help but let the tears flow freely as she clung to George. She knew how much it might have affected him, yet he still tried his best to comfort her. “I’m truly sorry” Was all she managed to say.
There was nothing else George could do nor say to help his beloved feel better yet just feeling her warmth, her petite frame fit so perfectly and naturally in his arms, he knew that his morals would be useless to uphold with someone like her. They were both damaged enough and something like breaking up because of abortion wasn’t going to help any of them heal, neither was it going to make the situation any better. If anything, it might deepen the trauma more. He wasn’t sure he could handle parting with the woman of his dreams when he was planning a surprise when he got back. He just chuckled inwardly at the thought of him getting the biggest surprise of his life instead.
“You know… I was planning a surprise for you when I got back” Gently, he muttered into her ear as he pulled her to sit on his lap. He was hoping that the shift in the topic would lighten the mood a bit.
“I don’t think I can handle surprises right now, love” She rested her head over his shoulder as she made herself comfortable on his lap. “And you haven’t told me about your past yet”
He froze as he was reaching for the velvet box he had tucked in his jacket’s pocket “My past… well… it was similar to this” He tried his best to keep his tone light despite how heavy it still weighed in his heart “You see, I dated this girl for so long and she got pregnant with my child”
“And she aborted it too,” She said with a frown, new tears threatening to fall from her eyes
“Sadly… And it’s why we broke up” He showed her the velvet box and slowly he opened it to reveal a ring with a row of pink crystals “I wanted to be a father, you know. I would be more than happy to be the father of my children with you” He flashed her a sincere smile as he used his free hand to guide her to look at him
“What do you mean by this?” A mix of emotions flashed through her face yet she couldn’t question further when he placed the ring on her ring finger.
“I know it’s only been a few months since we started dating but I’m willing to break my morals for you. This ring holds all the promises I told you tonight and the promises I will tell you in the future. I want you to know that I am serious and if you ever have a baby again, you will know that I will cherish them as much as I cherish you”
Nancy grew more speechless as George proceeded with his speech. She could only let her tears flow while tightening her hold on him. She was really thankful that she was placed in a room with no other patients else this moment would never have happened “I Love you”
Although the words came out so softly, George still heard it and he couldn’t help a wide grin from spreading across his face “I love you more” He stared at the band on her hand then at her who was still bawling her eyes out “Does this mean you’ll do me the extraordinary honor of being my wife?”
She could only nod frantically as she wiped the tears from her eyes “Yes”
That night, neither of them slept. They just talked, discussed their future and their past mistakes. When morning came and Nancy was discharged, George couldn’t stop himself from grinning like a fool when he felt the cold metal on nancy’s hand. It was real, he proposed. And he knew that this time he wouldn’t regret his choices
“Are you ready to go home, my soon-to-be missus?”
With that, Nancy smiled at him and gave his hand a little squeeze “Let’s go home, my future hubby”