“Of course, I did. When I marry a man, it will be because I love him, and he loves me, not because I’m pregnant and need to be taken care of. I’ll have you know that I’m a perfectly self-sufficient woman. I can take care of both myself and this baby.” Her hands traveled down to where her baby lay. She softly caressed her slightly swollen abdomen.
“I admire both your strength and determination. However, I do hope your pride doesn’t cause you to turn down every proposal of marriage.”
She looked deeply into his eyes, tears forming in the corners. “I hope someday the right man comes along, but until then, I will have to make do on my own.”
He slid in closer to her. “Amy.” He said her name softly, filling her with tenderness. “You’re missing every single hint I throw your way. Therefore, I’m going to be straightforward. Would you consider marrying me?”
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