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Lucy POV


Despite being half hung over and half still drunk, I was on the opening shift again, not my favourite but it meant I'd have the whole afternoon to feel sorry for myself. It was still funny having spare time now that my degree was finished. I was just taking a bit of time to plan my next move. I'd been checking out graduate employment schemes but nothing had really caught my eye yet. 


I still hadn't heard back from Nick after I'd left him my drunk voicemails, he was probably somewhere laughing at the state of me. I missed him so much and I just couldn't wait to see him, he'd told me they'd be in Germany in a couple of weeks and he was going to fly me over to be with him. I couldn't wait to be back in his arms. The thought of the warmth of his body was keeping me going today because in true London style, it was pouring with rain. 


I was bouncing between thinking of him and planning how to survive the day ahead with my hangover as I got near to the shop and I was so distracted that I didn't see him. All of a sudden I felt a hand on my arm. I turned around to punch whoever it was and saw it was Nick, soaking wet waiting for me.


'Bloody hell you scared me there' I slapped him on the arm my heart was pumping. 


'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to' he said stifling a laugh. 


'Why are you laughing at me? You just about gave me a heart attack' I punched him in the arm.


'I'm sorry but your face was too funny'


'Thanks!' I said fumbling for the keys, the heavy rain making it almost impossible to see.


'Lucy' he said looking at me intently .


I smiled back at him, so completely delighted to see him.


'Can we just get inside first?' I said finally winning and finding the keys in my bag. I looked up at him and he grabbed me and pulled me in close for a kiss, causing me to drop the bloody keys again. I pulled back from him and his face looked confused.


'At least let us get into the warmth before we do that again' I smiled, picking them up from the pavement.


We went inside and he pinned me up against the wall and kissed me again this time even harder than before. He made my legs go weak. 


'Nick. I can't believe you're here, you should have told me you were coming' I began. 


'Shh!' He said raising his index finger to his lip. I stopped immediately and watched in stunned shock as he proceeded to get down on one knee and produced a ring.


'I know we've not known each other physically for that long but you're the one person in the whole world who knows the real me and loves me for who I really am. That never asks me for anything but would give me everything that you have. Whether you're Lula and I'm jez or you're Lucy and I'm Nick there's a reason why we met. I can't imagine the rest of my life without you in it, and I don't want to. Will you be my wife? Lucy, will you marry me and let me be your Prince Charming for the rest of your life?


I stood there with my mouth open.


'Yes' I whispered without even thinking about it. 


'Did you just say yes?' He asked and I nodded, bending down to meet him on his knees as he placed the ring on my finger. I stared at the diamond I was now wearing, then I looked back at Nick and threw my arms around him and kissed him again. We were interrupted by the sound of someone trying the door. Argh customers, I'd almost forgotten about them.


Nick POV


I sat and watched her run around serving her early morning customers and setting the shop up, her ring sparkling every time it caught the light. After I'd left her a few months back I was in no doubt at all that she was the one for me so back in New York I'd commissioned Tiffany's to make a ring as unique as she was. I knew she wouldn't want it to be huge and flashy, just modest and classy like her. I hadn't planned the proposal entirely, I just knew I was going to fly in and surprise her and it had just felt right. I was just glad she’d turned up for work after hearing how drunk she was in her messages.


As soon as the queue died down and Sally had turned up for her shift, Lucy brought over a coffee each for us and sat down. She was twisting her ring around her finger, she looked in awe of it, and even more beautiful than I had remembered.


'Do you like it? I had it made especially for you' I told her excitedly.


'I don't like it you dummy, I love it, and I love you. I'm just so so surprised. I can't believe we're going to get married' she was so happy, and it made me even more happy.


‘I still can’t quite believe you said yes, anyway next question, do you remember what you said last time about if I came back in a few months and asked you to come with me then you would?' I reminded her.




'Have you got a passport?' 




'Will you leave with me? I'm flying to Paris on Friday and then we've got the tour to finish but then I want you to live in LA with me? Forever' 


'Friday? That's two days away. Wow you don't hang about do you?' she asked, looking a little overwhelmed.


'It's ok, I know it's quick, and if it's too fast, a ticket will be there for you to bring you to me whenever you're ready'


'Oh I'll be ready for Friday. You're not leaving me behind again' she laughed. 


It was the best news ever. 


'We need to celebrate tonight' I said


'What do you want to do?' She asked, her eyes twinkling brighter than the diamond on her finger. 


'Excuse me Lucy, it's Wednesday, you know what that means don't you?' I said with mock sternness.


'80's power ballads at the Anchor?' She laughed 


'Exactly that! We'll just need to find us a duet'


When we arrived at the Anchor that evening, I saw Steve from the recording studio and introduced him to my new fiancé. His friend Dave looked gutted and very confused. 


We then sat at the bar with Josh, Mike and Anna having some celebratory drinks, they couldn't believe we were getting married and she was leaving with me. Neither could I, but nothing made me happier. 


Lucy dragged me up on the stage with her and handed me the second mike. 


'Tonight my fiancé and I are going to sing you a song together but I apologise, he doesn't sing very well' she announced waving her ring finger in the air, making everyone laugh as the opening chords of ' I got you babe' by Sonny and Cher played.


I looked at my future wife and knew that however crazy this all seemed, she was the one I was going to spend the rest of my life with.



I got you babe - Sonny Bono


They say we're young and we don't know

We won't find out until we grow

Well I don't know if all that's true

'Cause you got me, and baby I got you


I got you babe

I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent

Before it's earned, our money's all been spent

I guess that's so, we don't have a plot

But at least I'm sure of all the things we got


I got you babe

I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring

I got you to wear my ring

And when I'm sad, you're a clown

And if I get scared, you're always around

Don't let them say your hair's too long

'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong

Then put your little hand in mine

There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb


I got you babe

I got you babe

I got you to hold my hand

I got you to understand

I got you to walk with me

I got you to talk with me

I got you to kiss goodnight

I got you to hold me tight

I got you, I won't let go

I got you to love me so

I got you babe

I got you babe

Chapter End Notes:

Awww how romantic was his wee proposal speech! 

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