How He Asked

I concocted a cover story that we were going out on a double date with my roommate and his girlfriend. When we arrived early, I casually suggested that we go for a walk around Sutro Heights Park. I brought her up to the parapet, where we enjoyed the ocean view. Behind us, my friends helped me set up a gorgeous “campsite” with picnic blanket, fruits, plushies, pillows, flowers, and a canopy.

She was completely shocked and totally surprised! Her confusion gradually turned into joy and excitement, especially after her friends – who secretly drove 7+ hours from Irvine – came out to congratulate her.