Where were you? she asked. The door wasn't yet opened all the way, and he just stared at her. Well? Where wERe you?
They stood on either side of the door though one might have thought they stood at opposite ends of their world. The seconds felt like minutes. Neither of them moved. And then his lips parted and without swallowing or blinking, his vocal chords took power over that tiny bit of nowhere that layed between hallway and her appartment. Will you marry me?