Stolen Promises(754 words)Stolen Promises by ~sejongkim1979
The ring in Carmen's hand shined as brightly as the previous hundred times she put it up to the light.
"Tomorrow, I'll go down to the village and ask him to come to the main courtyard and... and I'll propose. Hell accept because he loves me too. I know he does." She said to the empty room because the one who needed most convincing was herself. Despite years of battle hardened discipline, Carmen giggled nervously and stomped her feet.
"But... What if I'm going too fast? What if I'm going too fast and Zheng doesn't want to? What if I scare him away... Or he sees the fool I really am?"
Three years ago, she stumbled into thi