"Gah! Where is it?!" You said loudly as you search your room, tearing apart everything.
You pulled the blankets off your bed, as well as the sheets. You lifted your mattress so that now it was standing sideways leaning against the wall. All of your shoes were barfed out around the opening to the closet you shared with your boyfriend. Where could it have gone?
Your room was a mess from your search. It looked like a tornado blew in through the window and threw all of your belongings in every direction imaginable. You sighed.
I had better clean this mess up before he comes home, you thought.
You know the saying speak of the devil and the devil shall appear? Yeah, well, it never fails to put you in bad situations.
You heard the front door open and close, and your boyfriend's voice call out for you.
"(Name)! I'm home, my little sunflower!" He called.
"Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. I can't let him see this mess! He'll be so mad at me!" You silently scream. "Maybe I can keep him from coming in here for now..."
As you panicked, you walked out of the room and closed the door behind you. You walked down the hall and saw your boyfriend of three years standing in the living room, taking off his scarf and setting down his briefcase. When he finished he turned to you and smiled, his violet eyes shining and his white hair falling into them. You smiled and walked over to him.
"Hello, my beautiful sunflower." He said . "What have you been doing all day?"
You shrugged and giggled somewhat nervously. "Not much, Ivan. Just, hanging around."
Ivan smiled and walked up to you and pulled you into your arms. "You have to be giving more information than that, da?"
You smiled. "Not until you tell me what happened at work today."
He chuckled and rolled his eyes, planting a kiss on your lips. "Not much to be telling. Only that I'm worn out and want to be in bed with my beautiful (name)."
You felt your cheeks heat up a bit. "Oh. Well you really don't want to go in there right now." You smile at him. "It smells horrible. I opened up the windows in hopes that it would air out the room. But I think it still smells bad." You hoped Ivan wouldn't be able to see through your lie.
"That’s not a problem. Just spray some air freshener in it." He replied.
"We ran out." You said a little too fast.
Ivan looked at you a little suspiciously. "What are you trying to hide, sunflower?"
He started to walk towards your room. You kept pleading with him, trying to get him to stop, but he refused. Before he opened the door, you threw yourself in front of it, your hands outstretched over it. A purplish aura started to surround your Russian boyfriend.
"Move, (name)." He said.
If you were anyone else, that aura would have scared you. But all of your friends and Ivan's colleagues said that you were just as scary, if not scarier than the Russian who called you his sunflower.
"No." You said and glared.
"Don’t make me move you." Ivan said and started to kol.
You tried to stand your ground, but you knew that when Ivan started to kol, he was really mad, and if you didn’t give in, he would ignore you for a week. Yes, it had happened before. He only started talking to you again when you made him some borsch drowned in vodka. Not wanting to have to deal with that again, you moved away from the door.
Ivan opened it and walked in, taking in the sight of the destroyed room. You flinched back, expecting him to get madder and start yelling. But that never happened. Instead he started laughing. You looked at your boyfriend curiously. He turned to you and smiled.
"What were you looking for, sunflower?" He asked.
"Uh… this little stuffed (animal) I had. You know the one that was worn out with a crudely sown together tear on its back and the eyes were all white and beat up and the nose was falling off?" You explained.
"You didn’t think to call me and ask me if I had any idea where it was?" Ivan asked.
You shook you head, blushing.
"Come." He said and walked out of the room.
You followed him. He walked out to the front door and knelt down in front of his brief case. He opened it and pulled something out. But before he turned around he asked you to close your eyes and hold out your hands. You did and seconds later, you felt something being placed in your hands.
"Open your eyes." Ivan said.
You did and saw your stuffed (animal) in your hands. It looked completely resorted, just like it did when it was new. Around its neck you saw something glitters and a card tucked under the bow. Upon closer examination, you saw that the thing that glittered was actually a ring with a big diamond fixed in the middle. Tears of joy stung the back of your eyes as you pulled the card out and read it.
Happy four year anniversary, sunflower. While I was at work I had your (animal) restored to how it was when you first got it. I hope you like it.
There's also something I would like to ask you.
When you finished reading the note you looked at Ivan. He was down on one knee, looking up at you. He took one of your hands in his in his.
"Will you marry me, (full name)?" He asked.
The tear spilled over your eyelids and you nodded, too happy to speak. Ivan smiled and took the ring off of the stuffed (animal)'s new ribbon collar and slid it onto your finger.
"я тебя люблю."
"I love you too, Ivan." You said.
He smiled and pulled you into his arms and planted a kiss on your lips, a kiss you happily returned.
"How about some borsch for dinner, and then we clean the room, da?" Ivan asked.
You nodded, smiling, and walking into the kitchen to make you fiancée his favorite dish.