They had been friends since the first day of school.
Archie knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
Tomorrow he left for University, leaving home and starting a new life in a new city.
He knew Agnes was staying at home with her parents. Would she wait for him to return?
She arrived late as he stood freezing outside the cinema.
The cheap ring burned a hole in his pocket. Flustered, he pulled it out and looked into her eyes with a pleading hope.
She smiled and took his arm in hers, ‘About time.’
Read all the Archie and Agnes short stories: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES