Aiden simpered at her delight for so simple an invitation. He brought her to his knee and sat her upon it while brushing her curls aside. The happy glint in her eyes besieged him and for a moment, his sensibilities were bewitched. He could only stare at the lovely creature sitting on his knee, thinking how in a few moments she would be his. He took the item of persuasion from his back pocket and presented it to her by placing it into her hand. “I’m askin’ you to marry me,” he purred, tucking a rose between her fingers.