I took a few steps only to almost walk right through Spike. Now I remembered, it was Spike that was keeping me here. I was arguing with Spike, and that was always a priority, just like it had been for a century. Nothing got between me and some good verbal sparring with my old sidekick. Secretly, a lot of days here at W&H, the only highlight to the day was berating Spike.
Turning around to really give him a good shouting at, Spike disappeared.
"Well, that wasn't very fair," I said to no one.
With Spike gone, though, I could get back to what I'd been doing in the first place.
And that was...
Scratching my chin, trying to remember what I'd been about to do when Spike had vanished, I looked all around my office. Heading over to my desk, I rustled through the papers, and even tried looking through the files on my computer. Nothing told me a damn thing about what I was supposed to do today other than try and figure out what was going on with the whole Hellmouth deal. Finally, I reached over to my phone, figuring that of anybody, my secretary would have an idea about my schedule.
I almost fell out of my chair.
My secretary! Of course! How could I have been so stupid, I asked myself, and not just about forgetting a minute ago, but about who blind I'd been for years.
Throwing the doors of my office open, grin on my face, I strode proudly and just a little nervously across the floor until I reached Harmony's desk.
"Harmony, I have something very important I want to discuss with you," I said, in a mock-stern boss voice. Taking her by the delicate, elegant wrist, I tugged Harmony gently up out of her chair and led her around the desk until we were both standing in front of it.
"Harmony," I said, more softly now, fighting not to get lost in those big, beautiful, kinda vacant eyes. "Harmony, I know we haven't had the best relationship over the years-- you tried to kill me, I tried to kill you... you work for the most evil corporate entity in the universe, and now I run the company. But there are always bound to be bumps in the road, right?"
I was rambling, and I knew it, but I had to get everything I had off my chest and out of my heart.
"What I'm saying, I guess, is that I want to make up for all of that right here, right now. I want to show you that there isn't a bit of that old me left, and nothing but the new, all-Harmony, all the time me."
Knowing that it might ruin my suit-- but not caring-- I went down on one knee in front of her.
"Harmony-- marry me!"
((Open to Harmony))