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Jessi and Christopher - Pebble and the Penguin Story
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Jessi and Christopher - Pebble and the Penguin Story


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Christopher and I first met in high school. I thought he was really cute, but then I met his girlfriend. We shared an English class together and he wrote a short story on penguins that I voted for in the short story contest we had. I won. In Grade 12 he and his gf had a locker beside me. She always blocked me from getting into mine, so Christopher would come to my rescue sometimes and make her move so I wasn't late for class. Later that year they broke up and his friends started hanging out with my friends and he would offer to walk or drive me home to make sure I got home safe. I only lived a few streets away so I ducked out a few times on him because I didn't want him to go to the trouble. He eventually convinced me to go out with him after a lot of persistence. Our first date was a two-minute drive to Tim Hortons and I probably said five words to him the entire time because I was so nervous. After he dropped me off at home I messaged him saying I wish I had stayed with him longer. After that we got together more and on New Year's Eve of 2010 I asked him to be my boyfriend. He said yes.

The day before Christopher proposed I got a proposal from his 6 year-old cousin. I told Christopher about it and he laughed and replied, "How long do I have to make a counter-proposal?".I thought nothing of it, we had been dating 6 years and 8 months at the time, and we always joked about getting married and proposing--I always said I wanted to be surrounded by penguins. The next day was Christopher's 25th birthday and I didn't suspect a thing. After having dinner with his family we went to his room and I got all curled up in his bed. He started acting weirder than usual, a little squirrelly, and made sure I was comfortable and had something to drink. Then Odin jumped up on the bed and curled up next to me. Christopher told me to close my eyes so he could open the cupboard in his room to get Philip (a penguin USB) he needed for work because he had a Christmas present in there he didn't want me to see. So I closed my eyes and when he told me to open them he was kneeling on the floor beside me. He said: "I need to ask you something. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it today, or if this was the right moment, but you look so cute and comfortable and are in a safe place, and Odin's here-- and all I've ever wanted for my birthday was you. Will you marry me?". And he opened a tiny box to show me the most gorgeous ring I had ever seen. I was in shock and bolted right up in bed to hug him. I was shaking and crying and Odin had no idea what was going on so he started nibbling the blankets and Christopher. I don't even know if I said yes or nodded it, but through the tears of happiness I asked him if I could put the ring on and he laughed and he put in on my shaking hand. I couldn't believe it. I looked down at the penguin bed sheets that surrounded me and smiled and cried some more. We were engaged.
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