Tuesday, 11th August 2015
After six months of dating, Mark would finally ask the question to Carla of moving in with him.
Carla lived with her parents Beverley and John as well as her younger sister Caitlyn in Bradford currently, in the family home that she had grown up in from the day she was born. Carla had been desperate to move out as soon as possible but the low income she had had earlier in her career never really allowed her to affordably rent a house out and certainly not buy a house in the overinflated UK housing market.
Mark had began paying off his mortgage on his three-bedroomed house in Wetherby a couple of years ago but had been living alone throughout that time. With Carla being his first proper relationship since he left school at eighteen years old, he wanted to create a happy environment for her.
Mark had asked Carla to meet him for a drink at one of the pubs just down the road from their office called The Angel Inn. The pub was a Samuel Smith’s-owned pub which meant that it was a place for people to have a drink and chat as there was no music playing and the log fires inside the building allowed for a homely environment for their customers and that provided a perfect basis for Mark to introduce his request for Carla to move into his Wetherby home.
Carla left work in a hurry so Mark wasn’t waiting around too long for her and when she arrived at fifteen minutes past six in the evening, there was a large glass of red wine sitting at the two-seated table.
“Evening love,” Mark said as he stood up to give his girlfriend a kiss. “How was work today?”
The couple chatted for a while about each other’s days with a bit of gossip shared and also a bit of moaning about how both Mark and Carla felt about their respective jobs. Mark began talking about the new decorations he’d done in his home which provided the platform for him to ask the question.
“Carla,” he began. “I didn’t really mean this drink as one of those we usually have just for the sole purpose of being around each other - I asked you to come tonight because I have a proposition for you.”
Carla took a sip of her wine before smiling. “I’m listening, Mark,” she said.
“Well I’ve been thinking recently about where I’m living and obviously I’ve just been discussing about the decorations I’ve been doing, trying to make it look a little bit nicer,” Mark paused for a moment. “I’d love nothing more for you to move in with me.”
Carla’s eyes widened and a delighted expression came across her face. “Is that an offer?” she asked, just to make sure that she hadn’t misjudged the situation.
“Yes, I’d like you to move in as soon as possible. We can talk all the boring details when you finally get in but I want you to think about getting your stuff together at home and moving in with me.” Mark said.
Carla laughed nervously. “Well, yes! Absolutely - I’d love to move in with you!” she said, excitedly as she clutched Mark’s open hands across the table. Carla was beaming happiness, and so was Mark.
Modern-day Romeo and Juliet
Fortunately wasn't a set-up!
Tell me about it!
Extra bit of pocket money for the couple