Noah was shocked to see his buddy Frank on the big screen at the baseball game. Frank was sitting with his girlfriend Amy. The two were framed in a heart.
Words scrolled across the screen. ‘Amy, will you marry me?’ Noah’s heart sank. A buzz went through the crowd. People around them clapped and urged them on. Amy covered her mouth in shock as Frank settled to one knee.
Without warning, Amy slapped Frank across the face and stormed up the aisle. The crowd groaned as it watched the spectacle unfold on the big screen.
Noah made his way over to his spurned friend. He worked through the stands and sat in the seat once occupied by Amy.
“I didn’t know you were at the game,” said Frank.
Noah nodded. “Saw what happened. Are you okay?”
“Yeah,” replied Frank, focusing on the action on the field.
“You’re putting on a brave face,” said Noah. “I’m impressed.”
Frank chuckled. “Don’t be. It’s not what you think.”
“No. Amy will get over it,” said Frank.
“Unless my eyes deceived me, she dumped you.”
Frank looked around the stadium, then leaned in close to Noah. “Can you keep a secret?”
“Amy told me she’d never accept a public marriage proposal. She hates ‘em,” explained Frank.
“Then why’d you do it?”
Frank smiled like a newly released prisoner. “I’m single again, right?”
Noah sat back in his chair. “Wow.”
“I know. I’m a genius,” bragged Frank.
“You’re something,” said Noah. He immediately stood up to leave.
“Where are you going?” asked Frank.
Noah didn’t look back. This was to become the first day of the rest of his life with his true love.