Once Every Four Years
Her: It only happens once every four years. Tomorrow is my chance. Leap Year, and of course I am English through and through. We have our traditions, our heritage, our customs.
I have been planning it for weeks now. What I will say, where I will say it, even what voice I will use. I have the clothes back from the dry-cleaners as well. The purple blouse and scarf. He will remember those. We shared a special time together then.
I am going to ask him while we are in the Control room. In front of everyone. It will be very romantic and I shall probably cry.
I have bought a ring. A diamond. I think he will like it. Of course men don’t think about these things and I want to be able to wear it tomorrow after I have asked him. He can’t refuse can he? Not tomorrow.
I know he would ask me himself, if it wasn’t for the fact that he is my boss. He might have to give up work, but that won’t matter. I can run SHADO, while he looks after the Studio. What does it matter, as long as we are together. I will do a good job as well.
Tomorrow. I can’t wait.
I can see it now. Commander Virginia and Mr. Edward Straker
Forgot we had an extra day tomorrow. Useful though; I can go up to Moonbase this evening and check through the reports myself. Alec can stay here and look after things until I get back in a couple of days.