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Surprises! Surprises!

by Rita Widmer

disclaimer: The characters belong to Rupert Holmes, and the people at a place called AMC.

Italics denotes thoughts.

I would like any comment, wisecracks, and if you like the style I wrote this story.

Jan. 8, 1942

Dear Diary,

It's been a month now since I had to choose between Victor and Scott. That was one of the hardest choices I ever made. I knew the answer in my heart, but I couldn't just say in front of the men. I was saved by the ringing of the telephone. It was the General. He told Victor that he had to go to London and Scott was going to run W.E.N.N. Victor had to leave in a hour.

Scott left the room after hearing the news. He understood that I needed to talk to Victor alone. I told Victor my choice and we said our good - byes. I then knew that I had to tell Scott my choice. It was going to be hard to do. I still couldn't quite understand why I chose him over Victor, but my heart wanted him. I'm in love with him. Surprise, surprise!

He was the happiest man on this Earth. I knew that this was part of the reason I chose him. He cares so much about me that he would have been heartbroken. My choice made him so happy. Victor could go on with his life. He had other things to do that he holds above me. Scott's dedicated his life to me

We've been getting closer since we've started dating and even considered marriage. He's been such a gentleman on the dates. He totally changed since our first date a long time ago. Well, I'm about to fall asleep. I'll tell you more later.


Jan. 20, 1942
Dear Diary,

Tonight's date with Scott was wonderful. He took me out to a really fancy restaurant. We went dancing afterwards. The best part was the end. When he kissed me, it went from my head to my toes. I know now how much I really love him. I can't wait until tomorrow when I can see him and tell him how much I love him.

Nervous and happy,

Feb. 7, 1942

Scott looked down at the little box in his hand. There was a time when he never would've considered buying such a thing, but those days were over. He opened the box, looked at what was inside, and instantly knew the best day to give it to her, if she would accept it. He'd been saving up his money for a long time in order to purchase it.

I have to build her up to the idea. My plan is already in motion, Scott happily thought to himself.


Betty arrived WENN earlier then usual. She had some writing to catch up on. She was surprised to see a light on in Scott's office. She peeked in and saw Scott going through some papers.

"What are you doing here so early?" Betty asked him.

"I was doing some thinking and some work."

"What were you thinking about?"

"Us." Scott stood up and went over to her. "These are for you." He handed her a bouquet of flowers.

"For me? They're so beautiful!" She leaned over and kissed him on the cheek. "You're so sweet!"

"Sweets for the sweet. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you if it makes you happy. I love you!"

Betty put her arms around his neck. "I love you, too!" They gazed into each other's eyes as Scott put his arms around her waist. Then they shared a long lingering kiss.

When they split apart, Scott said, "Wow! How about dinner tonight?"

"I would love to. Well, I have some work to do." Betty walked out of the office. Scott sat and watched her. He knew that he had nothing to worry about.


Feb. 9, 1942

Betty looked at herself in the mirror. Was she actually glowing with happiness? Her heart leaped every time she saw him. The things that love can do to a person! Scott was up to something. She just hoped that it was what her women's intuition was telling her.

Stepping out of the women's dressing room, she ran into a messenger. "Are you Miss Roberts?"

"Yes. How may I help you?"

"These are for you."

"Thank you." She smelled the roses, a box of candy shaped like a heart, and a tiny teddy bear.

"Did Scott send you those?" asked Gertie.

"Yes, he did. Aren't they beautiful? Would you like some candy?"

"Oh, I would love some!"

"Beautiful flowers, Miss Roberts, but not as quite as beautiful as you," said Scott with a grin as he entered the lobby.

"Scott, these are the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. You shouldn't have. Thank you so much!"

"My pleasure. Don't forget about dinner tonight," he added as he leaned over and kissed her on the cheek.


Feb. 10, 1942

Scott looked at his watch again. Betty was late for their date. They had planned to meet at the park near her apartment. She had said she had a few things to do and she wanted him to meet her here.

"Scott, I'm so sorry. The time went by so fast," Betty exclaimed as she ran up to him.

"That's all right. What were you doing?"

"I got you this," Betty told him. She handed him a package.

"But why, Betty?"

"You've been buying me something every day, and I thought I should get you something. Open it."

"It's wonderful. You didn't have to. Shall we go? We're going to be late as it is."

"Let's skip it. The river is right down there, and we can relax by the moonlight."

"Are you sure you want to?"

"Of course. Let's go!"

They sat by the riverside. "Scott, you've been leading up to something lately. What is it?"

"Not now, but I promise that it will make you very happy."

"You could never make me unhappy. I love you too much!"

"You don't know how happy you make me when you say that. I love you too!"

"I wish I'd realized that I loved you sooner," said Betty leaning closer to him.

"Betty..." Scott murmered as he took her in his arms and kissed her.


Feb. 11, 1942

Betty and Scott sat at a table for two in the back of a fancy restaurant and dancing hall. "Scott, are you sure you can afford all of this? You've been spending a lot of money on me these last few days. I appreciate it, but you don't have to," said Betty.

"Money is no problem, and I like to see your smile when I give you something."

"Just being with you is a big enough present for me. I wonder what it would have been like if I chose Victor over you?!"

"I hope you would be as happy as you are with me, because I know I would be miserable if you weren't."

"I know one thing that would make me happy."

"What's that?"

"If you would dance with me."

"That would be my pleasure, my lady."


Feb. 12, 1942

Scott sat at his desk when there was a knock at the door. "Come in." It was Mapes.

"Hey, big guy, how's it going?"

"Wonderful, just wonderful!"

"You can tell by the glow on your faces. You two are lit up like a pair of movie marquees. Things must be going very well between you two."

"Better than ever. I have a big surprise for her on Valentine's Day." Scott took out the box, and showed her what was inside.

"Wow. That is beautiful. I would accept it if it was given to me."

"Especially if it was from Victor," joked Scott.

"Oh, would you look at the time?"

"So, you do like him?"

"Scott, that's none of your business."

"But it is Victor's," Scott reminded his friend. "You should tell him."

"I have no chance with him."

"Mapes, if Betty and me can do it, so can you. Take a chance and see where it leads."


Feb. 13, 1942

"Betty, you have to give me the low down," pleaded Gertie.

"We've been dating, and that is all. You'll have to ask Scott if he has anything more up his sleeve," said Betty.

"So you suspect he is planning something other then more dating."

"O.k., I admit it. I've asked him if he was up to something, and he said he was, but I'll have to wait and find out."

"Do you think it is going to be..?"

"I hope so, Gertie, with all of my heart. I love him more than anything."

"I hope it goes better then Jeff and Hilary's relationship."

"Scott is not the type to cheat or go off and get married to someone else."

"Well, I have to get back to the telephones."

Betty sighed and daydreamed of the idea of going further then dating. I wonder how much longer I'll have to wait to find out," Betty thought to herself.


Feb. 14, 1942

Scott sat in his office, nervous as can be. The day he was planning for a long time finally arrived.

"Good morning, Scott. Happy Valentine's Day!" said Betty walking into the office.

"Good morning. How about a present to start the day off?" asked Scott.

"Something like this..." Betty leaned over and kissed him on the cheek.

"No, something like this..." He grabbed her around the waist and kissed her.

"Wow. That's more like it!"

"Well, there is one more present coming to you tonight on our date."

"I can't wait. See you tonight."


Betty and Scott were dancing to a slow song. Scott held her very close with their hands close to his heart. They were silent as they swayed to the music.

Betty felt weak in Scott's strong arms. Her heart was beating fast, and her legs were like taffy candy. She was wondering when she was going to recieve her present.

Scott was getting more and more nervous as the night went on. He knew he shouldn't have anything to worry about, but it was going to be a huge change in his life.


As Scott and Betty got done eating he thought this would be the best time to pop the question. They had ordered a bottle of champagne, so he took his glass, and said, "A toast to yours, mine, and ours happiness for the rest of our lives." Then they both took a drank.

"Scott, what do you mean for the rest of our lives?"

"The reason I've been doing all this stuff for the last week was to build you up for tonight. Betty, I've loved you for a long time, and will you marry me?" asked Scott as he took out the little box.

"I will," said Betty. She took the box that he held out to her and opened it. Inside was a diamond engagement ring shaped like a heart with a little arrow through it. Her eyes started to filled with tears.

"Betty, don't cry. You've made me the happiest man on Earth."

"These tears are of happiness. Excuse me while go to the ladies room to fix my make-up."


Scott walked Betty to the front steps of the Barbican Hotel for Single Women. "Good night, the future Mrs. Scott Sherwood," Scott said with a grin.

"Good night, Scott." They looked into each other's eyes and shared a passionate kiss.

The End

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