Re: Thad & Dagny
The suggestion of name drew a loud, sharp bark of laughter from him, and he wasn't sure if he was impressed or horrified with it. On the one hand, he'd never particularly liked Gavin much and wouldn't want to be bandying the name about, even for a fake pet, but on the other, she wasn't wrong about its eyes. "You may be right about that," he conceded. "We should make sure we're recording if Gavin ever finds out."
When they made it to the next booth, they had to wait in a small queue but it was only a few minutes before it was there turn. "Let's see if those reflexes haven't abandoned me since the season's end," he said, waggling his brows at her. A subtle nod at the attendant, and he started his first turn. He passed a coin over and the attendant flicked her wand at the claw, releasing it for Thad to maneuver.
He missed purposefully on the first attempt, pouting dramatically at Dagny before passing another coin over for a second attempt. The attendant cast a subtle bit of magic, the little egg jewelry box being caught in the claw in a way that hopefully looked entirely of his own skill. It was his anyway, having been planted among the prizes ahead of time. As the prize was released into the little chute, he gave a little cheer, grinning at Dagny.
Getting the egg out, he looked it over speculatively. "Kind of shiny, isn't it? Oh hey, it looks like it opens," he said as casually as he could, though excitement and nerves were thrumming through his veins. He passed the egg over to her, hoping she would automatically sort out how to open it, and as she did, he dropped to one knee, not caring how ridiculously cliché it was to do so. As the rings inside were revealed, he said, "Dagny, I love you more than I thought it was possible to love another person, and there's no one else I want to be on this ride with than you. Will you marry me?"