"I... I don't know what to say." What a foreign feeling that was, to be so completely caught off guard. If he'd been expecting anything, it definitely wasn't that. He took her hand in his. "I didn't think you'd want to leave me. Not really. I thought you might panic and run away and be afraid of coming back, but... I've never been more glad to be wrong. I love you, Carrie."
He took a deep breath and looked at the envelope. "But you know that we're married, right? I know that you never thought you would be. That's why I thought we should get divorced, so that one day, when we were both ready, I could ask you again. Are you telling me that... that you are ready to be married?" She hadn't returned his ring. But he didn't want his hopes up.