He let out a quiet little laugh at the idea of it. No matter what she said, Dick was intensely aware how much the idea frightened her. And yet here she was. Carrie never had let something like fear interfere in what she wanted. It, like most things she did, made him smile. "I love you. But you're supposed to get down on one knee." He grinned a bit, then sank to the floor himself.
"Allow me. Carrie, will you... stay married to me?" It didn't have quite the same punch, but Dick tried to sell it as much as he would have done if he were asking her to marry him for the first time.