It buzzed and it whirled while she followed the instructions, just
like Patrick had done.
When she was finished, her heart answered Patrick's:
"I will love you even longer," she smiled.
"I will love you my whole life," said Cricket, "'til death do us
part. And I'll love you even after that!"
"Even after that?" repeated Patrick in a question.
"I'll love you furever and ever," said Cricket.
"When are you getting married?" she asked.
"Very soon!" said Cricket, hardly able to contain her excitement.
"Well no wedding is complete without your gold tag rings," she the
cashier, handing them the fasteners for their wedding tags.
"Oh, said Cricket, "they are beautiful. We will exchange these
on our wedding day!"
"It must have rained while we were in there," said Patrick, splashing
in some newly formed puddles along the way.
"Look up there!" exclaimed Cricket. "A rainbow!"
"That's not just a rainbow," smiled Patrick. "That's someone
crossing the bridge. Someone must have earned their wings today...
I wonder who?"
"Remember," he told her, "I have friends over that rainbow bridge.
Every time someone crosses it to earn their wings, the others there
send us extra love."