Esther quickly prepares a fabulous lamb leg. There are fresh rolls and a roasted jelly sauce. Everyone eats more than their fill. Everyone present in the dining hall is happy and content that Sno is safe. As Esther and Marian begin to clear the table, Charming approaches the King.
“Your Highness, could I have a word with you?” he asks. The King stands and leads Charming out to the balcony.
“Sno, I’m so happy that you are alright.” Esther sings coming over to her and pulling her into another tight hug.
“As am I Esther.” Sno says returning the loving embrace. “Do you know where my Father and Charming are going? ” she asks curiosity overtaking her.
Esther smilies, “My dear, I’m sure they are just having a moment together.” she says as she wipes her hands on her apron.
That night, Charming stayst in the guest tower. Sno sleeps in her room with guards posted outside her door. The King, fearful that her life may still in danger, is taking no chances. In the morning, everyone gathers for breakfast in the dining hall.
“After the meal, I would like everyone to join me in the garden. I have something I’d like to give to Sno.” The King announces.
Sno glances up from her plate curious. She looks at her Father, but his face is un-telling. Regina doesn’t even try to fake her excitement, and glares at Charming.
When the meal is over, Esther and Marian clear the table while the royal family gather outside. The King and Queen walk together leading the way while, Sno and Charming trail behind.
“Charming, what are you doing? We have to keep up.” Sno laughs, pulling him. But Charming stops.
He pulls her to him, and gazes into her eyes.
My love…Sno, you mean the world to me. You are my heart…my wish…my hope. Will you make me the happiest man alive and consent to be my Queen?”
“Oh! Yes, of course!” she replies, jumping into his arms. “Yes, Charming, I will be your Queen.”
Charming takes her into his arms, lifts her from the ground and kisses her deeply.
By now the King and Queen have returned to their side. Sno looks at them with love and admiration in her eyes. The King begins to applaud enthusiastically. Regina rolls her eyes, but politely begins clapping as well.
The King smiles wide and pulls Sno to him to hug her.
“Dearest Daughter, the gift I have for you is my blessing. I know you will be happy with Charming, and that he will be able to keep you safe. You shall be married tomorrow.”
He then whispers in her ear. “Once you are married, you will leave Eleabeth. It is the only way I can be sure that you are out of harm’s reach.” he says lovingly, tears filling his eyes.