Friday, February 14th, 2042
Rona Walekino has been known as an engaging sort ever since joining the Misty Mountain Hops, but the fun-loving right fielder took that to a new level this week. Walekino, 28 , proposed to her long-time girlfriend on the Weathertop Tower, surprising her with a ring she’d brought from the Lonely Mountain as part of a master plan she managed to keep secret for months.” I had this planned for quite a while,” said Walekino.
“Once I heard we were going to tour the country as a team, I figured it was a pretty cool opportunity. Then SGCBL heard about it and stepped in and rolled out the red carpet for us and it was just awesome.” Walekino told her girlfriend that they were going on a tour and needed to get dressed up. Tolkien Baseball provided a fake “tour guide” who led the couple around, while Walekino waited for the perfect moment.
“When I got down on one knee and asked her, she didn’t answer at first,” she said. “I’d instilled in her that we’d be close to 40 when that would happen, so she was pretty shocked. But after 5-10 seconds, she finally gave me an answer, which of course was yes. I couldn’t be happier.” The hyperactive Walekino thought of everything on this one, even realizing she shouldn’t trust herself to bring the engagement ring with her while abroad.
“One of the smartest things I ever did was give that thing to Tarechorion (*Gomdrol),” Walekino said, “because I figured if anybody was going to lose it, he could afford it.”