An evil witch, had cast a spell on a prince. He was only able to say, 1 word every year. If he remained silent and skipped a year, he could say two words, and so on.
It was the princes' desire, to marry a beautiful princess. , In order for her to understand what he was trying to say in one sentence, his proposal would mean silence for several years.
He waited two years for the " My Darling" part, and then another two, for the " Beautiful Princess"part, and finally, another 4 years, for " Will you marry me." 8 years had passed in total.
When the day came, he took the princess to a beautiful garden, bent his knee, looked into her beautiful sapphire eyes and said " My Darling, beautiful princess, will you marry me?"
The princess replied, " Sorry, what was that? I wasn't listening."