I spent a good amount to time Friday evening and Saturday morning thinking about where, when and how I wanted to present my Knight with his ring.
First, I took him out to dinner. Actually, I had planned a picnic dinner at our favorite park, but my Knight asked if we could go out. Going out to dinner is a big deal to him - he sees it as a way to pamper me - so I indulged him. After dinner I told him I wanted to go to our favorite park to watch the moonrise. As we got out of the van I slipped his ring on my left pinky and made sure to keep my Knight on my right side so he wouldn't feel it on my hand.
We walked and wandered around for a while until we came to what I thought was the perfect spot. The bright orange yellow super moon reflected in the water in as we sat on a bench. We could see the moon itself between the columns that are the main feature of this spot. Toads splashed and called to each other in the pond while some sort of tree dwelling animal made creaking and knocking noises from the far side. We sat on our bench talking about random things for awhile before I started asking how my Knight was enjoying our arrangement. He agreed that he's happy and content. Happier than he's been in a long time. My Knight told me he feels lost when I don't lead. He looks to me to keep him on schedule and to help him get things done, meet his goals and reach his dreams. He said when I don't do that he doesn't know what to do next and has absolutely no clue what I want from him.
I turned so that I was fully facing him and said, "You know I have no intention of ever going back to the way things were. I like the arrangement as much as you do"
While we were talking I slipped the ring from my left pinky to my right. Now, I took his left hand in mine and slipped the ring on his left finger.
"I love you." I told him. "This ring is a reminder to both of us that I am leading us. And that you like it that way. You're mine, and I take my place as your leader happily and willingly."
He didn't say anything at all. My Knight slid from the bench and onto his knees in front of me and laid his head on my chest.