If THEY (royal they) can get engaged, why not us?

Snail

 ‘Cos I really love love love you. Especially those wrinkly doleful eyes. Not to mention that fabulous looonnnng trunk. But really it’s your giant feet I dig the most. Pretty please. Just say yes. I know we’re worlds apart. But what the heck. It doesn’t matter. We are talking about LUV.

ELEPHANT

So sorry little snail. I mean you’re super cute and all and I do admire your flat-footedness and that spirally adorable shell. But the sad truth is we are awfully different. I mean, I must be a million times bigger than you. Look, fact is, I am just too busy. Farrrrr too much going on.

SNAIL

Like what?

ELEPHANT

OK. It’s a big secret, but I’ll let you in. I am going on a book tour this spring.  Soooo excited. You see, it’s pretty exclusive.

SNAIL

Hey! Can I come?

ELEPHANT

Sorry, little friend. It’s only for animals who are in FIRECRACKERS. You know, that book that Zaro wrote and that Jo painted the pictures for.

SNAIL

But, Elephant! Whoa. Hang on a minute. I am in that book, too. In fact, there are quite a few poems where I am the featured player. And Zaro asked me if I could go on the tour, as well. So we could both go!!!!! And we could get engaged. And we could be happy forever after. What do you say?

ELEPHANT

Well, Snail. That all sounds kind of cool. And heck, size doesn’t matter. In fact, nothing matters when you are in love. (blushes) I love you, little snail.

SNAIL

Awwwwwwww ( blushes, too) And I love you.