His gaze wandered away from her, a pensive expression crossing his face before he nodded his head. "Yes..." He tilted his head as he listened closely, forehead wrinkled in thought. He had a feeling he knew where this was going, but he would remain quiet for the moment and still allow her to finish, only for her to confirm what was already in his mind. Offering her a smirk, he stepped forward, taking her face in his hands and gazing into her sparkling and suddenly glossy eyes.
A scowl appeared on his face for a fleeting moment, saddened that such a harmless question would cause her to turn emotional. "Of course you can, my little love." Leaning in, he pressed his lips to her forehead, pulling her into his warm and loving embrace. "I was actually a bit worried that you hadn't asked me this already."