At any other time Inakil likely would have felt embarrassed for not figuring it out so easily. Then again, he probably would have figured it out at any other time, completely avoiding having to work it out in such a roundabout way. Luckily, Naji seemed perfectly understanding that Inakil wasn't quite reaching the correct conclusion on his own, and took it a few steps further to really hit it home. However, at first, Inakil was confused, the weyrbred man confused about Naji getting down on one knee, but only for a moment before it clicked in his mind what was going on. Once it clicked, his eyes widened and his jaw dropped just slightly open.
"Inakil, you are my best friend and my lover, but more than that you are my life. For without you there would be no me. Before I met you I was a man lost in a cave with no light to find his way out. You became that light to me. It would be my privilege and honor if you would allow me the chance to be that light for you for as long as we both live... Will you marry me?"
Inakil had never imagined he'd be in this situation of being proposed to. Shards, he'd never expected it at all, let alone Naji proposing to him. He'd been content with the idea that Naji and him would just be weyrmates, as it was the concept of devotion he had grown up with. Now here Naji was, blasting those expectations to pieces in all the good ways. So shocked he was that he didn't realize that Esca was watching, or that anyone else in the dining hall was watching as well.
"N-Naji, I..." he stammered, his childhood stuttering returning for just a moment in his shock. He felt his eyes water, blurring his vision for a moment before the tears beaded at the corner of his eyes. He cleared his throat to help keep himself under control, the fact he was pretty drunk forgotten for now, even if his slight sway showed he still was drunk.
Then, Inakil laughed, leaning forward, gently grabbing Naji's head between his hands, and resting his forehead against his.
"That was so sweet and corny," he laughed affectionately. "I love it. I love you. Yes, I want to marry you. I want to be with you forever." He continued to chuckle a little, holding Naji close to him for a moment longer. "I love you."