He loved her and wanted the whole world to know it. The antique postcard of the Trevi Fountain, to be mailed immediately upon his arrival in Rome, was the most sincere and sentimental way to express his eternal love.
In his best penmanship he wrote, "Will you marry me and be mine forever? Love, Brett".
Whitney never received the postcard. Heart broken, she could only surmise that the ocean embraced Brett and it alone knew the meaning of the words, "snail mail".