Simply Denying the Request would have been Sufficient.
Being ill on Valentine’s Day, to put it mildly, is a recipe for disaster, because at the very least, you are likely to come across some lovely floral arrangements or decadent chocolate truffles. This is a recipe for disaster. There’s the fragrance of cologne and perfume, and then there’s the hope that the evening will go exactly as planned on top of that.
Despite the fact that this poor guy went to extraordinary lengths to ask out his special someone, the date they had planned did not go as planned. We have reason to believe that if she hadn’t blown her stack all over the place, she would have agreed. There is a good chance that she would have accepted the proposition if it had been made to her.