I have a problem, how to intensify asking for something without turning to loaded, negative begging.
Two heroic fugitives run from authorities and find a temporary hideout. Then two other brave souls full of adventurous spirit offer to take their place, throwing the pursuit off track. It's dangerous, it's generous, but hey, above all it's an adventure the two always dreamed about!
So here's what I wrote.
"Also, please don't forget you're helping us two fulfill our secret wish. We're not just offering. We are asking you humbly to let us do it!"
"Humbly" doesn't quite ring right for what I want to convey: the two are almost begging to be allowed to take up that mission. They aren't actually lowering themselves to begging, but they want it very much, and try to politely pressure the fugitives into complying.
Is there an adverb, or a phrase that would convey that better? How to make a request strong, still polite (vs 'ordering') and not groveling?