(Forever) Yours

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Chapter 2 (v.1)

Submitted: September 20, 2010

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Chapter 2
 
About fifteen minutes later, Josh came back down the stairs and I had dinner waiting on the table. I lit some candles just because I could. The Macaroni was on the table with the ham sitting beside it. I poured some red wine too. It was a perfect, but simple dinner.
“Claire! Oh my gosh.” Josh said as I was putting food onto our plates. “Dinner looks great! So simple, yet elegant.” Josh sounded astonished. “Bear, you really know how to make a guy feel better.” I smiled at that.
I turned around to go hug Josh, but when I turned around I stopped and stared at him. He was only wearing a pair of gray sweatpants with his chest still wet from the shower, but of course I had seen his body before except tonight was different. His short brown hair was still wet and it looked like he tried to towel dry it, and then gave up. I’m not one to brag about my boyfriend’s body because he doesn’t have the hottest body in the school; although tonight, his 6’5” self just made me melt. His six-pack was glimmering like Edwards body in Twilight. His biceps were more toned then I had ever seen them. His sweatpants were low enough that I could see that sexy v-shape muscle only swimmers get. Josh is a swimmer. Josh is an all state swimmer. Josh has a part scholarship for swimming to Florida State University.
I finally hugged Josh and his body pressed up against mine. As he hugged me I felt his arm muscles tense up a little. “Thanks Josh! I thought the candles were a little much, but I lit ‘em anyway.” I pulled away but kept my arms around his neck and looked at him. I laughed because Josh had this wowed look still sitting on his face. “What do you think, baby?” I already knew what he thought, but I still asked anyway. “Claire, I think lighting the candles was a great idea.” He said as he kissed my forehead. It sounded stupid that he loved the candles, but Josh loves the little things. He says that they are the most important things in life.
We sat down fifteen minutes before eleven. We ate dinner and talked for a while. We talked about what we would do tomorrow and when we would leave for California. We had our entire summer planned together. It was, after all, our last time we would see each other for a while. We had until August. Josh would be attending Arizona State University on September 1st. Our plan for the summer was to start off with a going away party with our friends back in Nevada. Next, we would drive to my family cabin in Oregon and stay a few days. After Oregon, we would fly to California and spend a few days on an isolated beach. Then fly from Cali back to home, Josh would say goodbye to his parents, and everybody else and Josh and I would drive to Utah to spend a few days at his parents’ house in the country. We would rent a car and drive all the way down to Arizona State University where I would drop him off for college and then id fly back to Nevada.
So far we had the going away party and Oregon off of our list. Califronia, home, Utah, and Arizona State, here we come.
We decided we would leave on Sunday for California. Tomorrow was Saturday, so we would go hiking tomorrow; unless it snowed, then we would go snowboarding and ride some ATV’s. It was 11:30 when we had everything decided and written down. I told him I would clean up, but he told me we would both clean up. It was 11:45 when Josh left to go upstairs. He left me to start the dishwasher and turn off everything.
As I started to walk up the staircase, my hand running along the fine oak, I started to smell this amazing smell. It smelled like lavender. I was curious as to where the smell was coming from. I had not a clue what was to come.
Josh had changed the sheets in the master bedroom. He had changed them to a deep purple with endless light purple swirls. He lit lavender candles and put them on every surface, from the bedroom to the bathroom. And to top it all off, he spread purple pedals all over the bed. The pedals fell off of the bed and onto the floor, where they led into the bathroom, and towards Josh.
I walked into the bathroom staring down at the pedals, following them. I got to the end of the trail, and Josh was sitting there. Actually, he was kneeling. He looked up at me and smiled. I smiled back. I went to ask him what was going on, but he stopped me. He reached into the pocket of his sweatpants, and they seemed to be endless because it felt like it took him forever to pull out whatever he was reaching for. When he did pull his hands from his pocket I saw a purple box and my heart started racing. It dropped down into my stomach then jumped into my head, and free fell back down into my legs where it started to pound against me. My legs were shaking. Josh started opening the box and as he was opening it-slowly I may add-I saw a glimmer. He opened it and started to speak with “Claire, I could not imagine a day without you.” He continued with, “I never want to have to live a day without you.” He ended with, “Will you marry me?”
I fell into Josh’s arms, and without hesitation said “Yes!” Josh picked me up and carried me to the bed. He put me down on top of the pedals and pulled the covers over me. “Claire, this is the greatest day of my life. I’ve never been so happy.” He kissed me goodnight and walked over to his side of the bed. Josh crawled into bed and before I shut my eyes and fell asleep he whispered to my ear, “I love you, Claire, forever.” A tear rolled down my cheek and I whispered back, “I love you forever, plus one.” He rolled over to my side of the bed and said “Plus two,” I replied with “Plus three.”
“Plus four,”
“Plus five,”
“Plus six,”
I turned toward him, kissed him and said “Plus seven times infinity, I love you baby, goodnight” I fell asleep as Josh wrapped his arms around me, and it was the first time we had fallen asleep spooning.


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