Lana & Gavin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Gavin loves Lana. Lana loves Gavin. There is one thing left to do...

Submitted: December 29, 2012

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Gavin had taken me to a beautifully hidden place near the beach. It was the perfect spot to watch the sun set, and that's what we did. He'd brought a blanket and a picnic basket filled with food.

"What's all this for?" I asked him. He just grinned and sat, patting the spot next to him.

I looked up at the sky to see millions of stars shining. His arms were wrapped around me, his aroma filling me with happiness. It was at the exact moment I realized I wanted that – to be with Gavin, doing something that'll take our breaths away, every day.

He took my hand and we walked along the beach, the moonlight making it glow. By the time we reached a palm tree near the boardwalk, I was becoming suspicious. I let go of his hand and walked in front of him, blocking his path.

“Alright, this is getting weird. You’re either going to murder me or propose.”

Gavin grinned. It looked evil. He was going to murder me for sure. “You think I’d murder you,” he said incredulously.

“Yeah – I mean… think about it. The beach has been closed for two weeks, we’re headed for underneath the boardwalk, and you know I can’t swim...”

“Lane, I’m not going to murder you,” Gavin said laughingly.

Oh my god, I thought.

I looked up at him. My eyes were probably golf ball size.

He did not deny the latter.

“You… kind of ruined the moment, Lane.” He ran his hand through his hair, taking a deep breath. I was going to throw up.

“I, ah, had this big speech prepared. Now I forgot it.”

What had I eaten at the picnic? It was a ham sandwich. My vomit would be some shade of brown.

"Okay, so… I know it's been a rocky road so far. We have our good days, when nothing in the world could matter more than being with you. Then we have our bad days, when I don't want to talk to anyone but you. I sometimes say the wrong thing, and we're back to square one. But working it out with you, Lana, is what makes it all worth it. You're worth it all."

I beamed at him. He had no idea how much what he said meant to me.

"And that's why I'm going to do this."

He bent down on his right knee, and I gasped. He reached into the back pocket of his jeans, taking out a small black box. I brought my hand up to my mouth, my vision blurring with the tears in my eyes.

Gavin was proposing to me, the girl who thought love was an unreal emotion that was too impossible to grasp.

Well, I thought.Here it is.

He fumbled trying to open the box, and I could see he was just as nervous as I was. Then he opened it, the beautiful engagement ring inside. Gavin’s alluring green eyes looked up at mine.

"Lana Waller," he said.

I still couldn't believe it. "Will you marry me?" He bit his bottom lip, seemingly doubting the zero possibility that I would say no.

I was still in shock, I couldn't speak. I just continuously nodded my head like an idiot. The tears were already falling, but for the first time, they were tears of joy.

I held out my left hand, trying so hard to make it stop shaking, and watched as Gavin slid the ring onto my finger. He stood up and dusted his pants off.

"It's not that big of a deal," he joked, wiping the tears from my cheeks with his thumbs. I would have scoffed if I wasn't paralyzed.

"Say something, Lane."

I didn't know what to say. I went with the words that were going through my head.

"I love you."

He smiled. "I love you too."

I looked down at the ring. I was engaged to the most perfect man, for me, in the world.

Gavin placed his hands on my waist as I wrapped my arms around his neck, us both preparing for the awesome embrace we'd both receive.

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