“NeverEnding” Chapter 7
I was speechless. The tears were streaming down my face. “Ohmigosh Justin! A thousand times yes!” He slipped the ring on my finger. I threw my arms around his neck and his arms went around my waist. He kissed my lips. It had a gold band and a 14carrot diamond in the middle. “Sorry it’s not much. Didn’t have much money.” “No Justin. It’s perfect!” I couldn’t stop staring at it. We walked home. The lights were off. Justin flicked the lights on and everybody screamed ‘Surprise!’ They all stood there patiently waiting for me to say something. My dad piped up. “Well!?” I think he knew what had happened. I shot my hand up and screamed, “I’m engaged!” Everybody cheered. It was a perfect birthday party and engagement party in one. I couldn’t ask for a better life. We ate, drank and had a good time. It was about 9:30 pm when everybody started to leave. Justin grabbed my hand and we ran upstairs. We sat on my bed and did nothing. “We need to talk.” I said “About what?” “Two years ago.” “What’s there to talk about?” “Everything.” We talked about what happened after the flash and how it effected us. “It can’t be that bad, considering we are getting married.” Justin said. “I know.” He kissed my forehead. “Get some rest. Okay princess?” “Alright.” He got up and walked out. I sat there reminiscing about the beautiful ring sitting there on my left hand. I finally got up and changed into sweats and a baggy tee. I laid in bed and turned out my light.
———— May 2 8:25 am —————-
I woke up with a stinging pain in my side. I looked at what had happened and there was an indentation of the diamond in my skin. It was all red around it. I got up and stretched like a cat after nap time. I scratched my head messing up my bed head even more. Everyone was downstairs enjoying breakfast. A plate was set out for me. I didn’t feel like eating. I sat down anyway. Justin came through the back door holding wood with my dad. They set it by the fireplace. “It’s supposed to storm tonight. We were thinking about curling up on the couch, lighting a fire, and being a family tonight.” Nothing was said. We just nodded our heads. I picked at the oatmeal in front of me. My mom grabbed my hand and pulled me out of the kitchen. The sky was black already and it wasn’t even noon yet. “I know your scared. So me and your dad are going to take care of all the wedding plans. All you have to worry about is finding that perfect wedding dress. Ok?” I hung my head. “K.” She wrapped her arms around me and squeezed me tight. I hugged her back. We let go of each other. “Thanks mom.” “Your welcome sweetie.” She said kissing my forehead. I walked upstairs into my room. I slipped on my slippers and grabbed a teddy bear. I walked back downstairs. I sat on the couch. I pressed my knees to my chest and the teddy bear against my face. My mom started to make hot coco while my dad tried to start the fire. It started to lightning and thunder. It soon started to pour rain.
My mom came out with the hot coco and my dad finally got the fire going. Justin noticed me sitting there with the hot coco untouched. He sat next to me. He put his arm around my back. “Babe, what’s wrong?” he whispered. “Nothing.” I laid my head on his shoulder. He left it alone. He didn’t fight with me on it. After about thirty minutes, the rain settled and slowly stopped. I randomly got up out of Justin’s grip and walked outside. I sat down on the front step and looked out. Justin soon joined me outside. He sat there next to me not saying a word. A flash of lightning filled the sky. “What’s wrong? You can tell me.” He finally said. “You think I would be happy, but I’m not. I have so many questions and zero answers. Why did this happen? Why are we two years older? Why is everything back to normal? And most of all how did all of this happen over just one wish? Especially when I had wished it all the time, why did it just happen the last time? I just don’t understand.” Justin sat there hopefully thinking. “Well, forget about all of that. And focus on what’s ahead of you. Don’t let stress take over. Be yourself.” Another flash of lightning. Then a big boom of thunder shook the foundation. The rain started to come down hard. “Maybe we should go inside!” I yelled over the rain pounding on the window pains. “First.” He grabbed my hands. His lips met mine with a wet kiss. He pulled back. “Alright. Let’s head in!” He grabbed my hand. He led me inside. “oh you two are soaking wet! Go upstairs and change. Justin we might have some clothes for you!” We rushed upstairs. I ran into my room and quickly changed. I ran downstairs to see if Justin was down there yet. “Guess what!” Justin said running up to me. “What?” I asked grabbing his hands. “I’m moving in with you guys!” “Thats so exciting.” He pecked my lips. So much excitement on such a rainy day. We walked to the couch and sat down. He wrapped his arm around me. I laid my head on his shoulder. He kissed my forehead. We sat there looking at the fire just waiting for the power to go out. Finally after about 30 minutes the power went out with a big strike of lightning. My mom was putting out candles the whole time. Me and Justin got flashlights. Me and Justin found the flashlights upstairs in the hallway closet. We walked down the stairs to see the whole bottom floor covered with candle light. It felt like I just walked in wonderland. I was just in awe on how pretty and romantic it looked! Me and Justin sat on the couch. I laid my legs over his legs. He kinda gave me a foot rub with my socks on. I grabbed my new iPhone 4s that I got a month before. I had a new text from a girl named Carly. It said. “Hey girly! I can’t wait to see you at the mall this weekend! You can bring Justin! I’m bringing my bf, so ya. They can hang while we hang! K. Bye!” I showed the message to Justin and he said he wanted to go. I whispered in his ear, “I don’t even know who she is.” “So what. Go along with it.” “Okay.” I laid back on the pillow. I put my phone down and tried to fall asleep. Justin grabbed my hand while I napped.