"Kelly... it's beautiful."
Emma walked into Roxanne's with him. He wore a dressy nice white button up shirt and black pants. She wore a long peacock strapless dress which was green and had the blue feathers on the end of her dress. Her hair was longer, still the same blonde, and eyes.
Ever since Kelly had started working for his father, he had begged Emma to come with him and little did she know how rich Kelly really was, how fortunate. His father owned two hotels and was a very successful business man and soon, Kelly was going be handed down those hotels.
Emma had been dating Kelly since College, they graduated a year ago and yes, she had gone back after their little 'fiasco' back at their first college. She decided to go to a private school for designing and she really liked to make wedding dresses.. who knew right? And because Kelly's father was so known, he had helped her also get known and she was almost one of the top Canadian wedding designers.
She still loved her environment studies, don't get her wrong. You should see the house she just moved into with Kelly, mostly his, but he let her do whatever she liked to the garden. It was a three story house, his father's was bigger.. mansion like.
"You deserved it." smiled Kelly as the waiters in the fancy dim lighted restaurant moved their chairs back to sit.
It was so fancy that even the waiters had those silk nice napkins around their bent up arms. Emma always wondered if they ever got sore arms..
She smiled to Kelly though and said sweetly, "Thankyou..."
"Well it's our 3rd anniversary."
Emma froze. Oh no, oh god it was.
He smiled sheepishly, seeing she forgot, "It's okay, I mean... remember when I screwed up when we first started dating? I count that night as our anniversary."
"The night you played guitar outside my parents house." smirked Emma, remembering. He was such a dork.
She remembered she had a rough time with thinking Kelly had gone back to his ex when she was at his front door when he and Emma returned from their first date. I don't know, he had been Emma's first guy since- you know who and we shall not speak his name- and Emma had wanted it to work out cause he was actually a good guy. Sweet, successful, charming...good boy. Someone who could let her forget for at least a little while.
"I couldn't believe you thought I'd pick that girl over you, Em. You're a dime a dozen." he smiled to her and said honestly.
Emma blushed a bit but smiled back and tapped her fingers on table, "So what's to eat?"
She ruined the moment, but he let it pass, picking up their menus and just passed it to the waiter to take it away. She gave a look of confusion..weren't they going to eat?
"Already planned." he insisted.
Emma tilted her head but nodded slowly. Though, her inner feminism wanted to remind Kelly that she didn't need a man to order for her but...she knew it came from a sweet place.
"where is everyone? I thought this was like, one of the top places in town." she teased, looking around the restaurant to see they were the only ones in there.
They had moved here a year ago, they had to for Kelly to be near his fathers work so he could work for him. The city was Ottawa, nearly 7 almost 8 hours away from home...Emma rarely visited but found some time to call her parents now and then and Manny around every holiday. With that thought, she shifted.. she actually missed calling Manny last holiday, and the one before that. Oh my god, it had been almost 8 months since she'd talken to Manny.
They use to be so close. She felt horrible when she left but she needed to, home was...bad, with painful memories she was sick of walking by all the time.
"I bought the place out." grinned Kelly, his eyes sparkling by the candle light, "Just a night for us. Alone."
The waiter came over and began to pour them some wine.
Emma's mouth dropped. Oh wow. . .that was really, expensive, all of this. He totally didn't need to do this, she would of been fine with even just cooking tofu tacos tonight at his hou- their house instead.
Emma couldn't remember the last time she went out on a fancy date to a restaurant..
A flashback hit her hard.
It was the middle of senior year in high school, when Sean had just gotten out of jail and brought her out for dinner. He had set up a dinner for just him and her too, only with 100 candles lit around them, and really alone.. no waiters to bug not even Spinner since it was just in the Dot ... but it was so damn sweet how hard Sean tried to make it romantic and nice and it did look really good. Her heart melted just by looking around and into his eyes as he held his hand in hers across the table. She remembered to this day that he wore his blue buttoned up sleeve shirt that clung nicely to his every muscle, and the color matched his blue sparkling eyes..
"Emma, are you okay?"
Emma snapped out of it and plastered a smile on, "Oh yea. Sorry" she blushed, "just so amazed at all this." she told him, looking around and grabbed her wine glass.
Kelly raised an eyebrow with a dopey grin, watching her chug the wine.
"Emma." he finally cleared his throat, coughing slightly as he reached over under the table.
Emma oddly tilted her head, wondering what the HECK he was doing under there til he came back, holding a box. Don't worry, it was a big velvet box, like for a necklace.
"Kellyyyy." Emma said sing song like, giving him a hopeless look. He was too good for her... really, he was.
He whiped his forehead, which Emma giggled a little at the sweat dripping off it. Why was he so nervous? She bet she'd like it. Oh! It was probably those pearls she was looking at the other month..
Emma opened the blue velvet box slowly, and her breath stopped.
He had tricked her. In the big box, in the middle of it, was that tiny ring.
Emma blinked and saw him begin to move down beside her at the table, taking one of her hands in his and Emma thought she was going to go into shock.
He's proposing.. ohnonono, please.
"Emma Nelson." he began, taking that ring out of the box and looked up into her eyes while on one knee, "Would you marry me?"
He slipped it only halfway, waiting for her answer and began to be a nervous wreck just watching her reaction. He couldn't read her, her mouth was still hanging and her eyes blank, staring at the big crystal diamond and gold banner ring, on her finger.
"Kelly..." she whispered, shaking her head to try and snap out of it but her heart was pounding.
Tell him. You can't marry him Emma.
shut up, yes I can.
No you can't, cause you're already-
"I'm already married." Emma whispered out loud.
Kelly dropped the ring off her, going into shock himself and the ring dropped onto the floor with a dinging noise that echoed the room.
Emma closed her eyes painfully...