~*Dancing In The Moonlight*~

I didn't know what Landon had planned for tonight, he'd seemed very secretive today and almost all week. I half expected him to do something. After all this was Landon Carter.

He was coming over at 6:30. I had begun to get ready at 6:00, since I didn't need too much time, since it seems a little difficult for me to look slightly decent these days. But Landon still insists that I am beautiful, no matter what in his eyes.

So, I put on my blue flowered dress, and my pink sweater that he'd given me. I pulled my hair back into a loose ponytail just as he arrived.

Daddy had shown him in and he was sitting on the couch when I walked down the stairs. When he saw me he immediately stood up and gave me a hug and a quick kiss on the cheek, since my father was in the room.

"How are you?" He asked me.

"Just fine, thank you." I replied grinning at him.

"Great. Come on, let's go upstairs." He said taking my hand, beginning to lead me up the stairs.

"Wait a minute, Jamie. I would like to talk to you before you go up with Landon. Mr. Carter, you can go upstairs while I have a talk with Jamie." Daddy said, looking quiet serious.

Landon went upstairs, while I walked over to daddy, sighing slightly.

"Yes, Daddy?"

"Jamie, boys like that...they...they have certain expectations..." He began, and even though I had heard this lecture before, I stood there half pretending to take in all he was saying.

When he finally finished, I smiled sweetly and said, "All right Daddy. I understand."

"Good. You can go join Landon now, have fun sweetie." He replied, leaving to go into his study. I thought this strange of him to say, considering the lecture he'd just given me. I shrugged it off though, and went upstairs to Landon.

I could hear music drifting down the stairs from somewhere in our house, and when I reached my room I was in for a big surprise.

"Jamie." Landon said, taking my hand.

"Landon...what's going on?" I asked, as he lead me through the open window onto the balcony.

"It's your surprise, baby." He said as I was swept onto the center of the balcony.

"Oh Landon..." I breathed, as he began to slow dance with me. Once again he had fulfilled another item on my list.

"But how?" I asked leaning my head on his shoulder.

"I talked it over with your father, and I got Mama to teach me how to dance. I've been planning this all week." He replied.

I lifted my head up and gazed into his eyes, "I love you so much." I said, kissing him.

He kissed me in return, as we continued to dance together in the moonlight.

We danced all night long, talking and laughing a long the way. I couldn't believe that he had done this for me. I enjoyed it very much.

"Bye Jamie, I'll see you later." Landon said hugging me and kissing me at the same time.

"All right Landon. See you soon. Good bye." I replied, doing the same.

As I watched Landon make his way to his car, I knew I would never forget this night. The night we danced in the moonlight.