Chapter 7: Back the Real World

Roger smiled as Mimi took off her coat and scarf off.

"I wonder what Mark did for Amanda? I hope it's romantic." Mimi smiled. Roger also took off his coat.

"I'm sure it is, but enough about Amanda and Mark. I have your present." Roger said.

"You already gave me your gift, remember? The hat." Mimi said.

"Yeah, but I was saving the best for last." Roger said backing her into a corner playfully.

"Roger!" Mimi laughed smiling.

"You see. I had a little money left over from when I left for Santa Fe. I have also been saving up a little from the shows." Roger said pulling out a small box from his pocket. "When I get a little more money, I will get you a bigger diamond." He said opening the box.

"Oh Roger!" Mimi said happily as she saw Roger get down on one knee.

"Mimi, marry me?" Roger said. Mimi jumped up and down in happiness.


At Amanda's house, Mark and Amanda had just entered.

"Sorry! It's mess again." Amanda said putting her stuff away.

"Don't worry. You haven't seen messy until you lived with Roger Davis." Mark said taking his coat off and sitting on her couch. She smiled and relaxed right next to him. His arm relaxed right around her shoulder.

"So, how was you're Christmas?" Amanda asked smiling.

"Wonderful because I'm with you." Mark said as she laid her head o his shoulder.

"No words can describe how I feel and hw much I loved what you did for me." Amanda smiled.

"Amanda?" Mark whispered.

"Yeah Mark?" Amanda said.

"I love you." Mark said like he meant it.

"I love you too." Amanda said back.

"Miss Hart, this is Mr. Harold Krum from downstairs. Your rent is 2 months overdue. If you do not have the rent paid by tomorrow, I will be forced to evict you." her answering machine said. Mark looked up from the pillow. Amanda was snoring on her pillow. Mark sat up in bed putting on his boxers and white tank top. He looked at Amanda again and got worried of what he was going to do. He stood up and went to the bathroom and when he cane back he saw Amanda sitting up in bed.

"Hey big guy." Amanda said smiling.

"Amanda, what is this about your rent being overdue?" Mark asked.

"How did you find out about that?" Amanda said putting her nighte back on.

"The phone rang this morning I let the answering machine get it. Your landlord said you were 2 months overdue." Mark said angry getting dressed.

"Well, I'm low on fianc├ęs. My job barely pays for my food. I was going to have my dad help me but he said no." Amanda said looking down.

"Amanda, this is serious. It's not like Roger and I's situation. We are squatters. Your not." Mark said. "So what are you planning to do?"

"I don't know." Amanda said sitting on the bed crying. Mark looked at her then looked down. He walked over to then bed and put his arms around her.

"I'm sorry. I had no right to get mad. Tell you what, you stay here start cleaning up. I will be back in a hour okay." Mark said standing up. Amanda nodded and watched Mark leave. She hoped that it would help her in some way. Roger woke up with Mimi on his cheast. She was still sleeping. Roger smiled as he saw the ring on her finger.

"Mrs. Roger Davis." Roger said smiling. Mimi moved alittle and Roger didn't move. He ddn't want to wake her up. He felt her breathing on his bare cheast.

"Roger!" Mark said yelling through the apartment. Mimi stirred in his arms. "Roger!" Mark yelled louder. Roger got up angry and opened his door.

"What Mark?" Roger yelled.

"I need to talk to you."