"You're serious?"


"How... um, how long?"

"Four weeks."

"And you're sure?"

"Yes, Sebastian, I'm sure."

"Shit. I mean, no, I don't mean... like... I just don't know what to... we just got the band ready for the tour... but guess I can... I mean... my mother's gonna kill me."

"You? I'm currently the unwed debutante mother-to-be."

"No, no, we'll fix this. It happens all the time."

"I'm not going to... do that."

"What? No! Not that. I was thinking..." He pulled his keys out of his pocket and removed everything from the keyring.

Sebastian took a deep breath, then dropped to one knee.

"Be serious. Come on."

"I am." He took her hand and slipped the keyring onto Olivia's finger. "Olivia Lennox... will you marry me?"

Olivia smiled down at him, then shook her head. "No, I won't."

"Look, Liv, it'll be all right. We'll figure it out."

"Sebastian? You're not ready to be a dad." Olivia sat on the edge of Sebastian's bed.

"Sure, I am. I can get a... a regular job. Still play on the weekends. My parents will help us out. I love you."

"I love you, too. I also know, you love your music. And you're going to do something huge with it. So, you're going to go on tour. And I'm going to... have a baby."

"What about college? You have a plan."

"The baby's not due until June, so I still have all next semester to get my general ed taken care of."

"You're serious about this."

"Yes. I am." She took his hand. "And I know you'd by lying if you said you'd rather stay around and be a family man instead of following your dream."

"Does that make me horrible?"


"You're an amazing woman, Olivia." Sebastian hopped up and sat next to Olivia. "I am totally writing a song about you."

"Don't you have, like, three of those, already?"

"Right. But this will be another one."

"Well, all right, then." She leaned against him.

"To be totally honest... I'm a little relieved." Sebastian hesitated. "I mean, it's kind of felt like we were running out of... like, we're good friends and everything but... I don't know. You know?"

Olivia nodded. She knew. She'd known for a while, actually.