Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. I just want to thank all my wonderful readers and reviewers! You all are awesome and I love the wonderful feedback that you give me. Here's my little Christmas story. I hope you enjoy it!
disclaimer: I do not own CSI NY or any of it's characters. Nor do I own the song Winter Wonderland.
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Jessica Angell pulled her coat tighter around her body as she stepped outside into the cold Christmas Eve air from the warmth of the restaurant. She accepted the scarf handed to her by her boyfriend Don Flack Jr. As she wrapped her scarf snugly around her neck she glanced around, noticing the soft blanket of new snow that had fallen while they were eating. Snow was still falling silently, in big fluffy flakes, turning the city into a winter wonderland. Christmas lights decorated many of the buildings and trees that lined the street, creating a soft glow against the pure white of the snow.
Flack held his elbow out to her in a gentlemanly gesture. "Wanna go for a walk before we head back to the apartment?"
Tilting her head back to look at him she grinned at the sight of snowflakes in his hair and his cheeks flushed from the cold. "I'd love to. Where do you wanna walk to?"
"Let's go to Rockefeller Center to see the lights, and watch the skaters." He suggested.
Nodding she looped her arm through his and they set off toward Rockefeller Center, snow crunching softly beneath their feet. It wasn't too far to walk from the restaurant as they chatted and laughed, enjoying each others company.
As they arrived at their destination, Jess's breath caught at the beauty around her. She had never heard the city so quiet in all her years living here. The snow seemed to muffle all the sounds of the city, leaving them in their own little world. Christmas lights were strung everywhere, the lights twinkling merrily in the night. Snow had settled on the trees and bushes turning them white, the snow sparkling from the Christmas lights wound through the branches. They walked under a canopy of snow covered branches making Jess feel like she was walking through a fairytale.
Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland
They walked to stand by the railing overlooking the skating rink. A few skaters were out on the ice. There were several couples, a mother with a young girl skating around the edge, and a couple of girls in the center doing complex spins and jumps.
Leaning her arms on the railing she looked over at Flack who mimicked her pose. "It's so perfect, like being in a wonderland. I don't think I've ever something so beautiful."
He wasn't looking at the scenery. "Yea, neither have I."
Meeting his gaze she blushed and ducked her head. "I don't know about that."
Reaching over he lifted her chin up, blue eyes meeting brown. "I do." Leaning over he kissed her gently. "I love you Jess."
Smiling gently she reached up to cup the side of his face. "I love you to Don." Standing up on her toes she kissed him again. His hands came up to frame her face, pulling her closer to deepen the kiss. His lips were warm, the contact sending sparks shooting through her body, immediately warming her up.
Pulling back slightly he leaned his forehead against hers, their breath mingling, creating clouds in the cold air. Moving her in front of him, he wrapped his arms around her from behind, resting his chin on the top of her head. They stood like that for awhile, watching the skaters and the snow; both silent, content to just be with each other.
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town
It was awhile before he spoke again, his deep voice breaking the silence. "Do you remember when I first asked you to dinner?"
Laughing softly she nodded. "Yeah. You'd kissed me for the first time the night before. You came up to my desk and asked me if we could talk alone. When you started talking you kept stumbling over your words so I couldn't understand what you were trying to say."
"Not one of my smoother moments. I was so nervous. Never thought a classy girl like you'd go out with a guy like me. But I finally got it out. I'll never forget the smile on your face when you said yes…or how relieved I was that you hadn't shot me down." He chuckled.
"Our first date was so much fun. Remember? We went to a Yankee's game…they were playing Boston." She giggled. "A great game, beautiful day, cold beer, and the company of a cute guy, what more could a girl ask for?"
He twined their fingers together. "Look at us now. Still goin' strong after two years."
Tilting her head back she looked up at him over her shoulder. "And it's been a good two years?"
Kissing her lips tenderly he replied. "Yes." Placing another kiss on her forehead, he gently turned her to face him. Reaching for her right hand, he brought it up to kiss her fingers, resting their intertwined hands on his chest. "Jess…I gotta say somethin'. And I want you to let me get it out before you say anythin' okay?"
"Don, I-" She started to say something, but he quickly held a finger to her lips to silence her, his blue eyes serious.
"Please Jess. Just let me get this out ok?" he pleaded.
Concern filled her eyes. "Ok, Don. What is it?"
He took a deep breath before starting to speak. "I've never felt this way about anyone in my life. I love you Jess. You are so amazingly beautiful, kind, and generous. I keep askin' myself how the hell I got so lucky to have you in my life." He gently brushed her hair behind her ear as tears filled her eyes.
"You've been with me through a lot over the years even before we started datin'. I go to you when I've had a hard day and you always make everything better. You're the only one who can calm my temper." Jess laughed through her tears. "When I'm around you I strive to be a better man; to be one who really deserves you. And I know I don't have a lot to offer you. I only offer myself and hope that you accept me the way I am."
"What are you saying Don?" Jess asked cautiously.
She gasped as he pulled a little blue box out of his pocket. "I love you Jess. And I want to spend the rest of my life with you." He got down on one knee, opening the box to reveal a beautiful square cut diamond ring. "Jess, will you marry me?"
Her hands came up to cover her mouth as tears welled up in her eyes, mixing with the snowflakes on her skin to run silently down her cheeks. The emotions overwhelming her, she nodded, a huge smile breaking out across her face. "Yes. Yes Donny. I'll marry you!"
A grin crossed his face before he was on his feet, crushing her in a hug, his face buried in her hair. She pulled back to look at him for a moment before swiftly bringing his head down in a searing kiss. Jess tilted her head, her lips sliding over his, opening to give him access. Their tongues tangled, the kiss slowing to a seductive crawl that left them both gasping for air.
Jess stared at him for a moment, her brown eyes sparkling and snowflakes peppering her hair, before she grinned excitedly and threw her arms around his neck. He straightened his tall frame causing her feet to leave the ground, his arms tight around her body to support her. She kissed him again, this time with all the love and joy in her heart.
Gently he set her back on her feet, taking the ring from the box and holding it up in front of her. Holding out her left hand she let him slide the ring on her finger. It sparkled and shone, reflecting rainbows from the lights surrounding them. "I love it Don. It's beautiful."
Blue eyes shining with love, he kissed her fingers. "You're beautiful Jess. Merry Christmas, Sweetheart."
Her smile deepened, flashing her dimples. "I love you too. Merry Christmas, Donny."
Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland
What do you think? I was thinking of continuing this if ya'll like it and doing the next chapter in Flack's POV. It would be the same story just from his view. And then maybe doing some more chapters and each chapter would be different characters. Just throwing that out there. Let me know what you think. Thanks so much for reading! Please review!