"SPENCER!" the usually calm and cool rock chick yelled, as she woke from the worst dream of her life.

"Ash, what's wrong?" soothed a startled Spencer, who was now cradling her girlfriend in the centre of their ridiculously large bed, toothbrush hanging out of her mouth like something you would expect to see in a movie.

"I just had like… a nightmare!"

"Aww… what happened? Was Kyla in it again?" she giggled, trying to get the look of sheer horror off of her best friends face

"No. It was so real though Spence. I thought I lost you!"

"Come on! You know that will never happen! I love you too much!"

"And I love you too Spence, but I don't mean like that….. Like, you died!"

"Well I promise you I have no plans of that happening any time soon."

Ashley was starting to cry. This was a rare sight, even for Spencer. The tough girl, who never lets anyone know how she really feels, was sat there in front of her best friend, her lover, on the verge of a breakdown.

Spencer leaned into her and almost moulded to Ashley like the missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle. The embrace was so deep, full of meaning and love. True love

Finally the couple emerged from the almost dreamlike state they had let themselves fall into. And after a slight kiss and what seemed to be a lifetime of staring into each others eyes, Spencer climbed over her once again calm and cool girlfriend, over the massive bed and started searching for something.

"Hey Spence! Come back. I wasn't done yet!" Ashley let out a devilish little giggle as she thought of what she could be doing to her partner, and then broke into uncontrollable fits of laughter as Spencer tripped over a pair of shoes at the end of the bed, still in frantic search of something.

"Spence, what are you looking for?"

"Umm… Nothing… I'm sure I put it here somewhere…"

She suddenly let out a cry of joy and lunged for the jeans she had thrown off the other night.

"Wow! Slow down! What's so important that you have to fling yourself halfway across the room?"

"Umm… Nothing" the blonde looking very embarrassed, shuffled over to the dresser and quickly stashed the object into a drawer. "Umm… Hey, umm… my parents want us to over there for dinner. Mom seems to think that we haven't been over there in ages."

"Ok. When exactly was the last time we went to see Mr and Mrs C?"

"Good point!" By this time Spencer had rolled onto the bed, almost knocking a somewhat shocked Ashley off of it. They laughed at each other as Ashley tried to tickle Spencer with her feet until they settled, Spencer lead sat up against the pillows and Ashley's head hanging off the side of the bed, so that their legs were joined together in a mess of limbs. Spencer slowly rubbing her foot against Ashley's leg.

"Yeah but I mean, we have both been quite busy lately. Between you signing to write more songs for Madison, and me going to UCLA. We've hardly even seen that much of each other"

"Yeah I know Spence, and I am so sorry about that…"

"Don't be! I should be the one saying sorry. I feel like I'm sponging off of you and your inheritance. I don't even have a job yet!"

Ashley sat up. "And you're not going to get one either! I don't want you to be waiting on people, or doing some crummy job like that just because you feel you have to pay for stuff! Seriously Spence, you aren't sponging off of me. Or my inheritance. I asked you to move in didn't I? And I knew then that you would be off to collage and that I would support you! And I don't have a problem with that."

Ashley rested her head on the pillow next to Spencer and reached over and rested her elbow on her arm, her hand stroking the few stray hairs out of her face. She leaned onto Spencer and gave her the lightest, most intense kiss that could ever be given. Spencer pulled back though. Her mind on something else. Something more important. But what could be more important to Spencer than Ashley?

Ashley stopped in utter confusion. A million thoughts went through her mind all at once. Has she found someone else? Does she regret moving in with me? Could the woman of my dreams be having second thoughts about everything?

"Hey Ash, snap out of it! What's up?"

"Oh! Umm… Nothing. Spence? Do you regret moving in with me?"

"Of course not! Oh my gosh! Where did you get an idea like that?"

"Well it's just that for the last few days you haven't really been yourself."

The blonde shifted slowly off the bed and moved towards the dresser that she had left not so long ago.

"Well there was one thing that has been playing on my mind." Her voice was uneven and tears had found a way to her eyes. "Umm… well it's been what three years ago now that we first met?"

"Actually. Its three years to the day… exactly"

"Rig… Right. So yeah three years and do you remember that day. When we were sat in your room at your Moms' house and we were laughing about how much boys suck?"

"Yeah. I remember it like it was yesterday." She let out a small bleat of laughter. "Hey Spence, where's this going? Cos I love reminiscing and all but I really need to…"

!and that was the first day that I started to think that I might not be straight. I mean, you're the reason that I realised who I really am. And I guess I just wanted to let you know that I am so glad that that happened. That we happened… Damn I'm so bad at this!" She hung her head. A now very confused Ashley rushed across the bed to hug her girlfriend.

"Spence!" Spencer looked up, tears filling her eyes but she wouldn't let them escape. "Just say what you were trying to say"

"Cant I just start again?" she sobbed

"Go for it!" Ashley walked over and lead on the bed, leaving Spencer stood alone with her hand in the dresser, feeling around for the object that she had put there earlier.

"Well I was going to do this a long time ago, but I could never find the right time."

"Ashley, you make me so happy and I can't imagine my life without you. I don't want to because for me, that would just be torture of the cruellest kind."

Ashley sat up and wriggled to the edge of the bed, listening so intently to what Spencer was saying that she has slipped into a kind of trance.

"You complete me Ash, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. You are not just my first. You are my forever."

She had finally found what she was searching for in the drawer. Spencer was holing a small red velvet box. With a shaking hand, Spencer reached out to her frozen girlfriend and knelt. Slowly she opened the box.

In it were two solid gold rings, finished with diamonds that sparkled in Ashley's flooded eyes.

"Stay with me forever Ash. Promise me. Or even… Marry me?"

"Of course I will!"

Ashley leapt at Spencer, knocking the box shut and out of her hand as she fell onto her back.

Ashley pressed down against Spencer and started to kiss her new fiancée. Each kiss even deeper than the last.

Eventually the couple stopped for air

"Actually Spence, there's something I need to tell you"

"Yeah?" Spencer was too lost in Ashley's eyes to care what she had to say now. What ever little confession she had to make didn't matter anymore. 'She's mine' Spencer thought.

"That dinner tonight with your parents, I asked your Mom if she could tell you to go over there. See I was going to propose to you tonight. In front of your whole family."

With those words, Spencer snapped out of Ashley's eyes, "What?"

"Yeah, I even asked your parents if I could have you. Your dad was over the moon."

"And my Mom?"

"Not so much. But she came round." she giggled

Spencer rolled over so that she was now on top of Ashley. "Well I guess I beat you to it then!" She grinned as they started kissing…