Chapter 1

"Love you Dalton."

"Love you too, see you tomorrow."

"See you"

"And Jewls?"


"I have something to tell you tomorrow. It's really important. Can we meet in the park at five-thirty?"

"Sure!" I said with a smile. It was probably about our anniversary, since it was tomorrow. One year. Wow, it feels like we met only a week ago.

"Bye Jewls."

"Bye." I hung up the phone and took a deep breath. Talking on the phone with Dalton was like talking to a four-year-old hyped up on three bags of cotton candy that just came back from Disney World. He never runs out of things to talk about. I immediately picked the phone op to call my best friend, Charlotte.




"Hello, Pizza Hut, have you heard about our specials?"

Giggling, I say "Hey Charlotte, it's Jewls."

"Hey Jewls, how's it goin'?"

"Pretty good. Guess what? Dalton told me to meet him at the park!"

"So? You guy's have been dating for, what, a year now? You'd think that you would be past being astonished that he asked you on a date!"

"First of all, I am not astonished! Second, it hasn't been a year yet. That's what I was calling about. Tomorrow is our one year anniversary, and he said he had something to tell me. I think he might have something planned for it."

All of a sudden, she was really quiet. "You have no idea."

"You mean you know?" I asked.


"Well? What are you waiting for? Tell me!"

"Believe me, it's best it comes from him."

"So you won't tell me? Come on! I'll act surprised and-"

"No! Okay?"

"Fine, sorry. I'm just something wrong?"

"No, I'm fine. I just have a bad headache. You know, working at a pre-school all day."

"Sorry. I'll let you go then. Hope you feel better."



What was wrong with her? She never gets headaches at work. Weird. Well, I better get to sleep. For some reason, it feels like tomorrow will be… I don't know, different from what I expect. What ever, it's probably from eating all that pizza. I'll have to remember not to eat four slices of cold perogie pizza before bed.