Title: I do

Written by: Somnion

Disclaimer: I do not own Alvin and the Chipmunks. They belong to Bagdasarian Productions.

At long last, I finally updated. This story took some time to think up and I hope you guys will enjoy it. The story flow may be a little more serious as compared to how I wrote the first chapter of this story. I hope I didn't throw Alvin and Brittany out of character, mostly Brittany. Anyway, please enjoy and I hope it pleases you readers. Now lets all give a big round of applause for the next bachelor and soon-to-be bridegroom, the outgoing, charming and irresistible leader of the Chipmunks, Alvin Seville.

Chapter 2: Alvin and Brittany

It was a long time, six years, since they last walked hand in hand. The years were good to her and she had definitely become much more beautiful than when he had last seen her. Her ice-blue eyes seemed to be bluer in the moonlight and her auburn hair was much longer, draped over her shoulders and reaching past her back, than it was six years ago. He had figured all the insecurities and awkwardness had been cleared at dinner but when they were alone, he realised that he was mistaken. Something had happened six years before and from the looks of things, it was still affecting things now. Six years ago, he and the Chipette he was now walking with had got into another one of their everyday squabbles, only that time things had spun horribly out of control. They were debating furiously on the choice of college to attend, Brittany insisted on a college in Britain; her reason for the choice was that she wanted to study theatre and to become a classically trained actress. Alvin on the other hand, wanted to study music in the States and continue in Dave's footsteps in becoming a songwriter and an accomplished musician. Neither had been willing to compromise and in the end, they decided that they would go their own separate ways. The argument was never resolved and the Chipmunks and Chipettes left to go to college. Alvin knew full well that the six years they had been separated was all due to their quarrel and part of the reason why he volunteered to pay for tonight's dinner was in hopes that he could somehow try to make up for the trouble he had caused his brothers and the Chipettes. Yet, when Brittany volunteered to pay herself, he knew that she was thinking about that incident too and she, just like him, was trying to make amends.

"I'm sorry, Alvin," she said suddenly, her voice small as though a whisper.

"For what?" Alvin asked. He knew very well why she had apologized for but she had caught him by surprise that that was the best response he could muster.

"All these years we were apart," she continued. "Simply because I was acting so stubborn."

"Hey, it was my fault too," he said warmly as he placed his hand on her shoulder. "We both were acting like kids."

Brittany smiled at the gesture and let out a humourless chuckle. "It's been like that since day one, huh? The two of us fighting all the time?"

"Yeah, remember the first time we met. We were fighting over the 'Chipmunks' name and you were so desperate to win that you had Jeanette tamper around with our microphones so we'd sound like toads on stage."

"I was desperate to win? Well, what about you, Alvin?" Brittany asked, Alvin's recount of her past trickery bringing her dynamic and lively attitude back in order to rebuke his accusation. "You were so desperate to win that you threw a blueberry pie in my hair, lied to us about our audition time and framed Theodore for lying about the time when he was telling the truth and on top of that, you and your brothers dressed up as my sisters and I, all in order to butcher our audition."

"Nice recount," Alvin said with a satisfied smirk. "That's the reaction I was looking for, Brittany. You just don't seem like yourself when you're all mopey and upset."

Realising Alvin's ruse, Brittany allowed herself a smile. Alvin really was one-of-a-kind when it came to cheering her up and she couldn't think of anyone who could do it as well as the red capped Chipmunk could. Seeing the change in the mood, Alvin took Brittany's hand, telling her that he had somewhere he wanted to take her. Brittany was all too happy to oblige, she liked surprises and it had been too long since she had last been out on a date with her childhood sweetheart. They walked together, his hand holding hers and leading the way. Finally, they came to the clock tower in the middle of town. Alvin opened the door that led into the tower and together they ascended the long flight of stairs until they reached the top. At the top, there was a door but it had been locked for the door led to the balcony. Brittany began to wonder why Alvin had brought her here in the first place since the door to the balcony was always locked; but when she saw him take out a couple of loose metal wires from his pocket and pick the lock on the door, she realised that the trouble-making side of the blue eyed Chipmunk had not left him yet, despite him now being a young man of twenty four years. She didn't mind though for she had always secretly found that little facet of his personality very attractive. He led her out carefully onto the balcony and there, they sat together with the view of the entire city just below them.

"It's beautiful," Brittany exclaimed as she felt the cool night breeze tug at her hair. "Oh, Alvin, this is just so romantic."

"You should see this place at sunset," he replied. "It's even better then."

Brittany, at that moment, couldn't think of anything that was any more perfect than what she saw before her. The lights below the city lit up like stars in the night sky, mirroring the ones that were above them. The cool night breeze stroked her cheeks and played with her auburn tresses with their many invisible fingers. It was like reading a page from a romantic storybook, the words and the pictures coming to life. Nothing could possibly ruin such a blissful and heavenly moment, or so Brittany thought.

"Who could that be?" asked Brittany as she looked to her cell phone as she heard its unmistakeable beep.

Alvin watched in annoyance as Brittany answered the phone. Although she told the caller, some bloke by the name of Pierre or Pedro or something or another, that she was busy, it was rather vexing to have other boys call the girl you're dating while you're in the middle of a date. He asked her who it was when she hung up and Brittany replied that it was an old college mate and she casually asked to talk about something else, a suggestion that Alvin was all too eager to accept. However, this college mate was a persistent one and no sooner than ten minutes later did the cell phone ring once again. Alvin calmed himself as Brittany picked up and told the guy off but his patience with Brittany's ringing cell phone was wearing thin. Still, he didn't wish to ruin the evening, especially not after the enchanting mood that had been set. Yet, when the phone rang again, Alvin decided that he had had enough.

"A...Alvin?" Brittany called as she noticed him get up. "Where are you going?"

"I'm leaving," he replied as he stormed to the door. "You can have the rest of the date with Mister 'Can't-Stop-Calling-You-Even-Though-You're-On-A-Date'."

"Alvin, please," she pleaded as she grabbed his arm. "Don't get angry. Let's not ruin the date. Not on such beautiful night."

Brittany was trying hard to save the date; she really didn't want him to leave. But he was angry and he didn't see just how much she had wanted him to stay. He freed his arm from her grip and turned to her in a fury, saying words which he knew he would later regret.

"Have you any idea how annoying it is to have guys call the girl you're dating when you're in the middle of a date with her?" he yelled. "Even I wouldn't answer calls when I'm on a date. But then again, you couldn't really care, could you? It's always been about you and your needs, hasn't it Brittany?"

He had more to say but was stopped short when he felt a sharp, stinging sensation hit him across his face. His eyes shot open as he felt the pain surge through his cheek as her hand slapped across it. Then there was a strong and awful silence. Finally, without a word, she left through the door they had come in, leaving him alone with his thoughts and the hurting reminder of his foolishness. The last thing he saw of her was the hem of her red dress as she walked through the exit. He sank down into his seat, his mind now constantly berating himself for his idiocy and his impulsive mouth. Simon had warned him about it, not to give in to his impulses, to practice restraint. Now she had left, the sound of her hurried footsteps on the flight of stairs echoing in the clock tower was proof of that. This was not at all how he had hoped their long awaited meeting would have been like. He stayed there for sometime but finally got tired and left, locking the door behind him. He wandered aimlessly around town, not wanting to go home to sleep and dream, not yet anyway. His feet must have been guided somehow, for he soon found himself at the doorstep of the Chipette's tree house. He would have expected it to have been unoccupied as it had always been the last six years, so it was indeed surprising to find a light burning inside. The door was locked but it didn't matter. Alvin had become an expert at climbing and making his way to the Chipette's balcony was no difficult feat. The window, fortunately, was open and the young Chipmunk let himself in. He found her lying down on the couch, her back facing him and asleep. He tapped her shoulder softly but when she didn't respond, he pulled a chair next to the couch and sat next to her, his arm laying on the armrest and waited for her to wake. Strangely, his fingers made their way to her long tresses, smiling as he wound a strand of her beautiful auburn hair through his fingers then unwinding it in a single motion. The subtle touch of a person playing with her hair woke her, but she didn't stir. She knew who it was and although she still hurt, she hadn't felt him touch her hair in such a way for a long time.

"I didn't think it would end up like this, fighting the first day we meet after six years," he said suddenly. She gulped silently, wondering if he knew she was awake. Still she did not move.

"But then again, what should I expect?" he continued. "It's like you said, we've been at this sort of thing since day one."

Brittany then knew that Alvin still thought she was asleep, he would never babble like this, in such a sincere manner, while she was awake. He was just too proud sometimes.

"I've dated many girls before," she heard him say. "Still, all those girls would last about two weeks before the relationship ended. You wanna know why?" Brittany began to prick up her ears and listened intently.

"I didn't know at first but then when I thought about it, I guess it's because I never felt the same with them as I felt when I was with you. Even though we fight most of the time, there's still something I still like about you. Heh, maybe I'm a masochist. I like getting pummelled and fighting."

Brittany had to do her best to stop herself laughing after Alvin's sudden and rather comical comment. She still didn't move as she heard Alvin continue his extremely embarrassing confession, a confession which she knew she probably wouldn't hear this way if he knew she was now awake.

He continued to play with her hair lovingly, slowly continuing his confession, "I really missed you, Britt and if the six years apart taught me anything, it's that I don't to want to miss another thing anymore."

Of all the Chipmunks, Alvin was the one who had trained his vocals the most and his voice had always been one of his best qualities. His last sentence had reminded him of an old song which he had liked and slowly he began to sing, almost to himself but loud enough to be heard.

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you're far away dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause Id miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Lying close to you, feeling your heart beating
And I'm wondering what you're dreaming
Wondering if its me you're seeing
Then I kiss your eyes
And thank God were together
I just want to stay with you in this moment forever
Forever and ever

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause Id miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

I don't want to miss one smile
I don't want to miss one kiss
I just want to be with you
Right here with you, just like this
I just want to hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And just stay here in this moment
For all the rest of time

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cause Id miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I'd still miss you baby
And I don't want to miss a thing

Don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
I don't want to miss a thing

Perhaps he was a bit more courageous after his song and moved his fingers from her hair to stroke her cheek. Her face was hidden and as his fingers descended, he was shocked when he felt a warm wetness that spread across the Chipette's face. He pulled his hand back in fright and shock. She had been awake and now, she was crying. How long had she been awake, he wondered? How much had she heard? Most important of all, why was she crying? He watched as she rose from the couch, her back still facing him, her face hidden from his view so he couldn't tell what was on her mind. Still, she looked enchanting; her figure was lined by her red evening dress, her long her hair and her slender arms. However, these all did nothing to help calm Alvin's nerves.


"I missed you too," she whispered softly through her light sobs, interrupting him.

A silence descended over the young pair and Alvin sighed in relief, grateful that he had not upset her. He summed up that she had probably heard his entire confession by now and all the cards were on the table.

"I'm sorry I hit you," continued Brittany as she rubbed her tears away, still facing away from the red clad Chipmunk.

"Don't worry about it," Alvin assured with a light chuckle. "I deserved it."

Feeling a little more confident now given that their little lover's spat was behind them; Alvin got up and sat himself next to the blue eyed Chipette. She seemed to shy away from him, so much so that Alvin began to wonder if it was actually Brittany or Jeanette. Still, she could just be playing hard to get, Brittany always did like the drama.

"Brittany," he called as he turned her slowly so that she faced him. Her eyes were a little puffy after her crying but he could make out the slight blush on her cheeks, a sure sign that she was just as enamoured with him as he was with her.

"I don't want to miss a thing, Brittany," he said with a smile.

"Neither do I, Alvin."

Then, getting down a knee, he took her hand as she looked on expectantly. Few words were said amongst them but at this point, they weren't necessary, because they both had made their minds up. He had no ring but she didn't mind, it didn't matter at the moment now, she just needed to hear those few words.

"Brittany, will you take me for your husband?"

"I do. Will you, Alvin, take me for your wife?"

"I do."

As they closed the distance, their lips meeting one another, the message was as clear as the view they beheld at the clock tower. They were never going to miss a thing. They'd be there for each other. Through rich or poor. Through health or sickness. They'd be there for each other.


Chapter Two Ends

I hope this was entertaining. I really enjoyed writing this and i hope you guys enjoyed reading it. As always, reviews and your thoughts are priceless to helping me better my writing so please tell if you liked it or if there's anything you guys think I can improve. Thanks everyone.