I know everybody is sad that this story is ending…BUT! I have plans for the possibility of a part two story after I finish Unbreakable Bond. The story would be a continuation of this one and their lives together.
Oh, and many, MANY thanks to .1990 for her help in finishing this chapter. If not for her then it might not have gotten finished -_-
"Vanille…" I glanced at her phone as it vibrated on the table. "Hey Vanille your phone's ringing." She didn't budge. Poor girl had fallen asleep on the chair. I rolled my eyes, picked up her phone and flipped it open. "Hello?"
"Vanille?" The voice on the other end sounded obviously confused. And also sounded exactly like Fang.
"No, she fell asleep." I grinned. "So, I thought you were working Fang." Silence. She had been caught. "I figured it out on my own. So when can I come home?"
She let out a frustrated sigh. "That's why I was calling Vanille…You can come home whenever you're ready."
I smiled before standing up. "I'll see you soon then."
"Alright sunshine. I love you." I could tell by her tone she was smiling.
"I love you too." I closed her phone and placed it back on the table before making my way to the door. After sliding on my shoes and grabbing my belongings I left the apartment.
I slid my key into the front door of my home. The door unlocked with no problem, but still wouldn't open. Fang had the chain across it. I'm going to ring her neck when she opens this door. Frustrated I took a step to the side and reached for the doorbell. I shouldn't have to ring the doorbell of my own house. I moaned in slight embarrassment at the fact but pushed the button anyway. I heard the doorbell's singsong tone through the door. I really need to change that. I leaned on my left leg, placing a hand on my hip while waiting. This was ridiculous.
Open the door Fang. After another minute of waiting I balled my hand into a fist and pounded on the heavy wood. "Fang!" I shouted. A blush soon rose to my cheeks when passerbys on the street stopped to look at me. I'm gonna kill her. Finally I heard the clicking of the chain being pulled away from the door and it cracked open.
"Close your eyes."
"Why? It's my house." I glared at her, my arms folding over my chest.
I sighed and threw my hands up in the air. "Fine…" My eyes fell closed then there was a pressure on my upper arm. She led me into the house and into the kitchen. Even with my eyes closed I still knew the layout of my own home. "What smells so good?" She forced me to a stop then pushed down on my shoulders, causing me to sit in a chair.
"You can open your eyes now."
Obeying her, I slowly opened my eyes, a gasp escaping my lips soon after. The room was dark, only being illuminated by two white candles placed carefully on the silky dark red tablecloth that covered the otherwise wooden dining table. There were two wine glasses, filled with a red liquid I could only guess was red wine. She knew my weakness. "Fang…?" My words were breathless as I looked up at her, she only smiled and reached onto the table to uncover my plate. A simple, yet elegant meal. Steak, no doubt cooked perfectly, sautéed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
After placing a lingering kiss on my lips she smiled again and finally spoke. "I hope you enjoy, love."
She let her hand rest on my cheek for a few brief moments and I could feel her shaking. "What's wrong?"
"Why do you always think something's wrong?" She took her seat across the table from me and lifted her glass of wine.
"You're shaking." My head tilted to the side. "Did you do something that you have to make up for?"
She chuckled softly. "You always think the worst in people don't you?" I sighed and picked up my knife and fork. "I wanted to do something special for you is all."
"Nobody's ever done this before…" I took a bite of the steak, it was, in fact, perfectly cooked. "This is delicious." I looked across at her to find her eyes never left me. "You're making me nervous."
"I can't help it." She looked down but only for a few moments.
I tilted my head again and placed everything back onto the table. Something was off about her. She was shaky, her eyes danced around my face, never once locking with mine. She could barely hold the knife in her hand to cut into her own steak. "Why are you so…" I froze when I lifted my napkin and the tiny black box from earlier fell to the table. It felt like my heart was trying to leap out of my chest. I looked at her but it looked like she wasn't going to say anything until I opened it. With shaky hands I picked up the case and flipped it open. Instinctively I dropped it to the table and just stared at it. Inside was a ring. A pink rose shaped diamond set in a solid gold band. For a moment I forgot to breathe.
"Light?" I finally pulled my eyes off of the ring to see her standing beside me. I heard nothing but the beating heart that pounded like a drum in my ears. My stomach felt queasy. My mind wasn't functioning to put words together in sentence form, or any form for that matter. She picked the case up from the table and dropped to the floor beside me.
I swallowed a few times, trying to get rid of the lump in my throat that caused a burning sensation in my eyes. "What are you doing?" I didn't even hear the words that came out of my mouth. I took a deep breath, still trying to rid myself of the pesky lump in my throat that wouldn't go away. "Fang?" I was now shaking just as much as her.
She picked up my left hand in her own and looked up at me. "Claire…" She cleared her throat a couple of times before continuing. "Will you marry me?"
I was thankful I was already seated. If not I think I would have collapsed to the floor. My breath was shallow. I felt lightheaded. I watched as she pulled the ring out of the box. All I could do was nod. I wanted to scream yes, but my mouth wouldn't work. My voice box refused to respond to any signals from my brain to say yes. The ring fit perfectly on my finger. I threw my arms around her neck and kissed her passionately. We stayed there, hugging one another for what seemed like an eternity before I was finally able to speak. "Yes, Yes I'll marry you."
Like I said, I might make a part two to this story, after I finish, or get close to finishing, the one I'm working on now :) I know people will want more simply because of how I left it off. But I was satisfied with the ending, so you'll just have to wait for the next installment.