A/N: Hey everyone! This is an idea that just popped into my head, and wouldn't go away unless I wrote it down. This prologue is extremely short, but that's why it's the prologue, not a chapter! Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I do not own anything This Lullaby.

Dear Dexter,

I hope your tour's going well! Everyone at Stanford's crazy about Truth Squad. They can't wait until you guys come here!

School's been good. Ever since break ended, I've been keeping busy with homework and friends and stuff. Angela says "hi!," by the way.

Dexter, this is one of the hardest letters I've ever had to write. You're really important to me, and I would never want to do anything to hurt you, but lying to you would hurt worse in the long-run. So, here's the truth: I've met someone else.

I'm really sorry it had to end this way, but I think it's for the best. You're on tour, and I'm here at Stanford. Our lives are heading in different directions right now, and I think it would be better if we were just friends right now.

I want you to know that you still have my full support while you follow your dreams. If you're ever in town, let me know.

Give the guys my regards!


Dexter laid back on his bed in the bus, pushing his laptop off of him and onto the bed. He had read that email at least a million times since it had come in yesterday. The truth was, San Francisco was the next stop on their tour, and San Francisco was only about half an hour from Stanford. He glanced at the laptop, seeing the email staring back at him. He angrily clicked the "Delete" button, which caused the computer to topple off his bed. He sighed and rolled over, reaching under his pillow and pulling out a small velvet box. He opened it, revealing a simple ring with a silver band and a small diamond. He closed the box and shoved it back under his pillow. Dexter stared out the window as the tour bus drove past the city limits of Hollywood. In approximately six hours, they would be in San Francisco, and he still didn't know if he was ready to face the girl he was in love with yet.