A/N: This is a third instalment in the series, A Thorned Rose originally written by Lilmickey2008. I continued it by writing a sequel: An English Rose. Now, I continued that onward with it as it had such a good storyline. ENJOY!


Location: A beach, Dominican Republic, 8:30pm EST.

"James." Jen whispered into his ear. James tilted his head down and looked at Jen.


"I love you."

"I love you more."

"No you don't."

"But I do." James playfully argued. Jen twisted around in the hammock and stared into James' eyes.

"No." Jen whispered as she leaned forward and kissed him softly.

"Okay, fine. You win…this time." James winked. Jen laughed and laid back down, her head resting on his bare chest. She looked out to the ocean and the sunset. James leant down and kissed the top of Jen's head. He then looked up to the seemingly endless ocean in front of them. He didn't know where they were headed in the rest of their lives, but James was perfectly content knowing that Jennifer would be there beside him every step of the way.

Jen took the last sip out of her beer, set the empty bottle down on the sand, and turned back to James.

"Shall we head back to our room?" She winked. James chuckled quietly. He looked down at his watch: it was just after 11:00pm.

"We could…or we could just stay right here." He suggested.

"It's a bit cold out now, don't you think?"

"I can keep you warm." James said in a flirty whisper. Jen grinned.

"You could…but as much I love lying here with you, I think I would prefer something more stable to sleep on."

"All right, we'll go in." James said. He and Jen got out of the hammock and began walking hand in hand towards the resort's beach side cabins.

When they walked in to the privacy of their cabin, James immediately leaned down to kiss Jennifer. She pulled him closer into the kiss, and eventually they fell down onto the bed. Jen pulled away from James and stared into his slightly mischievous eyes.

"I love you." Jen whispered with a huge smile on her face. "And…" She continued. "I never ever, in a million years thought that I of all people would settle down and marry someone. I just didn't think it was for me. I guess I had never felt true love before and I couldn't possibly realise just how…love can change a person." Jen felt tears of happiness in her eyes. James took his thumb and gently wiped them away. He kept his hand on her cheek. Jen began stroking her fingers through his short black hair.

"Jen, I promise I won't ever abandon you, nor leave you heart broken, or will I ever give up on you no matter how difficult things get. I love you."