I stood, leaning up against the wall of the hallway while Dexter fidgeted around in his pocket to find the key. He smiled triumphant as he jammed the card into the door and swished it open. The whole suite was pitch black, seeing as how we decided to come home and celebrate our engagement while the rest of the guys went club hopping.

Look at us, a boring old married couple already. My fiance lead me into creepy and dark suite, flicking on lights occasionally.

He gripped my hand tighter as he led me through the living room and out onto the very impressive balcony, overlooking the dark Los Angeles skyline, glittering with lights and sparkles. Off in the distance behind the buliding, I could hear the crashing of the waves against the rocky pier. I walked up, abandoning Dexter at the door, as I leaned up against the balcony, perching myself at it's side and taking in the view. I inhaled deeply as I felt Dexter wind his arms around my waist, nuzzling my neck.

"I can't believe you said 'yes',"He sighed happily as I leaned back against his embrace. I smiled.

"Ohmygod." I breathed again, suddenly completely forgetting about the thousands of people dangling over a cliff-hanger as they waited for my answer. I simply stared down at Dexter, grinning up at me like the Cheshire cat.

Did I want to say no?

Dexter and I had only talked about marriage a view times, but all of it was playful. We decided we wanted to get another dog to keep Monkey company (if the Monkster was still around). After some teasing, we decided on the name Zebra in order to honor tradition with the names of other animals that is an animal. Dexter thought a Dalmation would he hysterical with that name, but we'd cross that bridge when we came to it.

Did I want to say no?

Dexter is sloppy and messy. He can be arrogant and the laziest person I have probably ever met. He is a rock star with girls hanging over him constantly. We bicker and he is always giving me bruises.

Do I want to spend the rest of my life with him? Yes.

He is sloppy and messy but he cleans up when he knows I'm coming over, just to make me happy. He gives me complete control to organize and clean, without interfering. He usually just leans up against the doorway and watches me with an amused expression. He can be arrogant and I could be a bitch. He puts up with that, especially around a certain time each month. He is lazy, but he has been working so hard to keep the band afloat and singing music. He's not lazy, he just needed the motivation.

We bicker and he gives me bruises, but it's fun to fight sometimes. We yell and blow off stress and steam. And if the fights lead to us horizontal on the floor of his apartment back home, then that's fine with me. If the the bruises on my head are from the headboard and amazing sex, not that big of a deal.

What about other things? Like school, his band, our parents. Where would we live? What kind of job could I get? Would we always have to be separated, even if we're married? What if we get a divorce? Look at our mothers, we don't exactly have good role models for stable relationships. Except ours is stable and has been. We've argued over the phone, but in a way, it makes it that much better to be with him. And it's not just for the first few days. My euphoria is constant, up until the day he leaves again.

My internal debate had lasted only about thirty seconds, instead of what felt like hours. I looked down at Dexter, love filling his eyes. I crouched down closer to his face so no one could hear me because of the microphone. Not even the front row could.

"What if I were to jokingly say no, just because you embarassed me in front of thousands of people? And this will be all over the internet and T.V?" I threatened, smiling at him playfully.

"Then I'd cry like a schoolgirl and cling to your leg and beg for forgiveness until you said yes." Dexter responded snappily, without even phasing him. He must have seen my response coming.

"Okay then. To save yourself from furthur humiliation." I grinned, tears coming to my eyes once again. "Yes." My whisper was for him and him alone.

Before I knew it, I was in his arms with his lips on mine as the crowd roared monsterously behind us. But all I could focus on was him. Forever. The way it should be.

Wweeellll... him and my new gorgeous diamond ring ;)

"What? Did you really think I'd say no? Do you think I don't love you enough to marry you?" I asked quietly, turning around in his arms until I was facing him, with my back pressed up against the railing. I knew he wouldn't let me fall.

"No. I know you love me. Like I love you. I just realized that wasn't the smoothest way to propose." He admitted with a laugh. His face looked so gorgeous, lit up by the skyline and activity below us.

"That is true. But that's why it was perfect Dexter." I told him with a smile, tightening my arms around his neck. "I hate to break it to you honey, but you are not Mr. Smooth. It was a proposal from Dexter and I love it. Even though I was humiliated and Lisa is mad at me because she found out on the internet like point two seconds after it happened." Dexter threw his head back and laughed. The sound filled me up, seeping up the hole that was there slightly when we were apart. Now my ring will be the perfect stopper plug for whenever I miss him terribly.

"I love you Dexter. So much." I whispered to him in the darkness, completely serious now.

"I can't wait for you to be mine forever." He whispered back, leaning down closer to me.

"I can't wait to be yours forever. No matter how corny and hypocritical I sound." I giggled softly as his lips met mine.


I'm so sorry that A) this took soooo long to update and B) it is kind of short.
I had mundo writer's block on this story and I figured I should at least update it and get things going slowly again then take even more time and never update.

I really hoped you liked it and that is it for this story. No more. Fin. Finished. Finito. Done. Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom. This story was basically just about their proposal and reunion. Them making promises to each other.

I am in the middle of writing a sequel so stay posted towards my channel and you'll see it soon, I promise. ! *holds out pinky*


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