My Life is with You

6 months later: Marco and Jenny were as happy as they could be. They lived in a beautiful apartment, far enough away that they felt like they were on their own, but just close enough to their parents so that they could see them whenever they wanted to. And they were doing well for themselves. Marco ended up getting signed by a record company and he was working hard on his first solo album. Jenny was getting involved in Community Theater and she was also a model for a few popular magazines.

"Baby, I'm gonna be a little later tonight. I have to pick something up on my way home." Marco said as he kissed Jenny. "Okay, what is it?" Jenny asked curious.

"Can't tell you now, you'll just have to wait and see." Marco smirked. Jenny sighed. "Oh come on, just a hint." She laughed as she put her arms around Marco's neck.

"Nope, gotta go. Love you" Marco smiled as he raced out the door.

Marco was out of the studio about six o'clock that night. His next stop led him into the parking lot of one of the most popular jewelry stores in New York. He stepped in and went to the front of the displays.

"Mr. Bamonte, we have been expecting you. The ring you were requesting is ready." A sales person said cheerfully as Marco approached. Marco smiled "Perfect! Thank you" The sales person went to the back to get the ring and came back a couple minutes later carrying a black velvet box.

"Thank you so much, I really appreciate everything." Marco shook hands with the sales person.

"You are so welcome, good luck and I hope she loves it."

Meanwhile back at the apartment, Jenny had been pacing the house all day, wondering what Marco could possibly be picking up and why he was so anxious to do so.

Just then, there was a knock at the door. When Jenny opened it, Joy had popped in.

"Hey Jen, what's up? Hey, why don't we get a little shopping in today?" Joy said anxiously. Little did Jenny know, Marco had asked Joy earlier in the day to pick Jenny up and get her out of the house so that he could get the place ready.

"Sure, I could go for some shopping. Marco's not home anyway." Jenny smiled.

"Great!" Joy said excited.

About 2 hours later, the girls came back. Jenny said her goodbye to Joy and unlocked the door. She walked in to find candles and roses everywhere.

"Marco? What's going on?" Jenny said with a little nervous laugh. Just then Marco came out looking just as handsome as ever.

"Babe, what are you doing?" Jenny said, practically lost with what was going on.

"I need to ask you something, but first come sit on the couch." He took Jenny's hand and led her to the living room and sat next to her.

"Baby, I love you so much and you mean everything to me. When I came to PA four years ago, I wasn't sure what was gonna happen in the future. I never realized that I would end up meeting the girl of my dreams. I found my soul mate when I was fifteen and it's just been amazing ever since. I know in my heart I want to spend my life with you. I am so lucky to be in love with my best friend. So with all that being said…" Marco pulled out the black velvet box from his jacket pocket. Jenny went wide-eyed. She couldn't believe that this was happening.

"Jenny, will you marry me?" Marco choked out as tears started to come out of his eyes. Jenny sat there in tears. They were coming out so fast; she could not catch her breath.

After a little bit of silence, Jenny finally choked out. "Yes, of course I will!"

Marco took the ring out and slipped in on Jenny's finger with the biggest smile on his face. Jenny buried her face in her hands, still in shock. She finally threw herself in Marco's arms. "I love you so much!"

"I love you too Jen." Marco could feel himself start to cry again.