Hey there. I just wanted to say that in case you haven't seen the sequel… it's up and kind of wonderful. Thanks for reading Bringing Roses. Hope you like Skipping Stones.

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Eden woke from a sweet dreamless sleep. Light poured into the room through the large windows. He was quickly disoriented when he realized he wasn't in his bed. His arms moved and connected with a warm body. He looked down at Rose's sleeping face; it made his heart melt with joy. He brushed his thumb over her freckled check and sighed. He could get used to this, waking up every day with her by his side, their family in the other rooms, and small garden in the backyard. Yet, somehow it seemed that he wanted that life more than her. Every time he would bring up marriage in the last month she had blushed, stuttered, and changed the subject. Maybe he had to bring it up in a different way- other than joking.

"What are you thinking about?" she asked nuzzling his neck.

"You" he hummed running a hand over her back.

"What about me?" she smiled.

"Marriage" he whispered into her hair.

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"Sorry" he grinned.

"Well it's not alright" she grinned back.

"I'm sure it isn't" he chuckled, reaching out and taking a firm hold of her waist.

"I heard what my dad said to you yesterday"

"Yeah…"

"He shouldn't have said those things; he even said that he wants to apologize… so I am here to ask you to dinner at the Hawthorne household"

"Well Breakfast was great" he said rolling his eyes, "but I'll be there"

"You don't get a choice"

"I don't need one! I'll always pick you" he smiles shyly


Rose and Eden for the win.

Erin