"Wake up, sweetheart..."

Damen shook me gently, trying to rouse me. I was disoriented, and then I remembered why I was here. We had been living together for about a month. I didn't want to leave Sabine, I missed her. Although she hadn't quite approved of it, I moved in anyway. I wanted to start spending my life with Damen, even though we hadn't...you know...

"It's too early..." I mumbled. I groggily rolled over and looked him in the eyes. He is so sexy when he wakes up early. His hair was disheveled, he had a wild look in his eyes, and the most distracting part was that he was shirtless.

"But I couldn't get to sleep last night. The rain kept me up! Five more minutes..."

He chuckled softly and replied, "But Ever, don't you know what today is?"

I pretended to think about it for a minute, rubbing my chin, thinking, "Of course I know, it's OUR ANNIVERSARY! Why would I forget the day I MET you?" But I decided to have some fun with it.

"Hmm...I don't know, I'm pretty busy today. I need to go buy some things for the house, and of course, it's Sabine's birthday, so I have to buy her a gift. Oh, and the party this weekend, I need to get some decorations, plan the food..."

He looked heartbroken, so I took mercy on him. "Of COURSE I know what day it is. It's our anniversary! Happy two-year anniversary, sweetie," I said as I kissed him.

Damen looked pretty satisfied as we kissed passionately. When we were finished, he held me in his arms and said, "Happy Anniversary, honey. I hope you know that I love you so much. And I know that you have some errands to run today, but I need you to leave the evening free."

"What for?" I questioned suspiciously, raising a brow. But he simply got out of bed and refused to answer. I just sighed. "You know I hate surprises. It's gonna kill me, and I can't even die!" But he just kept his mouth shut, so I ran over and playfully tackled him. We both fell to the ground with an oomph. I rolled over, so I was on top of him. "You can't get away that easily..." I teased, kissing his neck seductively.

"Mmm...maybe you should punish me..."

But then I stood up and ran away, yelling, "I call dibs on first shower!" He just shook his head in laughter and went to get the newspaper.

When I was in the shower, I wondered what his surprise was going to be. Maybe it's just a date night. We are probably just going to go to a fancy dinner. We never get to do that. It'll be nice, just the two of us. But we don't eat...Maybe we will go to a movie! Yeah, I have been dying to see that new George Clooney one! I bet that's it. And he thinks he can fool me!

So I dried myself off and put on jeans and a ratty t-shirt. I had a busy day ahead of me. I had to get started on the errands. I don't know why, but Damen had planned a party. It was probably to show Sabine that we were okay living together. I guess if Munoz was there, it wouldn't be so hard on her. It was a barbecue, so we could use the kitchen for once in our lives. But since it was Monday, I had plenty of time to plan and set up the party. And since we graduated, I decided that I wasn't going to get a job. We could just manifest the money.

I went downstairs, where Damen was reading the morning paper.

Anything good?" I asked him.

"Not really," he answered. "I just need something to do."

"Okay, well I'm going to go get some food and supplies for the party. I will be back in about 2 hours. I love you."

"Love you too," Damen replied. I bent down, and met his lips with mine. Even today, his kisses can leave me breathless. I returned the kiss with great enthusiasm, and soon I broke apart, breathing heavily. I waved goodbye to my one true love, and left the house. I climbed into my Miata, I kept wondering what Damen had planned for us tonight.