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II "Stalling"

Betty walked into the apartment she shared with Daniel. He was in the kitchen, by the stove cooking. Betty walked over to him and hugged him from behind.

"Hey, honey, smells good." Betty said with a smile.

Daniel turned around and faced her with a smile. He pulled her close into his arms and kissed her passionately.

"Hey beautiful." Daniel said charmingly. "Yeah, I'm cooking your favorite, Spanish tortillas."

Betty laughed.

"Mmm, that is my favorite, you remembered." Betty said before kissing him once again.

Daniel pulled her even closer and kissed her stronger.


Daniel and Betty were sitting down at the medium sized dinner table in the dining room of their apartment, eating dinner. Betty was chatting away about her work at the publication and Daniel was listening ever so attentively:

"So, yeah, that's when I told him, no because we want it to be more of a wintery feeling for the shoot." Betty said in between eating. "Even though, it's almost Spring, but-"

Betty stopped and shrugged.

"Anyway, that's the issues of the life of a woman in publication." Betty said with a laugh.

Daniel scoffed and smiled.

"Yeah, soon enough, I'll be knowing all about those type of issues." Daniel said lightly.

Betty looked at him with an eyebrow raised.

"Yeah? Oh wait! Did he call?" Betty said with growing excitement.

Daniel tilted his head to the right slightly and smiled.

"He said he would tomorrow." Daniel said with a hint of promise in his voice. "So, hopefully he'll call and let me know he can lend me the start up money and from there, I'll be ready to start up my own magazine publication-Meade Magazine."

"Oh that's so GREAT, sweetie!" Betty said as she got up and walked over to him, sitting on his lap and kissing him gently.

He laughed and kissed her back with a smile. Within seconds, he lightly pushed her away.

"Um, I-I thought also we could talk tonight about setting a date." Daniel said lightly with a smirk.

Betty looked at him with slight confusion.

"A date?"

"For our wedding." Daniel said with a now faint smile. "I was thinking, on April twenty-first, the day you and I first met at Mode."

Betty looked down with a slightly put off stare.

"Oh, um, Daniel, we have so much time to worry about dates and stuff, I mean really." Betty said as she got up and walked back to her seat to sit.

Daniel raised an eyebrow slightly and nodded once.

"Well, yeah but don't you think we should talk about it now?" Daniel said. "I mean, that way, we can start planning and getting things ready."

Betty looked at Daniel with an unsure stare. She quickly picked up her wine glass and began taking long, gulps. Daniel laughed and sat back in his chair and shook his head.

"Betty, you're nervous." Daniel said with a smirk.

Betty looked at him with both eyebrows raised, as she put the wine glass down on the table.

"What? I am not." Betty said with a nervous laugh.

"Yes you are." Daniel said with a laugh. "I can always tell when you're nervous. So, what's wrong?"

Betty looked down at the table and sighed slightly.

"Well, April twenty-first, isn't that kind of soon to be getting married?" Betty said with her voice slightly raised.

Daniel frowned briefly at her and shook her head. He sat forward in his chair, something he always did when he found himself getting tense.

"Well, no, I mean-Betty, I want to marry you, I-I don't want to wait. I mean, I want to be committed to you now, I mean, don't you want that too?"

Betty looked down with a faint frown.

"Yes, of course Daniel. I just-I don't want us rushing into this. I mean we just got engaged and then there's work-I mean, when do I have time to stop and plan for a wedding?"

"Well, you have me and I can help you plan." Daniel said with a brief smirk. "I mean, I was head of Mode, I think I know a lot about planning things-fashionably."

Daniel laughed.

Betty sat back in her chair and sighed again with frustration.

"Daniel, I-I just don't-want to-I think we should hold the wedding off at least a year."

Daniel looked at her with surprise.

"A YEAR? Betty-Betty, that's a long time away, WHY?"

Betty stood up and started pacing back and forth.

"I just-I need TIME, Daniel. I mean-"

"Yeah and I think being together for a year already is enough time." Daniel said as he got up and stepped in front of her, taking her hands into his. "Betty, I don't want to wait another moment to be your husband. I LOVE you."

Betty looked down and scoffed with a faint smile.

"Yeah, but you ARE willing to wait two months away?" Betty said smartly.

Daniel looked away and scoffed with a smile.

"Come on, Betty, you know what I mean." Daniel said. "I mean, wow-if I didn't know it better, it would seem like you don't want to marry me. I-I mean-is that it?"

"NO, of course that's not it." Betty quickly said with a smile.

"Then what is it, Betty?" Daniel asked in a pleading type voice.

Betty sighed and looked down at the floor, thinking. She looked up at him and faked a smile.

"I just need some time, Daniel, ok? Please?" Betty said lightly. "A day or so, and then I promise we can talk about dates and chapels and all alright?"

Daniel scoffed and shook his head as he looked down at the floor with a brief smile. He looked back up at her and nodded.

"Ok, ok yeah, sure. Maybe this weekend then." Daniel said. "We'll sit down, discuss everything."

Betty faked a smile and kissed him briefly on the lips.

"Thank you, honey for understanding." Betty said with a smile.

Betty took a step to walk away but Daniel took hold of her arm lightly.

"Betty um, you-you do want this though, right?" Daniel asked lightly with a slightly serious and worried stare. "I mean, us getting engaged to be married, this is what you want too, right?"

Betty looked at him and frowned lightly with a smile.

"Oh Daniel, yes of course, I love you." Betty said as she hugged him warmly.

Daniel briefly closed his eyes and sighed with a look of relief.

"Good, I'm glad, because I want this. I really do." Daniel said. "I want this for us because I love you Betty."

"Aww I love you too." Betty said lightly.

Immediately, her cell phone rang from another room.

"Ooh, that's probably Jean," Betty said. "He said he'd call me when I got home about tomorrow's shoot. I'll be back Daniel."

Daniel nodded with a slightly disappointed look but then put on a brief, fake smile.

Betty quickly dashed out the room as Daniel stared on with a look of worry, it was worry that he had no idea why he was feeling...but he would soon enough find out...

~ To Be Continued ~