"Where are we going?" I asked as we walked down the road, holding hands. He shrugged.
"I don't know! I thought you knew where we were going!" He said, "Just kidding, there is a big area that isn't charted on a map! And I want to check it out!"
"Really, that's where you take your fiancé?" I asked looking down at my feet, "Well, an we stop for a minute?" I asked.
"Why do you want to stop?" He asked as we stopped.
"Well," I said as I sat down, which was hard in the dress I was wearing, "My shoes, are not for hiking!" I said as I pulled one off.
"But what about your feet? Won't they get all cut up, and scratched?" He asked sounding worried.
"Oh! Absolutely NOT! As a kid I would walk around barefooted, and I have tough feet now, so it'll be alright!" I said standing up and carrying my shoes in my free hand. We walked in silence, until we got to a fork in the road.
"Where now?" Ringo asked.
"You mean you don't know which way the unmarked territory is?" I asked.
"No, we're in it! I was asking which way?" He said pulling me closer.
"Well, I think either way would suffice," I said. One way was really dark and scary, and the other was moonlit, and romantic looking.
"Let's go this way!" He said as we went down the dark and scary path. We had no sense of light, and no idea what was in front of us. There was a light ahead of us, and someone behind it.
"Who are you? What do you want? What are you doing on my property?" A man said.
"Run," Ringo whispered in my ear, we both ran back to the fork in the road, and decided on the other path. About half way through it they came across a tree that had fallen.
"No, how are we gonna get past that?" I asked, "My feet hurt to much climb over it, and it covers the way to go around it. What to do, what to do," I couldn't think of any way to get over it. Ringo climbed over, and reached out take my hand from the other side.
"What are you doing?" I asked taking his hand.
"I'm gonna help you across, Now, you say your feet hurt?" He asked as he took off his shoes, and handed them to me, "Then put these on to climb across, then I'll carry you the rest of the way." He smiled at me as I put his big shoes on. I climbed over with ease, and then stopped to take them off again, and let him put them on.
"You don't have to carry me though," I said as he stood up.
"I know, but I want to," He said lifting me up off the ground. He gave me a quick kiss, and started walking. We were quiet until the path sent us to a dead end. The road was blocked by a small pond, and the moon's reflection covered it like a blanket. He sat me down on a rock, and proceeded to sit on the ground.
"So," I started, "Is there a particular reason you brought me?" I asked.
He smiled, "I don't know, I suppose it would've been bland if I came by myself. So I thought, 'Why not bring the most exciting person I can?' So I brought you!" I smiled at his comment, and gave him a kiss.
"HEY! What're you doin out here? I called the police! You can't run back fast enough! You should stay where you are!" The man with the flashlight returned. He soon came up to us and took us back to view, and took us back to his home to wait for the police.
3 Hours Later
I nearly zoned out as Teddy yelled at me, and Brian yelled at Ringo.
"What were you thinking? Do you HAVE to have a criminal record EVERYWHERE we go?" She yelled. George put his hand on her shoulder, and cocked an eyebrow at her. She took a deep breath and sighed dramatically, "FINE! But you better get yourself cleaned up before Cynthia gets here," I rolled my eyes and walked into our room, and went directly into the bathroom. I shuttered at my reflection. I had dry leaves, and twigs in my hair, and mud allover me, and my dress. I took off my ring, and got in the shower.
"Johnny?" I called down the hall. John poked his head out the doorway, and walked out to us. I put Julian down and he ran off to find Teddy, his best friend. Ringo came out of his room in pajamas and with wet hair.
"Hey," He said waving.
"Hi, where's your girl Ivy?" I asked wanting to congratulate her.
"In her room I suppose," He said smiling, "Where's Jules?" He asked, I shrugged.
"Teddy, what am I going to do, Ringo'll be furious when he finds out! Or should I tell him? I mean if I'm straight forward with him, then he can't be too angry, right?"
"Angry about what?" I asked.
"Hey Cynthia, can you keep a secret?" Ivy asked.
"Of course! What is it?"
"Well, I took off my ring, and took a shower, and when I got out...well, it was gone," She took a shaky breath.
"Where did you put it?" I asked.
"Well, it was on the counter, and-" She was interrupted by Julian running out of the bathroom.
"Hey! Did you see Ivy's ring in there?" Teddy asked. He just stared at her blankly, and ran out of the room. I went out of the room to find him, and I saw him sitting in John's lap, while he told John what we did today. He stopped and looked John in the eye.
"Daddy?" He asked, "Can I tell you a secret?" He asked.
"Yeah, sure what is it?" John replied.
"Well, that girl the got a ring from Ringo," He paused.
"Yeah, what is it?" John asked getting impatient.
"Well, I accidentally knocked it down the sink,"
"YOU KNOCKED HER DOWN THE SINK?" John exploded, "I HAVE WANTED TO DO THAT FOR A REALLY LONG TIME!" He yelled. Julian was giggling extremely hard. 'You hear that?' He mouthed in my direction. I nodded, and went back in the other room.
"I know where your ring is, you might want to get a hanger out of the closet," I said. We fished it out, and it was covered in gunk. We wiped it off as best we could, but you could no longer see it shine. Ivy looked sickened.
"What am I gonna do? I got engaged 3 days ago, you are right Teddy, I can't keep anything nice, things were perfect! Ringo and I were happy, and I wanted to stay that way. But that won't happen, I've ruined the ring he gave me." Ivy went and sat on her bed and Julian came in and sat next to her.
"I'm sorry, I was playing with my car,and it went too fast and knocked your ring down the sink." Julian confessed.
"I can't wait to give it back to her!" I said holding Ivy's engagement ring out in front of me.
"Man, you know she's probably weeping cause she thinks she lost that," Paul said, "What was your plan anyway?"
"I was gonna give her one that had more...more..."
"Value?" Paul said.
"Exactly! I wanted it to be worth more, and when I bought it, I didn't have enough for the one I wanted, so I'm gonna return it, and get the one I wanted to give her originally," I said smiling. Ivy came in through the door, her face was tear stained, "Honey, what's wrong?" I asked.
"The ring you gave me! Julian accidentally knocked it down the sink. And now look at it!" she said holding it up in front of her. I took it from her hand, and put it in the trash can, and put the actual ring on her finger.
"What? I don't understand, why do you have it?" She asked pulling herself together.
"Well, this wasn't the ring I originally wanted to give you, so I was gonna return it, and get that one for you, and surprise you, but you found out, just now." I said. She smiled and kissed my cheek.
"You are nice, but it turned horribly wrong, I like this ring, so I'll keep it instead," She turned to walk out of the room, "And please, don't try that again, okay?" She asked and gave me another smile. She walked out of the room, and into her room for the night.
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