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Promises at dawn
I twirled sending fans of my light blue dress twisting in circles around me. Our last proper moment as seniors at WhiteChapel high. Prom. The theme of course a night to remember just like every other theme going in all the neighbouring high schools but it still meant sooo much to me. Ethan was leaving tomorrow for America and this was our last night together, he had promised to at least stay for prom before jetting off in his new adventures so here he was in his perfectly fit tux and here I was wishing the night could go on for ever. Trying to make it a night to remember. A slow song started up sending hundreds of couples to the dance floor to get that final slow dance with someone special.
"May I?" Ethan asked holding his hand out to me and gesturing towards the dance floor.
"Of course." I reached up and grabbed hold of his arm. He pulled me along the floor with ease and grace with a few minor stumbles that only Ethan could make. He wrapped his arm around my waist bringing me towards him, our bodies fused together as we swayed to the blissful music. I rested my head on his shoulder thinking about how this was our very last moment and trying to push back the gut wrenching tears that were threatening to spill. As if he could feel me falling apart in his arms Ethan brought me into a tighter embrace, inhaling the scent of my hair and whispering in my ear.
" You look stunning Sarah, you truly do."
"You don't look so bad yourself." I joked trying to lighten the mood and my already heavy heart. His eyes lit up in as his lips came crashing into mine sending sweet butterflies dancing in my stomach.
" I love you." he whispered against my lips.
" I know you do and I love you too Ethan Morgan" I said pecking him on the lips again and resting my head against his shoulders once more. He sighed a deep throaty sigh.
" I don't think I can do this." he said, his voice breaking as he stroked my cheek.
" Ethan you can, I know you can."
"No Sarah I can't leave you...I won't." he said. I was tempted to kiss him tell him that he didn't need to go, that he could stay here with me and everything would be fine but what kind of a person would I be if I held him back from his future, if I was too selfish to see that this was what was best for him.
" Ethan I know it is hard but you are sooo good at science, this is a perfect opportunity for you. I would be lying if I said that I wanted you to go but I would also be lying if I said that this was not the best opportunity. This is everything you have ever worked for...I can't and won't take that away from you. A least go, you might like it and if you don't I will be here for you whenever you need me. We can make this work."
" I'm going to miss you sooo much Sarah." he whispered kissing the top of my head.
" I'm going to miss you too." I cried bursting into tears.
"Shhhhh. Don't cry. It will be okay." he said urgently wiping my tears away with his thumb.
"I have a surprise for you, come with me." he pulled me off the dance floor and through the double doors and the end of the gymnasium. It was12:30, he pulled me over to his old rusty car.
" Where are we going?"
"You'll see." he said smiling mischievously.
Moments later we had pulled up on a small gravel pathway leading up to park hill. The best place to be, once you reached the top you had a full view of the whole of Whitechapel and the city beyond. Ethan opened the boot of his car with a creak pulling out a small hamper decorated with miniature flowers woven into the basket.
" A picnic?" I asked.
" Just snacks for when we catch the sun rise at the top of the hill. You said you always wanted to do that so I thought we could finally do it before I leave." he said grabbing my hand and pulling me up the hill. I was so excited, I always wanted catch the sun rise on park hill, to see the lights of Whitechapel illuminate the night before the sun rose. We had reached the top in no time at all, sitting under a small oak tree at the very top of the hill. Sprawled out on the thin blanket. The river curved below in twists and turns, reflecting the city lights that sparkled like diamonds against the blackened night.
" Its beautiful." I whispered clasping Ethan's hand in mine.
" Very beautiful." he said pulling me in for a long kiss, my hands intertwining in his as he let out a low moan. We lay down on the blanket gazing up at the stars, the warmth of Ethan's body keeping me from shivering as we lay in silence, drinking in the crisp, cold, night. My head rested gently on his chest, rising and falling softly with each breath. " Sarah?"
"I'm going to do it you know."
" I'm going to find that cure for you. I know I am." he said with such certainty my heart swelled.
" I have faith Ethan, I know you will."
" Even if it means I have to stay and study in America, I will use the research facilities there. I will do it. I promise."
" Thank you." I whispered sweeping in for another luxurious kiss. We parted just in time to notice the bright orange streaks painting the sky, the sun was slowly rising in the horizon, lighting every inch of Whitechapel with its golden hue. Bright pinks filtered through the clouds reflecting against the river. In that very moment I had no doubt that everything would be okay, Ethan would find a cure even if it meant a short time away from each other. We would be together, I knew it in my heart just like I new this sun rise would be like no other. It would be a new beginning.
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