The first semester of college had been a stressful nightmare for Rylan. He was working to the best of his potential to comprehend and succeed in all of his complex biology classes. Remington was having a bit of an easier time. The majority of her class time was spent in the college pre-school and classrooms working with kids. She loved it. Although she too had some classes that were a struggle to stay awake in. Both of them were very excited for Christmas break. Remington told her parents she needed to stay in New York for Christmas because she had a very important extra credit research project due. Rylan persuaded his that he was going on a trip to Mexico with his biology class to study amebas.
Christmas was glorious for the two. Time square was brilliantly filled with lights, but neither of them thought it was going to be anything compared to New Years Eve. He, especially, knew it was going to be so much better, and she didn’t have a clue.
New Years Eve day, He woke up early and made her favorite breakfast, blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup. He set it next to her bed. He watched her breathe in and out so gracefully. He waited for the aroma of the warm pancakes to wake her but she was sleeping so well. It was taking too long on his clock. He kissed her tender forehead and traced her remarkable face with his fingertips. He longed to see those stunning brown eyes. The last time he saw them was when he kissed her goodnight and that was far too long ago. She breathed in deeply and opened her eyes. He looked at her and smiled. She then saw the pancakes and smiled. She didn’t have to say a word. He knew she loved pancakes in bed; and today needed to be flawless.
Remington wasn’t hungry for lunch she had eaten too many pancakes, but she was up for some coffee which he knew was coming. He walked down the street to their coffee shop and bought her favorite while she was taking a shower. When he came back she was out of the shower and had the ends of her hair curled just the way he liked it. She kissed him mercifully then started to sip on her mocha. She informed him that she needed a contemporary outfit for when they watched the ball drop because it was a principal occasion and she minimally had to have something prevailing to wear. He ecstatically kissed her goodbye as he received instructions to pick her up at her house by six because she thought she would be hungry again. He chuckled. She was always hungry.
Remington looked for what seemed like hours for that picture perfect outfit. She wanted to find something that Rylan would like. When the clock was ticking to the last minute, she saw the dress. It was an unfussy dress but purely well-designed .It was the color of the picturesque Caribbean ocean water. His favorite. It wasn’t poufy because he didn’t like that either. It was a little bit above the knee and an exclusive covered chest top with silver sequins in an elegant design on the chest. She loved it, and so would he.
While she was frantically looking for an outfit, he was running around finishing some errands of his own. He needed flowers, chocolates, and the perfect way to say and present it. He sat in their room pondering the perfect way as beads of sweat rolled down his temples. He gazed at it as if it was going to give him the answer and the results he wanted.
She walked in the door hoping he wouldn’t see her outfit for the evening. She wanted it to be a surprise. He walked out of the bedroom and it looked like he had run ten miles by the way he was sweating. She looked at him with a puzzled smile. He quickly replied he had gone to the gym and just got back. Remington shrugged her shoulders and did her best to hide her dress out of his sight.
It was time to get ready. She told Rylan he had to get ready in the guest bathroom. He continually asked why and she simply said because she said so. He shook his head in frustration. Women. She was too excited about something. Had she discovered it? Was everything ruined? He frantically ran to the bedroom to find it unrecovered and unmoved. He was puzzled. What was her secret? He quickly got ready and began to pace back and forth in front of their bathroom.
She took her time. She wanted to look flawless for him. She wanted him to be proud. Her hair was fixed just the way he liked it, and she used the perfume that he couldn’t resist. Her final touch to her ensemble was the diamond necklace he got her for Christmas. She took a deep breath looked over herself one last time and stepped out of the door.
He couldn’t believe it. She was stunning. He didn’t know how long his mouth hung open before she cleared her throat. He immediately snapped to attention, and the thing in his pocket felt like it weighed a ton. He walked over to her ran his fingers over her cheek and kissed her. She loved his wordless kisses.
They headed out on the town to have some fun. He held her close the whole night. He didn’t want her to leave his sight or side. He was always guarding his love, his everything. She laughed and smiled all night long. He loved seeing her happy. Not a single word could describe his feelings for her. Not a single word could describe her feelings for him.
Everyone started to shout when they shot beams of light on the New Year’s ball. It was getting close. He began to sweat again. He felt sick. She looked at him and asked him if he felt alright. He nodded yes and she didn’t look convinced. She continuously was looking over at him to make sure he was alright. Her arm was firmly around his waist as if she was going to catch him if he fell.
Finally, the crowd began to count down. His knees began to buckle and shake. She felt them shaking and quickly turned to him and asked if he needed to go to the hospital he smile, laughed, and said no. She was so confused. When the crowd reached three, he kissed her cheek and knelt on the ground. She couldn’t figure out if he just needed to sit down or if he was tying his shoes. He reached into his pocket. She was so confused that a headache began to arise.
As soon as she saw that little black box, all the noise and excitement was gone. She stood in silence and tears. He smiled at her and opened it. It was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. He tried to ask her but she was unresponsive. He chuckled as he felt tears rolling down his cheeks. He grabbed her hand and she looked down at him with tear-filled eyes. He said her name. She looked at him dumbfounded. He asked her again, “Remington, will you marry me?” She gasped at his words. She tried to tell him her answer but the words wouldn’t come out. Finally after doing her best to speak she shook her head yes. His heart leaped for joy. He jumped up swooped her into his arms and he kissed her as his fiancé for the first time. They both laughed as the crowd around them broke into applause. The ball had already dropped but that wasn’t the excitement of the night.