98. Promise Ring
As I make my way up the path to the mansion I see Scott pacing at the door. Poor guy. I'm such a crappy girlfriend. He soon notices me and runs out meet me.
"Evelyn, I'm so sorry. I've been thinking and-"
"Shut up." I smile, wrapping my arms around his neck and kissing him. "I love you and I'm sorry for flipping out."
"What?" His brow furrows above his glasses. "I thought you were mad at me?"
"I was." I shrug. "But then I realized that everyone makes mistakes and in a world like this, you shouldn't let those mistakes get in the way of something beautiful."
"Really?" He sounds surprised. Probably because I'm so stubborn.
I nod and bite my lip slightly. "Yup. And our relationship is definitely something beautiful."
"You're right." He smiles, pulling my body to his and smiling down at me. "I love you."
I tiptoe and kiss him softly. The contact is so perfect, something I could never want to lose.
"I love you too." I whisper.
"Oh!" He says suddenly, reaching into his back pocket. He retrieves a small black box. "I got you something."
"What?" He passes me the box.
"I was going to give it to you at the end of our date today." He explains. "Open it."
I comply. Inside the box, almost lost in the mountains of pink and white confetti, is a ring. I take it from the box for closer inspection. It is a simple silver band, no wider than 4mm across, with a tiny, red, heart-shaped gem inset into the centre of the silver. I quickly slip it into my right hand ring finger.
"Ruby quartz?" I don't take my eyes from my hand, which is extended out between us. Scott shrugs.
"It's kind of our thing." He answers simply.
"I love it." I admit, wrapping my arms around his neck and closing the distance between us again. "But why?"
"Because I don't tell you enough how I feel. To be honest, I'm not even sure that I can!" He confesses. "But I wanted to give you this to show you that I love you. You mean everything to me, Evelyn James. You are my dream."
"And you're mine, Scott Summers." I smile at his beautiful words. "Come on, let’s go to bed."
"Definitely! It's been a long day." He slips his hand into mine and we walk hand-in-hand back into the mansion.
"You guys okay now?" Bobby asks shyly as we enter the building. My smile grows when I see him.
"Yeah, Bobby. It's all sorted." Scott replies casually, yet I hear the affection in his voice. The relationship between these two is quite remarkable.
"Thank god!" He exclaims, suddenly regaining his confidence. "You guys are up and down like a roller coaster sometimes!"
I giggle loudly at his words. "Night, Bobby!"
"Goodnight, guys!" He calls back, as we move off down the corridor to our room.
"I'm exhausted." I laugh, collapsing onto the bed. "It's been a long day."
"You've got that right!" We both slip under the covers; the warmth of the duvet seems to relax my aching muscle.
"I love you, Scott Summers." I whisper. "Through everything."
"I love you too. Sleep now." He kisses my hair and I drift off into a peaceful sleep.
**Yay! Romance! ;D Anyway, Butterflygrl asked for a sketch of Scott’s ring, so I thought I’d put it in this chapter so I could do Evelyn’s too! It’s only a quick scribble, but gives the basic idea.**