We sat down at the table, Jazzy and Jaxon sitting across from us as Jeremy and Erin sat on the ends.
Erin: How was ice skating?
Me: It was fun.
Justin: Yeah, until paparazzi ruined it.
Jeremy: Well, you two have to be more careful next time. Dawn's not in the spotlight, but Justin, you are.
Justin: I know. But I don't want them to find out who Dawn is.
Me: Well, not now, anyways.
We prayed and started eating.
Justin: Well, Dawn may not be famous, but she does have talents.
Erin: Well, we heard you sing and play guitar. Any other talents?
Me: Well, I learned piano when I was about five or six, I've been writing my own stuff since I was eleven, I went to acting school until the seventh grade, and I've been dancing since I was two.
I heard a clatter from beside me. I turned to look at Justin, who dropped his fork on the floor.
Justin: Y-you dance?
He picked up his fork, wiping it off.
Justin: If you told me that six months ago, then maybe I could have learned from you.
I lightly pushed his arm, taking a bite of the salmon Erin made. Honestly, it was really good. It tasted the same way as my mom's whenever she made salmon, which wasn't often.
Jeremy: Are you enjoying the salmon?
I swallowed before answering his question.
Me: Yeah. It's how my mom would make it.
We sat at the dinner table just having side conversations, eating, and of course, Justin and I got a few kisses in. Not like a French kiss, but a short sweet kiss that still shot sparks through me. After we finished dinner, I got up from the table.
Me: I'll get the plates.
Erin: Oh, sweetie, you don't have to.
Me: Well, the meal was great and even though I'm technically a guest right now, it's respectful of me to clean up afterwards.
I gathered all the plates, utensils, napkins and glasses and put the glasses, plates and utensils in the sink while throwing out the napkins.
Jeremy: She's a keeper, Justin.
I smiled to myself at his comment.
Justin: And I plan on keeping her.
I felt two arms wrap around my waist as I spun around, looking at Justin. He started leaning in when his dad stopped us.
Jeremy: You guys have a room for that.
I chuckled, gently pushing Justin away from me.
Erin: Dawn, do you mind if I talk to you for a minute?
Me: No, not at all.
I followed her out of the kitchen and into the game room upstairs. We sat down on the couch.
Me: So what did you want to talk to me about?
Erin: For one, I wanted to get to know you more, and two, in also want to inform you about you and Justin's relationship at the moment.
I gulped. This is gonna be one long night.
My dad and I sat down on the couch in the living room.
Dad: So when did you fall in love with her?
I chuckled, looking down at my hands.
Me: When we first met.
Dad: And when did you decide to tell her?
Me: Two days ago.
Dad: Were you surprised when she felt the same way?
Me: I mean, I could say I was.
I looked at my dad.
Me: Where are you going with this?
Dad: Well, this seems like a pattern.
Me: What do you mean?
Dad: I mean, when you were dating Jasmine, you laid eyes on Selena and fell for her. Then Dawn comes around and you fall for her.
Me: So you're saying I might do the same thing with her?
Dad: It's a possibility. Plus, if that happens, it might hurt her more than it did with your recent girlfriends. If Dawn's heartbroken if you move on to someone else, then she's the one.
Me: Honestly, I think she's the one. She treats me like a normal person, not just a celebrity with a whole bunch of money. Selena only thought of us as a publicity stunt and nothing more. Dawn just makes me happy. She's down to earth, sweet, caring, complicated, beautiful, mysterious, talented; the list could go on forever. But she doesn't know much about relationships and that's why she's scared to lose me.
Dad: Well, I can tell you're scared to lose her, too. I can see it in your eyes whenever you look at her. I know you two just became a couple, but you two will deal with many various problems along the way. You'll have other music videos with other girls in them and she might get jealous or you'll go on tour and probably won't see her for weeks, maybe even months. Relationships are really tough to handle and if you want to stay with Dawn, then you have to prove to her she's the main girl in your life.
Me: Well, other than mom.
Dad: True. Just let her know you're there for her.
I nodded as he patted my back and got up from the couch.
Dad: I'm gonna put Jaxon in bed.
I nodded as he picked Jaxon up, carrying him upstairs. That talk with my dad gave me an idea for Dawn and I's activity tomorrow. I got up from the couch and ran up the stairs.
Erin: It was nice having that conversation with you.
Me: Same here.
I felt something tugging on my leg. I looked down and saw Jazzy pulling on my pant-leg, her Sleeping Beauty pajamas on. I knelt down to her height.
Me: Yes, Jazzy?
Jazzy: Can you wead me a stowy?
I picked her up, carrying her to her room. When we got in there, I sat her down on her bed.
Me: Which story?
Jazzy: Snow White!
Me: That's my favorite.
I grabbed the book Snow White from her little bookshelf and began reading.
The whole house was silent. Well, except for Jazzy's room where Dawn was reading her a story and singing her to sleep. Jaxon's room, Jeremy and Erin's room, and Justin's room were silent. While Jeremy, Erin and Jaxon were asleep, Justin planned out Dawn's activity for the next day. He wrote eight letters, most of them on index cards. Each had a different color. The last one was on a purple index card and in a purple envelope, since that was her favorite color. On each card was written an instruction or a clue of where to go next. It's kind of like the One Less Lonely Girl music video where the main girl in the video loses her scarf and he makes her go on a scavenger hunt to look for it.
Just as he finished every note card and seated every envelope, Dawn had just put Jazzy to sleep. She tucked her in, kissed her forehead, turned off the light, and left the room to go to hers and Justin's. As soon as she walked into the room, he hid all the envelopes. She yawned, picking up her pajamas and walking into the bathroom. As she took a shower, Justin changed into his sleepwear, which was a wife beader that showed his muscles and some sweatpants that only showed the hem of his boxer briefs. He sat down on the bed, waiting for his two-day girlfriend to sleep beside him.
When she got out of the shower, she walked over to Justin, sitting down beside him.
Justin: Are you still upset about earlier?
Dawn: Not really. I'm somewhat over it now.
Justin: Well, good, cause I don't like seeing you upset.
She smiled, pecking his soft lips as she crawled into bed. He crawled in beside her, covering both of them up with the comforter and wrapping his arms around her small waist.
Justin: Night, baby.
Dawn: Night, Justin.
With that, she was out like a light. I really hope she enjoys tomorrow, he thought.