18. The Winter Ball
"I never got you a suit!" I gasped grabbing Alex's shirt and hitting my head, "I'm such an idiot!" I walked around the room. It was the night of the Ball. "Honey! Don't worry! Go over to the girls dorms with Rose and get ready I'll be there soon to get you." Alex said calmly hugging me and kissing me. I walked down the stairs to meet up with Rose.
We went to the girls dorms, there was girls running around in towels and half dressed and all of them in panic stations. Kate took me up to the bathrooms and we showered. She then did my hair and makeup for me. "Do you want me to do yours?" I asked and she smiled. I did her hair in a braid on the side just like Katness from the Hinger Games because her dress was bright red and look just like Katness's. My hair was in a bun with a braid around the bottom. Our make up matched our dresses. We got dressed and walked down the grand marble stairs of the girl's dorms. The boys were waiting for us at the entrance of the dorms. I started to get really nervous. I didn't want to walk down. Alex look so handsome. He had a beautiful suit on and his tie matched my dress. He had a flower in his hand. He gave me the flower and I put it in the pocket of his suit. A nervous smile on my face we walked through the snow to the Ball room. Everyone was already there. The music play, old classical ball room music. I started to get butterflies in my tummy and I wanted to throw up. Alex took my hand and lead me to the dance floor. He pulled me close and we started dancing. "I don't know what I'm doing." I said more nervous then ever, "Neither do I." Alex smiled at me and we kept dancing. He seemed so natural, he didn't even seem nervous at all. After the song finished Alex kissed my hand and walked off to find James. Before I could even turn around to find Rose she was standing in front of me with the biggest grin on her face, "Let's dance!" She smiled wide eyed, we started dancing together it was fun we weren't following the music at all and most of the time we were just laughing at the fact that we were failing. She took away all the nerves. "Rose you're my best friend!" I said hugging her tightly she hugged me back "Katie you're my best friend!!" She smiled and we kept dancing.
Once the song finished, Alex and James came over, James put his arms around Rose and kissed her and Alex stood in front of me smiling. Then he took my hand in his and with his other hand he reached into his pocket. Pulling out a tiny black box, he bent down on one knee, the music stopped and everyone circled us, "Katie, I love you with all my heart, I want to spend the rest of my life by your side! I know your not sixteen yet but I still want to ask you, Will you marry me, Katie?" Alex smiled up at me, opening the box to show the ring, I had my hands over my mouth tears in my eyes, "Yes! Of course I will Alex!" I cried as he put the ring on my finger and he stood up hugging me, I kissed him, tears streaming down my face. Everyone clapped and cheered some of the girls where crying. It was the perfect end to the night. The DJ started the music and we all danced. I was finally the happiest I had been in a long time.