So it has been a long time since Dylan and I have started dating. By a long time, I mean over two years. That means we are both 20 years of age now. Also, I have been clean for over two years. Is that crazy? It is to me.
I got up to see Dylan's beautiful hazel looking eyes staring into mine. I said, "So are we going to do something today?" He yawned slightly which was the most adorable thing ever.
He finally said, "Uh, I have something planned. I wanted to chill for a little today. Maybe we can go shopping for new lip rings and a guitar for you. I know you have wanted one ever since I taught you how to play on mine." I smiled and leaned over to kiss him before getting up to take a shower.
We had both taken showers an gotten dressed and were now on the couch eating breakfast and waiting to go out.
Dylan asked, "So what do you wanna do today?"
I said, "Well going to Guitar Center for a guitar sounds fun and I do wanna maybe look ay lip rings. It has been a while since we last dyed our hair, wanna dye our hair again?"
He said, "Yeah, sounds cool. How does like a teal color sound?"
I smiled, "Sounds lovely. Wanna head to the mall now?"
He said, "Yeah. You drive."
I laughed and pulled him up so we could leave.
We first headed into Hot Topic and went straight to the lip rings. As I was looking, this one in particular caught my eye. It was purple and had a few tiny diamonds on it. It was the most beautiful thing I had seen in my life. I said, "Dyl, look at this one it looks so cool," pointing to the purple lip ring that I fell in love with.
He said, "That one would look cute on you. But this one here looks real cool," indicating a teal colored lip ring. We left the store with the two lip rings. We sat down on bench outside the store and put in our new lip rings while leaving our old ones in the bag.
Since there was a guitar center in the mall, we headed there to look for a guitar. I was looking at so many options. My eyes fell upon a cherry wood guitar. I said, "Oh my gosh, Dylan. I think I found my guitar. This cherry wood one. I love it."
He smiled at me, "It does look pretty cool. Do you want a song book or like some picks?"
I said, "Some picks sound good. The one I used on your guitar was getting worn out."
We got my guitar and then some purple picks and left.
Dylan said, "I have a surprise I think you will like." I smiled. He said, "There is a blind fold in the glove compartment. Put it on, I don't want you to see what the surprise is." I was wondering what he was talking about but I went along with it. We had been together for two years, why would he lie to me now?
We drove along, I was anxious to get home and play my guitar. Warm it up.
We came to a stop. I heard Dylan get out of the car but he soon came and opened my door.
He said, "Come on Laura. Follow me." I took his hand and we walked for a little bit.
When we stopped, he said, "Okay take off your blind fold."
I took it off and saw Dylan, Ashton, Luke, Michael, and Calum sitting there. We were on the bridge where Dylan gave me my promise ring. They started playing She Looks So Perfect.
I asked, "Dylan, what is going on?"
He kept silent.
When they had finished playing, Dylan took my hand. He started, "Laura, I have loved you even before the day we actually met. I read your blog was in love with this girl I had never talked to but tried to stand up for. When Mr. Wilkens made me your tutor, I couldn't have been more happy. I know I didn't seem it but I was very happy that I got to help the girl who I had been so worried about for so long. I knew you were the one for me because when ever I was involved with something that had to do with you, I got butterflies. I could simply have a thought and get butterflies. That's how mazing you are to me." He pulled out a ring and knelt down, still holding my hand. He continued, "I have been meaning to do this for a while but I wanted it to be perfect. Laura Richardson, will you marry me?"
I smiled ear to ear and the salty tears rolled non-stop down my cheeks. I managed to squeak out, "Yes." He put thr ing on my finger and picked me up, swinging me around in a circle. I lifted his face up so I could kiss him. I heard claps coming from Ashton, Calum, Luke, and Michael.
Dylan and I's lips were formed together, our lip rings cold against each others lips.
Ashton said, "Why don't we go and celebrate?"
I said, "We can get some stuff to bring to our place. We can have a jam session. Four guitars, one bass, and one box drum. I just got a new guitar that I am dying to play."
Ashton said, "Sounds good. We can get some pizza, fries, and soda. Does that sound good?"
I said, "Yeah. Luke, Michael, and Calum, can you go with Dylan? I wanna go with Ashton to get pizza."
Ashton and I walked to his car.
In his car, he said, "Congrats girl. How does it feel to be engaged?"
I smiled, "It feels amazing. We have been together so long and it is just amazing. Like he was why I became clean. Oh yeah, today is my two years clean. And seriously, I can't thank any of you enough for what you have done for me."
He smiled, "Well I wanna congratulate you on two years clean. So Dylan was your tutor?"
I said, "Yeah. I had known who he was but like never seen him in the halls because I was always getting bullied. I got good grades on my final exams all thanks to him. He was valedictorian, so he had the best grades for our class, and most of his speech at graduation was about me. I ran off stage crying actually."
He smiled, "You two are such a cute couple. Your story is amazing."
We got out of the car and went inside the pizza place to wait for our pizza. I said, "So how has your life been? I see you have been writing and doing some shows. You guys seriously need a break."
Ashton laughed, "Yeah, but life has been good. I got to see my mom, Harry, and Lauren for a few weeks at once so that was nice. oh and we might be able to take a month or so off. I really am looking forward to that. Maybe you and Dylan can come to Australia to meet my family."
I said, "Cool, cool. Looks like our pizza is ready."
We got the pizza and left.
Ashton asked, "So can you tell me how you two met?"
I said, "Well, we were in our Pre-Calculus class and our teacher put us together with him as my tutor. We went to my house, we talked and I opened up. Just so you know, he did teach me stuff. and it sparked from there. Also I had my first kiss the day we met, it was magical." He smiled.
He said, "I really hope to see you at one of our shows sometime soon."
I smiled, "Yeah, that'd be nice. You know, Ashton, it is so nice to have someone like you who I am so comfortable with. You are like the brother I never had. Congrats, you have me, Harry, and Lauren to deal with."
He laughed, "Well it is nice to have a sibling so close in age to you. You can understand me better than Harry and Lauren. Well we are here."
We got inside and sat down. I grabbed my guitar and everyone marveled at it.
Michael said, "That is a sick guitar. How about we tune it and hear it play?"
We spent a long time tuning my guitar to my exact specifications before I finally played and sang Teenage Dream.
We sat there for the rest of the night playing guitar and singing songs together. It was nice, I ever hear Ashton sing alone which sounded fricken amazing. But in all seriousness, it was the best night ever.