“Hello?” Krystal groggily answered her phone after it had rung 4 times prior. Even in her sleepy stupor, she figured that she'd better answer.
“Where are you?!” Aaron nearly yelled into the phone.
“I stayed at Justin's last night. What's wrong?” She wiped the sleep out of her eyes and sat up, Justin waking up as well when he heard her begin to speak.
“You're all over the internet,” Aaron spoke, letting out a sigh, “Somebody videotaped y'all in the pool last night and sent it to TMZ. Now it's everywhere.”
“No,” She started to panic, “OMG NO! What am I gonna do?! This is seriously the worst thing ever! I don't want this! No! No! NO!”
“Baby, what's wrong?” Justin immediately sat up as he watched her freak out.
She started to hyperventilate as she tried to speak, “Us in the pool is all over the internet.”
“Shit,” He ran a frustrated hand through his hair and grabbed the phone from her, “Thanks for letting us know, Aaron. I'll have her call you when she calms down or we'll just come over or something.”
“Okay, man, good luck.” Aaron ended the call and Justin tossed her phone onto the bed, immediately pulling her into his arms.
“Calm down, Baby. Just breathe,” He encouraged, rubbing her back, “This is gonna be okay. I promise.”
“How is it gonna be okay?” She was still frantic, “Not only do I not want my face out there, but we were naked and having sex!”
“It can't be that bad, Baby. They had to be really far away. We probably won't even be able to see anything. Here,” He reached for her phone and brought up TMZ's youtube, finding the video and placing it in front of them to watch.
“Justin Bieber is no longer on the market, Ladies. Unless this was just another one of his many flings. We received footage of him in his pool last night with a blond who appears to be naked,” It flashed to the video of them in the pool, her hugging him tightly and staring down into his eyes as they both spoke. They watched as it flashed to more video footage of them obviously in the act of making love, “Although we've had many reports of him leaving clubs and heading to hotels with random girls, we haven't ever seen him at his own house with another woman outside of Selena. Does this mean he's finally moved on from her and found a new girl to sweep off of her feet? We're still waiting for comments from the Bieber crew, but we think things looked pretty steamy between the two! Leave your comments below and let us know what you think.” The video faded to black and ended.
Without a word, Krystal laid back and pulled the covers over her head, “Baby,” He prodded, “It's okay. I'm sorry that this happened, but it was bound to happen eventually. Come out here and talk to me.”
“I'm never coming out,” Her voice was muffled by the covers over her head.
“Please, Baby,” He pulled the covers away from her face and leaned over her, “This isn't the end of the world. I'm so sorry that they got video of us being that intimate with each other, but now we don't have to hide. I love you and every thing is gonna be alright.” And then he began to sing.
“I Love You
And Everything's gonna Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Through the long nights
And the bright lights
Dont you worry
Cause Everything's gonna Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
You know that I care for you
I'll always be there for you
Promise I will stay right here, yeah
I know that you want me too
Baby we can make it through, anything
Cause everything's gonna Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Through the sorrow, and the fights
Dont you worry
Everything's gonna Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Be Alright, ai-ai-ai-aight
Through the sorrow, and the fights
Don't you worry
Everything's gonna Be Alright...”
She finally turned to look at him, a small smile laying on her lips, “You're so cute.”
“This is really gonna be okay, Baby,” He reached down and brushed the hair out of her face, “It's not the end of the world. I love you and now I don't have to hide you. Even though it might not have been the greatest way to introduce you to the world, at least it's done and there's no turning back. So, now, all we can do is deal with this. Together.”
“I love you,” She let out a deep breath, “I guess I couldn't have hidden forever. I just wish the world didn't know what we were doing in the pool.”
A crimson blush entered his cheeks, “Yeah, I'm not too happy about that part either, but it is what it is. I wonder what kinda backlash I'm gonna have to deal with.”
“You'd better check your phone, Babe,” She sighed and sat up, “And maybe we need to think about putting a privacy fence around your pool if we ever plan on doing that again.”
He chuckled and leaned over for a kiss, “Why don't you go make us some breakfast and I'll check my phone. I'm sure Management's been blowing me up.” She nodded and stood, slipping on one of the stray t-shirts that were tossed on a chair next to the nightstand and slipping her underwear on before heading down the stairs.
“No, Scoot, I'm not doing that,” Justin spoke angrily into his phone, “I don't really care. The whole thing is ridiculous,” He paused to listen as Krystal walked into the room with a tray of breakfast for them, “I said No. I'm sure I'll be asked all about it at my interview tomorrow. I'll think of something else before then.” He angrily ended the call and threw his phone onto the bed, turning his attention to Krystal. She didn't speak before placing the tray on the bed in between them. He looked down at the food and took a deep breath, forcing a smile and trying to forget the conversation he just had.
“You okay, Boo?” She asked, noticing his jaw clench as they dug into the food.
“Yeah, Baby,” He met her gaze, “I'm fine. This is delicious. Thank you, once again for making me the most amazing breakfast in bed.”
“Anytime, my love,” She smiled and they continued to eat, having small conversation.
“Do you have to do anything today?” He asked, moving the tray off of the bed as they'd finished the food.
“I made plans to go shopping with Courtney for a bit. I hate shopping, but she begged because she wants to get Aaron something for their anniversary. What about you?” She studied him.
“I just gotta do one thing, but then I'm free the rest of the day,” He informed.
“You wanna just come over when you're done?” She asked with a smile, “I don't plan on being gone too awful long and then maybe we can get dinner tonight?”
“Of course, Baby,” He smiled and leaned down to kiss her softly, forming a plan in his head.
“You wanna take me home so I can get ready to go to shopping hell?” She made a face.
“Yeah,” He chuckled, thinking to himself how cute she was. They both got up and threw on some clothes before heading out to Justin's car.
“I can't believe that they caught you on video and sent it to TMZ,” Courtney spoke as she and Krystal shopped. They'd already been to 3 stores and this was the last one they were visiting.
“That was literally like my worst nightmare come true,” Krystal sighed.
“It'll blow over,” Courtney shrugged, “It'll be news for 5 minutes and then something will happen with someone else and take the spotlight off of you.”
“I like, completely freaked out this morning when Aaron told me,” Krystal shook her head, “I don't know how Justin was so cool about it. I mean, we were literally having sex in that video. His fans are gonna freak the fuck out. Also, I'm pretty sure there is probably a few million that hate me for having sex with their dream man.”
Courtney let out a laugh, “You know better than me how the fans are. Their opinions don't matter. It's not like they're gonna stop being his fans because he was with a girl. A lot of them were really supportive when he was with Selena, so maybe, if we're lucky, they'll be that supportive of you.”
“Not likely,” Krystal chuckled as they checked out and headed out to her car. Courtney tossed her bags in the back and they got in, immediately pulling out and heading back towards the condos.
“So, are you in love yet?” Courtney questioned, noticing that Justin's song was playing in Krystal's car.
“Yes,” Krystal nodded once with a smile, “He's literally so fucking perfect. I mean, obviously I'd change certain things about his lifestyle if I could, but he's so amazing. He's so sweet to me and treats me so well it's ridiculous. It's like he feels lucky to have me and it feels amazing to be wanted so much.”
“Did ya ever think we'd be here?” Courtney let out a sigh, “Me and Aaron, engaged and finally living together and you dating Justin Bieber? It's like one of those fantasies we used to talk about back in the day. I can tell Justin loves you though. Just by the way he looks at you.”
“Really?” Krystal tried to hide her smirk.
“Yeah, his eyes literally light up whenever you give him attention or when he's staring at you, it's like you're the only one in the room,” Courtney smiled, happy that Krystal had finally found someone to treat her right.
“He makes me really happy,” Krystal admitted, biting her lip as she pulled into her driveway. She turned the car off and noticed Justin's car was already parked out front.
“Speaking of your knight in shining armor,” Courtney laughed, noticing Justin's car as well, “Does he have a key to your house already?”
“Not yet, but he knows where the spare is.” They got out and headed towards their houses, calling their Goodbyes to each other as they entered their separate homes.
“Hey, Baby,” Justin smiled warmly at Krystal from the couch where he was watching TV and playing on his phone, “I missed you.”
“I missed you too,” She plopped down on the couch next to him, “I'm really glad to be done shopping.”
“Did you buy anything for me?” He played, pulling her into his arms.
“I might've gotten a little something for both of us, but you'll have to wait until later to see what it is,” She winked.
“Mmm. Is it sexy?” He wiggled his eyebrows.
“Maybe,” She played, leaning up to kiss his lips.
“You should go get ready,” He urged, “I have a surprise for you.”
“What is it?” She asked, batting her eyelashes cutely at him in attempt to convince him to tell her.
“If I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise,” He chuckled, “The sooner you get ready, the sooner you get the surprise.”
“Okay,” She kissed him one last time and got up, grabbing her bags and running up the stairs.
Justin reached into his pocket and felt the small, velvet box as they walked down the beach towards the picnic he had set up for them.
“This is amazing, Baby,” Krystal commented, taking in the blanket with artificial tea-light candles spread out and the picnic basket he'd left there prior to picking her up. He took her hand and helped her sit down before joining her.
“I'm glad you like it, Baby,” He smiled, grabbing a bottle of champagne out of the basket and popping the cork before pouring them both a glass, “I got us some sandwiches,” He pulled out the food and handed her the sandwich he'd picked up for her, “I wanted it to be nicer, but it's really hard to eat Lobster and Prime Rib on the beach,” He chuckled.
“This is perfect, Babe. Thank you,” She unwrapped her sandwich and took a bite while he turned on his Pandora and let it play softly in the background before grabbing his food. It didn't take them long to finish with their sandwiches. He reached into the basket and pulled out the chocolate covered strawberries he'd picked up. He grabbed one out of the container and held it to her lips.
“Do you like it?” He asked with a smile.
“It's so fucking good,” She giggled, “Thank you.” She grabbed a strawberry and put it to his lips as well.
“You're so fucking beautiful,” He spoke after they had finished feeding each other the strawberries, “I seriously don't think I've ever seen anyone as beautiful as you are, Princess. I dunno what I did to deserve you, but I thank God for you.”
A blush entered her cheeks, “You're the beautiful one in this relationship, Jay. You're perfect and even though I should probably be used to it by now, I can't believe that I'm here with you. You are so amazing and I truly appreciate these things that you do for me,” She motioned around her, referring to the picnic on the dimly lit beach, “It's so romantic and perfect and it just makes me want to kiss you.”
He chuckled, “I'm glad you like it, Baby,” He swallowed nervously, preparing himself for what he was about to do, “So, I actually brought you here for a different reason.”
“Okay?” She cocked a confused eyebrow at him as he got up onto his knees in front of her, taking her right hand in his left, while his right stayed in his pocket.
“I know we've only known each other a week and a half,” He held her gaze, the nerves in his stomach making him nauseous, “But this has been one of the best weeks of my life. I don't know where I would be right now if you weren't in my life and I never wanna lose you. I wanna spend forever beside you; loving you, making you happy, cherishing you and starting a family with you. I plan on keeping you forever and I want forever to start right now,” He pulled the velvet box out of his pocket, flicking it open with one hand and presenting it to her, “Will you marry me? I-I know we can't just jump right in, but will you do me the honor of wearing my ring until we do decide to take that step? Please? I-I love you in a way that I've never loved anyone and I don't want that to ever go away.”
Her eyes had welled up with tears as she studied him, her hands beginning to shake the minute he pulled out the ring, “It's so soon, Jay.” She whispered.
“I know,” He nodded, “And I don't plan on just marrying you tomorrow. I want us to be engaged for awhile and get to know each other inside out. I just know that no matter what, I'm gonna continue to choose you. Regardless of what happens between us, the love I have for you already is so deep that I don't think it would ever fade. I choose you and I'll keep choosing you, no matter what. So, please, just put a little trust in me and tell me you wanna spend forever with me too.”
She could see his nerves as he felt like he was being rejected, “Of course I wanna spend forever with you, Baby. I-I love you and I wanna fall more in love with you as the years pass. Yes. Yes, I'll wear your ring. Yes, I'll marry you. Yes, I'll spend my life with you.” His hands were shaking as he slid the ring onto her finger and pulled her to him, letting out a sigh of relief.
“Thank you,” He whispered, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I love you so much, Princess. I can't imagine spending my life without you.”
“You may regret this some day,” She chuckled, pulling away from him and wiping away the tears that had slid down her cheeks.
“Never,” He shook his head and reached up to caress her cheek, “I'm gonna give you every thing you deserve, Baby. Nothing can come between us now or ever.”