Maksyl Fanfic- Aloha-Oe (part 3)
Meryl was shocked. Did Maks really just propose? It was all happening so fast. Just yesterday, she was meeting her teddy bear for the very first time. She loved him, she knew that, but did that meant she wanted to marry him? Her thoughts were rushed. She needed to give him an answer. She could see his smiling fading.
I love him, his thoughtfulness, his love, everything. There isn’t one thing I would change about him. Does that mean yes?
Before her mind caught up with her, she caught herself saying “Yes” to Maks. He slid the ring on her finger, it really did look perfect. He picked her up and twirled her. He was so happy; the love of his life had just agreed to marry him. He gave her long, passionate kiss. One they would both remember forever.
She was awakened by a ring on her phone.
“Hello?” she answered
“Hey Mer are you coming down for breakfast, there’s about an hour left and then we are all going on a tour around Hawaii.” Charlie’s voice answered
“Yeah, Maks and I will be down in a few.”
She remembered what happened last night. After the incredible dinner, Maks had proposed and then they went back to his hotel room together and spent the rest of the night together. She was about to wake Maks up when something shiny caught her eye. It was her ring on the nightstand. She grabbed to examine it, since she didn’t get a close eye on it last night. It was beautiful and it screamed her. Meryl could only guess how long Maks spent picking it out. She smiled, but then realized: how was she gonna tell her family about this? She couldn’t just come down to breakfast with an engagement ring on her finger. She decided she would keep it a secret until they got back home.
“Hey Maks.” She nudged him. “Time to get up sleepy head.”
He slowly woke up and came back into reality.
“Hey, Mrs. Chmerkovskiy.” Maks said groggily.
“I’m not Mrs. Chmerkoskiy yet and I will never be unless you get up. We have to get ready and be down for breakfast in an hour. Then we have to take a tour with the group.” Meryl stated
“Ugh, do we have to? I just want to spend the day with you.”
“No we blew them off last night, so we have to go today.”
“With good reason…” Maks reminded her
They both got up, Meryl headed back to her room and got ready there. Maks picked her up a half an hour later.
“Hey you forgot your ring in my place.” Maks said, sliding the ring on her finger.
“Oh right, I should probably leave it here so I don’t lose it. We are a long way from home, and I would hate to lose it here.” Meryl said
“If you left a very valuable ring in your room, someone could steal it. The safest place for it is on your finger.” Maks reassured her. He could sense something was wrong. “Is everything okay? Are you having second thoughts?”
“No” Meryl said looking down at her ring, “I just don’t know how to tell anyone without them just seeing the ring”
“Don’t worry, I’ll handle it.” Maks said leading her down to the lobby where breakfast was held.
“What are you gonna do Maks?” Meryl asked his curiously and a little nervously
“It’ll be fine, don’t worry. Just keep that ring on your finger.” He said, planting a kiss on her forehead.
As soon as they got to breakfast and found the group, Maks announced “I have something to say!” All attention was on him. “I would like to introduce my fiancé, Mrs. Meryl Davis-Chmerkovskiy.” Meryl was a little apprehensive and so was the rest of the room. Then they noticed the ring on her finger. They all got up and congratulated both Maks and Meryl with hugs and kisses. The ice skating team, the DWTS cast, their families and friends were all truly happy for both of them.
The day went in a blur. She couldn’t really enjoy herself, because she was so busy focusing on her engagement. Whenever someone talked at her, to them she felt like they were talking to her ring. Things seemed so different, but Maks assured her everything was the same. They got back to the hotel and Meryl decided to spend some alone time at the beach. Meanwhile, Paul, Meryl’s dad had a few words with Maks.
“Hey Maks.” He said
“Hello future father-in-law” Maks said, he was obviously still on cloud 9.
“Very funny Maksim. I just had a question or two.”
“Yea anything.” Maks said
“I don’t mean to sound too invasive, but do you think this engagement is a little too early?”
“It may be. But when you’re in love, time doesn’t matter.”
“Meryl is a little nervous about new things, if you couldn’t tell. So if she isn’t as psyched about this engagement as you are, don’t be worried. I don’t think it has hit her yet. Just please don’t hurt my baby girl. She’s strong, she’s sensitive. She needs love. And I hate to play mean dad, but if you do happen to hurt her, you can expect that you’ll have to go through me.”
“Nothing bad will happen to Meryl, promise Sir.”
They left it at that.
Meryl was at the beach, sitting in the sand just thinking. Thinking about the engagement, she couldn’t fully absorb what was happening.
“Hey Mer.” Charlie’s voice said.
“Oh hey Charlie” Meryl said. Charlie came over and sat right next to her
“You excited about the wedding?” Meryl asked
“Yea, are you excited about the engagement?” Charlie asked
“Yea.” Meryl plainly said.
“You don’t seem too thrilled.” Charlie said
“I will be, it just feels… different. Right now I don’t really know what to feel.”
“That’s how I felt with Tanith. Believe me, you’ll get excited.” Charlie said. “So did Maks just propose to you when you were sick and both missed dinner?” Charlie asked
“Well, that’s the thing. I feel really bad, but I wasn’t really sick. Maks sprung these last minute plans on me and I didn’t know about them until he called you saying we weren’t coming. He took me to a big fancy dinner on a yacht and asked me there.”
“So you missed my pre-wedding dinner so you could spend time with Maks?”
“Charlie I’m sorry. I didn’t wanna miss it, but-“
“Meryl, first you spend all your time with Maks in LA during DWTS. I got over that. Then even back in Michigan when I think I could spend some time with you, you spend all day texting him. I couldn’t even get an ounce of your attention unless we were physically skating. I eventually got over that. Then we come here, to this beautiful island, for my wedding and you get proposed to. I’m still getting over that. And now you tell me you missed my dinner to spend more time with Maks. Even when I was going out with Tanith, I still gave time and attention to you. Are you even going to be at my wedding Meryl?”
“Of course Charlie. It’s just-“
“Never mind, it was wrong of me to say this to you” Charlie got up and left. Could Meryl feel any worse? The shock from the engagement she didn’t even know was right plus this thing with Charlie made her wish she had never come to Hawaii.