I take a sip of my tea as I finish mixing some honey in. Just then, my phone rings. It’s Brad. I answer, “Hiya.”
“Hey, this may be random but I was wondering if you’d like to come to a party with me tonight?”
“Yeah sure. I’m free tonight.”
“Okay, I’ll pick you up around 7.”
“See you then.” Ooo this will be so much fun. Partying with Brad. I don’t think we’ve ever been to a party together before. I start getting ready so I don’t end up rushing.
I hear a knock on the door, open it and am astonished by Brad. He looks so fancy in his black dress pants and white button up.
“Wow. Now I feel underdressed.”
He laughs. “What you’re wearing is perfect and beautiful.” I blush.
We head to the party and I am blown away by the place. We’re at a boat pier.
“You didn’t tell me we’d be partying on a boat.”
“Must’ve forgotten to mention that. Actually, I wanted to surprise you.”
“Well it worked. What exactly are we celebrating?”
“You’ll see.” He smirks.
We walk out to the dock then get on the boat. Brad introduces me to the crew. I smile as I spot familiar faces. James, Tristan and Connor are here too.
As soon as the rest of the guests arrive, dinner is served. I’ve never eaten such extravagant meals before. I savor the incredible flavors of the food. I look over at Brad and he smiles.
We look up as James clinks his glass then stands. “I’m glad we could all be here tonight to celebrate before we release our third album this month. It’s such an amazing feeling to finally be releasing something that we’ve been working on for over a year now. Thanks to each and every one of you for believing in us, supporting us and working with us. Cheers!”
We clink our glasses together, take a sip then applaud. The night continues on with dessert, conversations and champagne.
“May I have this dance?” Brad asks, extending his hand to me.
“Why certaintly.” I place mine in his and he takes me to the dance floor.
I marvel at the atmosphere, the lights, the decorations, the light breeze – it’s so romantic.
Slow music starts to play so Brad leads the way. One hand on my waist, the other holding mine. I place my other hand on his shoulder and move in sync with him.
“So how’s your first party on a boat going?”
“Very well. I’m happy you brought me along. And the reason why we’re celebrating. Wow. This must be really exciting for you guys.”
“I’m happy you’re having a good time and that you said yes. It is. I hope the fans love it.”
“Anything you four make, they’ll surely love.”
He blushes. “Hey, I want to show you something”, Brad says as he motions towards a more private place.
We walk out to the edge of the boat. It’s a bit chiller here. I look out to the ocean and fall in love with the sight of the sun setting near the water.
“You wanted to show me the sun setting?”
“Not exactly.” He pauses to take a deep breath in.
“What is it?” I look at him, intrigued.
“We’ve been going out for quite some time and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. You are so wonderful. Whenever I’m not with you, I feel this deep pain in my chest. I haven’t felt that type of pain ever, so I asked myself why that is. Then I realized it’s because I love you.”
His eyes hold mine. Silence fills the air as I am left speechless.
“If you don’t feel that way, I’m so-”
“I do feel that way too, Brad. You just surprised me again.”
He lets out a sigh of relief. “You love me?”
“Yes, so much.”
He pulls me close, his hands wrapping around my waist. I lace my arms around his neck. Our lips gravitate together, expressing nothing but love. We just stay in this moment.