red studded purse

I love you almost as much as this pizza.

“Y/N, you awake?” Ben whispered to you as you lay asleep in bed. “Wake up, dammit.”

You groaned and turn away from him. “Go away, butthead.”

“No, get up and get ready. I’m taking you out.” After not getting a response from you, Ben started jumping on the bed like a little kid waking his parents on Christmas. “WAKE UP! WAKE UP!”

You laughed at your gorgeous boyfriend and tried to sit up on the shaky bed. “I’m up! I’m up! Chill!”

Ben jumped one last time then landed on his butt next to you. He kissed your forehead along with every inch of your face and smiled. “Now get dressed, ‘butthead’. Not too fancy though.” Ben kissed your lips once before leaving the room to allow you to get ready.

You stretched a little then got out of bed, smiling about your dork of a boyfriend. You settled with an outfit consisting of ripped skinny jeans, black combat boots with silver studs on the sides and toe area, a red undershirt with a slipknot muscle tee over top it. You quickly did your makeup, simple black eyeliner top and bottom lids.

You grabbed your red, silver studded purse then made your way downstairs. “I’m ready, babe.”

Ben looked you over and smiled, “You look gorgeous. Let’s go.” He took your hand and led you to the car. He opened the passenger door for you like he always does and gave you a quick peck on the cheek.

You smiled and got in the car. After you buckled, Ben got in the car and started it up. You flipped through CDs and found Mallory Knox’s “Signals” album. You put it in as Ben pulled out of the driveway. Ben took your hand as the song “Beggars” came on.

“So…where exactly are we going?” You looked at Ben, waiting for a reply.

“You’ll know just by the route we’re taking.”

You made a pouty face at him, sticking out your bottom lip a little further than it should be. Ben looked over at you and laughed, “I’m not telling you, sweetie. Trust me you’ll figure it out before we get there.”

“Meanie.” You stuck your tongue out playfully at him then turned back towards the road. You sung along softly to the album and looked around and noticed that this is a route you took very often to get your favorite pizza place.

“You couldn’t just tell me we were going out for pizza?”

Ben laughed and squeezed your hand a little, “Told you you were going to figure it out.” Ben let go of your hand as he pulled the car into the parking lot. After parking, Ben got out to open your door like a proper gentleman. He took your hand and you walked into the pizza parlor.

“Hey, Y/N! Table for two I’m guessing?” the cheery waitress, Becca greeted you and Ben as soon as you walked in.

“Yea! Thanks, Becca.” You smiled at her before she turned to lead the two of you to your seats which were placed by the window, giving a beautiful view of the lake not too far off from the parlor.

“What can I get you two to drink?” The waitress asked that replaced Becca’s spot.

“Two cokes please. If she wants one.” Ben turned to you, and smiled.

“That’s fine, thank you.” You stuck your tounge out at ben and giggled.

Ben smiled a little nervously this time. He glanced around the parlor quicklybefore turning his attention towards you. “I have a surprise for you. Well, hopefully.”

“Hopefully?” You laughed a little. “Why do you say hopefully?”

“Because I need to talk to someone quickly. What kind of pizza do you want?”

“Uhm, BLT?”

“Perfect.” Ben kissed your cheek then got up. “I’ve got to use the little boys room”

You giggled a little and smiled, “Go use it then.”

Shortly after Ben left, the waitress came back with two cokes. “Ready to order, sweetie?”

“Yea, coul—”

“I’ve gotten it taken care of, miss. I talked to the cooks.” Ben said as he came back to the table.

“Alright, I’ll bring the pizza when it’s done.” The waitress then left.

You looked at your boyfirend a little questionally but stayed quiet. Ben took a sip of his coke, shaking a little. “You okay, hun?”

“Huh? Yea.” He took another drink, shaking still.

You took a sip of your coke, watching Ben’s odd behavior.

20 minutes went by with out a word until the pizza came out. “Here you go, let me know when your ready for the check.” The waitress set down a heart shaped BLT pizza. You looked up at Ben, smiling.

“Surprise, Y/N.” Ben said, smiling back at you. Ben took a slice and put it on your plate then took one for himself. He looked even more nervous than before.

“Babe, are you sure you’re okay?”

Ben took your hand and nodded. “I’m fine. There’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you for a while now.”

Your heart jumped a little. This ccould either be good or bad. “Okay. What is it?”

Ben looked you dead in the eyes. “I love you, Y/N. I have for a while now.”

You smiled brightly at him, happier than ever. “Ben, I love you, too. I have for for months.”

Ben smiled brightly at you laughing the nervousness away, “You have no idea how happy I am to hear that.”

You stood up and pulled him up with you, “Just shut up and kiss me dork.” You kissed him passionately so full of love, other people in the parlor were ‘awing’.

“I love you so much, Y/N.”

“I love you almost as much as this pizza, Ben.” You stuck your tongue out at him.

This was the beginning of something so much more.