“Brad will you please tell me why I’m awake so early?”
“Just shush, you’ll thank me later”
You proceeded to get into the car with your suitcase. Brad would not tell you where on earth he was taking you. All he said was for you to pack a suitcase for a weekend away. It was dark outside, but you could see the sun making the skies light up a little.
The taxi pulled away from the flat you shared with your boyfriend. Brad loved to surprise you, especially for your birthday. But your birthday was two weeks away so it couldn’t be anything for that. If there was one thing you hated, it was being completely clueless. You’d at least like to have known where it is you were going so you could have packed the right things to wear. During the journey, you looked out for hints as to where you were going, but Brad just kept waffling on to you about stupid little things.
“Brad seriously, this is getting ridiculous, where are we?”
“Oh look we’re here”
Looking out the window, you’d pulled up at Birmingham Airport Departures. Getting out of the taxi, Brad paid the driver and pulled your luggage our of the car. Handing you your case, Brad waved at the driver as he drove away. Okay, you were even more clueless now than you were before.
“The departures lounge?” You asked as you looked around at the crowds of people dragging their luggage into the airport.
“Mhm” Brad laughed as he pointed over to the trolley stand.
Then you spotted a couple. A tall guy with brown hair and a girl just a little smaller with straight blonde hair. They were waving at you.
“Brad…Brad…Is that Con and Luisa?”
“Maybe it is?” He smirked
Shaking your head, you smiled giving him a nudge as you dragged your case over to the couple. Luisa came running up to you straight away giving you a hug. Con doing the same afterwards.
“So has he told you where we’re going yet?!” Luisa asked, giddily.
“No he hasn’t…wait we’re”
You looked at Brad, who was looking at Connor giggling.
“Lets just go inside” He smiled, as you all dragged your cases into the airport lounge. Brad said he needed to go and sort something out, so you sat on your case with your friends. Luisa was getting so giddy and excited, but you just didn’t understand what was going on. It was pretty obvious you were going somewhere on a plane, but where, you had no clue. Soon, Brad returned.
“They’re ready” He nodded to Con as they both pulled out their phones, holding them high as if they were about to take a selfie.
The next thing, James and Kirstie and Tristan and Anastasia popped up on the screens. They looked like they were in an airport too. Luisa had her phone out ready to film something.
“Brad, what is going on?” You laughed, feeling the excitement bubble inside.
“Okay, so it’s your birthday soon, and we wanted to do something special. So the 8 of us are going away together for a weekend”
“BRAD JUST TELL HER” Kirstie shouted
“Open this” Brad said, handing you an envelope
Taking it from Brad, you opened it up carefully to reveal two boarding passes and a letter. The boarding passes said that you were flying to CDG, meaning Paris. Then, you took out the letter and your hand rose to your mouth. Tears started to brim in your eyes. Brad had booked for everyone to go to Disneyland Paris for your Birthday.
You looked up at everyone, who were now waving their boarding passes at you. Brad was smiling that cheeky grin, as you jumped off your case and hugged him so tightly.
“Thankyou” you whispered as you placed a kiss on his lips.
Luisa then came up behind you and placed a pair of red and white dotty Minnie Mouse ears on your head
“WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY” she squealed.
James and Tris were flying out from London, because it would’ve been a struggle for them to treck to Birmingham with all of their luggage.
Before you knew it, you’d boarded the plane and were ready to take off for Paris. Brad was scared of flying, so as the plane rumbled along the runway, you held his hand tightly, kissing him on the cheek as another thankyou for what you already knew was going to be the most wonderful trip. Con had already fallen asleep on Luisa’s shoulder, who was sat reading a fashion magazine. Brad and you were sharing earphones, listening to his playlist from his Ipod. Then, the flight attendant announced that you would be descending into Charles De Gaulle. It was a very quick flight, much quicker than you thought it was going to be.
As you all plodded out into the arrivals section, you waited for your luggage. It seemed to take forever to come around, there were so many people. Finally, they were released, and Brad handed you your case, holding your hand as you walked tried to make your way through the crowds. The next thing you heard was screams. Kirstie and Anastasia came bounding up to you, hugging you and jumping around. You’re girls after all, what girls don’t get excited over going to Disney. The boys all gathered around, putting their arm around Brad as if to be discussing something but you didn’t know what.
Now that the group had been re-united, you all piled into a black taxi to take you to your hotel. You had no clue where Brad had booked for you to stay. On the journey, you all sang along to the classic Disney songs, as James tried to do his impression of 60% of the Disney characters. Brad held your hand throughout the entire journey, he just seemed to be really touchy today, much more than normal. Then, you pulled up at the most beautiful pastel pink hotel; not just any hotel; the Disney Hotel. It’d been your dream to stay here since being a little girl. Looking at Brad, your mouth open you blinked in bewilderment.
“Is…Thi…Is this our hotel?”
He nodded and giggled as you bombarded him with even more thankyous and hugs and cuddles.
Once you’d all checked into your rooms, changed into something a little more comfortable, your holiday could begin. Everyone had some ears to wear, and everyone was getting into the Disney spirit, even Connor who wasn’t the greatest Disney fan in the world. The majority of your time was spent on the rides, taking so many funny photos and meeting all of your favourite characters. You had the most adorable group photo taken with Mickey and Minnie in front of the castle. It was one of those things where you were just so happy to be in your happiest place with the people who meant the most to you.
Brad seemed to be having an amazing time, until it came to your last day. He was so distant and quiet, not like the normal Brad that you knew. The girls were keeping you occupied, pointing out all the cute things and the characters whilst the boys seemed to be re-assuring Brad. You wondered why he couldn’t speak to you about whatever was troubling him. After having another amazing day in the park, you all walked down Main Street to take your place to watch the fireworks. Kirstie stood with her arms around James, Luisa stood snuggled into Con and Anastasia was trying to fix Tristans ears onto his head. You however were stood alone, Brad had gone to a shop somewhere, so you said you’d go on and save a space.
“Is Brad okay?” You turned to ask James
“Yeah, he’s fine why?”
“He’s just been really distant today that’s all”
“I thought I’d done something to upset him..”
“Oh no no no, believe me you’ve done nothing to upset him, nothing at all”
“I’m more than sure” He smiled.
Then, you felt warm arms wrap around you and a chin rest on your shoulder. The couples were stood in a diamond shape right in front of the castle.
“Hey” he whispered
“Hey” you whispered back, as he kissed you on the cheek.
*James and Kirstie were stood behind you. Brad had one hand behind his back with a small box in it. James took a photo of this moment; Brad with his arms around you, the castle right in front of you both and the ring in his hand, you completely unaware. He uploaded it to Instagram with the caption “Lets hope she says Yes”.*
As you waited for the show, Brad kept shuffling.
“Brad, are you okay?”
And with that his hands were removed from around your waist.
“Brad what’re you doing?”
He knelt down to the floor, and the crowd around you burst into gasps and aws! The boys and the girls stood back, to give you and Brad some space.
“(Y/N), I don’t know what my life would be like without you. You bring me so much joy and laughter everyday, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. So…(Y/N)…Will you marry me?”
You looked around at the couples, they were all smiling and James gave you a wink.
“OF COURSE I WILL YOU BIG MUPPET” You shouted, as he placed the ring on your finger, pulling you into the tightest hug. You kissed him on the lips as you looked down and giggled.
“SMILE” James said as he held up his phone
Brad enveloped you into a cuddle as you showed the ring to the camera giggling. He then uploaded it to the Instagram with the caption “She said Yes”.
Then, the fireworks began as the internet went into complete craze because you and Brad were engaged. You both watched the castle be lit up by exploding lights, as you snuggled into one another. Looking up at your Fiance, you wondered how you ever got so lucky.