Back to the Beginning
This story i don´t know why but it makes me feel kind of nostalgic, but i really enjoyed a lot. So i hope you like it too <3
Back to the Beginning
"Jesse, I swear to god! Let me in!" My oh-so-kind boyfriend of 6 years locked my out of our bathroom when he knows I need to get ready for work.1
"I'm getting ready!" He called back.
Knowing it was useless to keep pounding on the door, I sighed. Jesse doesn't leave for work until 7a.m. I leave at 6:30a.m.
It's currently 6:10a.m.
"I'm gonna be so late." I mumbled to myself, thinking of all the things I could skip for the morning.
Having had a shower last night really helped. I just needed to brush my teeth, fix my hair, and wash up a bit.
"Jesse!" I started banging on the door again, "You're just being stubborn."
Shaking my head, I left the hallway to find my bag in our bedroom. With my purse filled with everything I'll need for the day, I set it by the front door.
Going back to bedroom, I searched around for an extra brush or comb I might have left lying around. My hair was a disaster. My usually tame hair was sticking out in every possible direction.
Of course this is the morning my hair decides to look disgusting.
I couldn't help but think as I stared in my giant mirror hanging on the wall.
The bathroom lock clicked. Sprinting for the bathroom, I bumped into Jesse on his way out.
"Morning, gorgeous." He chuckled, walking passed wearing a dress shirt and pants.
"I'm gonna be late and it's your fault." I grumbled, ignoring his appearance.
What didn't click in my head is that Jesse always goes to work in a t-shirt and jeans.
Picking up my hairbrush, I quickly began untangling the rat's nest on my head.
Fifteen minutes later, I rushed into the kitchen giving Jesse a kiss on the cheek and dashing out to my car.
"Have a good day, Ang!" He waved from the front door after following me to my car.
Waving back, I realized I would actually make it on time.
Time at work only seemed to drag on.
"Who shops for a crop top at 9 in the morning?" I asked myself for the fourth time all morning, constantly changing what time I was asking.
Refolding a pile of shirts, I wondered what happened to the other girl I was working with this morning.
She disappeared quite a bit during shifts. I think it's because she's checking her phone in the back.
Rolling my eyes, I sat behind the counter. When I took this job, I figured it would be easy because the store opens at 8 in the morning, my shift is until 4, and no one usually comes in until closer to 11. Boy was I wrong.
Sitting for close to three hours doing absolutely nothing is agonizing torture.
The other girl, Liz, finally reappeared from the back.
We've only worked a few shifts together, so at least that meant we could get to know each other.
But even she bored me.
And believe me, I'm never so rude that I'll think that, but she was killing me.
"So then I had to get my mom to drive me back to the store cause the shoelaces were the wrong colour." She explained to me.
"Oh, that's a shame." I nodded, wondering why I ever chose this store to work at.
I only need a job to keep up with bills and whatnot while I go to university. The same thing goes for Jesse.
"Well, I'm going to take my lunch break now." Liz hopped off her stool, "I'll be back at 11:45."
People began coming in and out of the store after Liz left and after waiting all morning, I finally had something to do.
Wandering the store, I helped customers while being as friendly as possible.
Just before I was suppose to be starting my lunch break, a man came in with a bunch of flowers.
"Excuse me," He came up to the counter, "I'm looking for a Angie Wells?"
"That's me." I smiled, wondering why Jesse would send me flowers.
Yes, I knew they would be from him.
"These are for you." He handed me the bouquet, getting me to sign a sheet saying I was delivered the flowers.
"Thank you." I took them, instantly checking for a card.
Will you go out with me tonight?
Laughing, I grabbed my purse and made sure Liz was set before going out for my lunch break.
Immediately dialling Jesse's number once in my car, I knew he'd eventually pick up. His lunch break was just starting as well.
On the third ring, he answered.
"Hey, Ang." I could hear the smile that was currently plastered on his face.
"You're so silly." I laughed, turning the bluetooth on in my car so I could put my phone down and drive.
"Why's that?" Jesse played along.
"You couldn't just text me saying we're going out tonight?"
"I thought it'd be sweeter to send you flowers asking if you want to go out. Like back when we first started dating." He laughed before asking, "So is that a yes?"
"Of course it is!" I grinned.
"Good, I'll see you after work."
"See you." I hung up, heading for the closest deli.
It was time to eat.
Getting home from work an hour earlier than Jesse meant I could get ready for our date.
We always go out for little dates and things, but tonight Jesse seemed to want it to be like the beginning all over again.
Jumping in the shower to wash work off of me, I couldn't help but think about our first date.
Only remembering the little details, I had a small grin on my face.
Picking out a dark blue, spaghetti strap dress, I slipped it on and dried my hair.
After dating Jesse for the past 6- almost 7- years, I've learned that he truly does love the little things.
I can remember countless times from back in high school when things weren't so great and he'd go out of his way to make me smile; even just for a second.
I even remember the first time I admitted I was in love with him. It was a complete accident and I hadn't even realized I'd said it. Hearing him say:
"I love you too, Ang."
Was the greatest moment ever. I knew then that no matter what, Jesse was going to be beside me.
Being to busy thinking, I never heard Jesse get home.
Which means I also didn't hear him sneaking up on me.
I did hear him say:
"Jesse!" I felt him grab me before I fell, "In all of the years we've known each other, when have I ever been okay when you scare me?" I calmed my racing heart.
"I'll have to say never." He kissed my forehead.
"Exactly." I looked up at him, "I'm going to have a heart attack before I'm 30!"
Giving him a hug, I noticed he wasn't dressed up any more. He wore a t-shirt and dark jeans.
"What happened to the clothes you had on this morning?" I glanced up at him again.
"These are the clothes I wore this morning." Jesse laughed.
"Nah-uh," I frowned, "You were wearing a dress shirt and pants."
"Sorry, Ang," Jesse kissed the top of my head before heading for our closest, "But you're going crazy."
"I am not!" I practically snorted, frustrated completely.
Stepping out off the closet to send me a wink, Jesse pulled out a different dress shirt than this morning's.
"You look beautiful by the way." He smiled, leaving the room to get ready.
"Good thing I have my beauty," I teased walking out of our bedroom behind him, "Or you'd just have a crazy girlfriend."
"I've got an insanely crazy gorgeous girlfriend." Jesse grinned, "Take that any way you want."
Laughing, I left him to get ready.
"Where are we going?" I asked for the third time. After eating at one of my favourite restaurants, Jesse wanted to go for a drive.
"You'll see." He grinned, hinting at a secret he's keeping.
"Why the big secret?" I continued to question him.
"You'll see." He repeated, chuckling slightly.
"You're hopeless." I turned the radio on and stared out my window.
Before long, I started to recognize the area more. After driving for almost an hour, I knew exactly where we were.
"Jesse..." I looked over at him, tensing up a little bit.
"We're not going to that side of town." He reassured, reading my mind.
Focusing on the music playing, I hummed along.
"Close your eyes." Jesse's instructions came out of the blue.
"I already know where we are." I laughed, ignoring what he instructed.
"But you don't know where we're going." He made a point.
"Fine," I covered my eyes with my hands, "For how long?"
"Until I park."
I continued to pester him with questions until I felt the car stop. Uncovering my eyes, the first thing I noticed was the sunset.
Jesse hopped out of the car before I could say anything.
"Hey, Jesse?" He opened my door for me, "Where are we?"
"You don't know?" I could sense his teasing.
Looking around, I saw grass.
Lots of grass.
"It's a park." I laughed.
"Not just any park," Jesse opened his trunk, "It's where-"
"We stopped on our first date." I turned around to attack Jesse with a massive hug. "I haven't been here for years!"
"I figured it'd be nice to watch the sunset." Jesse lifted me off the ground.
"You're the best." I giggled into his neck.
Setting me back on my feet, he grabbed a few packages from his trunk.
"Are those-" My eyes shot from Jesse to the packages.
"Glow sticks?" He grinned, "Duh."
Catching Jesse's contagious grin, I couldn't stop myself from giving him a kiss.
"I could stand here all night with you," Jesse broke away, "But we'll miss the sunset."
Grabbing the blanket from the back and Jesse's hand, we walked along the path to a hill.
Not being able to wait, I ripped open the glow sticks before it was totally dark.
Putting the pair of glasses together, I placed them on my face before connecting two to make a necklace and a few for bracelets. I left the rest for Jesse.
I can't believe he's mimicking our first date again. First the park, and now the glow sticks too?
Cuddling closer to Jesse, I watched as the sky turned all different colours from the setting sun.
"I love you." Jesse whispered, scared to break the silence.
"You're pretty okay too." I gave him a kiss on the cheek.
"After almost 7 years, you'd think I'd get an 'I love you too' back every time by now." He joked, giving me a peck on the lips.
"I love you too." I smiled. "You're amazing."
Expecting a comment on how I gave him a compliment, I looked at Jesse as the sky grew darker.
What I should have been expecting was for Jesse to pick me up bridal style to spin me around.
"Jesse!" I screamed, "Put me down!" My glow stick glasses flew off.
He laughed and spun around a few more times before giving me another kiss and set me on my feet.
Adjusting my dress, I looked up at Jesse.
"You know what?" He looked down at me.
"What?" I bit my lip.
"You're amazing. Ever since I met you in elementary school I knew it. Becoming your friend was the best thing I've ever done and becoming your boyfriend was even greater. I can't believe how much I love you; just everything about you. The way you laugh at my cheesiness, the way you smile when you hear a good song. Absolutely everything."1
"Jesse-" I tried to stop him before my face became unbelievable red from blushing.
"The way you blush is the cutest thing I've ever seen," He continued. I laughed at his ability to be almost serious even as we both wore glow stick necklaces still, "I've known from the beginning you're the girl for me. I mean, you've stuck with me this long. How hard could the rest of our lives be?" Jesse reached into his pocket, going down onto one knee.
As he opened the box, I felt my legs turn to jell-o.
"Angie, will you marry me?" Jesse looked up at me, looking as happy as I felt.2
The emotions that took over made me unable to speak.
I had to breath and do my best not to let happy tears fall before answering him.
"Yes," I nodded, "Yes, yes yes yes. A thousand times yes!" I let him slip the ring on my finger before flinging myself onto him for a hug.
"I love you so much." Jesse held onto me as he stood up from the ground. "You're the best thing that's ever happened to me." He whispered, wiping the few happy tears that fell down my face.
"I can't believe this!" I laughed and almost cried again all at the same time. "We're getting married! I'm marrying you!" It was an amazing feeling as Jesse spun me around.
If it weren't for nightfall, I'm pretty sure we would have stayed on the hill all night long- smiling, laughing, and sharing the happiness we both felt.
"I love you, Jesse." I gave him a passionate kiss before he grabbed my hand and we raced back to his car.+
Just like when we were teenagers.