Heidi slipped her feet into her brand new, shiny red pair of high heels. She had done a little bit of shopping recently as a way of trying to make herself feel better. There was only a few more weeks until Kevin would be home and it was starting to feel like he would never come home. She was always trying to keep her mind off of the thought of him cheating on her with his ex, so she decided to take up shopping as new hobby and a way to distract her. She was mostly into buying shoes lately, but today she thought she might splurge on a whole new outfit.
She stood up and adjusted her dress. It was tighter than what she usually buys, but it was cute and she thought she might try a new style. She glanced in the mirror and made sure everything looked good. Tonight she thought that she would treat herself to a nice dinner at her favorite restaurant. She was going to her favorite Thai restaurant, Kittichai. Going there meant that she had to travel to Soho, but that was okay. It wasn’t too far from her apartment and it was worth it. She only goes there if she’s feeling down or wants to treat herself. And tonight was a little bit of both.
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Heidi stepped out of the cab and walked into the restaurant. She smiled and talked with the hostess for a few minutes since they both were familiar with each other, and then she was seated at her usual seat which was a quiet booth in the back. The restaurant was dimly lit, perfect for a relaxing night out, and it had a very modern design to it, which she enjoyed a lot. The booths had walls in between them that had cut out rectangular shapes going from the floor and up to the ceiling, they reminded Heidi of a sideways brick wall sort of pattern.
She looked over the menu and then decided on her usual. After she ordered, her waiter came back with her drink a few minutes later. She had ordered Rieslings, which is a sweet wine that she orders every time she comes here because the sweetness off sets the spiciness from the Thai food and it’s nice to have every once and awhile.
Heidi glanced around the restaurant and noticed it wasn’t as crowded as it usually was, which was a good thing because she hated listening to other people talk while she was trying to eat in peace. She glanced down at her phone and sighed. No one had talked to her in about a week and she was feeling like she was all alone and her friends had forgotten about her. Everyone was off living their happy lives while she sat there alone in a restaurant on a Saturday night.
Ever since Beth and Jensen had gotten back from their weekend in Vermont, they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. She would spend a few days at his house and then he would come over after work on some nights. Izzy didn’t mind that her sister was paying less attention to her now, she was happy for Beth, so some of the time she would camp out on Heidi’s couch if she wanted a quiet night away from the two love birds. Casey had practically moved in with Jared and Heidi hasn’t heard from her in a little over two weeks now. She missed having Casey around the apartment, even though they were always doing their own thing, but every Thursday night they would sit down and watch a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy together, and now that Casey was gone, Heidi had to watch it by herself.
Then there was Stella, which Heidi didn’t really pay attention to. She was just glad that Stella was finally taking things slow with a guy. Her and Chad have been dating for a little while now, and things seemed to be going great. Which was good, Heidi was really happy for them. But that left her all alone, waiting for her boyfriend to return. She really did miss Kevin though. Two months is too long to be without him. She missed hearing his voice and having his arms wrapped around her. She could really use a hug from him right now to cheer her up, but all she had to comfort her was her new clothes and a fancy meal.
Heidi’s thoughts were interrupted when her waiter came back with her meal and he refilled her wine glass before leaving her alone. She let out a heavy sigh before finally deciding to dig into the delicious meal that was steaming in front of her.
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After Heidi had finished her meal, she decided to take a little detour before heading home. As she was walking, she realized that her phone was about to die so she turned it off and put it back in her purse. It’s not like anyone wants to talk to me anyways, she thought. She decided to walk to the park that was sort of in between her apartment and Kevin’s. It was where her and Kevin had spent many days sitting on a bench and watching ducks swim by in the pond while they simply just watched and enjoyed each others company.
It was then that she actually spent the time to study him. She tried to do it when he wasn’t paying attention, but sometimes he caught her and they would laugh because she would try to hide it like a little kid sneaking candy by their parents. But in those moments where she got to steal a few glimpses at him, she noticed more things about him that made her fall even more in love with him. Like how if he smiled, his nose looked like a pig nose. It was odd, but she thought it was the most adorable thing ever. Or how he had a crooked smile, it wasn’t that noticeable unless you looked closer, and sometimes when he laughed, he bit the tip of his tongue and it always made her smile because of how cute he looked. Oh and when he shaved his face, he looked like a 17 year old boy again. She would always pick on him for that, but it was better than letting his facial hair grow into a beard and a mustache. Heidi hated too much facial hair, but she found stubble adorable and it suited Kevin perfectly.
She sat down at their favorite bench and leaned back against it. She slipped off her shoes and relaxed her feet in the cold grass. It was getting late out and she knew she should get home, but she had the need to stay here and watch the pond. It was so peaceful and undisturbed. The water hypnotized her for a few minutes before she snapped out of it and realized that she was shivering. The temperature had dropped quickly while she had been sitting there. She rubbed her arms to try to heat them up but it was no use.
“It’s a little late for a pretty little lady like you to be sitting out here in the dark, all alone.” Heidi jumped out of her seat at the sound of a voice behind her. She turned around and her eyes widened. There was a man standing on the pathway behind the bench. It was hard to see his face because it was hidden in the shadows of a tree. He slowly began to walk towards her and into the light that the park light by the bench gave off. He spoke up again. “Some creep might drop by and try to pick you up. Maybe even kidnap you.” Heidi crossed her arms and tried to hide her smile when she saw who is was.
“I think I can handle things, I’m a tough girl.” He stepped closer to her.
“What if a rabid squirrel chased after you instead?” He raised an eyebrow. She giggled. Only he would think of that, she thought.
“Well, then I might just have to run and get my big hunky boyfriend to save me.”
He nodded.“That seems logical.”
Heidi couldn’t take it anymore. Her excitement was too overwhelming. She grinned and ran up to him and jumped into his arms, which ended up taking both of them down and they landed on the grass.
“Kevin, what are you doing here?” Heidi said in between her giggles. Somehow, on the way down from the tackle, Kevin had landed on top of her.
“I finished the article early so they sent me home. What no ‘I’ve missed you’ or ‘how are you’?” He chuckled and pushed her hair out of her face. She smiled up at him.
“I missed you.” She said before grabbing the back of his neck and pulling him closer to her and kissing him hard. God she had missed his lips. He cupped her face in his hands and kissed back with passion. He had been longing for this for a little less than two months now and she could tell. After a minute of their intense kissing, he pulled away to try and catch his breath. He smiled down at her and bit his lip. She smiled up at him and still couldn’t believe he was here.
“Uh, Kev?” She asked quietly.
“Yeah?” He replied.
“You’re crushing my rib cage.” He chuckled.
“Oh right, sorry.” He crawled off of her and helped her up. She laughed a little and they both made their way back over to the bench.
They sat down and stared at each other for awhile. They had so much that they wanted to tell each other but for some reason, they didn’t. They just sat there in silence, holding hands and staring at each other. Heidi couldn’t help but smile like an idiot. She had been waiting for him to come home and now he was finally here.
“I love you.” Kevin whispered. Heidi bit her lip and smiled again.
“I love you too.” She watched as Kevin got off of the bench and squatted down in front of her so they were at the same eye level. He gave her hand a light squeeze.
“Heid, I was counting down the days until I saw you again. When I first started out on my trip, I thought that time was going to fly by and I would have you back in my arms in no time.” He let out a sigh. “I was wrong. The days dragged on and I missed you more and more everyday. Every Time something exciting happened, you were the one I wanted to share the experience with but you weren’t there. Chloe was. And I quickly realized that I didn’t want to experience those things with Chloe. I also realized that she isn’t really into the ‘wilderness’ and let me say, that was interesting to watch.” He chuckled a little before going back to what he was saying. “I do have to say that she tried to get back together with me a few times but I ignored her and simply went back to work. She caught the hint after a while and I thought I should just tell you before you get all these crazy questions in your head.”
“Okay...?” Heidi hadn’t thought about that since he got here. She was just focused on him and only him.
“I had to tell you before I got to this next part.” He took a deep breath and let it out slowly.
“Kev? Are you okay?” She was starting to become a little concerned. He nodded.
“I’m fine. Actually I’m more than fine. I’m the luckiest man in the world right now. I know that’s a little cheesy, but it’s true. I have a beautiful woman sitting in front of me who makes me happier than anyone I know. And I lover her for that. I love how you make me feel when I’m with you. I missed that feeling while I was away in Africa and I never want to feel that way again.” Kevin rested one knee on the ground and pulled off his jacket. He draped it over her shoulders and smiled. “You must be freezing.” He smiled and she pulled it close.
“Thank you.” She smiled. “Now what’s the point to all of this you’re rambling on about?” She raised her eyebrows. He chuckled and looked down. He slid his hands in his pocket and looked back up at her.
“What I’m trying to say is that I never want to have to wake up without you by my side again.” He noticed that she was still confused. He chuckled softly again and shook his head to clear his thoughts and figure out what he was going to say. “You know, I got this before I left.” He pulled a small box out of his pocket and stared down at it. “I was always waiting for the right time to give it to you, but I didn’t want to rush it. So I figured that I would wait and see how I felt after two months away from you.” Heidi’s eyes recognized the shape of the box and she felt her heartbeat pick up its pace.
“And?” She croaked. Her throat had gone dry and her palms began to sweat.
“And I realized that my mind hasn’t changed. I still love you with all my heart, but I want to know that you’re mine and always will be.” He took another deep breath and let it out slowly before opening the box and looking up into her eyes. She gasped when she realized what was in the box.
“Kevin...” She stopped herself from talking and looked up from the box and into his eyes.
“Heidi Powell, will you marry me?” He felt his eyes begin to fill with water but he held it back. Her jaw dropped as she stared at the ring and then back at him.
“Yes.” She whispered as her eyes filled with tears.
“Yes?” He asked, unsure if he heard her correctly. She couldn’t help but smile and shake her head.
“Yes!” She said louder and leaped forward, tackling him to the ground again. She took his face in her hands and nodded. “Yes.” She whispered.
“Yes.” He mumbled to himself and smiled before wrapping his arms around her and kissing her softly. He pulled away and took the ring out of the box. He slipped it on her finger and then she kissed him again and they laid there for awhile in each others arms.
She said yes.
So if you guys couldn’t already tell, this is coming to an end.
Sorry if the ending to this was a little sucky but I didn’t know
what to write since I have never witnessed a proposal.
But I hope you enjoyed it and the other chapters will be up soon.
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