He slammed my door behind me. Then he was in and we were starting down the road. What was I doing?
My stomach churned uncomfortably. "Mike? Where are we going?" I asked him , nervously. He grinned. " That's for me
to know and for you to find out." Not if I read your mind first. 'A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J...' He thought.
Darn. He was good. I glared at him. "Stop!" I yelled. He slammed on the brakes. "What?" "I'm getting out."
"Your not going anywhere." He said , darkly. His dark eyes were fierce. I put one hand on the door handle. Then the
back window broke open. "Steven?" I whispered ,incredulously. My eyes moist with memory. Steven landed on Mike
and a growl erupted from his throat. His hair was windblown and his eyes were black with anger . Mike twirled his
wand hurriedly. 'A meadow! A meadow!' Mike thought. I looked around. We were outside in a meadow. Beautiful white
roses surrounded us. Thunder echoed off the tree tops. I glanced up. The sky was darkening , and gray clouds
filled it. A flash of lighting lit up the sky. I turned my attention back to Steven and Mike. Steven was creeping towards
him , slowly . Mike was backing up. "Don't be hasty." He said , swallowing. Steven's lip curled over his teeth.
He hissed. "You should've left her alone. What did you do to her?" Mike gulped. "Nothing , honestly." He said , quickly.
Steven turned to me. I looked down at the grass. "I'm fine." I murmured , fighting tears. Steven looked back at Mike who
was still edging away. For less than a second Steven's flawless face was pained but then he was fierce some again.
Steven lunged at Mike . Mike flicked his wand. Then poof. He was gone. Steven stopped and he was bewildered.
Then his muscles relaxed and he started towards me. His face soft and his gold eyes sad. His eyes held mine. I didn't move.
He reached a hand out to me. "Callie , I'm so sorry. I-" "Steven , don't lie. I just can't bear it. I trusted you. I , I loved
you. And I thought you felt the same way." My voice was barely above a whisper. A single tear fell down my cheek.
He stepped closer. He , very gently , brushed a finger over my cheek and wiped the tear away.I leaned away. His
gorgeous face fell and he dropped his hand , quickly. "I love you , I always have , and I always will." He said , quietly.
For a long time we were both silent. Then he said , "You don't believe me. I can't blame you." "But I can show you.
See for yourself." He said , his face lighting up a little with hope. I knew what he meant. I would read his mind.
Then I would know the truth. He replayed it for me.' He was walking towards the back at the party. He entered a
small cream colored room. Madison was sitting in a desk chair. She smiled at him , eagerly. 'Sigh. It's Madsion.
Maybe I should just turn around and go back. "Steven , I was waiting for you." She said , getting up and walking
towards him. "I know. You called me ." He said dully. "And you came." She said , winking. She was only two inches
away from him now. He backed away. She grabbed his collar , and pulled him against her. "I have a girl friend
Madison." He said firmly. "She doesn't have to know." Madison said , pressing her lips against his wildly.
She put his arms around her. Steven did not kiss her back. He tried to pull away but she was strong and he couldn't
hurt a girl , even if it was Madison. Then I came in.' His thoughts ended there.
It was pouring down rain. He looked into my eyes and held out a white rose to me. I took it and smiled softly. He
smiled back. I closed the distance between us and wrapped my arms around his neck. He picked me up.
His lips crushed against mine , intensely , fearlessly.
We were both soaked but I didn't care. Steven loved me. The wonderful thought rang over and over in my head like the sweetest bells. Abruptly he put me down. He got down on one knee and pulled out a small gold ring with
a large diamond in the middle. It sparkled in the rain. I stared at him , incredulously as he took my hand.
"Callie , I love you and and I can't bear the the thought of spending the rest of my life without you. Will you marry me?"