Part three guys...it gets better
Oh and for those of you that are wondering...this is all a real and true story that is of course based on my amazing love experience.
Tonight was the night that I would fall for her. And damn did I fall hard!
It was Jan. 31 and it was a night to remember. It was the night our ROTC was holding the Military Ball. For those of you who dont know waht that is, it's basically a prom night for the ROTC unit. All the guys dressed the same in our service coat uniform, but the girls had their choice of what to wear. I was early when I arrived at her house to pick her up. So early that she wasn't even ready. But hey, when are girls ever ready on time? I waited about 10 minutes until I finally heard a door open. I looked up and there she was at the stairs. More beautiful than ever! She wore a one piece, strapless teal dress that reached down about three inches above her knees. All I could think was 'Damn...thats my girl!!'. Before we left our parents wanted pictures, so we gave them pictures even though we were already running late.
Time passed and we eventually got there without anyone noticing how late we were. I looked around and noticed that my date was the only one that came looking beautiful. We sat at a round table along with our friends. The same friends we used to hang out with at the movies, and that never would have predicted me and her holding hands. We talked and we laughed and shared stories from the past. But I just couldnt take my eyes off of her. It was like being in the presence of an angel. An angel that I was lucky enough to catch when she fell from the sky. Everytime I looked at her, she would look at me. We didn't know what to say, so all we did was smile and swiftly kiss. The time came to dance, and man did she want to dance! Now I wasn't exactly the dancing-in-a-crowd type of person, but this girl changed that for good. So off I went, by force, to go "dance my booty off". Of course dancing along with her during the fast paced songs made me realize what a lil live wire girl I had, and man did I love it. I knew that for as long as Im with this girl, I'll never have a dull moment in my life. She was...something else.
Then along came a song that would make us realize something in our eyes. The song that makes girls cry for its beauty and fairy tale theme. "Fall For You" by Secondhand Serenade came on and it was like a scene from a movie when we danced to this. It was the first time I had ever heard that song and I'm glad I first heard it with her. The lyrics said exactly what I wanted to say but just couldn't: "A Girl Like You Is Impossible to Find". The whole time we slow danced our eyes locked in and I couldn't look anywhere else. Then came this overwhelming feeling I had never felt before. It was indescribable and unstoppable. It came so sudden and so unexpected that I lost my balance for a split second. It was just a mix of all kinds of happiness and wholeness. I smiled but I was totally unaware. She giggled and said "What is it?" as she smiled big. I smiled big, closed my eyes and whispered into her ear: "Nothing".
The dance was over and the time came for all of us to go home and embrace the night. Lucky for me, I got to spend the night with her at her house. But we were so exhausted from the dancing and chatting that as soon as we went up stairs into her room we just collapsed on the bedroom floor next to each other and just stared up at the ceiling holding hands. Then she leaned over to lay on my body and almost fell asleep. But I sat up and gave her a sleeping kiss that woke her up suddenly. She looked around the room as if clueless and lost, then looked up at me holding her in my arms and smiled that smile that was only for me. I just couldn't believe it: this girl was mine and I was hers. The night was a night I could never forget and will definitly be in my mind forever.
"It feels like I'm dreaming", she said as she closed her eyes and rested her head on my chest.
I looked at her and said softly, "What do you mean?"
Then she looked up and looked up into my eyes with an innocent face and said "Please don't wake me up. Promise?"
I squeezed her tight as if hanging on for dear life wishing that time would just stop for a moment, just for the the two of us. But unfortunatly...nothing lasts forever.
I closed my eyes as I held her close and felt a tear of overwhelming joy escape my eye sockets as I smiled and momentarily chuckled. Until I finally said, "Promise".