Here's the latest chapter. Hope you guys enjoy. I feel like im shoving my favorite music down your guy's throats, but then again it is a music story. Anyway, Hello World is Copyright Lady Antebellum. I hope you guys enjoy.
The next two weeks had been the busiest of our lives. Our single was finished and released, and was steadily climbing the charts. We didn't expect it to really be a success, but Mr. Wolfe said people must really have a good emotional response, since sales increased every day. What was really impressive was that we were the first furry artists to have that well of chart performance. We were aiming to become the first furry artists to get a number one single. We were scheduled to perform a concert on Christmas Eve, and it would be broadcasted on national television. We were both excited, and we could barely stand the wait. Seigi and I had been talking Christmas presents, but we didn't know what to get one another. I was stressing a little bit, but Seigi seemed calm about the entire thing. We also had moved into our own apartment, courtesy of Wolfe Records. I couldn't thank Mr. Wolfe enough, but he said that our chart performance was thanks enough.
Christmas day was fast approaching. It was less than a week from the day, and I still hadn't gotten a gift for Seigi. I picked up Seigi's mom a pair of fuzzy slippers and gold bracelet and earrings, but I had absolutely no idea what to get Seigi. He hadn't specified anything that he wanted, and my ideas were fresh out. I went to the mall and walked around for hours, going into too many stores to count, trying to find Seigi the perfect gift but coming up short every time. I walked into a store that specialized in furry needs, and thought I might find something in there. I walked around browsing the isles before I found something that intrigued me. It was a brush set, specifically designed for a wolf's coat. I picked it up, examining all the brushes, and thought about if Seigi would really like it. Considering that right now we were both using dog brushes brought from the pet store, which were quite painful I might add, this would be a great gift. I decided I would get Seigi a pack of three brushes, one for every stage of his fur. I continued walking around the store, hoping I would stumble upon another gift that was as good as this one. I found myself wandering into one section of the store that intrigued me. In the back of the store, there was an entire section devoted to collars. At first, I found it a little strange that furs would want to wear collars, but I realized that it might be like a relationship symbol. I saw it as kind of like friendship bracelets, only a little deeper and more personal than that. I was still a little weary on getting Seigi a collar, since I kind of saw it as a sign of ownership, and I was the dog in this relationship, not him. The last thought made me laugh, since it was so true. He was a wolf, one that could not be tied down, were as I was a husky, a dog that had been domesticated over the years.
Now, I know that had been over a year since I was changed, but I still wasn't up to par on all of the Furry socially acceptable actions, like wearing a collar or leash. I've only seen someone wearing a leash once, and he was with a human. I guessed that some furries liked to wear leashes, because maybe they liked feeling owned by someone. I continued to browse, searching for nothing in particular. One collar that caught me eye was light blue, and it matched Seigi's eye color almost perfectly. I thought of how it would look against his white fur, and I decided that I would get it. Besides, if Seigi didn't like it, or didn't want to wear it, I could always take it back and get a gift card instead. I noticed that the collar had a spot for a personal message, and I had no idea what to put there, and it made me fear that if he didn't like it, I couldn't take it back. I thought about putting just his name, but I realized that would be too much like a dog collar I debated the entire way to the check out counter, still not coming up with anything. The girl at the counter was pleasant to work with, and she even helped me pick out a personal message.
"So, who's the lucky girl?" She asked with a smile. I felt myself get red, and I debated on telling her or not. For some unknown reason, I decided to be truthful with her.
"Ummm...... it's for my boyfriend." Her smile got bigger, and I felt a little relieved.
"That's even cuter." I blushed again. "So, what did you want the engraving to say?"
"I'm not sure about that. I really haven't decided." I though for a moment while she scanned the other items. "How about something like 'For my wolf, who I will love forever. Thank you Seigi for being there for me.' She grinned, and I knew that I hit the nail on the head.
"I think that sounds really corny, but I'm sure he'll appreciate it. I comes from you, doesn't it?" I smiled at that.
I left the store with a smile on my face, content with the gifts I had gotten for Seigi. The store clerk even offered to wrap them for me, and I was happy that I could keep it a secret. When I got home, I decided to get onto the internet and research more on collars and stuff of that sort. I had no idea why I hadn't done something like this sooner, but I guess I never had to. After two hours or research, I had discovered many things I didn't know, and I also received a major headache. I discovered that the reason some furries wore collars and leashes was because they liked feeling that they were owned, liked that they were the submissive one. There wasn't really a name for this group of furs, but it wasn't a generally popular thing. More interesting was the fact that Furries was a name given to us by the general public. That's what most humans referred to us as, and in some cases the word was used in a demeaning way. That made my blood boil, as we were people to. We were just people that had tails and fur. The thought passed as I researched more about collars. I found that collars were used in two different situations. In one situation, they were just a fashion statement, like a necklace or earrings, but the more common situation is that they were given to you by a loved one. They signified a bond between two furs, and signified something more than friendship. It signified basically an engagement between two furs. When I read this, I was shocked at first, but it made sense. Wait, did I just get the equivalent to an engagement ring? I really got worried and started to do research on marriages. Marriage between furs was really nothing special; it was exactly like human marriage, right down to the romantic beaches and annoying family members. But something really interesting I found out was that there was no law against gay furs marrying. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to take advantage of this, and I had no idea of Seigi was even ready. Hell, I knew Seigi was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, but I wasn't sure if we were really ready to take that plunge just yet. We were both still really young, college age in fact. I didn't want to marry too early, but I didn't want to wait until we couldn't. But, I realized that the collar sitting next to me was the equivalent or asking Seigi to marry me. I started to freak out a little bit, however the more I thought about it, the more the idea grew on me. I really do love Seigi, and it's been proven that our love lasts through thick and thin. I really think that I want to marry him. Then I thought of the perfect situation, a dream that might be able to come true. I figured a great place to propose to him was the concert, in front of national television. I also thought about the drawbacks of that. If he said no, he would most likely be booed, and I would end up feeling really embarrassed. Plus, it was in front of national T.V. An unimaginable amount of people would see it, and if people didn't approve, we would be ridiculed for a very long time, possibly worse. I decided to ask his mom about it and see what she thought. I put Seigi's presents into a drawer the other bedroom, and went to get my phone to call his mom. I picked up my cell and dialed.
"Hello Mrs. Reeyes, its Kausn."
"Hey Kausn. What's up?"
"I was wondering if I could ask you something."
"Well, that depends. Does the question pertain to me or Seigi?"
"Both. I was wondering if I could get your permission to marry your son." There was silence on the other end, and I feared for the worst. When she spoke again, I could tell she was crying slightly.
"Kausn, you have my full permission to marry Seigi. I think you two make a great couple, and I'm glad he ended up with someone like you. I heard about your fight the other day, and I'm glad you ended up forgiving each other. I can see that you two are pretty well suited for each other. Relationships do have their complications, but you guys have proven you can make it through them." I couldn't speak for a moment, but when I regained my voice, all I could say was thank you. She stopped me after about the tenth thank you.
"Kausn, where are you planning on proposing to him?"
"I was thinking about doing it after the Christmas Eve concert." She squealed with delight.
"I think that's a wonderful place. The only thing you have to realize Kausn is that some people won't be as accepting as I am. There are people out there that don't see the value of your life, and it doesn't help you're a fur. People may not like it."
"I know." I sighed deeply. "That's why I wanted to ask you what you thought." She paused as she debated for a moment.
"Well, I wouldn't do it on national T.V., but when you're off the air, I think it would be a great idea. Just be careful."
"I will. Thanks Mrs. Reeyes."
"No, thank you Kausn. And please, call me mom." I heard the line go dead, but I felt anything but. I finally felt complete; I had a mother figure in my life. I fell onto the couch, feeling content with my life for the first time in life. My joyous thoughts were interrupted by my phone going off. I glanced at it, and I realized Seigi had texted me.
'Kausn, I'm in the mall shopping. I'll see you when I get home. Love ya.' I smiled as I knew the wolf was out Christmas shopping for me. I lay on the couch for a while until my eyes started to droop. I got up and made my way to the bedroom, not even bothering to change out of my day clothes. I fell on the bed, and within a matter of moments was fast asleep. I remember waking up only when Seigi climbed into bed next to me. A smile crossed my muzzle before I fell back to sleep.
It was finally the day of the concert, and I was as nervous as ever. It just seemed to sink in that we going to be playing live in front of millions of viewers. I felt giddy and sick all at the same time, both emotions not sure what one overpowered the other. The weight of the collar in my pocket felt like a million tons as Seigi was sitting next to me, and we were on a private plane heading to New York. We were told that we needed to pick a song to play, and we were both clueless as what to pick. We debated as we flew, narrowing it down to three songs. We would have to decide between our new single, Answer Me, Hello World by Lady Antebellum, or Hollywood by Michael Buble. We ultimately decided on Hello World because I thought the message was wonderful, and it was a really powerful song, especially towards the end. I knew that the crowd would be hyped up at the finish, and that would hopefully play into my favor. Even though we wanted people to go out and buy our single, we also knew that the fans loved to see covers. I know I always got really excited when Lady A covered a song. We informed our backing band, who got to work right away, listening to the song, memorizing it in the short amount of time they had. It was 10:00 a.m. now, and we were scheduled to go on at 11:00 p.m. It was still a while to go, but we had to make sure this was perfect. After all, it was going to be broadcast all across the nation. When the plane landed, we had most of the harmonies worked out, and since I already knew the piano part, that made me a hell of a lot less stressed. We made our way to the hotel, which took about an hour because of all the traffic. When we arrived, we barely had time to relax before Mr. Wolfe came in and swept us away to another location.
"Where are we going, Mr. Wolfe?"
"Were going to get you guys ready for tonight. You have 10 hours until the concert, and we still need to get you guy's clothes and you still need to rehearse with the band. It's going to be a mad house, but you guys just need to focus on the task at hand."
"And that is?" Seigi and I giggled a little, but Mr. Wolfe stayed serious.
"Playing music. I need you guys to be the best musicians you can possibly be tonight. But hey, no pressure." Now Mr. Wolfe was the one to laugh, and we were the ones who stayed silent as his words sunk in. "Well, let's get going." We all left the hotel, headed for a rehearsal space located at the Wolfe Records of New York building. When we arrived, our band was already rehearsing, and they had almost the entire song finished. We were all surprised at how fast they worked, but no complaints were being said. We worked our tails off, polishing the song, fixing any little thing that someone may notice until we ran it through spotless. When our rehearsal finally finished, we had about 4 hours before the concert. We were whisked away into another room, where we were left to pick out clothes for tonight's event.
"So, do we want to match, or wear something completely different?"
"Something totally different, silly." He threw a shirt at me, and I caught it with my muzzle. We both laughed, and I pounced at him, and eventually we ended up on the floor, wrapped in each others arms. When that was finally sorted out, we went back to trying on clothes. I decided to go with a black T-Shirt, some slightly torn jeans, and a guitar pick necklace. Some of my fur was sticking out of the rips in my jeans, and I laughed as it looked like parts of my pants were made of fur. When I stopped laughing, I looked up, and my jaw dropped to the floor. I was staring at Seigi, and damn, he looked amazing. His tight black jeans complimented his curvaceous backside, and the red shirt he was wearing showed off every muscle in his upper body. I\ stood there, hungrily eating up Seigi with my eyes, drooling slightly. He giggled. "Like what you see?" He did a little twirl, and it made a smile cross my Husky face.
"You know I do, Hun. Anyway, why don't we get going? We've still got about 3 hours left until the concert. I just want to relax." Seigi nodded in agreement, and we left the large closet, making our way down the hallway. We were intercepted by Mr. Wolfe, who seemed to radiate happiness.
"Boys, I have a treat for you."
"What is it?"
"You guys are going to hold a meet and greet session for your fans. And it starts now." We were both grabbed by our paws, unable to object as we were whisked outside, where we were greeted with cheers all around us. I blushed slightly, looking around at all the people. All these people are here to see us? I stood in awe as I took in the sheer mass of the crowd. There must be at least 1000 people here! In actuality, there were only 550 people, but their shouts and cheers made them seem much larger than they actually were. It took us 2 hours to greet EVERY single person, all the while avoiding groping hands and just plain crazy fans. By the time we were done, our fur was standing every which way, and we desperately needed a grooming. We were about to head back in, when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and soon faced someone who looked to about high school age, and was almost exactly my height. His shaggy blonde hair fell to the right, and he sported a 'Music is Life' T-Shirt. He seemed to be shy, as he was staring at the ground, avoiding eye contact and not saying a word. "Hi. What can I do for you?" The smile on my face was genuine, which seemed to prompt him out of his shy nature. He glanced up at me and smiled.
"I... I was wondering if I could have an autograph."
"Sure! I'd be happy to give you one. Seigi!" I heard the wolf come back to me, putting his paws around my waist. This made the kids eyes in front of me grow wide. I ignored this, and pulled out a picture of us, both holding a guitar. I signed it first, and then I passed it off to Seigi to sign. "So, what's your name?" My question seemed to snap the kid out of his thoughts.
"Oh, my name's Alex. So are you guys really........ya know........" I laughed, and smiled at him.
"Well, it's nice to meet you Alex, and yes, Seigi is my boyfriend." At this, I felt a muzzle come up to my ear and playfully nip at it. I blushed a little bit, but soon enough Seigi stopped. I handed Alex his autograph, and I really expected him to be on his way, like every other kid I had met today. But Alex just stayed where he was, holding his ground.
"I don't know how you guys can do it. I have to deal with crap every day, and I'm not even out. But here you guys are, out, and you seem to be enjoying every minute of it." He sighed, a look of hopelessness in his eyes. Something made me instantly feel sorry for this kid, and I spoke before I thought.
"Listen Alex, you seem like a cool kid. Why don't you come to dinner with us after the concert, my treat? Plus, I'm sure you want to know about us." I gestured to our bodies, and Alex's eyes lit up.
"You really mean that?"
"Of course. Why would I lie? We'll be at Monellies at Midnight or so. Do you think you can make it?"
"Definitely!" His smile was as wide as the ocean right now.
"Great. We'll see you then." We parted ways, waving at each other. When he was out of earshot, Seigi almost yelled at me.
"What the hell was that? You don't even know him, and you invited him to go to dinner with us? Why?"
"He seemed like a nice kid." My ears and tail dropped. "Plus, he seems to be going through a tough time. I mean, he came up to us, complete strangers, and told us one of his biggest secrets. That takes a lot."
"Yeah, but then again we're kind of famous. Do you really think he was expecting anything out of it?"
"No, and that's what makes it better." I left it at that, although Seigi still seemed a little restless. When we reached the Wolfe Records Building, Seigi left me to go find the bathrooms. I knew that he was upset, and I started to feel sorry I invited Alex. He seemed like a really nice kid. Plus, he seemed to need support, and God knows his parents may not give that to him. A single tear started to form in my eye as I thought of all my family that I may not be able to see again. I was lost in my memories when Seigi came up behind me tapping me on the shoulder, making me jump. When I turned around, he didn't even crack as smile.
"Come on. Let's get to the rehearsal space." He started to walk away. I stayed where I was and called out to him.
"You're not going anywhere until you tell me what's bothering you." I folded my arms, and Seigi turned around. If looks could kill, I would have been dead from the look that he gave me. He started to open his muzzle to say something, shook his head and continued walking. I ran after him, and I grabbed him, whipping him around. "Listen Seigi, I can't do anything better unless you tell me what I'm doing wrong. You're being a total ass right now, ignoring me. Just tell me what's wrong, and I can try to fix it. If you don't say anything, nothing can change." I sighed, trying to rid myself of the frustration that Seigi causes. Seigi looked me in the eyes, hoping to read him. I apparently read him wrong, because I wasn't expecting what he said next.
"You're the problem Kausn. You always act before you think. You never consult me for anything that you plan. Maybe tonight I just wanted to get home and cuddle with you, but instead I am forced to go out to dinner with someone I don't even know. You know what? I'm not going to go tonight. You enjoy yourself." I could see a tear form in his eye, and I felt tears start to form in mine. This is not how this was supposed to go. Now, can I even propose to him, or will he still be mad at me?
"Seigi, just......... just come tonight. I promise you'll enjoy it. We can cuddle after dinner." My voice was filled with desperation, and I was on the verge of tears. I heard him sigh, reluctant to give in.
"I just........ I want you to myself. I want to enjoy being with you. I just don't like the idea of sharing you with anyone else."
"It's not like I'm going to date this kid!" There was a hint of surprise in my voice. "All I did was invite him to have dinner with us. That means me and you."
"Fine. I'll go." He gave in reluctantly, and I went up and hugged him.
"Thank you Seigi. Next time, I promise I'll ask you before I make plans." We parted and made our way to the rehearsal space. When we arrived, the space was completely empty, except for Mr. Wolfe standing in the middle of it.
"Boys, we need to get going. We have less than an hour to Showtime, and we need to make sure every things working." Before we even had time to utter a word, Mr. Wolfe whisked us out into the parking lot, towards a car that we were told would take us to our destination. It took about 45 minutes of a painfully silent car ride to get to our destination. Luckily, we were able to sneak in the back way, since the main entrance was swamped with fans. Our portion of the concert was to be broadcast at 11:00 pm, and it was currently 10:45. Backstage was chaos, people and papers flying every which way. Our band was already set up on stage, just waiting for us. We walked out on stage and greeted our band members. Seigi and I stayed pretty separate from each other, which I feared that would affect the performance. I walked up to him, and before he could do anything, I planted a kiss right on his muzzle. When we parted, he seemed happier, but was still trying to get away from me. I grabbed his shoulder with my paw.
"Seigi, we need to give this our best shot. When those curtains go up, we need to put away our arguments for 5 minutes and give this song everything we've got. This is a really big moment, and I don't want to remember it for all the wrong reasons. Let's just talk about this later. Right now, we need to focus on the music." He nodded to me, but didn't speak. I left him, heading over to the piano while he grabbed his guitar. We made sure all the microphones were working, and then we waited for the curtain to rise. We heard all of the people out there, getting restless, waiting for us to perform. Finally, we heard cheering and the curtain started to rise. I felt my stomach jump when I s aw the crowd that was in front of us. Nearly 30,000 were out in the crowd, making it the biggest crowd we've ever played for. What really shocked me was the arena had no roof, making the moon and all of the stars visible. I was shocked out of my daze when I heard the announcer. 'And now ladies and gentlemen, give your hands up for Souls of Sympathy!" I heard the orchestra come in, and I knew it was time to start the song. My paws flew to the piano and started playing like they were on autopilot. I heard Seigi's voice come in through it all, and it made my heart melt. I listened to his soothing voice as the words rolled off his tongue. I ignored all of the cameras circling around us, but still knowing that this was being broadcasted on national television.
Cell phone calls
Talk radio screams at me
But through my tinted window
I see a little girl
Rust red minivan
She's got chocolate on her face
Got little hands and she waves at me
Yeah, she smiles at me.
The chorus comes around, and now we both join in singing. I love the harmonies that are made, and I think the crowd does too. They are silent, listening to the soulful music being made.
Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you my old friend
Sometimes I feel
Cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
And I see a light
A little hope
In a little girl
It starts to build further, and my paws work faster, trying to keep up with the ever changing music. I sing this next verse, and it makes me nervous, but I conquer it with ease.
Everyday I drive by
A little white church
It's got these
Little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in
Say a prayer
Maybe talk to God like he is there
Oh, I know he's there
Yeah, I know he's there
Seigi gestures up to the heavens, and it makes me smile. This song continues to build further. We both join in singing again.
Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you my old friend
Sometimes I feel
As cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
And I see a light
A little grace
A little faith unfurl
Here comes my favorite part. It builds for a second, and then suddenly, it's just a piano, Seigi's guitar and my voice.
Sometimes I forget what living's for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I breathe it in
Oh, I'm home again
And I see my wife
Little boy, little girl
Nothing is heard for a second, and then suddenly, the music comes back at full force. By now, I'm tearing up slightly, because this part of the song is so deeply personal to me.
Well the empty disappears
I remember why I'm here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
The orchestra is amazing at the end, and I just sit there taking in what just happened. The crowd erupts into cheers, and I knew we did well. Heck, we probably just gave probably the best performance of our entire lives. I gut up and run over to Seigi, giving him a big hug. I feel the collar in my pocket, and I know now it the time. I step up to the mic in the middle of the stage and address the crowd.
"So, did you guy's like that?" More cheers erupt, and they seem to never want to end. Finally, they calm down enough for me to speak. "As, most of you may know, Seigi is not only my band mate, he is also my boyfriend. What you may not know, is how much we love each other. Our love has outlasted mental illnesses, horrible parents, and especially fights. And now, in front of everyone here tonight, I wanted to express my love for him." I pulled out the collar in my pocket while simultaneously getting down on one knee. "Seigi, will you marry me?" I offered the collar up to him. He stood there, clearly on the edge of tears, overcome with emotion. The crowd was mercifully silent, waiting for Seigi to answer.
In a perfect world, Seigi would have said 'yes' instantly. We would have hugged, kissed, and gone to the restaurant to have a nice dinner. Everyone would have been fully supported us, and we would have gotten married without any problem. I went over the best and worse case scenario in my head numerous times, and hoped everything would work out. Of course, no amount of planning, thinking or assurances from his mother could have possibly prepared me for what happened next. Seigi looked down at me, tears trickling down off his muzzle. He opened his mouth, and he spoke in a very hushed voice, it cracking at almost every word he spoke.
"I can't marry you Kausn. I can't......" He trailed off, and my mind registered what he said. It felt like a piece of my soul had just been ripped out, and the rest of it lit on fire and left to burn. The pain I felt couldn't be explained in any way possible. The collar dropped out of my paws, and my paws flew to my face. I covered my eyes as I fell to the ground, feeling the tears flow freely. The only emotion I could feel right now was sorrow. Why? Why can't he marry me? I lay curled up in the fetal position, crying my eyes out. I felt a paw on my shoulder, and I looked up at its owner. My vision was blurry, but I was still able to make out Seigi standing over me. He extended his paw, and I took it, helping me off the ground. The crowd was still strangely silent, and that silence was deafening. "You didn't let me finish." He spoke in a little bit more cherry voice, but it was still a strained quiet one. "The reason I can't marry you is because I want you to marry me." He pulled out a red collar, and my eyes instantly doubled in size. I stood there as he got down on one knee and asked the question. "Kausn, will you marry me?" I didn't take me long to find my voice, even though it was barely a whisper.
"Yes. I will marry you." He stood up and put the collar around me neck. I felt it snap into place, fitting perfectly. A surge of joy rushed through me, and I felt like I belonged some where now. Seigi then bent over and picked up the blue collar I dropped. He handed it to me, and I gently put it around his neck. The click signified the finality of it. Oh my God, were finally getting married. I lunged for him, wrapping him in the tightest hug I've ever given him. He squeezed me back, just as tight. Then, the crowd burst, letting their voices be heard. Most of them were cheering, congratulating us on what just happened, but there were the select few that were booing and throwing things. We parted, and looked out in the crowd. I was observing the people who were throwing things, when my blood ran cold. I noticed all of the T.V. cameras were pointed at us. Did that just get broadcasted? My mind raced, trying to find an answer. I felt Seigi wrap his paw around my waist and pull me close. He muzzle was less than two inches from my erect ears. I heard him whisper to me, but I really didn't need to hear it, as I already knew it myself.
"I think we're really in for it. I think our proposal just got broadcasted on national television." My stomach jumped for the second time tonight. What is this going to bring us? The curtain slowly dropped, and we were soon left staring at a curtain, but the noise was no less deafening. We walked off stage, paws intertwined, but we had mixed emotions. We instantly found Mr. Wolfe. He was sitting in a makeshift office, and the smile on his face clearly got the message across that he was happy for us. He spoke to us for a few minutes, congratulating us, and giving us some advice. We left him feeling better, but we still were a little restless. We decided we better make it to the restaurant. The car was still waiting out back, but when we arrived, we got a shock. Around the door were hundreds of people with cameras, all of them shouting questions at us as we tried to work our way to the car. Questions came from everywhere, almost all of them pertaining to our proposal. When we finally got to the car, we were tired and had a few battle scars. Quite a lot of our fur had been pulled, which was extremely painful. We were glad to finally be able to relax. I rested my head on Seigi's shoulder as we drove.
"You really scared me back there, you know that? But I still love you." I nuzzled against his chest, and he nuzzled against my head.
"And I love you too, my husky. I'm happy that we can finally be together forever. I hope this all works out."
"Why wouldn't it?"
"Because of all the ass holes that don't want to see people like us be happy."
"Well, we just have to ignore them." I nuzzled deeper into Seigi before I started to feel sleep drift over me. It would be about a 45 minute drive to the restaurant, and we were still trying to get past all the paparazzi. I felt myself drift off into sleep, but not before Seigi planted a kiss on the top of my head. My dreams were haunted with Seigi turning down my marriage proposal and leaving me. It was probably the worst sleep I've ever gotten.
Probably the longest chapter yet. PLEASE leave comments, no matter if there critiquing it or words of encouragment. It's all welcome. :)