I slip my bra and panties back on as Michael watches me in his boxers.
"You love me." He repeats.
I run my fingers through my hair.
"Michael its been... a few months? Maybe? I dont really know how I feel right now. Yes I love you in someway. No one has ever made me feel like how you make me feel. You treat me like a queen and I love you for that, but I cant say... if Im in love with you yet. Remember this is my first committed relationship." I explain.
I walk over to the closet and look for something to wear today. I should shower first.
"It's a start. I'll take it. It's just... the first time I've heard you say it." He says, taking his hair out of his ponytail.
I pull out some light jeans and a black mid drift from the closet and lay it on the bed.
"I just dont want to get your hopes up Michael." I say, feeling bad for saying that to him, but if it slipped out I must have meant it. Deep down.
"We're married darling. The only thing you can give me now is your love and I will fight for that no matter what." He says serious.
I look up at him and he comes over, kissing me on my forehead.
"I'll be waiting for you downstairs."
He leaves our bedroom and I jump in the shower, thinking about my life as I am washing away my worries and fears. Im afraid to be completely in love with him. Im afraid of having someone have so much influence over my heart. He could easily break my heart or control everything I do with a snap and I'd be like a lovesick puppy. He already intimidates me so I cant imagine my life with him being the love of my life. I finish showering and lotion up, spraying that vanilla perfume he loves so much. I get dressed and put my hair in a bun. I go downstairs to see him already dressed and standing by the window in the living room. His hair is in a low ponytail. I walk over to him, grabbing his hand from behind and interlocking fingers with him. He smiles at me and kisses my fingers. He walks me out of the door and into his SUV. We ride for a while until we get to a house and park. We get out of the car and walk to the door. Michael knocks. The door opens and its Janet. A huge smile grows on her face, just as beautiful and expressive as his, and she jumps into his arms, hugging him.
"Mike!! Aww Mike I missed you fool!" She screams.
I cant help but smile. They are so cute. Michael cant help but smile big as he greets his baby sister.
"I missed you too Dunk. Look at my baby sister looking gorgeous! Janet I want you to meet my wife, Esmeralda. Darling this is my sister Janet." He pulls me over to hug her.
"Ive been wanting to meet you for a while." I say, smiling wide.
She hugs me tight. "Why is that? Because Im the only sane one in this family?" She jokes.
I laugh. "I just always thought you were sweet and you make great music." I add.
She blushes. "Aww thank you! You are so sweet and drop dead gorgeous! Man where did you find her Mike?"
Michael blushes and its ao cute the way Janet makes him act. More like himself.
Janet lets us in and Michael holds my hand as we walk through Janet's beautiful home.
"Your home is beautiful Janet." I tell her.
"Thank you Esme! I decorated most of it. Are you hungry?" She asks from the kitchen.
Michael might be. "Yeah what you got?" Michael asks. "I'll be right back." He leaves me in the living room by myself.
I look at all of the decorations and artwork.