We continued to stare into each other’s eyes; I heard a car horn beep and the sound of voices outside the building. But at the same time I couldn’t hear it, I was trapped in my bubble with my Reed. He leant down and kissed me, I kissed him back.
“What?” he asked shocked.
“When we’ve done with college marry me. I want to spend the rest of my days with you and only you Reed. I love you with my heart, soul and more. I couldn’t imagine my life without you in it, here, by my side with me, where you should be. You are the most special person to me and I want everyone to know it. So marry me”
A tear leaked out his eyes and he grinned an huge toothy grin at me “Yes” he responded throwing his arms around my neck, the movement made our still joined bodies quiver in excitement. His breathing was laboured “Of course I’ll marry you Jack Nickels”
I laughed the happiest I’d ever been in my entire life “You’re marrying me, so technically that makes you the girl, Mrs Nickels” I said chuckling.
“Whatever Mrs Sparrow” then his eyes widened and he laughed “Oh my god you’re Jack Sparrow!”
“Fuck off” I said laughing with him “That’s it, you’re Mr Reed Nickels and that’s it final!”
He chuckled agreeing with me, I held my hand out halfway and in our signature move Reed reached out the other half and entwined his fingers with mine. I kissed the back of his hand before drifting off to sleep with him in my arms, the way I always wanted it to be.
The next day I helped Reed unpack the rest of his stuff we didn’t have time to yesterday, we were too busy christening his new bed, floor and walls. I grinned lazily as I put up his artist posters on the wall, I had my iPhone earphones in and I was humming along to my tunes. I unpacked Reed’s pictures of his friends and sister. I laughed at the one featuring him and Leah. They were both pulling silly faces.
I felt arms wrap themselves around my waist, and his body pressed against mine. I smiled and rocked our bodies in time to the music playing in my ears, I don’t think I’ve ever slow danced with Reed before, I missed his prom and there was no other opportunity for us. Or maybe I wasn’t being romantic enough; you could slow dance anywhere to be honest.
“WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!”
I spun round and saw Reed standing in the door way with two plates carrying two sandwiches in his hand. I looked down and saw that it was his creepy roommate Theo holding onto me.
“What the hell man!” I said, shoving Theo away from me and pulling the buds out of my ears. I turned to Reed and saw him glaring angrily at Theo “Reed, I honestly thought it was you, I had no idea, I’m sorry”
“You have nothing to be sorry for, YOU didn’t press yourself against another mans boyfriend” Reed said venomously his eyes not even glancing my way; they were glued to Theo’s smiling face.
“I’m not exactly going to say I’m sorry because I’m not. It was nice having your boyfriend grind against me. You should share more often Reed” Theo said teasingly as he walked out the room, I rolled my eyes and sighed. Reed just shook his head and chuckled as he put the plates down.
“Jack it’s your own fault, you shouldn’t be so damn hot”
I laughed before pulling Reed towards me. I kissed him briefly before going back to unpacking his stuff. We’d met Reed’s roommates the day before, there was Carly a very nice blond girl, and Trent he was older than the rest of us because he took a couple years out to go on a surf tour but it didn’t work out. And then there was Theo Roberts, and he seemed to think he had a crush on me.