Lacey looked down lovingly at the innocent child in her arms for the forth time that night. She had been annoyed to hear the baby crying at first but then she realized that any exuse to see her darling Vanilla was good enough for her.
Reno was bonding well with Vanilla too. Despite not being her biological father he was still more of one than Van would ever be.
One day she came into the kitchen to find Reno grinning at her. He'd just put his phone back into his pocket and was looking somewhat pleased with himself.
"What have you been up to now?" She asked.
Reno was always planning things, trips to the park and small parties with close friends. She could help but wonder what he'd come up with this time.
"We're going out." He announced.
She raised an eyebrow sceptically. "Where are we going out?"
"There's a nice spot up in the hills, trust me, you'll love it, but I can't tell you all about it or that would ruin the surprise." He explained.
"I just called a babysitter to take care of her while we're gone. So, what do you say?" He asked hopefully.
Lacey looked into his eyes. He'd really planned this. How could she say no? "Ok then."
And thats how she ended up standing in the most beautiful place she'd ever seen. The grass was lush and green with small daises growing amoung the sturdy blades. There was a magnificent waterfall that ran down from the hillside into a shimmering pool of water. White mist floated around the base of the waterfall.
"This is amazing!" She exclaimed.
"I thought you'd like it." Reno said.
"Thankyou so much for bringing me here." She whispered as she embraced him in a hug.
"I'm glad I did." He whispered back.
"Lacey, there's something I've been wanting to tell you for a while now."
"What's that?" She asked, entrigued.
"Well...I...what I wanted to tell you...was...was that I really-um-well-love you."
She couldn't believe what she was hearing! I've dreamed of this moment for so long, and now its here I have no clue what to say. You've got to say something or he'll think you don't have feelings for him to!
"You know what? I think I love you to." You think you love him? Think? You KNOW you love him!
"You think. Or you know?"
"I know so." She replied. There you go, that's what you should have said the first time.
He leaned closer towards her, his dazzling brown eyes staring into hers made her feel warm inside. he took her hand in his. Before she knew it his soft lips were brushing hers with such delicacy and love that she knew that for once she'd made a good decision in life.
He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into him so she was pressed tightly to him and pressed his lips to hers once more but with more passion, more love. More love than she had ever felt before. She wanted to stay like that forever, locked in that sweet kiss.
That wasn't their only visit to that magical place. They came back many times in the next couple of weeks. But one time was most memorable of all.
"What's wrong?" Reno asked as Lacey released herself from his embrace.
"There's something I need to talk to you about." She said. Her heart thumped in her chest like a drum, her mind was filled with thoughts and doubts. Maybe this is a bad idea. Maybe I should wait for him to say it. Just get on with it. But... Oh just get on with it, stop putting yourself through this inner termoil!
"Oh, whats that?" He questioned.
It was now, or never.
She knealt down, feeling for the object in her pocket to check it was still there and safe. She was shaking all over and the cold spray from the waterfall wasn't really helping. She clenched her fist around the object and pulled it out of her pocket, holding it up for Reno to see.
It was a shiny ring with a sparkling jewel encusted into the top.
"Reno, will you marry me?" She asked.
He was obviously shocked, and for a moment she thought that he was going to reject her offer, but then he smiled.
He pulled an identical ring out from his pocket. "I was just about to ask you the same question."
She flung her arms around him and began to laugh, she was more happy than she had ever been before.
Reno took her hand and led her to the car. When she asked what he was planning he would only put his finger to his lips and smile mischeiviously. When they were home he led her through to the bedroom and that was when she realized what he had planned.
"Reno, I love you."
"I love you to."
I hope you liked that chapter. Chapter 6 should be out in a couple of days so keep a look out! ;)