I couldn't keep the grin off my face as I waited for Roi. When I'd gotten a call from her, I was more then just a little surprised. I'd been sure that I'd probably scared the life out of her after all I'd done to her and her so-called lover. But yet, she came to me. And if my guesses were correct, it sounded like things weren't going very well in their relationship based on the call today afternoon.
My grin widened when I saw Roi walking towards me, her eyes looking puffy and red. Clearly, someone had been crying. Taking her bag, I gave her a tight hug and felt happy when she hugged me back.
"Thanks for coming Sam," she whispered.
"No prob. Come on." Taking hold of her hand, I lead her to my car and she got in to the passenger seat right next to me as I started driving.
"Nope. Besides, I was hoping I'd see you today."
Instead of taking her towards the school, I drove right past it. A confused expression crossed her face but she didn't say anything and waited patiently, to see where I was taking her. Within a few minutes, we arrived there and she blinked as if I was crazy.
"Sam...where are we?"
"Trust me," I said, quickly crossing to her side of the car and opening the door for her. She looked unsure and hesitated to give me her hand as open palm waited. I started to grow impatient but when her warm hand met mine, my scowl turned to a smile and I led her out.
We moved past the bushes and walked deeper into the forest. I squeezed her hand slightly and whispered, "You're going to love this."
Setting step past the last tree blocking the view, I let her take her time watching the view. There was a great huge lake in front of us and the sunlight seemed to create ripples on the surface. It was a beautiful view and I felt secretly pleased when I heard Roi gasp next to me.
"Wow, this is great," she said, taking a step forward towards the lake. The coolest thing about it is that with each step you take closer to the lake, it seems to change colors because the sun casts different wavelengths of light. It truly made it look magical and by the look on Roi's face, I knew she agreed with me.
"Why'd you bring me here Sam?" She asked, turning to face me as we stood at the very corner of the lake.
I gave her a crooked grin. "You seriously think I would have forgotten your birthday Roi?"
A blush spread her cheeks and she smiled back at me. Taking a small box out my pocket, I handed it to her and her eyes widened in surprise. When she opened it, another gasp escaped her lips.
Inside the box was a small sapphire studded ring. It was simple looking and nothing too fancy. Taking it out, I slipped it onto her finger and she looked up at me, tears welling up in her eyes.
"Consider it a pre-engagement ring," I grinned at her.
The next thing I knew she knocked me with a hug and I wrapped my arms around her waist, holding her to me. The happiness I felt inside me was genuine and so real and when she pulled back to smile at me, I leaned forward and kissed her lightly on the lips, waiting for her response hoping that it would be a positive one.