Before Evangeline is kidnapped

John has just hung up the phone with Evangeline and he is sitting behind his desk staring a picture of them from his birthday night. That night he had almost told her he loved her, but she feel asleep on him. He didn’t mind but was a little disappointed that she didn’t hear his confession to her. He had fallen and fallen hard for this woman. He would do anything to make her happy no matter what it took. He thought back to the night where he told her that he loved her and she actually heard him

They were at her mother’s house visiting her family. John had just got a call from the police station saying that they needed him back in Llanview ASAP. John was in the den of the house packing his clothes when Evangeline came in to get him for dinner.

“Hey, John dinner is ready. Mom made a great meal I hope you are hungry!” She said walking into the room “Where, where do you think you are going?” she asked him sitting on the bed watching him pack.

John moved from the dresser to the bed putting his clothes in the suitcase. “I am sorry, I have to go, there is some huge emergency going on back home and they need me. Baby, I am really sorry to do this to you, I know I told you, you have all of me this week but I guess they really just need me there.” John continued to pack, but he slowed down his movements as he watched Evangeline’s eyes fill with tears.

He told her that it was a no work week, he made a promise to her and now he had to break it. It was breaking his heart to do so but he had to get back to Llanview. She hadn’t said a word since he told her he had to leave. She got up off the bed and walked out of the door. But before she could leave he grabbed her hand. She tried to pull away so he wouldn’t see her crying but his grip was to strong.

He pulled her back, but she fought him. She was not going to let him see her cry. “Wait, please wait.” He begged her to stay. ‘Tell me what you are thinking.”

“I don’t want to talk to you right now okay.” She tried to free her self but he wasn’t letting her go.

“No, not this time, I want to know what you are thinking. I know you like to talk so talk.” He was trying to lighten the mood but it wasn’t working.

She took a deep breath and turned around to face him. “John, you promised, you promised me that this would be a work free week. I trusted you to keep this promise and you lied to me. What could be more important than spending time with me and getting to know my family. I thought we were moving forward, but I guess I was wrong.

John sat down on the bed amazed by what he was hearing from her mouth. “Evangeline, I hate this, I hate that I had to break my promise to you, and I have never lied to you except for once.” His head was down in his hands.

She shot daggers at him, at his statement, “What are you talking about, and lying to me?”

The question pierced his soul. The only time he lied to Evangeline was about his feelings for her. “I love you.” He said in a whisper.

“What!” she yelled at him, not really hearing what he just said.

He shot up standing right in front of her, inches from her face. He yelled it this time making sure she heard him “I love you damnit! Don’t you get it. This love thing is hard for me, I never thought I would love anyone again. I don’t know how to act when I am around you, so I guess I push you away.” He grabbed her hands and pulled her towards him. She was balling uncontrollably by now.

“I love you, I love you.” He whispered over and over again in her ear. When he first said it out loud it rocked him to the core, and as he said more and more he became peaceful. He could feel her crying subside as he rocked her back and forth.

She looked up at him and he wiped the tears from her eyes. “John… “ She said trailing off as he kissed her. Their lips met, it wasn’t their hard I have to have you kiss, and this kiss was different. It was tender, sweet, slow, and passionate. Just like John could be when they made love. Evangeline melted into his arms and gave into the kiss.

John pulled back and laid a few small pecks on her lips and turned around to finish packing. He let out a sigh of relief when Evangeline wrapped her arms around him from behind and said, “I love you too John, you know that right. No matter what you do, I will always love you.”

He smiled at her statement and even blushed. “I love you Evangeline Williamson.” He turned his head and kissed her forehead. She helped him back and then he said goodbye and made his apologies for leaving to her mother, uncle, and cousin.

“Mom, I will be right back I am going to drive John to the train station. You guys go ahead and eat without me, just save me some okay?”

“Fine, baby. Drive carefully. John it was a pleasure to meet you, Thank you for making my daughter smile like this.” She glanced over at Evangeline and smiled at her daughter who was holding on to John.

“No, thank you Ms. Williamson for brining such an amazing and beautiful person into my life.” John let go of Evangeline and reached to give her mother a hug. They embraced and John smiled as he took Evangeline’s hand and they walked to the car.

Evangeline and John drove to the train station in complete silence. He never thought that he would find someone that he could just be with, no need for talk no need for anything, just being in her presence was calming, He hadn’t even thought about what was awaiting him back home in Llanview. They drove to the station and he looked over at her. She still was crying a little. He grabbed her hand and laced her fingers with his.

Evangeline looked over a John and tried to produce a weak smile. He rubbed the top of her hand with his thumb as a sign that everything will be okay. When they arrived at the station he grabbed the suitcase out of the back and Helped Evangeline out of the car. They just stood there for a moment still not saying anything. He leaned down kissed her on the check and said it one more time “I love you, Evangeline Williams.”

He wiped the tears from her cheek again and turned to leave with out waiting to hear her response. He already knew it.

John sat back in his seat and smiled at the memory of that night. The next couple of nights would be one to remember. He just hoped that she would forgive him and quick for what he had planned.

John gathered up his stuff. Changed his voice mail message, locked away important files and headed out the door. It was midnight by the time he got home. He gathered up some things and packed a bag. He took a deep breath and picked up his stuff and head to the car. He put his bags in the car and then drove to the all night diner to grab a cup of coffee. And sat in the diner waiting till it was time.

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