She was standing at the end of the bed wearing nothing but the necklace that he had given her earlier in the night. John’s eyes grew big as did the smile on his face.

“Damn woman you sure know how to surprise a fella.” He said rubbing his jaw.

“So you like your surprise?” she asked inching closer to the bed then crawling up on it towards him.

“You betcha I do.” He said reaching his hand out to pull her up to him.

She crawled on to his lap, and straddled him her hands went through his hair pulling his head back she started kissing down his neck. His hands ran up her thighs and found their way to her back pulling her closer to him. She could feel him getting hard underneath her. She moved her hips back and forth teasing him with every little movement. Her tongue traced along his lips, down his chin, and then down his neck. He pulled off his under shirt and allowed her to kiss and lick his chest.

He grabbed her hips and picked her up off of him and placed her on the bed next to him. He stood from the bed and took off his socks and pants then lay down beside her. She watched him undress and then crawl back next to her. He kissed her deeply as her body relaxed against his. His hands found his favorite place on her body her hair, and he pulled her closer to him. She crawled back on top of him and placed her hands over them against the head board. Evangeline started grinding back and forth on John and he grabbed her butt to stop her from getting him too excited. “I need you.” He whispered in between kisses.

She looked down at him and saw the love in his eyes she smiled back down at him. She felt the same way, “I need you too John.” She took over their love making controlling the depth and pace of each and every thrust. Her hair fell over her face and he pushed it back wanting to look at the woman that had changed everything in his life. She opened her eyes at his touch and saw him staring back at her. She placed a hand on the bed for support and the other on his face stroking his cheek with her thumb as she continued to grind back and forth on him. All of their love making sessions before this one had not compared. They knew that this was going to be the person that they wanted to spend the rest of their life with. As they looked deep into each other eyes not turning away once they climaxed at the same time.

Evangeline feel on top of John out of breath, both of their hearts racing away. He kissed the top of her and stroked her hair as they both came down from the passion that had exploded between them. “So are you going to tell me know what you got me?” He knew he could get her to agree to just about anything after they had made love.

She nodded her head, “I got you season tickets to the Eagles, and Phillies games.” She said looking up at him to gauge his response.

“You did what!”

“I got you season tickets to the Eagles and Phillies games. I figure you can take Michael to the baseball games and me to the football games. What do you think?”

“I would love nothing more than to go to a football game with you.” He said smiling back at her.

“Great then it’s a date.” She said as they both drifted off to sleep. Her with her head on his chest and him with his chin resting on her head and wrapped in each others arms.

Next Morning

The sun light from the day came pouring in on both John and Evangeline. He slowly opened his eyes and looked down at the woman lying beneath him. A small smile crept across his face as he remembered everything that went on yesterday. The breakfast at Tiffany’s, hearing her sing in the shower, watching her try on dresses, dinner and dancing at the Rainbow Room, a carriage ride in Central Park, and finally making love to the woman that made him whole again. He felt her move underneath him and he loosened his grip on her naked body. She rolled over away from him and pulled the covers over her head to block out the sunlight. He watched her and laughed as she tried her best to stay asleep.

When she finally was all covered from the covers he rolled over and looked at the clock. It was only 8:30, but felt much later. He found the phone and dialed room service. “Yes I would like to order breakfast.” He said with a rough scratchy voice. “Yeah, can I get an order of eggs benedict, lots of coffee, a fruit salad and croissants.”

“Yes sir it will be right up in about twenty minuets.”

“Thank you, this may sound a little weird, but could you have the person who brings up the food, knock lightly. My girlfriend is still sleeping and I want to surprise her with breakfast.”

“No problem sir.” They hung up the phone and John slowly rose from the bed looking over at Evangeline soundly sleeping.

He pulled his boxer shorts on and made his way to the bathroom. He came out and she was still sleeping. He smiled at her and looked over at the clock. The food should be there by now. John walked into the other room and waited quietly for the food to arrive. He heard a knock on the door and moved quickly to open it. John smiled at the waiter and pointed to where he wanted the food placed. He quickly signed the receipt and left the guy an exceptional tip. The waiter left and John placed the do not disturb sign on the outside of the door.

John checked the food to make sure everything was there. He poured two cups of coffee, one black the other cream two sugars. He took the cup with the cream and sugar into the bed room with him. He knelt down besides the side of the bed that Evangeline lay and pulled back the covers. He kissed her gently on the cheek to slowly wake her up. She stirred and tried to pull the covers back over her head, “Just five more minutes baby please.” She said to a smiling John.

“I have coffee and breakfast.” He whispered into her ear.

“Coffee? Where?” she asked sticking her arm out from up under the covers of the bed looking for the coffee that was promised to her.

John grabbed her hand and placed the coffee in it. She pulled the covers back and sat up smiling at him. “Thank you.”

“Your welcome.”

“What are you doing up so early?”

“The sun woke me up, so I got up. Ordered breakfast for us too. You hungry?” he asked walking back into the other room where the food was set up.

“Mmm…. Yeah.” She responded following him slowly into the other room. “John everything looks so good.” She said as she sat down to the table.

“How did you sleep?” he asked her while he filled her plate with fruit and a croissant.

“Amazing, but then I never have a bad night sleep when I sleep in your arms.” She said smiling back over at him while taking a sip of her coffee. John blushed at the statement and continued to fill her plate. “So what is on the schedule for today?” she asked as she took a bite of a piece of fruit.

“Nothing much. I thought we would walk around Time Square if you want, and then head back to Llanview later today.”

“Ahh, do we have too?” she asked sticking out her bottom lip.

“Unfortunately we do.”

“Can’t we stay one more night” Please…” she said rising from her seat and walking over to him and sitting on his lap.

“Oh don’t do that. You know I can’t say no to that face.” He said looking down away from her pouting lips and puppy dog eyes.

“Please, John. Just one more night that is all I ask.” She said leaning down to kiss his neck.

“That’s not fair stop doing that.” He responded as he ran his hands through her hair and tried his best to stop her from what she was doing. “Evangeline really, you have to stop.” He said trying to stand up.

“Fine…” she said standing up and putting her hands on her hips.

“You finish eating, I am going to grab a quick shower then we will get going. It is suppose to be a beautiful day out hun.” He said walking past her and into the bathroom.

Evangeline sat back down and finished her breakfast while John showered. When he came out he had a towel wrapped around his waist, “It’s your turn.” He said smiling back at her.

“Yeah, yeah, whatever.” She said walking past him and into the bathroom.

He heard the shower start to run and he finished getting dressed. He walked over to his over night bag and pulled something out of it. He looked down at object in his hand and sat on the bed shifting the object from hand to hand. The shower stopped and he heard Evangeline singing to her self and it brought a smile to his face.

“Hey, are you ready?” she asked peaking her head out of the bathroom. She saw John sitting on the bed with his head down and when he didn’t answer her she asked him again, “John are you almost ready to go?” still no response. She walked up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder, “Earth to John McBain.” She said smiling.

John turned his head and looked up at her, she was beautiful even straight out of the shower. The smile on her face warmed his heart and he felt at peace with her. He never thought he would get to this point again in his life after Caitlyn. He imagined himself coming home to her and their kids. Waking up next to her every morning, the fights even the fights were great because they always lead to a make up that was fantastic.

“Where were you?” she asked stroking his hair.

“With you.” He said looking back up at her.

“What do you mean?” she asked taking a seat next to her.

“What don’t you get? I was with you in my head. I am always with you. I always think about you and dream about you.” He said taking her hands into his.

“Oh, wow! Really?” she asked a little taken a back from his statement.

“Did that make you nervous” he asked after reading the look on her face.

“A little.” She said rising from the bed and walking backwards.

“Well don’t let it. I am glad we are together, this has been the craziest year of my life but every time I see your face, hear your voice, or feel your skin against mine I know every thing will be alright.” He said turning to face her where she was standing against the wall of the room.

“Okay.” She nodded and then smiled at him. Her whole face lit up at what he was saying to her.

Now or never, he thought to himself. He rose from the bed and took the few steps that separated the two of them he got down on one knee and opened the box that he had been playing with while she was in the shower.

“John….” She asked looking down at him.

“Marry me.” Those two simple heartfelt passionate words produced tears in Evangeline’s eyes.

“What?” she asked as he took her hands and slipped the ring on her finger.

“You heard me, I said Mary me. I can’t see anyone else making me feel this way. The things you do to me Evangeline Williamson. I want to spend the rest of my life proving to you how in love with you I am.”

“John… I don’t know what to say.” She said kneeling down in front of him.

“Yes you do.” He said smiling at her and whipping the tears from her eyes.

“Yes.” She said, that one word sealed the deal for the both of them. A single kissed at the Palace Hotel changed everything for John and Evangeline, a year later a single word changed everything again. The simple yes was a symbol of everything that was and everything to come for them. They would get through life together because they knew that the other loved them unconditionally and wholly.