Specks of grey blotted the sky, while Katie stood under the Oak tree waiting for Derek to come. This was where he had first confessed his feelings for her. Katie smiled at the memory. But there was a familiar ache in her heart. Although she loved Derek, she could never tell him because she was scared. She didn’t want to feel vulnerable again. Katie was afraid of doing the same mistake again, wearing her heart on her sleeve and getting it broken. But it had not bothered Derek; he had accepted her with all her flaws and said he would always be there. And now Katie wanted to tell him that he was loved too. She closed her eyes letting the happy tears trickle down her cheeks and she felt a hand touching her face. Katie looked up to see Derek examining the tear drop with such care as if it was something really valuable and fragile while he said, “Your tear is too precious to be wasted, love.”
He looked into her aquamarine eyes and found himself getting lost in their depths.
Derek wished nothing more than to take her into his arms but he wanted to take things slow for Katie. The scar left on her heart would take time to heal but he would wait. Taking her face in his hands he said, “My angel looks beautiful.”
Her eyes were gleaming with rapture and she placed her head on his chest near his heart. Derek slowly lifted his hands and held her to him. It seemed that even nature was waiting for this moment as everything stalled while the couple stood in blissful oblivion.
Though the pair said nothing to each other, the silence had a language of its own, conveyed a message…more endearing and poignant than any word. Suddenly it started raining, it made the scene bewitching…dazzling. Derek couldn’t take his eyes off of her. Katie liked the rain but now she loved it…
If anyone saw them from a distance it would look like a scene from a fairy tale, two people who were so in love that it gleamed in their eyes.
Slowly Katie said, “Derek”
“I love you.”
Derek’s heart slammed against his ribcage. He knew how much effort it took for her to manage to say that and he held her tighter. He couldn’t wish for anything more.
“Thank you, love” said Derek
“No, thank you for being there when no one was, for loving me the way I am…”
He pressed a light kiss on her lips to stop her and said “I will be there no matter what happens because I’ll love you, forever and always.”