sighed serenely as she thought how wonderful Dane's
arms felt around her. She always felt so safe and loved when she
was with him. She rolled over in bed and looked at him and smiled.
"Do you have any idea exactly how much I love you?"
"I think I do." He laughed as he brushed
a wisp of hair off of her forehead. Dane always thought Sara was
one of the prettiest girls he knew. Often, he thought she didn't
even realize how beautiful she truly was.
"I think I've waited my entire life for someone
like you. You know, growing up I didn't have a lot of stability.
I didn't have a mother and my Dad just took off one day. I never
thought that anyone would ever love me. Then you
came into my life and that all changed. You do love me and
I love you. I think I love you more than you'll ever
realize." Sara words echoed in the background of Dane's
thoughts. His mind had already began to wander. While Sara
was talking about her feelings, Dane had become lost in his thoughts of Jillian
I hope Stephanie
can get her act together and get Reginald away from Jillian, he
thought to himself as Sara snuggled into him arms. Jillian's
way too stubborn to listen to me. She's gonna make the biggest
mistake of her life and she's too hell bent on proving me wrong to admit
"...we should get married." Sara's words
snapped Dane back into reality.
"What the hell are you talking about?"
He pushed her away as he tried to string together what little he'd heard
of their conversation to understand what she was saying.
"I said that since I love you and you love me, we
should get married. You know, make our love official. Dane,
you're the only one I want to be with. I want to marry
"I don't think so." He tone grew colder
as he got out of bed and walked across the room. "Sara,
forget it! We're not getting married. You need to get
those ideas out of your head!"
"B-but, why?" She followed him across
the room and wrapped her arms around him. "We love each
other! Why can't we get married?"
"Look, Sara, you knew when you met me that I'm not
the marrying type! I've never hid that from you and I've never
made you any promises. I'm not the type of guy who can just settle
down with one woman. You know this!"
"I-I know." She wrapped her arms around
herself and suddenly felt very alone. True, she knew about Dane's
playboy ways and dislike of commitment when they first met. Why
had she convinced herself that she could be all he would ever need?
"I-I just that we'd gotten past that. I thought we'd gotten
to a point where all of that didn't matter. I love you,
"A-and I love you, too, Sara." He took
her into his arms and began to stroke her hair. "It's just
that I've always believed marriage was a serious matter. I don't
take those vows lightly. If I ever do get married, I want it to be
a marriage that'll last forever. I want it to just be me and my
wife. I want a faithful union. That's what I believe and
until I'm ready for all of that, I can't even think about marrying
anyone." She thought about his words and knew he was right.
Dane couldn't commit to one woman or to marriage until he was ready to
be faithful. "Sara, I'm just not ready for that kind of
commitment. Honestly, I don't know if I ever will be. You
just have to accept things between us just as they are." Sara
could understand his feelings, but she didn't have to accept them.
So, if he gets married, he plans on being completely
faithful. she thought as she looked deeply into his eyes. Then
I'll have to get him to marry me weather he wants to or not.