Finding My Way
Song of the chapter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl8SuLBCq3k
Chapter 45: Val's P.O.V.
After about 20 minutes, I started squirming. “Mom, are you almost done?”
She bit her lip and squinted her eyes, concentrating. “Yes! Done! With your eyes.” She laughed and I groaned. It was May 18th; prom day. I had agreed to let my mom do my makeup, but I didn’t think she would go so in depth! And she wouldn’t even let me see! What if I hated it? I mean, I knew I wouldn’t because my mom knows what I like, but I was so anxious! I just wanted to see it.
She’d been helping me get ready all day. She painted my nails earlier and threaded my eyebrows, she learned how from her roommate in college, and now after finishing all of my makeup, she was doing my hair. She curled the ends and pinned it up in a low, intricate side bun, finishing it off with a beautiful, sparkling hair clip.
My mom was lightly misting hairspray on my hair so it would stay in all night, when I heard a knock at the door. “Come in!” I called.
I heard my bedroom door start to open. “No!! Stay out there I’m not ready yet!”
My mom laughed. “Done! I’ll go keep him occupied, put on your dress! We'll be outside.” She said as she slipped out the door.
I stood up and examined myself in the mirror. I looked beautiful. My mother had done a wonderful job on my hair, and my eye makeup matched my dress perfectly. I put on my silver heels and stood, loving the height they added.
I quickly slipped off my robe and stepped into my dress. The pastel colors swirled beautifully around the dress as I spun, examining my appearance in the mirror. I smiled and felt satisfied. I put my phone, lip gloss, and ticket in my silver clutch purse and headed out to find my date.
Aly walked outside, her heels clicking, and I was mesmerized. She was beautiful, and her dress looked beautiful on her. My light pink bowtie matched her perfectly and I was glad. I handed her the bouquet of roses I had ordered. They were a very pale pink color, and it darkened to a deeper burgundy color around the edges. She put them up to her nose to smell them and smiled, her mom snapping a picture without her noticing.
The sun was bright and illuminated Aly. Her hair glistened and sparkled like gold, her eyes bright and noticeable from the intricate makeup.
“Thank you; they’re beautiful.” Aly said and smiled at me. The rest of the drama club would be here soon for pictures and I was sad I wouldn’t get more alone time with Aly.
“That’s funny, I was just about to say the same thing about you.” I smirked at her and she laughed.
“How do you manage to make the corniest things sound charming?” She smiled up at me and I felt my heart accelerate. Even after four months of being with her, I would never get used to the way she looked at me, or when she said ‘I love you.’ I got tingles every time.
“Wow, no cocky comeback? I’m shocked.” She smirked and I rolled my eyes, stepping closer to her.
“You look amazing, Aly-cat.” I said, tilting my head and kissing her. She smiled into the kiss and pulled awat, pecking me lightly again, giggling. She switched her bouquet over to one arm and intertwined her fingers with mine. “Thank you, Benny-boo. You’re lookin’ pretty good yourself.” She paused. “We should take some pictures before the others get here.” I nodded and her mom set us up in different positions on her porch, under the tree, next to the pond and on the wooden swing in her backyard.
We put on our matching ray bans and took some silly pictures, too. Her mom wanted her to make a scrapbook of senior year, so we were taking a lot of pictures lately.
Everyone else came and we all took pictures together: all the girls, all the guys, and all of us combined. Then we all left in the limo that we all chipped in to rent. It was going to be a fun night, and I couldn’t believe I got to spend it with the girl of my dreams.
We arrived at the hotel and we all piled out of the limo. Roxy latched her arm around mine and we walked to the door together and waited for our dates. She took Brett, who was walking up to us with Ben. Ben rested his hand softly on my lower back, guiding me into the hotel where our prom was being held.
The night went by so fast, and I couldn’t believe how quickly senior year flew by. So much had changed. So much had happened: Danny, Loretta, Ben, the play. It was all so overwhelming looking back on it now.
“May I have this dance?” Ben held out his hand, interrupting my thoughts. I grinned and took it, walking onto the crowded dance floor with my boyfriend.
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion was playing and everything, for the first time in a really long time, felt perfect. This was the happiest I’d been in a while, and I owed it all to Ben.
I leant my head in the crook of his neck and closed my eyes, enjoying our last dance of the night. I loved wearing the heels; I was almost Ben’s height in them.
Neither of us spoke at first, and the silence was beautiful. Just being with him made me feel safe; it made me feel good.
“So, after we finish school, where do you want to go first?” Ben spoke quietly, referring to my list.
“I don’t care.” I said, picking my head up and looking him in his grey/green eyes. He looked at me curiously.
I smiled up at him before answering.
“I’ll go anywhere, as long as I’m with you.”
THE END ♥
There will not be a sequel, but there will be an epilogue
that I will be posting in a few minutes!