Diana set the plate of bacon and eggs down in front of Sid. He smiled when he saw she had plated them in the shape of a smiley face. Looking up at her, he grabbed her around the waist and pulled her onto his lap. She giggled as he kissed her neck. She loved these mornings. When Sid was home and they could spend a couple hours in bed together snuggling, then have breakfast together. Not having to worry about him going to practice.
After breakfast, Diana opened up her lap top and began working on her next project. She had publish the first two books in a children's series and was writing the next two. As she began typing, Sid came in and kissed her.
"I'll be back in a little bit, there's something I have to do."
Looking up at him she smiled. "Okay hun. I'll see you when you get back."
Sid grabbed his wallet and keys and headed out the door. As he drove, he started thinking back over the last two years. They had been the happiest of his life. Everything they had been through, including Diana's accident and recovery. His fear of losing her during that time just making his desire to keep her stronger. All the memories good and bad. Their occasional fights, the day she moved in with him. It was all a beautiful dream, only it wasn't a dream it was real. They had such passion, such magic and he knew it would only grow stronger, deeper. As he pulled into the Jewelry store parking lot, he smiled to himself.
He had decided a long time ago he was going to marry her. There was no doubting that. Now, he felt the time was right. They were having a child and he wanted everything to be perfect. The clerk looked up as he walked in and smiled.
"Ahh, Mr. Crosby! Good morning to you!" He said cheerfully.
"Good morning. I got your message last night. So I'm here to pick it up."
Sid leaned against the counter as the clerk went into the back to get the ring. He returned quickly carrying a little black box. Gently he pulled it out and opened it up revealing the beautiful, white gold, diamond ring set. Sid carefully took out the engagement ring and examined it. It was perfect. The diamonds shimmered brightly. he smiled as he placed the ring back in the case.
"She's going to love this." Sid said, looking up at the clerk. "Is it possible to get a separate case for the wedding band?" He asked.
"Certainly, for you anything!" The clerk reached under the counter and pulled out an identical case, then placed the wedding band inside it. He then placed the case in a box and taped it shut.
After the rings were packaged up. He handed them to Sid and smiled. "She's one very lucky lady."
Sid smiled back, "Actually I'm the lucky one!" He replied, then he thanked the clerk and left. His heart was signing as he got back into the rover and headed for home. He had planned out the proposal perfectly. The only trick was to get to the finals and win the cup. It had to be perfect, only the best for his baby girl. As he drove home, he grabbed on of Diana's cds. he popped it in the player and turned up the volume. He changed the song to play "That kind of beautiful" by Emerson Drive. It was a song that Diana loved, and it made Sid think of her every time he heard it.
He pulled into the driveway and shut off the rover. He sat there for a minute, looking at the ring and thinking about where he was going to hide it so Diana wouldn't find it. Then he smiled. He had the perfect hiding spot. Sid then got out of the rover, hitting the auto lock button and headed into the house. As he closed the front door he could hear Diana on the phone. He walked into her office and saw her leaning back in her chair chatting to what sounded like her friend Nickie.
She looked up and smiled at him. Sid walked over and leaned against the desk, watching his girlfriend as she chatted away. After a minute he left the room to go hide the ring. Kneeling down in the closet, he reached into the back corner and pulled out a duffel bag. he opened it up and pulled out another smaller bag from inside it. 'She'll never look here.' He thought to himself as he placed the box with the ring inside and put the bag back into the duffel bag. Just as he replaced the bag at the back of the closet he heard Diana's voice behind him.
"Nickie said to tell you hi. What are you doing?"
He stood up and turned around to face her. She was standing in the middle of the room with her arms crossed. Sidney, sauntered up to her and smiled. "Nothing baby girl. don't worry about it."
"Do you want to go for a walk with me?" She asked slipping her arms around him.
He laughed and kissed her nose. He loved how quickly she changed subjects. Her randomness always made him laugh. It was one of those quirks that were just so cute. "Sure, Sammy could use a walk too."
At the sound of her name, Sid's big golden retriever Samantha, who had been laying on the bed, lifted her head her ears perking up. Diana and Sid laughed and went over to scratch and pet her. Sammy followed at their heels as they left the bedroom and headed to the entry way. After getting on their shoes and attaching Sam's leash to her collar they left, locking the door behind them. It was nice out, a gentle breeze blowing the tops of the trees. There was a really nice dog park close by, so the decided to go there and let Sammy run around for a while. Once they got to the park they took her off the leash and she immediate darted over to another dog who was playing close by. Sid and Diana sat down on a bench and he put his arm around her pulling her closer to him.
As they watched Sammy playing, Diana leaned against him and sighed. "What's on your mind love?" He asked.
"I was just thinking that in the next few years we'll be watching our little one playing." She looked up and Sid with a twinkle in her eye. Smiling he kissed her gently and squeezed her arm.
"Yes we will, and I'm looking forward to every second, every memory." Diana kissed his nose, then laid her head against him. For that moment nothing could get in the way. Everything was as it should be, beautiful and right. All was good and right in the world, at least for that moment. But in the end, it was those moments that really counted.