When they got to the resort Daphne asked, “Why am I here?”
Lawrence grabbed her hand and replied, “Just humour me, please.”
When they walked out from the corner, Daphne gasped in surprise, “This is where the wedding will be?”
Lawrence pulled her close, “Blair and Estevan have cleared the date and for the weekend we have the resort to ourselves for our wedding.” Daphne was still in a state of shock, “I don’t know what to say…”
“Saying, ‘I do’ on the day will be enough,” smiling as he kissed her. As their lips parted Daphne asked, “And our honeymoon?”
“Now that would be telling but do you trust me?” Daphne stroked his cheek and sweetly answered, “Absolutely. Did you fix things with Katherine?” Lawrence sighed, “I talked to her but it’s whether she is willing to believe me or not but I hope so.”
Romy was in her bedroom after being locked in there again when she heard her name mentioned. She came closer to the door and listened intently as her father spoke. “Don’t worry, I will have Romy ready for you then she will be your wife.” She felt fear grip her as she backed away from the door as her head started to spin. Her only thought was, ‘I need to get out of here.’
She snuck out her bedroom window and as she passed the front window she saw her Dad talk about arranging her marriage to a person she’d never met. When she got to the end of the street, Romy started to run and didn’t stop until she was in the centre of town.
She walked over to a bench in the park and started to cry. Romy kept asking herself why her Dad would do something like this, all her dreams were being shattered and there was nothing she could do about it. She wanted to finish school, to go to college and to be someone that she could be proud of but none of that was ever going to happen.
Romy felt someone sit next to her and when she looked it was Nathan and he said, “I came to your house but you weren’t there and when I saw your Dad in the house I knew something bad had happened so do you want to talk about it?”
“I don’t want to talk about it but I do want to ask you something.” Nathan smiled slightly and looked at her, “Ask away.”
Romy took a deep breath and said, “The other day when you said I was pretty, did you mean it?” Nathan was shocked at the question but answered her anyway, “I did mean it but I think we need to talk.” Romy put her finger to his lips to stop him talking and replied, “No we are not going to talk because if we do then I have feeling we will say things that can’t be acted on.”
After she had finished speaking she got up and started to walk away, she promised herself she wouldn’t look back but something inside her told her to and when she did, the look on Nathan’s face said it all.
Romy walked back over to Nathan and without saying another word, she kissed him. She thought he would pull away but he didn’t as he kissed her back. The kiss became more intense as Nathan held on more tightly.
During the kiss Romy felt as if Nathan knew what was going to happen and had to stop herself from crying so he didn’t see her heart breaking. As the kiss slowed down and their lips almost parted Nathan pulled her in for one more kiss and said, “I’ve wanted to do that since the other night.”
Romy started to fidget as she smiled at him and asked sweetly, “I need to ask you something really important but please understand this is really hard for me to but I think it is the right thing to do, if that makes sense… I know I’m rambling.” Nathan smiled at her as she continued, “it’s just that over the short time we’ve known each other I feel I can trust you,” Romy started to fidget again and Nathan finally said, “Beth just asked me.”
Romy took a deep breath and finally said, “Will you have sex with me?” Nathan just stood there in shock and had to think for a few minutes to make sure he heard right and then replied, “Did you just say what I think you said?”
“Please don’t take it the wrong way it’s just… well I thought… I don’t know, look forget I said anything.”
Suddenly Nathan grabbed Romy’s hand and said while he was pulling her along, “I know where we can go, come on.”
“What you are actually going to do this?”
When they got to the resort, Nathan snuck over to the reception desk and checked which rooms were available and then met Romy outside and said, “I found a room available, come on.”
When the door finally closed, Romy started to fidget again and Nathan came up to her and sweetly said, “If you have changed your mind that’s ok.” A tear trickled down her face and when Nathan asked what was wrong she replied, “This is going to be a moment I will always remember.” Nathan softly kissed her and replied, “One of many more to come.”
After she’d heard those words that Nathan had spoken, she had to choke back the tears because she knew that this would be the only time that they would be together and she did not have the heart to tell him that he’d never see her again. Romy thought she would feel guilty as they were so young but there was no guilt. As they stumbled their way through exploring each other all she could feel was the love and warmth they had for one another and the pleasure of knowing that at least she had control on who she gave her virginity to and that this person she was about to marry could never take that away from her.
When they were done she kissed Nathan and said, “That was amazing, are you sure you’ve never done it before?” Nathan laughed slightly and replied, “Nope it’s the first time for me too. Do you want me to walk you home?” She smiled at him, giving him one more kiss and said sweetly, “I’ll be ok but thank you.” Each of them wanted to tell the other that they were in love with them but they couldn’t so they glanced at each other smiling, Romy knowing that it would be the last time she’d see him and Nathan was left thinking he would see her again.