Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chapter 24-Welcome Home

“Do your parents know we’re engaged again,” I asked Pat as we drove back to our apartment from the airport.

“Yep, they knew that I was going to propose before we left. I talked to them about everything then I talked to your parents.”

“You’re sneaky!”

Pat smirked as we pulled up in front of his parent’s house.

“I sort of kind of promised them we’d spend the night here tonight.”

“Is Leah here too?”

“Yeah she and Leah are here and Jon came to spend the night here before him and Erica head to Winnipeg later on this week for his day with the cup.”

“When’s yours?”

“I don’t know yet but I’m sure it’s going to be one big party for us.”

“There ain’t no party like a P.Kane party!”

“Because P.Kane parties don’t stop.”

“You’re a lame ass,” I laughed while slapping his shoulder.

“But you love me anyway,” he said giving me a kiss as we walked through the door.

“Patrick,” Donna said walking over to hug her son, “We miss you around here.”

“We live ten minutes away, mom,” he replied rolling his eyes.

“I know but I’m not used to my little boy being away all of this time,” Donna sniffled and Pat Sr. laughed.

“Ally, you’re glowing,” he said.

“Pat and I have some news for you guys.”

“Are you pregnant,” Donna asked excitedly.

“God no, Pat and I made the decision that we aren’t going to have kids until we get married which will be soon.”

“OH MY GOD, YOU’RE ENGAGED AGAIN,” Donna shouted hugging me and Pat.

“When did this happen,” Pat Sr. asked.

“Last night,” I said and Pat smiled kissing my temple.

“I’m really happy for you guys, you really deserve to be happy after everything that has happened to you within the last three years.”

“PATRICK,” Jackie shouted running down the steps and tackling Pat.

“Jackie, I can’t breathe,” he said laughing and hugging his sister.

“I missed you,” she replied kissing his cheek.

“I miss you too, Jax.”

“Ally,” Erica said coming through the door followed by Jon, “I didn’t know you guys were coming home.”

“Our week in Disney is over, Pat and I are engaged again, and we plan to get married in July of 2012.”

“You guys have the date set and everything this time,” Jon said smiling, “Wow! You guys are serious about getting married this time.”

“We’re older now and we’ll be ready to make such a big commitment in two years so we set the date.”

“I’m happy for you, really, I am,” Jon said shaking Pat’s hand and hugging me.

“Where’s Leah and Adam,” Pat asked.

“They went to the hospital since Leah has been throwing up all day and they just want to make sure everything is okay but I think it’s just morning sickness,” Donna said, “But I’d rather be safe than sorry.”

“Where’s Jessica?”

“She went with them.”

“Oh okay,” Pat said before we headed upstairs to his old room to put our bags in there.

“Are you guys still spending the night here,” Jackie asked leaning in the doorway.

“Yup,” I said opening my suitcase and tossing her the Mickey Mouse hoodie that Pat and I bought her.

“Wow, you guys actually got me the hoodie I asked for.”

“You can say thank you, you brat,” Pat said smiling.

“Thanks,” Jackie said giving both of us a hug, “I love it.”

She walked out and closed the door behind her leaving Pat and I to ourselves. We both flopped down on the bed and curled up in each other’s arms to take a nap. We were almost asleep when the door flew open and Adam jumped on us.

“WAKE UP, SNOWFLAKES,” Adam said and Pat punched him in the stomach.

“Hey Adam,” I said giving him a hug, “Surprisingly, I’ve missed you.”

“I’ve missed you too, it’s not the same without you.”

“So you’re really going to play for the Stars,” Pat said and Adam nodded his head.

“This really sucks that I won’t get to see you or Leah hardly at all,” I said and Adam sat down on the chair in Pat’s room.

“We’ll make it work, I’ll bring her to Chicago when we’re there on road trips and you guys can come see her when the Hawks are in Texas then we’ll split the summers here between Buffalo and Madison. It’ll work out, no matter what team I’m on, I’m still a part of this family and you’re friend.”

“Stop making her cry, Adam,” Leah scolded coming into the room, “ALLY! YOU’RE ENGAGED AGAIN AND GETTING MARRIED IN 2012.”

“Yup,” I said flashing my ring and she shrieked hugging me and falling on top of me.

“Ool that’s hot,” Adam said and Pat threw a pillow at him, “What I’m a guy, I’m allowed to have thoughts about my wife with another woman.”

“ADAM,” Leah shouted and I laughed.

“Just don’t think about my woman that way,” Pat said giving me a kiss.

“How about we have guys night tonight since the bitches are going to be working on wedding shit?”

“Sounds good to me,” Adam bumping knuckles with Pat causing Leah and I to roll our eyes.

“Men,” Leah said smirking and rolling her eyes.

“PATRICK, ALLY, ADAM, LEAH, DINNER,” Jessica shouted up the stairs.

“Hitler is waiting,” Adam joked and we all laughed.

Dinner went by without a hitch and all of the guys went out leaving Donna, Jackie, Jessica, Leah, Erica, and me by ourselves.

“Chick flicks or scary movies,” Donna asked.

“Scary movies, we’re all in love here except those two,” Leah said pointing to Jackie and Jessica.


“Jess, I’m right here no need to shout,” Donna scolded her daughter.

“Saw, The Ring, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Friday the 13th,” Erica asked going through the DVDs on the bottom of the TV stand.

“How about none of those,” Jackie said with an attitude.

“How about you shut up before I make you sleep outside,” Leah said and Jackie huffed causing Erica and I to laugh.

“Did dad go with them,” Jackie asked Donna.

“Nope, he’s downstairs watching soccer.”

“Lucky him.”

Erica put in Saw and it wasn’t long before we were screaming and burying our faces behind pillows. Leah sat there laughing and eating the popcorn while we watched the movie.

“That guy just got his head chopped off and you’re laughing,” Erica asked.

“It’s so fake, it’s funny,” Leah said between giggles and a mouthful of popcorn.

“Can I have some of that,” Jessica asked and Leah gave her a handful.

“Guys, did you hear that,” Jackie asked and we shushed her, “OH MY GOD, MOM!”

Three Jigsaw masks came around the corner from the kitchen and we all screamed. Leah stood up and walked towards the three figures wearing the masks.

“Just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I am afraid of anything, bring it on motherfuckers,” she said throwing the bowl at one of the figures and it cursed.

“JESUS CHRIST LEAH, IT’S US PLAYING A JOKE, ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME,” Pat asked taking the mask and hood off.

“PATRICK TIMOTHY KANE, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU,” I said punching him in the arm.


“That was for scaring us and being an asshole.”

“Babe, you have one hell of an arm on you,” Adam said wrapping his arms around her.

“You’re sleeping on the couch tonight!”

“It was all Pat’s idea, he suggested we scare you.”

“Would you jump off of a bridge if Pat told you to?”

“I wouldn’t be stupid enough to jump off of a bridge.”

“Are you mad, babe,” Jon asked Erica who had yet to say anything.

“I’m not mad, just disappointed. I’m just surprised you went along with something my brother told you to do.”

“I’m sorry,” Jon said giving her a kiss, “Really I am.”

“It’s okay, don’t worry about it,” Erica replied hugging him and giving him a kiss.

“Clean up the popcorn and make some more and the guys can join us watching the movie since we need some shoulders to bury our faces in,” Donna said as Pat and I volunteered to make new popcorn while Erica cleaned the mess in the living room.

“You know you look hot when you’re scared,” Pat said coming up behind me and wrapping his arms around my waist.

“You look sexy in all black,” I replied giving him a kiss and we started making out.

“Seriously guys, you’re going to fuck on the counter while we’re in the next room,” Erica said coming in the kitchen causing Pat and I to break apart. She rolled her eyes and turned on her heel walking back into the living room.

“We were just making out, what’s got her so pissed off,” Pat asked before our lips were joined again but this time we accidentally knocked Jon’s hoodie onto the floor and a black velvet box fell out of the pocket when I bent down to pick it up.

“Oh my God, Pat,” I said opening the box and there sat a vintage looking princess cut engagement ring. It was slightly bigger than mine and I didn’t care at all. My ring was my ring and Pat bought it for me and that’s why I didn’t envy this ring.

“HOLY SHIT,” Pat said taking the box from my hands.

“Do you think he’s going to ask Erica to marry him?”

“I don’t know, I mean he’s twenty-two and she’s twenty.”

“It’s a situation like ours, I’m sure Jon just bought it and is going to put it away until he’s ready to give it to her.”

“Hey guys, did I leave my jacket in here,” Jon asked coming into the kitchen and Pat quickly shutting the box and handing it to me behind his back and I slid it back into Jon’s pocket.

“Here you go,” I said taking it off of the chair and handing it to Jon.

“Thanks,” he said sighing in relief, “I thought I lost it and I can’t afford to lose it.”

“I’m sure you can’t,” I replied and Jon just smiled not catching on to what I said and walked into the living room.

“I can’t believe he’s going to ask my baby sister to marry him.”

“Hey you don’t know for sure if he is yet, just calm down,” I said rubbing Pat’s back and he turned to me giving me a kiss.

“We should go watch the movie before they think we’re screwing each other in here.”

“Good idea.” Pat took my hand and we walked into the living room sitting down on the couch. I soon fell asleep on Pat’s shoulder and when I woke up the next morning I was in Pat’s bed with his arm around me.

I woke up to Erica knocking on the door telling us that Donna made breakfast and that it was waiting for us downstairs.

During breakfast Erica received from her friend, Julie. I’ve hated Julie since junior high and she hated me too. She especially hates me now that I am engaged to Patrick and I could care less.

“Donovan,” Erica asked, “Really? Didn’t he get the message to leave me alone when Ally broke his nose.”

“Who’s Donovan,” Jon whispered.

“Erica’s ex-boyfriend that cheated on her with the bitch she’s talking to,” I said, “I beat Julie’s ass and broke her jaw and I broke Donovan’s nose when we found them screwing each other.”

“I was going to kick his ass myself but Ally got to him before I did,” Pat said, “He was the biggest piece of shit that walked the face of the Earth and I’ll kill him if he ever steps foot into this house again.”

“You won’t have to worry about killing him because I’ll do it my damn self if he comes into this house while I’m here,” Jon said.

“HE’S WHAT,” Erica asked, “No, I got a boyfriend. I’ve been with him for two years. He’s one of Pat’s friends. Yes he’s a hockey player and no you can’t sleep with him too you slut. I don’t have time for this, leave me alone and do me a favor and don’t ever call my house again.”

“Fucking bitch, I told you I didn’t like her,” I said as Erica sat down.

“Jon, you might want to be on the defensive when that doorbell rings in about ten minutes.”

“Why does Captain Serious have to be on the defensive,” Adam asked coming around the corner with Leah.

“Donovan, her ex-douche bag boyfriend decided that he wants to visit and is on his way over here.”

“I’ll help the boys kick his ass,” Adam said cracking his knuckles.

“I remember he was Jason’s protégé,” Leah shivered, “He was there one night when he beat me.”

“Leah,” Erica said hugging her cousin, “Why didn’t you tell me?”

“You weren’t with him then, Ally had just kicked his ass and I knew she’d kill him if I told you.”

“I hate the kid already and I never even met him,” Adam said when the doorbell rang.

Jon went upstairs to use the bathroom when Donovan showed up.

“Let him in,” Pat said to me as he and Adam both took a seat on the couch pretending they were watching TV.

I opened the door and Donovan walked in, “Hey Ally, you’re looking just as slutty as ever.”

“Aw Donovan don’t talk when you have a dick in your mouth,” I spat back and Adam chuckled next to Pat who elbowed him to shut up.

“Hey Pat, congrats on the cup man, can me and a couple of my buddies get into your cup party here for free?”

“How about you’re not invited and I don’t like you,” Pat fired back and Adam high fived him.

“Well, well, well if it isn’t Adam Burish, the man who married the biggest whore in Buffalo.”

“I didn’t know he married your mom, I thought he was married to me,” Leah said coming out of the dining room to sit on Adam’s lap.

“I suggest you not fuck with anyone in this family while I’m here today because I will kick your ass kid,” Adam said and Donovan rolled his eyes as Erica came into view.

“Guys can you let us talk in private,” she asked as everyone reluctantly nodded their heads.

“Call me if you need help throwing his ass out of here,” Adam said to Erica who nodded her head.

Jon’s POV

I was so pissed that Erica would let that douche bag in this house while I was here. I was her boyfriend for God’s sake. I deserved to be down there with her talking to him but I sat on the top of the stairs out of view watching them like a hawk in the mirror.

I felt my blood boil as the douche bag leaned over and kiss her. I flew up off of the steps and walked into her room slamming the door behind me.

“WHAT THE FUCK,” I shouted throwing the TV remote at the wall.

Did I not mean anything to her? I bought her a ring for God’s sake and she let him kiss her. I wasn’t going to give her the ring, it was going to be locked up in the safe at my parent’s house in Winnipeg for when I was ready but I gave her a promise ring on my birthday.

She hurt me by kissing him back, I loved her with all of my heart and thought that our two years together meant something to her but that blew up in my face when she kissed that jackass.

“Jon,” she said coming into the room shutting the door behind her, “Can we talk?”

“There’s nothing to talk about,” I said packing my suitcase.

“Where are you going,” she asked.

“Home to Winnipeg, that’s where I’m going.”

“I thought we weren’t leaving until Thursday.”

“I’m going home a few days early, is that okay with you?”

“Jon, what’s wrong,” she said coming over to me and turning my face to meet hers.

“I saw you kiss him, Erica.”

“I didn’t kiss him, Jonny, he kissed me.”

“Do you expect me to believe that? You didn’t exactly pull away from him.”

“I slapped him, and Ally punched him in the face and re-broke his nose. I’d never cheat on you let alone think about kissing my douche bag ex-boyfriend. I love you, Jonny.”

“I love you too, Erica but I need time to think.”

I didn’t bother to look at her face, I know I hurt her. I felt like that asshole that just left and I promised I’d never hurt her but I broke that promise.

“Jonny,” she said reaching out and I pulled away zipping my suitcase and walking out of the house without saying goodbye to the Kane family or Erica.

I saw her through the rearview mirror of my rental car sitting on the porch just staring after my car. I tried to forget the image as I got onto the highway heading towards the airport.

“DAMN IT,” I cursed pulling over on the side of the road. Quickly doing a U-turn I sped off towards the house.

Erica had her back to me as I put the car in park in the middle of the street and ran behind her pulling her to me kissing her.

“Jonny,” she cried.

“I’m sorry,” I said placing a kiss on her lips.

“I love you and only you.”

I gave her another kiss and I felt the ring box in my pocket but I couldn’t bring myself to ask her to marry me but I knew deep in my heart that she was going to live in Chicago with me this season and that she will be mine forever because no one and nothing is going to come between us. So much for a welcome home for Pat and Ally, they can’t escape drama no matter how hard they try.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chapter 23-When You Wish Upon a Star

“Come on Ally, we’re going to be late if you don’t hurry your ass up,” Pat shouted at me from downstairs.

“I need to put these boxes away.”

“We can do it when we get home, we got to go. The plane doesn’t wait for us.”

“I’m coming,” I said sliding the boxes in the closet before I grabbed my tank tops and shorts out of my drawer and threw them in my suitcase. My carry-on was already packed with my toiletries.

“Finally,” Pat said looking at his watch, “Our plane leaves in an hour and a half and we have to go through security.”

“What are you so worked up about?”

“I want to make it to Disney in time to see the fireworks.”

“We have the whole week to see fireworks, what’s so special about tonight?”

“I haven’t saw fireworks in a while and I want to see them, okay.”

“Are you okay?”

“I’m fine, why?”

“You’re acting weird, are you sick?”

“I’m fine, I promise,” Pat said kissing me quickly changing the subject to our new place, “How do you like the new house so far?”

“I love it, I can’t wait for us to come home so I can finish decorating it. I love our fireplace in the living room. We have to go through our laptops and find pictures of us somewhere. I have to call Carmen and see if she still has that picture of us that’s in my locket.”

“That sounds great,” he said locking the door behind him, “What kind of games do you want in the game room?”

“I really want a Wii and we’ll get a pool table.”

“Really, you want a pool table?”

“Yeah, sure, why not? You suck at it might as well improve your game over the summer so you can beat the guys.”

Pat laughed as we drove down the freeway, “What do you really want to see the most in Disney World?”

“I really want to see Cinderella’s castle and I’m thinking we go to Universal Studios.”

“Sounds good,” he said smiling.

“Don’t forget we promised my parents we’d go visit them for a few days when we’re there.”

“Your dad is taking me golfing.”


Pat laughed at my reaction as we pulled into the airport, “He said he’d take me golfing so we could get to know each other.”

“I’m going to have a talk with him before you go, I don’t want him murdering you.”

Pat smiled and leaned over the console to give me a kiss at the red light, “He won’t murder me, I promise and besides the only way I’m leaving you is if someone kills me.”

I smiled and gave him a kiss, “I love you.”

“I love you too.”

We pulled into the airport and got our bags out of the trunk and walked towards the doors. We had barely made our plane due to the excessively long lines at the airport.

“I told you we were going to be late,” Pat said as we buckled our seatbelts on the airplane.

“Oh shut up, we made it didn’t we.”

“If you wouldn’t have took five hours in the bathroom fixing your hair we would have been here early.”

“Oh we’re going to start fighting now on the way to the happiest place on earth, you’re such a fucking scrooge.”

“I’m a fucking scrooge, you hog the mirror.”

“UGH! Don’t talk to me right now, I hate you,” I said putting my headphones in my ears and turning up the volume on my iPhone. Pat tried to take my hand and I pulled away and he sighed before he pulled his laptop out and started playing a game.

Once we were up in the air, I took my seatbelt off and walked to the bathroom to call Erica to see if she knew anything about why Pat was acting the way he is.

I didn’t even get to the door of the bathroom when Pat grabbed me and push me in the bathroom. His lips crashed down on mine and before I could push him away my shirt was over my head and he was kissing the top of my breasts.

“Stop it, I’m mad at you,” I moaned and he laughed as his lips crashed down on mine again and his hands roamed my back.

“I’m going to have you screaming my name by the time the plane lands.”

“We can’t do this here,” I whispered, “People will hear us.”

“Not if you keep quiet,” he said kissing me again. This time my hands fell down to his jeans and I quickly unbuttoned and unzipped them. He stepped out of them and I pulled his shirt over his head.

Pat leaned down and kissed my neck as he reached behind my back and undid my bra.

“This isn’t fair,” he said smirking, “You still have pants on.”

“Take them off then,” I moaned and he pulled away and undid the button with his hands before he crouched down and unzipped my pants using his teeth.

Pat smirked before he slid my pants and my jeans down my legs. I shrieked when his tongue ran over my most sensitive area. I moaned as his tongue worked between my legs. I threw my head back in pleasure and picked my shirt up off the sink holding it up to my mouth so I could scream.

I heard Pat laugh and he stood up before he took his boxers off and entered me. I moaned as he picked up his pace and our bodies rocked together. When we were on the verge of climaxing, I put my lips against his neck and bit down.

“I’m sorry,” he said hugging me when we were done, “I just want us to have a good time and I want everything to be perfect.”

“It’s okay,” I said giving him a kiss, “I understand completely but I just didn’t want us to fight.”

“Let’s not fight this whole vacation, this vacation is all about us: No fans, no media, no friends, no family, just me and you.”

“We’re still going to visit my parents though,” I said.

“For one day, other than that it’s OUR vacation,” he said emphasizing our.

“Come on let’s go back out there before they send the air marshals in to remove us from the plane,” I said and he laughed. It was funny trying to get dressed in an airplane bathroom.

“I’ve changed in locker rooms as big as this before,” Pat said pulling his shirt over his head before he reached down and pulled on his boxers and his jeans.

“A little help here,” I said and he smirked before he reached down to grab my bra and pulled it over my head followed by my shirt.

“Can we go again?”

“Our hotel room is going to be so lonely without us.”

“Good point,” he said smiling before he handed me my jeans.

I finished getting dressed and he walked out of the bathroom first and I came out five minutes later so no one got suspicious. I sat down next to Pat and he put his arm around my shoulders and I put my head on his chest before I pulled out my phone and clicked the picture open that Leah sent me.

“Aw Pat look,” I said showing him my phone, “Leah and Adam had their first ultrasound today.”

“I see the baby, it looks like Adam with that big ass nose.”

“You’re an asshole,” I said laughing as I texted her back.

“When we get to Disney World, can we take a nap? I’m tired.”

“Sure, I said smiling but I thought you wanted to see fireworks.”

“Like you said we have all week to see fireworks so let’s just go to bed when we get there and then we’ll get up early, have breakfast, and go see the park.”

“Sounds good.”

The pilot came on the intercom and told us to fasten our seatbelts because we would be landing in Orlando soon.

When we arrived in Orlando, the excessive heat felt really good. It was hot back in Buffalo but just in the late 70s and down here in Florida it was almost 90.

“It’s hot as hell down here,” I said fanning myself and pulling my sunglasses down off my head as we waited for our rental car.

“There’s our car,” Pat said pointing to the champagne colored BMW that pulled up in front of the airport.

“It better be a convertible.”

“She’s spoiled,” Pat said to the driver who handed him the keys.

“Fuck off asshole,” I spat back flipping him off.

“We already did on the plane,” Pat smirked opening the trunk and we threw our bags in before we climbed into the car, “I got a surprise for you.”


Pat pressed a button and the roof came down on the car and I smiled, “See I knew you always wanted a convertible.”

“Can I please trade my car in for one when we go back home?”

“We’ll see, you would look hot driving a convertible.”

“They make mine in convertibles and we can just upgrade.”

“Okay,” Pat said smiling and we pulled into the hotel in downtown Disney.

“OH MY GOD,” I shrieked pulling my phone out of my pocket and zoomed in on Cinderella’s castle.

“Want me to take a picture with it behind you,” Pat asked.

“No, come here we’ll get the picture together with it behind us,” I said and he came over and put his cheek against mine and I snapped the picture.

I yawned and Pat laughed, “You’re really tired, aren’t you?”

“Yes, can we please check in and go to sleep?”

We checked in and as soon as we got upstairs, I stripped out of clothes and lay in bed. Pat stripped down to his boxers and lied down next to me.

“Goodnight,” he said giving me a kiss.

“Goodnight, I love you.”

“I love you too.”

We both woke up the next day and went to the parade in Disney World before we took off to eat and to ride.

“I really want to ride the teacups,” Pat said and I laughed, “What? I’m being serious.”

“Do you want a pair of Mickey ears too?”

“I kind of do actually.”

I busted out laughing, “You’re such a kid.”

“Come on you cannot stand there and tell me that you don’t want to ride the teacups and you don’t want a pair of Mickey ears.”

“I never denied it,” I said smirking and he laughed.

“SEE, I knew you wanted a pair just as much as I did and you want to ride the teacups.”

Pat took my hand and we headed off towards the gift shop where we could buy our Mickey Mouse ears. I settled on the pink tattoo printed ones and Pat settled for the plain black ones.

“Wait until your sisters and the guys see these pictures, you are going to be made fun of so bad.”

“Oh shut up, everyone gets them when they come here. I swore to myself that I wasn’t leaving here without a pair.”

“You’re such a kid at heart, but little kids don’t beat up taxi drivers.”

Pat laughed and I smiled at him as he pulled me to him, wrapping his arms around my waist, “Take it back,” he whispered.

“Nope,” I said smirking taking his hat off of his head and putting it on mine as we stood against the wall in Disney World.

“Don’t make me chase you.”

“You can’t chase me without knocking over a little kid, so I advise you not to.”

Pat rolled his eyes and grabbed his hat off of my head and gave me a kiss before he released me from his arms and took my hand heading towards the direction of the teacups ride.

We waited in line and when we got in the teacups, spinning around and around we could not help but smile like two little kids. The fireworks and the parade at night were definitely my favorite thing about the whole day. I looked around Pat and myself and there were couples kissing and children clapping and waving to their favorite Disney characters.

I remembered an episode of Full House where Danny proposed to Vicky through fireworks and I really wanted Pat to propose while we were here but a nagging part of me told me that this was the end of our relationship. I thought back to our talk a couple of weeks ago when he told me that coming down here to Orlando would make us two different people and we were never going to be the same.

Lately Pat and I were inseparable and it felt like everything was back to the way it was before. Even though we’ve been back together for five months and were almost together four years, things were uneasy for me hearing those words in my head.

“What are you thinking about,” Pat asked smiling down at me as we watched the fireworks shaped like Mickey ears go off.

“Nothing,” I lied, “Just thinking about how amazing it is that I’m here with you watching this and about how we’ve managed to last together almost four years.”

“I love you,” he said squeezing my hand before giving me a kiss, “Always have and I always will.”

“I love you too,” I said and he let my hand go and wrapped his arm around my waist and kissed my forehead. Any doubt I had of him leaving me flew out the window and my mind was finally at ease as the fireworks ended and we headed back to the hotel hand in hand.

“Come on babe, get some sleep, we’re going to visit your parents tomorrow,” Pat said stripping out of his sweatshirt.

“Tomorrow,” I questioned coming out of the bathroom, “I thought you said we were going on later on in the week.”

“Well your dad called me earlier and it’s supposed to rain the day we were supposed to go and it’s going to be a little bit cooler tomorrow so we’re going then while we’re out your mom is taking you wedding dress shopping.


“She thinks we’re still engaged and she said we need to start planning the wedding since we’ve been engaged for three years. You never did tell her we broke up, did you?”

“Why would I, so my dad could have told me that you were no good and that he was right. There was no way in hell I was doing that.”

“You need to wear a ring then,” Pat said.

“I still wear that one you gave me at the airport,” I replied flashing him my hand, “We’ll just say I lost the one you gave me and I wanted something smaller when we replaced it.”

“I was trying to think of a lie we could tell and you told one off the top of your head, I don’t know whether to be impressed or scared.”

“Fuck you,” I spat flipping him off.

“I really want to babe but I’m exhausted and besides we can rock each other’s worlds tomorrow when we get back,” Pat smiled wiggling his eyebrows.

“You’re such a horn dog.”

“I don’t hear you complaining, it’s more like begging me for more, ‘OH PATRICK DON’T STOP,’ ‘RIGHT THERE PATRICK THAT FEELS GOOD.”

I picked up the nearest object which was my flip flop and threw it at his head and he ducked laughing as I walked into the bathroom and slammed the door.

I came out after I showered and climbed in bed next to Pat who was already asleep or so I thought.

I pulled the covers down and turned on my side when I felt him turn over and wrap his arms around me.

“I’m sorry,” he said kissing my shoulder, “I didn’t mean to make you mad.”

“You didn’t make me mad and if you think you did then you obviously didn’t hear me laughing my ass off in the bathroom.”

He turned me around so he could give me a kiss and before I knew it we were making out and our hands were roaming each other’s bodies.

“I really want to have sex right now but we got to get up early tomorrow and I can’t be out of it when golfing with your dad,” Pat whispered against my lips before he kissed me again.

“I got a surprise for you anyways so tomorrow’s good, it gives me more time to plan it,” I said pulling away and I saw him smirk in the dark.

“I love your surprises, is it another outfit? God, I loved that police officer outfit.”

“I’m not saying a word,” I said giving him another kiss before he gave me a hug and held me in his arms.

“I love you,” he said rubbing his hands up and down my back.

“I love you too,” I said kissing his chest before I let his heartbeat become my lullaby as I drifted off to sleep.

I drove the rental car to my parent’s house in south Florida. We pulled into the driveway and I used my key to let us in.

“Mom, dad,” I called out, “We’re here.”

“Ally, sweetie,” my mom said stepping out of the kitchen, “Long time no see.”

“We just saw you guys two weeks ago,” I replied laughing as she hugged me and Pat.

“Your father is upstairs getting dressed to head out with Pat and then you and I are going wedding dress shopping.”

I groaned and Pat laughed as my mom took my hand dragged me outside to the backyard with Pat following close behind.

“Patrick, my boy,” my dad said hugging him when he came outside, “Ready to hit the course.”

“I’ve been ready since last spring when Ally and I went to Pebble Beach.”

“Seriously, you guys went to Pebble Beach,” my dad asked, “Wow, I have been dying to go there but it’s so expensive.”

“I’d love to take you there one day,” Pat offered and my dad’s eyes went wide.

“That’s a very generous offer but I can’t accept that, I don’t want you spending all of your money.”

“Tony, you sound like Ally. She says that to me all of the time when I do something nice for her.”

My dad laughed and Pat stood up giving me a kiss goodbye as he and my dad headed for the door and were off for the rest of the day.

“Sweetheart, are you ready to go?”

“Mom, I can’t go.”

“Why not?”

“I don’t have a wedding to plan or an engagement ring.”

“What are you talking about? You and Patrick have been engaged for three years.”

“No we have not,” I said sighing, now was the time to tell her everything, “I called off the engagement back in August.”

“Why,” my mom asked sitting down next to me and taking my hand.

“Pat was arrested and I stuck by him when that happened but shortly after that incriminating pictures of him cheating surfaced on the internet and I broke up with him for five months and stayed with Aunt Kate in Jacksonville.”

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I didn’t want dad saying ‘I told you so’ I know he hated Pat. I heard him talking to you about it when we came to visit the first time. That’s why Pat and I left.”

“Honey,” my mom said rubbing my arm, “You could have told me and I wouldn’t have told your father, when did you and Patrick get back together?”

“In February when he was in Vancouver for the Olympics, when I went back to Buffalo to watch the house for the Kanes, he sent me flowers on Valentine’s Day with an apology letter attached that had a plane ticket and tickets to the gold medal game in it. He was miserable and so was I, after getting things cleared up about the pictures and several of his teammates confirming that he didn’t cheat, I flew to Vancouver for the game and we got back together after we talked when they lost.”

“No wedding dress then,” my mom asked.

“Not right now but I promise as soon as he proposes again, I’ll fly down with Donna and the girls and we’ll look,” I said smiling and my mom hugged me. Little did I know Patrick was planning to propose on our last night in Orlando.

I was sad when Patrick and I walked around Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Tonight was our last night in Orlando before we would return to Buffalo. Over the last week, Pat and I have gotten closer than ever and Pat was right that we wouldn’t be the same when we left Orlando because this vacation brought us closer than before.

Watching the fireworks on a hill that overlooked the park was beautiful, I sat between Pat’s legs as he had his arms around my waist and I sat against his chest. There were several other people around us and I smiled at how quiet everything was.

I sat there in awe as a firework went off that looked like a diamond ring then a heart went off with the initials, AJ in the center.

“Oh my God, Pat, did you see that one,” I asked, “I loved the diamond ring then the heart with AJ in it, I get it now, someone is asking someone else with the initials AJ to marry them.”

Pat sat there not saying anything, as I suddenly felt him slide the ring that he had bought me after they won the cup off of my left ring finger and he quickly replaced it with something else. I looked down at my hand and noticed my engagement ring from before.

I felt the tears well up in my eyes as Pat picked me up and sat me down next to him before he knelt down in front of me on one knee.

“Pat,” I barely managed to get out when he took my hand in his.

“Ally, I love you so much. When we first planned to come to Disney World, I had this all planned out and set in stone. We’ve been through so much and we never stopped loving each other. You’ve been there for me when the world shut me out and before I was Patrick Kane, Stanley Cup Champion, and I want you to be there for me when no one knows who the hell I am, what I’m trying to ask is, Ally, will you marry me?”

“Yes,” I choked out and he stood up pulling me with him as the fireworks continued to go off around us. We stood there on the hill wrapped up in each other’s arms and kissing each other every five seconds.

“Come on, let’s get out of here,” he said and I nodded my head as we walked off towards the hotel.

“Where are we going,” I asked as Pat pressed a different button on the hotel elevator, “Our room is on the third floor, not the tenth.”

“You’ll see where we’re going in a minute,” Pat replied holding my hand as the elevator doors dinged and we stepped out into the hall and Pat led me away.

“This is the suites floor, what the hell are we doing here?”

“Close your eyes,” Pat said and I looked at him suspiciously, “Please Ally just close your eyes.”

“Okay.” I didn’t even bother questioning him, I trusted him with my life. I heard Pat fiddle with a door on a room and he pulled me in a room shutting the door behind him.

“Can I open my eyes,” I asked.

“Not yet, hold on,” Pat said walking away and I leaned against the door with my eyes still closed.

“Pat,” I whined.

“Go ahead, open them.” I gasped as I saw the heart shaped bed with the peach rose petal trail that went from the door to the bed and the champagne in the bucket next to the bed with the candles lit on the night stand.


“Shh,” he said wrapping his arms around me, “Don’t cry.”

“I’m crying because I’m happy, I love you.”

“I love you too,” he replied giving me a kiss, “What do you think of our room for our last night in Florida.”

“I love it, I definitely didn’t expect you to propose with the fireworks and I definitely didn’t expect this room.”

“There’s a jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom big enough for the both of us, what do you say we go celebrate in there for a little while?”

“What are we waiting here for then,” I asked and he smiled as we both headed into the bathroom.

As soon as we were both out of our clothes we climbed into the bathtub. Pat had his back against the wall and I sat down in front of him between his legs and leaned back against him as he kissed my neck running his hands up and down my sides.

“Pat,” I moaned when I felt his fingers trace my most sensitive area.

“I want to make love to you every night for the rest of my life,” he whispered in my ear before he bit my ear lobe.

I turned around in the tub so that I was straddling him, I reached into the water and pushed him into me as I rocked my hips back and forth enjoying the feeling as we both moaned that we were now one.

I’ve never been happier in my life, Pat was the one for me and I was more ready now than ever to be married to him. He’s changed my life a lot and I know I changed his a lot. He was my everything, my world revolved around him.

Patrick was right, this vacation changed us into two completely different people. We were no longer just boyfriend and girlfriend, we were now engaged and he could call me his fiancée and I can call him my fiancé also.

We grew up a lot on this vacation because we were in the happiest place on earth both physically in Florida and emotionally in each other. I guess everything comes true when you wish upon a star like Disney always tells you to do and I was thanking my lucky stars because my wish of being with Patrick came true.