Katie woke up the next morning really early. She went to take a shower. Her and the other girls called Jackie and invited her to go to the mall with them. Katie told her everything about her and Nick, and explained to her that she was looking for something to wear. Her and the other girls met Jackie at the mall. They went straight to American Eagle and Gap because every dress Katie had was from either one of those places. She picked out like five dresses and went into the dressing room while the other girls waited for her to put them on. Katie tried on four of the dresses but the girls didn’t like them. Katie was about to give up hope when she put on the last dress. It was black and very tight. It was velvet. She looked at herself and she didn’t know if she liked it or not. She walked out of the dressing room to show the girls. They were speechless and their eyes widened.
“Katie you look GREAT!! You have to buy it,” said Jackie.
“Yeah, that is sooo you!!” agreed Jessie. All the girls agreed and Katie went back to change into her regular clothes. She paid for her dress and then went to look for bracelets, a necklace, and shoes. The girls were at the mall till 5:00. Katie looked down at her watch.
“OMG, you guys it is 5:00. I have to get home and get ready,” she exclaimed.
“Do you want us to come and help you?” asked Erin.
“Yeah that would be great!! I need all the help that I can get!” said Katie gratefully.
“No you don’t. If you went with Nick right now he would think that you were hot,” said Becky.
“Whatever,” said Katie. They all went to Katie’s house to help her get ready. At 7:00 Becky left for work and all the other girls left too. Katie heard a knock on the door. She took her time, trying to not act anxious. She opened the door and saw Nick holding a single red rose.
“Hey,” said Katie.
“This is for you. You look beautiful tonight,” complemented Nick.
“Thanks you look great too,” said Katie.
“Are you ready to go?” asked Nick.
“Yeah just let me put this in a vase,” replied Katie.
“Okay,” said Nick. Katie went to put the rose in a vase in her room and then she went outside. There was a black limo and she got in.
“So where are we going anyway?” she asked.
“It is a surprise,” said Nick mysteriously. It was a short ride when she noticed that the limo had stopped. They were at an airport. Nick showed Katie his jet. She was totally scared of flying and whenever she got real scared she began shaking. Nick was holding Katie’s hand and felt her shaking.
“What’s wrong? Are you ok?” asked Nick. They were already on the plane and it was moving.
“I am really scared of flying. My best friend from Indiana died in a plane crash and I have been scared ever since,” replied Katie. The seats were benches and Nick was leaning on the wall of the plane and he put his hands around Katie and she just leaned back on his chest. He held her the whole time. She felt so safe in his arms. She knew that nothing was going to happen from then on. They arrived an hour later. They got off the plane and Katie saw another limo. They drove for another hour. The whole time Katie and Nick just talked about stuff.
“Where are we going?” asked Katie.
“I can’t tell you, it is a surprise,” said Nick. They finally got there and it was really cold. Katie only had on a spaghetti strap dress. Nick could tell that she was cold and he took off his jacket and put it around her shoulders.
“Don’t you need this?” asked Katie.
“No I brought two because I knew that I was going to forget when I picked you up to tell you to get one,” answered Nick.
“Oh,” said Katie. Then Nick blindfolded her and took her waist and took her to her surprise.
“Wait here,” said Nick. Katie stood there for about a minute and then Nick grabbed her hand and told her that there was a big step. She stepped down and he took off her blindfold. She was on a boat. Katie sat down and Nick drove the boat. He drove for about 20 minutes and then he stopped and threw out the anchor.
“Where are we?” asked Katie.
“On the Atlantic Ocean just off of North Carolina,” replied Nick. It was just them and the fish out there. There were no other boats or anything. Nick came and sat next to Katie and put his hands around her.
“This is so romantic!” said Katie looking at Nick. He was smiling and then they started kissing. When they were done Nick turned on the radio, and sat back next to Katie. Just then the song ‘But I Do Love You’ came on.
“I love this song!” exclaimed Katie and she started singing. But she was singing softly because she didn’t think that her voice was as good as Nick’s.
“Sing louder,” urged Nick.
“I don’t like to be alone at night/and I don’t like to hear I’m wrong when I’m right/and I don’t like to have the rain on my shoes/but I do love you/but I do love you/I don’t like to see the sky painted gray/and I don’t like when nothings going my way/I don’t like to be the one with blues/but I do love you/but I do love you/Love everything ‘bout the your loving me/The way you lay your hand up on shoulder when you sleep/and I love to kiss you in the rain/I love everything you do/oh I do/And I don’t like to turn the radio on/just to find I missed my favorite song/and I don’t like to be the last with the news/but I do love you/but I do love you/Love everything ‘bout the your loving me/The way you lay your hand up on shoulder when you sleep/and I love to kiss you in the rain/I love everything you do/oh I do/and I don’t like to be alone at night/and I don’t like to hear I’m wrong when I’m right/and I don’t like to have the rain on my shoes/but I do love you/but I do love you/but I do love you/but I do love you,” sang Katie. Her singing amazed Nick.
“Wow you sing that better than you do our songs,” he said.
“Thanks,” said Katie. Then Nick got up and when he came back he had a picnic basket in his hand. They had dinner. When they were done eating they went back to the dock. Then they guys got back into the limo and headed for the airport. Katie and Nick didn’t talk a lot on the way back. Katie could tell that Nick had something to tell her but she didn’t know what it was.
“Katie I have something that I need to ask you,” began Nick.
“Yeah, what is it?” asked Katie.
“Well I wanted to do it on the boat but I couldn’t think of what to say and this will be the last time that we are going to be alone tonight so...” said Nick.
“What is it? You can tell me,” said Katie sincerely.
“Ok but promise you won’t hate me,” said Nick.
“I promise.”
“Ok well I talked to Jive and they want you and the girls to go on tour with me and the boys and open up for us,” said Nick.
“OMG that is great…why would I hate you for that?” exclaimed Katie.
“Well 1 you have to quit school. And 2 we have to leave in 2 days,” replied Nick.
“Well I will do it I don’t know about the rest of them. But you got me,” said Katie.
“That’s great...I didn’t think that you were going to do it,” said Nick relieved. They got to the airport and Katie was scared about flying all over again. Nick held her the whole time never letting her go. They talked the whole time on the plane and Katie noticed halfway through the ride that she wasn’t scared anymore. Then she looked into Nick’s gorgeous blue eyes.
“Tonight was so perfect! It was the best day of my life!!” exclaimed Katie.
“Yeah…and you are the reason that it was so perfect,” complemented Nick. He was smiling and then they kissed. They got back to Katie’s house and all the lights were on. Katie said good night to Nick and got a goodnight kiss.
“I’ll call you tomorrow,” said Nick.
“Ok I will talk to the girls and tell you what they said,” said Katie.
“Oh are you doing anything tomorrow?” asked Nick.
“Umm packing,” replied Katie.
“Oh well you want to go to the beach at sunset with me?” asked Nick.
“Yeah sure,” agreed Katie.
“Ok I’ll talk to ya tomorrow,” said Nick. He got back into the limo as Katie walked into her house. Nick started thinking to himself about her. He realized that he was falling in love with her.
Katie ran inside and told Becky what happened. Even though it was three in the morning Katie called all of them and asked them about going on tour with the Backstreet Boys. They all accepted. Then she went to bed because she had to work at 10:00 the next morning. All she thought about was Nick and how much she liked him. Then she realized that she was falling in love with him.
Becky walked into the room singing “Katie’s in love with Nick, Katie’s in love with Nick.” Then she plopped down on the bed.
“Yeah I am,” said Katie. Then she rolled over and fell asleep.