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"I'm gonna do it" Jonathon was pacing around his room, "I'm gonna do it!" He repeated and started for the door. "I can't do it!" He said turning around and resuming pacing "What if she turns me down? What if she laughs in my face? What if..."

"Jonathon you in there?" Fredrick's muffled voice came from the other side of the door.

Greatful for the distraction Jonathon rushed to open the door "Hey man! Long time no see!" He said ushering Fredrick in and acting like he hadn't seen him in years.

Fredrick looked at him strangely "Yeah, sure man. Listen, I wanted to talk to you about something"

"Talk away!" Jonathon said happily.

"Are you feeling ok?"

"Fine! Why?" Jonathon said a little too quickly.

"Ok" Fredrick put his hands on his hips, something Mary-Kate often did, realizing what he was doing he quickly stopped and looked a little embarassed "What's going on?" He asked.

"N-nothing!" Jonathon said starting to pace again "What makes you think somethings wrong?"

"You're pacing around in circles and acting the strangest I've ever seen you act... And I've seen you act pretty strange!" Fredrick stated.

"I...I..." Jonathon took a small velvet box out of his pocket, opened it and showed Fredrick the diamond engagement ring it held.

"It's really nice man! But you're not my type!" Fredrick joked.

Jonathon gave him the look "Not for you! For Ashley!"

"WOAH!" Was all Fredrick could say.

"I know" Jonathon said sinking down into one of the chairs in the room. "I'm just too nervous to ask her. I'm worried she'll turn me down" Jonathon admitted.

"Ashley is hopelessly in love with you" Fredrick said encouragingly "She wouldn't turn you down"

Jonathon took a big breath then let it out "I guess you're right, I just need to find the right time to ask her."

"How about tomorrow night? At the ball? You could take her outside and ask her in the garden or something. Girls love that romantic stuff"

"That's actually a good idea" Jonathon said smiling. "Thanks man"


"I know something you don't know" Fredrick said in a teasing voice, as he and Mary-Kate strolled along the riverside.

"What?" Mary-Kate asked.

"Not telling" he refused with a grin.



She made a puppy face "Please?"


Catching him off guard she pushed him against a near by tree "Tell me!" She commanded.

"Nope!" Fredrick still refused.

"Please?" She gently kissed him.

Fredrick kissed back until she pulled away, he let out a sigh.

"Tell me!" She said again.

"Jonathons going to propose to Ashley. But DON'T TELL ANYONE!" he finally caved.

Mary-Kate's eyes went wide and she stared at him in shock "That's great!" She screamed throwing her arms around him "I don't believe it!" she laughed happily.

Fredrick smiled and spun her around. "It is great" He agreed before gently kissing her again. "I love you" he whispered when he pulled back.

"I love you too" Mary-Kate said, and hand in hand they continued their stroll.

Chapter 3

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