Out of Your Shell 2, Chapter 7 Chapter Seven

As Jeanna and Ramsey finished up their lunch, Jeanna tried to think about what John could have told Ramsey. The only thing she could think of was absurd; marriage, certainly not an option in his mind.

They had only known each other for a couple of weeks, although she was beginning to think that things were progressing quite fast, she didn't think that the thought of matrimony had entered his mind.

"Jeanna, hello, Jeanna." Ramsey said while waving madly in front of her face.

"Yeah, wha...yeah, sorry." She smiled, quite startled; she had been off in dreamland.

"What planet were you on?" Ramsey asked laughing.

"Sorry, I was just thinking." she smiled raising her hands in defense.

"About what? Your sweet little John at home?" he said while making smooching faces at the air.

"Shut up!" she shouted out of embarrassment slapping his arm. "Actually, I was thinking about how my savings are running out, I really don't know what I'm gonna do." she said defeatedly.

"I wouldn't worry about that now, just have fun while you can, you never know when you might have a chance like this again." he said while smiling slyly.

"Ramsey, please tell me what you know, I can't handle this." she pleaded with her hands put together in a begging motion.

"Nope, I promised, and you know I always keep my promises." he said returning to seriousness.

"All right, I know, nevermind, let's just get outta here, I need to shop." she said waving it off.

"I thought you said you were broke." he laughed at the irony while paying their check.

"Well, leave me alone, I don't feel like thinking right now, I've decided not to worry about anything anymore. Shopping makes me feel better." she said, defending herself out of frustration.

As they hopped in the car, Jeanna was trying to decide just exactly what she wanted to go shopping for.

"Where to?" Ramsey asked while turning the key.

"Well, how about, hmmm, let's just go to the shopping center near my house." she replied contemplatively.

"All righty." he said while swinging onto the road.

The drive there was quite silent; Jeanna just stared out the window staring as they passed by the field where John and her had shared their first kiss. Thinking about how her life had changed so much, hopefully this was all for the better.

"Which store do you wanna hit first?" he asked while locking the car up.

"How about, the music store." she replied.

Walking inside, she realized they had remodeled and expanded. They now had records, and instruments, as well as musical arrangements.

"Look at this." she said laughing while holding up a button that said 'I love John' with his picture on it.

"I think I'm gonna buy this for a laugh." she said.

Looking around for anything else she might need, she came across some guitar strings and remembered that John had said he needed new ones, so she picked some of those out, and grabbed some new picks for him. One was green with purple swirls, and the other was blue with purple swirls.

Looking at her watch and seeing that it was already 2, she paid at the counter, and they headed to the next shop. The clothing boutique.

Walking around, picking through some things here and there, she found a Beatles T-shirt and a cap and decided to buy those also.

"I think I'm gonna put this stuff on and wear it to the house." she said with a devious grin on her face.

"I'd love to see the look on his face, you'll have to call me and tell me what happens." Ramsey said with a light laugh.

"Why don't you just stick around for a while?" She suggested while putting her change in her wallet.

"Nah, I think I'll let you guys be alone and pack and stuff." he replied.

"All right, suit yourself. I'm gonna run to the dressing room and throw this stuff on real quick, I'll be right back." she said walking to the back of the store.

When she was ready and dressed, she looked at herself in the mirror and laughed, she looked like a total Beatle freak. The T-shirt had a picture of all the boys on it. The one where they're holding umbrellas and on the back it said FAB FOUR FOREVER!

Walking out of the dressing room, just the look on Ramsey's face, she knew this was gonna be great.

So, they made their way back home, and she readied herself for her performance. She snuck up to the house and quietly creeped in. Tip-toeing around the house she could hear the shower running, so she just waited down the hall around the corner.

Once she heard the water turn off she got ready. Once she heard the door swing open, she knew he was coming, so she ran around the corner.

"OH MY GOSH, IT'S YOU!! I LOVE YOU JOHN!!!!" she screamed loudly in his face like a madwoman.

"Oh, God, I'm sorry John!" she said after accidentally knocking his towel off. Covering her eyes she whipped around and ran down the hall feeling really humiliated.

She heard him call her name, but she ignored it, she was far too embarrassed to face him now. Once she was sure he was in his room, she darted into her bedroom and locked the door.

She quickly changed out of her getup, and put on a record loud enough that she thought it would shut everything else out.

John changed his clothes, still laughing at what happened, when he heard Please Please Me blaring from Jeanna's room.

He walked to the door and knocked, apparently she couldn't hear him, so he started banging on the door, and the volume suddenly turned down.

She could hear him banging, but desparately didn't want to answer the door, so she talked through it.

"Yes, what do you need?" she asked in a shaky voice while leaning with her back on the door.

"Can I come in?" he asked hoping she would let him.

"Why?" she replied, not knowing what else to say.

"I need to talk to you." he replied smiling.

Without a word she opened the door, and without facing him returned to sit on her bed.

"I'm sorry John, I didn't mean to.....well....I was just trying to make a joke." she said nervously thinking he was going to be mad.

"Why are you sorry?" he asked seriously.

"What do you mean 'Why am I sorry?" she asked, finally turning to look at him.

"That was a great laugh." he replied smirking.

"You mean, you're not mad?" she asked.

"Of course not, I thought it was very cheeky." he said laughing.

Boy was that a relief for her.
"Well, I've finished packing my things, and I packed everything out of your closet I thought you would need." John said.

"Thank you, very much." she smiled still slightly embarrassed at what she had seen.

"No problem for you my dear." he said while standing up off the bed.

"Oh yeah, before I forget, I picked something up for you today." she said while grabbing her shopping bag.

"Here you go; I remember you said something about needing new strings, so I picked these up and some new picks for you." she said while handing them to him.

Without saying one word, he grabbed her up and pulled her lips to his. Wrapping his arm around her waist and placing the other hand on her cheek he deepened the kiss. Jeanna could feel her knees grow wobbly, they felt like spaghetti. Not wanting to stop, she returned the kiss, fully.

When John finally pulled back, she just looked at him in awe.

"What...was that for?!" she asked breathlessly.

"That was for being so thoughtful and beautiful." he replied while gazing in her eyes.

"Well, then I'll have to remember to be thoughtful all of the time." she giggled.

"And, I think you deserve another one just for being so damn cute." He smiled, and then pulled her into another kiss, except this one turned into a full fledged make-out session on her bed, which she didn't mind too much at all.

Chapter Eight

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