The week flew by quickly. Work was, well, work: busy and filled with lots of sick people. You get that at a hospital. Before I knew it, Saturday had rolled around and Edward and I were getting ready for Garrett’s house warming. Garrett was hosting a cocktail party. Edward had to wear a suit and I had to wear a blue wrap dress. Edward insisted that I wear my Valentine’s Day jewelry. I would gladly wear it since I didn’t get a lot of opportunities to do so. The night of the party, Edward held a box and a sheepish grin.
“What did you do?” I asked.
“Absolutely nothing,” he snorted. He pushed up his glasses and tugged me to the couch in the living room.
“Liar. What’s that?” I giggled, pointing to the long slender box in his hands.
“Just a little something to show my affection to my girl,” he stated simply. “You deserve to be showered with love and affection and this is what I’m going.” He gently placed the box in my hands, smiling expectantly.
“And before you have a heart attack, I didn’t spend a dime.”
“That so doesn’t put me at ease,” I said blandly, arching a brow at him. Edward jutted out his bottom lip, pushing the box closer and closer to my hands. I kissed his pout away before opening the sleek black leather box. Slowly, I opened the present in my hands; the sound of the springs creaking filled the room. “Loud enough box?”
“That was pretty bad,” Edward chuckled. “Obnoxiously loud.”
I elbowed him and continued opening the box. Nestled inside was the most gorgeous bracelet I’d ever seen. It had an art deco feel to it, shimmering in what I think were diamonds. “Edward…” I gasped. “This is…way too much.”
“No, it’s not,” he said quietly. “I wanted to give you this because you should be dripping in diamonds, not hospital scrubs. Besides, I want you to wear that with your wedding dress when we get married.” He picked up the bracelet, fastening it on my left wrist.
“Dia…dia…diamonds?” I squeaked, gazing at the sparkling stones around my wrist. “Holy crap.”
“Nothing but the best for my girl,” he murmured, nuzzling my neck with his nose and pressing a soft kiss to the sensitive spot behind my ear. “We do need to get going. I’ve got to stop at Binny’s to pick up some alcohol for Garrett.”