Proposal of Love, the brochure said, belle read out loud to her best friend. A cruise that is gauranted to get you a love and a proposal in the end, she read with a laugh. How did I let you talk me into going with you on this crazy cruise, my luck you will find a love and get that proposal, while I am left alone with no one. Oh shut up belle, just pack and go to sleep we leave in the morning.
Ok crew you know the drill, show the guest a good time, help set the romanitic mood they are all looking for. Make sure there is always fresh flowers sitting ones a guy could snag at a moments notice. Yes sir, they all say, then head there way. Man, it never changes does it, Shawn asks as he and his best bud Rex head out to help prepare the Proposal of Love boat, for the new fools that was to come aboard, in the hopes of finding there true love and the proposal all dreamed about. Man I am glad we are not ones to fall for this crazy scheme. I know Brady I know, Rex says as they set about doing there job.
Beep Beep....belle reached over and slapped the alarm clock to shut up the darn thing that kept making all the racket. Looking up she sees it is still dark, rolling over she covers her head up, just as her bedroom door burst open.
Come on sleepy head, your mom will be here in thirty mins to take us to the airport, just think in four hours we will be loading our bodies onto the cruise of a life time. I know I know, belle mumbles as she crawls out of the bed, now tell me again why I let you talk me into this. Lets see we are two lonely women, who have had no luck in the men department. We own our own business, we are making good money, havent had a vacation in over three years since we started the company.
Yeah Yeah, i know belle mumbles as she slams the door to her bathroom. Laughing, mimi wonders how belle has ever made it to work on time, considering she hates morning.
Exactually thirty mins later they were in the car and ready to go. So girls you think you will actually find the man of your dreams. Dont know marlena, mimi says as she smiles wondering what this crusie would hold. Mom, are you sure brady and rose are ok with me leaving. The baby is due in two weeks, plus we dont even know what the baby is, I am dying to know. Honey, if you dont get on that boat, you will have a very pregnant woman on you butt.
She is right belle, and rose may be a sweet as a rose, but she is pregnant. All of them laughing at that, knowing how true it was.
Four hours away...
You two finished getting everything set up in the theater, and the dance room, T.C. asks as he approaches the two guys working on one of the jacuzzi rooms. Yes, we got them done, and we also have the star room and the sunroom, including the mindedhearts room, romance in the air room, and the heart room. Ok, good, in about five hours our boat will be filled with many, all of them looking for the same thing, love and a happy ending with a proposal. We know, good thing we are not suckers like everyother guy that boards this boat, rex says. Got that right man, shawn says as he checks the room to make sure everything was set just right.
What would this cruise hold for these four?
Come on belle, are you ready for the time of your life. Yeah yeah, i guess she says as she wonders for the hundredth time about the business. Just as they walk up the plank leading onto the big massive boat. My this thing is big, mimi gasps as they board the ship. Welcome ladies to the Proposal of Love, were fanties and dreams come true.
Upon walking onto the boat, mimi's eyes grow huge as she takes in all the amazing guys aboard the ship. Just as her eyes fall upon this gorgous man, in a cute red summer shirt, with tan shorts. Looking around she figured he must be one of the crew members since alot of the guys had on the same outfit. Come on belle, lets gooo...mimi says bubblely. Oh no, belle mumbles knowing that when mimi sets her mind on something, then all hope of something or in this case someone eles, is lost.
As they passed many uniformed people, they all greeted them. Come on mimi we have time later to look, lets get to our room and get settled in. Uh..ok, mimi grumbles, as they make there way to there room. Mimi, glancing back the whole time praying her mystery guy would turn around. And to her glee,he did. Looking at her and smiling, then he was gone cause she had been dragged around the corner.
Shawn man did you see that hottie that just had my eye, rex asks as other passengers pass by. No, now come on dont go loosing your head, again, shawn says with a laugh, you know this only works on those who are desprete or just have a alot i mean alot of bad luck.
Is shawn in for a suprise, will this time rex looses his head will it be for good?
Come on belle, i am starving, mimi groans as she waits for belle to finish primping. Ok, I am ready, belle says as she walks out of the bathroom. Wow, mimi says as she sees her friend in a different color then her regular black dress. Some poor soul tonight is sure to loose his heart. LoL, mimi you are to funny, so I take it you like the new dress that mom got me two days ago. Love it can I borrow it, mimi says. Yeah sure, now lets go eat, also I feel sorry for the poor soul that lands you tonight with all the energy you have had today. Oh hush lets go.
Walking into the big dinning room, belle and mimi are seated at a table. Taking in all the food offered, they get up and make there way to the bar. Goodthing it is a cruise with food included unless you order somthing special. Yeah i know, come on lets eat belle says as she stands and heads toward the buffet.
Oh man there is that girl from earlier, Rex says as he sees mimi. Oh man she looks like she could be a hand full, shawn says. Well come on man, maybe she has a friend, what will a little fun tonight hurt. That is what you say everytime. I know come on. Lead the way captian, shawn groans.
Looking at the food, mimi wonders what eles to put on her plate, belle hey they got sesemi chicken your favorite. Yeah I saw that, belle says as she puts that on her plate. Mimi, decides to add alittle to her plate just as she feels the breath of someone on her neck. Then hears the words hello beautiful whispered in her ear. Turning slowly she turns to see the man she had seen earlier. Just as she looks into the depths of his eyes, and goes to say something she hears OH NOOOO!!!!!
Turning she finds a tall dark haired with a red shirt as the one standing infront of her, but his sporting her best friends dinner on it, running down his shirt, shorts and landing on his shoes. Shutting her eyes she waits for belles reaction, and also tries to contain her laughter. Opening her eyes she sees the man beside her is ready to burst out laughing.
Throwing her hand up, she covers the mans mouth and voices the word dont do it. Just as she covers his mouth, she feels the sweep of his tongue along her palm. Looking up, she has no time to react before she hears her best friends voice beside her.
OH, i am so sorry, belle say never looking up from the sesemi seed chicken laying on tennis shoes. Great, first night on this dumb boat, MIMI, belle says wondering why she even let mimi talk her into coming on this stupid cruise. Ok mimi that's it she says turning toward her friend never looking at the man she spilled her food on.
I want a life boat or something to get me off this boat now, why why did I let you talk me into this, belle says as she raises her eyebrows as she takes in the picture infront of her, mimi standing there plate in one hand and her other covering a nice looking mans mouth.
What, mimi says then she sees what belle is looking at. Jerking her hand away , now belle dont go all dramatic on me, it was a accident. Yeah ma'm not the first time shawn has had food dumped on him, rex says as he finally lets the laugh leave his lips. UGH!! belle grumples, turning back around her eyes conclide with the deepest brown eyes she had ever seen. I..I...I..belle mumbles.
Smilng, mimi cant help it, knowing for something or someone to make belle the never speechless one speechless, then this trip just may be what mimi thought it would be.
I..belle stumbles again. I am sorry is that the words you are trying to say, shawn asks with a smirk on his face, taking in the beauty that stood infront of him. Shaking her head. No, thats not what you were gonna say. Shaking her head again. No that was what I was gonna say, but oh never mind, but I really am sorry for running into you and making you wear my dinner.
It is ok, its not the first time a pretty woman had dumped food on me, just as my buddy rex just said. Lets see if we can start over, hello I am Shawn Brady, and that there beside your friend is my buddy Rex., shawn says as he extends his hand. Nice to meet you shawn brady, my name is Isabella Black, but most call me Belle, and that there is my best friend Mimi, or aka meems.
Well Ladies, we are here at your service, if you need anything let us know, rex says. So I was right mimi say you do work on the boat. Yep, sure do now we will leave you two alone and let you eat, see you around, shawn says as he jesters toward the floor knowing it was time to mingle around. Thank you, they say in union as the guys walk away.
Well ms. black what was that, you where actually speechless, mimi teases. Oh shut up meems, belle says as she smiles and turns around to try and fix another plate. Maybe, just maybe this trip wont be all bad, belle thinks as she glances over toward shawn and rex. Smiling mimi, knew this was a magical boat, one that may be magical with love.
After dinner, belle and mimi had walked over the boat, then headed back to their room, it was a little after 11. Belle layed and tossed and turned, she wondered about the shop, and then her mind wondered to the man that she had litterly dumped food all over.
Looking over she saw, that mimi had already drifted off to sleep. Rising she grabbed the book beside her bed, and headed out of the room. Deciding to try and see if anyone was in the two person pool, she put on her bikini, threw on a cover and went out the door.
Creping across the deck she was glad to see, not many was still awake, most had called it a early night since the day had started early for all. Walking around the corner, she opened the door leading into one of the single small pools. Upon entering she was gracious for the privacy. Walking in, she saw no one eles except herself. Stepping, into the dark lit room with only a candle light glow to enhance the wild flower atmospher, she put her book down and stripped down to her bikini.
Shawn sit very still, knowing the moment she had stepped in, could tell by the shine of her hair, and the movement of confidence it had to be her. Had to be the one that held him from sleep tonight. Holding his breath he waited, wondered what she would say, when she realized that he was hiding in the pool, behing the big wild flower planted on the side.
Slipping intot he pool, belle moaned as her tired body, felt the warmed water upon her skin, someone must have been in earlier and set the temp just right. Slidding in she settled down on the bench in the pool, leaning her head back, her lips parted, letting a sigh excape them.
Groaning, shawn shifted in the water, before he knew what he had done. Looking up, as her eyes meet his, filled with almost fear and anger at the same time. Who's there, she asks as anger fills her cracked voice. Coming out from the shadows, he shows himself. You, she says.
You what kind of hello is that to someone that you ruined his clothes. Sorry, belle says, I am just sorta cranky, tonight, could not sleep, got up early and am worring about. Worring about what Belle, he asks. Nothing Mimi would kill me if she knew, I even have my cell phone with me tonight was gonna call and see if the business was still ok. Laughing at her self, she sees that the business has really took over her life.
Business what kind of business, shawn asks as he inches his way closer to her, as if the stars above them showing though the glass, is drawing him to her. It is called Fantasy Love, it is a date/wedding planner. We make peoples dreams come true, sorta like this boat. We plan the perfect date for people, and then perfect weddings to the last detail the people want.
See just like you all do here, the person that planned this whole thing, reminds me alot of myself in a way. Trying to help the people around find love, but yet I hope he or she has love as they help people find.
Belle,do you hope to find that kind of love, he asks as he settles his body infront of her, reaching out he settles his hand on her soft cheek. Yes, I do, maybe I could find the one who made all this real, maybe we would be a good pair. Shawn looks into her eyes wondering should he tell her, should he tell her that all this was a lie, he did not really work on the boat, he or rex, they just acted like they did. Did he dare tell her.
Belle, I have something to tell you, he says as he inches closer between her legs coming closer to her. What shawn, she asks as her eyes stay locked with hers. Please though what I tell you do not let anyone know, no one but our families know, me and rex own this boat, this was all our idea.
Her eyes growing wide with suprise, you what, she stumbles, you you own all of this. Yes, we came up with it 5 years ago, made it a from a dream to a reality in a year, the Proposal of Love boat has been our baby for four years ago. Belle please dont let no one know, we love to see everyone happy, but we want our life to stay a secret, now belle, one more thing.
What she asks. I am gonna kiss you now ok, he says as she says nothing her lips parting and him taking that as a invitation.
Leaning in he kisses her, as their lips meet, shawn knows this is what love is about, as their lips melt as one, their souls are connected, deeping the kiss, shawn wraps his arms around belle bringing her body closer to him, as he molds them together as one.
As a eternity seemed to pass by, they finally parted, lips swollen, and breathing ragged. Belle, shawn whispers as he brushes a stray hair out of her face. That that..shawn stumbles. I know she says as she leans in a kisses him again.
Mins pass, both knowing that they need to brake this up, but both knowing that somehow, their hearts where binded with that one kiss. Come on he says as he takes her hand and leads her out of the pool, walking across the spacious room, he leads her to a small area, where there are rocks all around, with a single lounge cushion covered in the middle. Letting go of her hand for a min, he walks over and turns a knob, to belles suprise, water starts cascading down the rocks, running into a small area around the chair, but never staying long.
Looking at shawn she has a question and he knows it. The chair is heavy and also bolted down, the small area that is raised is to keep the water from going on the floor, and there are small drains all around to keep the water flowing constantly but never fillng the area. Now, come here, he says as he leads her to the chair, sitting down, he pulls her down settling her down between his legs he back settling against his chest.
Now tell me, what is your dream date belle, what is the one date that would make your Fanatsy Love come true, he asks as his fingers play across her bare belly. Have you ever planed it for anyone of your clients, or is it just your special secret date.
It is mine and mine alone, no one has ever asked for it. What is is belle, he asks as his breath tickles her neck. I wear this beautiful special made sundress, made of blue with silver daisys dawning it, with a special necklece of a daisy with a blue stone in the middle. When my date arrives he has one single daisy no roses, when I open the door, he takes my hand kisses it, hands me the daisy and whispers, you are my flower simple yet so elegant.
As the date starts oh, yeah I forgot we are in mexico or our own private island. We board a small carriage that takes us to this small deserted place much like where we are, When I arrive there is a canopy, and a table set up with candles that look like shells. When we arrive there is a simple dinner of alfredo, then chocolate cake, with strawberries and whip cream, though the whip cream is for later she says as she feels shawn shift, knowing what that did to him.
After cake and all, we go to the canopy change, and take a dip in the sparkling lagoon, one that is just ours. After we come out of the water, he wraps me in a warm blanket, as we kiss and melt to the soft palate made waiting for us, as we kiss, we know it is love, and then we meet as close as two can, we make love as we hear the rushing waterflow and the stars gaze down us.
Shawn, belle says as she hears his breathing. Ye..ah.he says taking in deep breaths needing the tension to leave his hot body, knowing she has to know what she has did to him. Taking her, she turns her around and kisses her, not caring what may happen, just knowing that he had to kiss her, had to as if she were his next breath. He knew in that breath he would do all he had to to know this woman as he had never known another.
Running his hands over her bared sides his mind thinks pure silk, like a ribbion around a heart, one to hold bind forever. Just as he deepens the kiss, the lights come on over them. Pulling back, he lays a finger over belle's mouth to tell her to keep quite.
SHAWN, are you in here, they here rex yell. Shoot, he groans, knowing now if he stands he will not be able to hide anything from rex. Just sitting quite, he waits till he hears the door shut back as rex leaves. Why did you not answer him, belle asks as the door shuts.
Because, i would not hear the end of it, since I sorta cant hide what was going on if you get what I am saying he says as he settles her into what he is talking about. OH, well, you might just need to cool down, with that she reaches over and gets a hand full of water and dumps it on him. Then jumping out of his lap, she takes off running out of the hidden grove.
Just as she rounds the corner, she runs into someone. Just as shawn tries to stop he runs into her and her wall person, making them all tumble to the floor. Rolling Shawn takes belle with him, to keep her from getting the most impact. Laying there breathing hard, Damn rex I thought you had left, shawn says as he lays on his back breathing hard. Laughing rex, could not help it.
Nope I heard the waterfall running knew that someone had to be in here, then I saw your sandles, and then I saw another cuter pair and had to know, so ma'm I see you have run into my best bud again. Yeah but it looks like I am good at running into people. With that, they all laughed, knowing it was true, after all she had dumped her plate on shawn, then ran over rex.
Rex, what did you need. Oh,,umm the captain, rex stumbles knowing they dont tell no one about them owning the ship, unless they felt it was the one. Rex, she knows, tell me. Oh well I was gonna say, when we make port in the virgin islands we have to pick up the stuff for the beach and boat, for the valentines fantasy party.
Oh, ok, and this could not wait till tomrrow, shawn asks as he looks over toward belle. Nope, rex says laughing , but since I found you , and told you bye, he says knowing he was gonna hear it later from shawn about interuptions. Though rex, knew walking out that door, that in less then 24 hours his buddy had found his one, the one that was held for when this boat was born. Knowing that when all was well, and they had their loves, and their proposal of love was found, then their next project in life could be born.
Now, I think I need to get a little help, and I know just the person to help with this party, also maybe I can pursaued her to maybe see alittle bit of me, rex thinks as he whistles a happy little toon on his way back to his cabin.
Time seemed to be flying by, rex had got his partner in crime. Mimi, had been more then willing, and could not wait till they got to the islands to start having fun planning the valenties fantasy party. Everyone had been asked to write down their fantasy valentines date. Then turn it in. IF no one had a date, they would be paired with the one that's date would match the closest.
Everynight, belle snuck out and meet shawn in their special room as they now thought of it. They thought that no one knew, but rex and mimi did. To no ones knowledge they also meet after belle had left their room. They would meet in the stargazing room. It was full of sand, with water splashing in the distance, with the sky open for all to see.
As said before time was flying, hearts where growing closer, valentines fantasy party was only three days away. That ment they only had a week left after that. Neither knew what the others heart held, but all wished it was the same.
The party came quick, neither knowing what the others date was, the guys had told the girls that they had it all done. They would take care of it, all they had to do was get dressed and wait. And waiting was what they were doing as all other couples where took care of and their dream dates set into motion.
Shawn and rex showed to pick up the girls as planned, but then went their seperate ways. Shawn and belle took off in the carriage, set out for the date she had always wanted. Thank you she whispered as she kissed shawns cheek as she looked at the dress, the one that she had described to him the one with daisys down to the necklas and the single daisy he had handed her at the door.
The carriage comes to a stop, he takes her hand leading her to their small destination. It may not be mexico, but it is ours for tonight. As they enter though a small grove of bushes she finds the cantopy, the table, the blankets all of it her fantasy date.
Dinner was great, they layed under the stars, rested when shawn suggested that they swim for a little, as he took off his shirt she noticed something sparkle around his neck, looking again he turned so she could not see.
I will join you in the water in a min, he says urging her to go on in. As she decends into the water he checks to make sure the jem is still secure. Joining her, belle come here, he says as he pulls her into his arms. Belle I dont know what to say, I have never wanted a fantasy to be filled as I wanted to fill yours.
I know it has been a short time, but I love you , I know I may be jumping to soon, but so what, I love you, Reaching around his neck he pulls the chain. This ring is a promise, to you, one that I hope to fill in the months or if years. When you are ready it is to be placed on your finger. Belle when you are ready will you wear this ring that will hang above your heart, on your hand and bind our love together will you marry me at that time.
Oh yes, she says as he slips the necklace on her, Thank you, and shawn I love you to, you have filled my fantasy to the fullest with a little twist that I could never have imagined. With one kiss they were sealed together as one, body heart and soul.