Chapter 5

We got back to the party soon. It seems all it took was 3hours for my sisters to take Jessica as their sister instead of me as their brother. I could never understand how girls could bond so fast. I could see that Jessica was like the center of attention with my mum, sisters even my dad who was a quiet man. Even my aunties and uncles praise her and said how lucky I was to have her as a girlfriend. A couple of single cousins asked if she got any friends to introduce? I just laughed and said that I'll help to ask.

Soon, 24th became 25th, thanks to all my young nephews and nieces counting down to presents time. So instead of hearing Merry Christmas, all we heard was present time!!! present time!!!!

I grab a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses, bid my parents a Merry Christmas and told them I'm taking Jessica up to show her, her present.

Me: Jessica, come follow me, I need to show you something.

Jessica: What is it?

Me: Tick tock, tick tock( I smiled at her)

Jessica: So is this your special plans?

Me: Hahaha, yup... Phase 1.

Jessica held on to my arm as we made our way up the 3 flights of stairs to my room. Upon entering my room.

Jessica: Daniel, you're so lucky. Your room is so big and surprising tidy.

Me: Thanks, I'm a bit of a neat freak.

Jessica started walking around exploring my room, she stops at my bookshelf and went through my books.

Jessica: So you read all these books?

Me: Yup. You seem surprised?

Jessica: I just didn't figure you as someone who reads.

I pop open the bottle of champagne and poured out two glasses, handing one to Jessica.

Jessica: Are you trying to get me drunk so that I'll say yes to your question later on?

Jessica's cheeks were already red. Guess she had a lot to drink just now.

Me: Then, in that case, you better not drink anymore, I don't want you to have an excuse when you say yes to me later.

Jessica: Hahaha, I'm not that high yet. And I'll remember if I ask yes or no. So what is this thing you wanna show me?

I held up my hand to her, Jessica gracefully places her hand in mine, as she allowed me to lead her towards the balcony. With my other free hand, I slide open the doors and the cool December breeze came blowing in.

Jessica: This is so refreshing, such a nice breeze.

Me: Ok wait here for a moment.

I step out into the balcony and shifted the patio tables and chairs that was holding down a cover.

Below the cover, I had used the liquid from glow sticks mix with glitter before soaking a one-inch tube shape sponge. Using that, I manage to form the words, " I love you, Jessica, will you be mine?"

Jessica: Daniel...

She turns around and I was holding a box from Tiffany & Co, inside was a pendant of an angel holding on to a diamond.

Me: I hope I did enough to prove that I'm serious about you and to me, you're this angel. Will you be willing to be mine?

Jessica: ... ( I guess I got her speechless, all she could do was nod her head)

Me: So it that a yes?

Jessica: Yes Daniel... Yes...

I took the pendant out of the box and place it around her neck, joining both chains together. I took a step back as Jessica turn to face me,

Me: That pendant looks even more stunning around your neck than inside the box.

Jessica: Thank you, Daniel, I love this gift a lot. It's really beautiful, it must have cost you a lot.

Me: It's ok as long as you like it.

Jessica walks toward her clutch purse," I got you something too" she took a box out.

Jessica: Here, Merry Christmas baby.

Me: Baby? Did you just call me baby?

Jessica: Yes I did, so are you happy now?

Me: Sounds so nice, don't you think?

I took the box from Jessica, "so what did you get me?"

Jessica: Something I know you will like a lot.

Opening up the box, it was from G factory, Jessica got me a G shock watch. Upon opening up the casing, I realized that it was a model that I was eyeing on for a while.

Me: Thank you, dear! How did you know I liked this model?

Jessica: I noticed you eyeing this model every time we walk past a G-shock shop.

Me: Baby, this is an expensive model, how did you afford it?

Jessica: I got savings you know.

Me: Before I forget... (walking over to the other side of my room) I flicked on a switch and a mini Christmas tree came to life, and below was 19 presents. Dear, 1 present for each Christmas before I met you.