In my last blog entry I mentioned that I had a boyfriend but I didn’t give too much away. Well, that’s changed. I absolutely HAVE to gush.
At the beginning of last week he told me he was gonna surprise me with something. The whole week he kept me in absolute agony about what it was – teasing me and keeping his mouth shut about all of it. Anyway, Friday night rolls round and I’m going round to his house for the night and he’s gonna cook me dinner (only he knows I’m not joking when I say the way to my heart is through my tummy haha) and we were gonna watch movies. I decided to look half decent for him so I shower and get all dressed up and stuff and I’m halfway through doing my face up when he gets here. I finish up and go down to see him only to find that HE is also dressed up. Immediately, I am suspicious and ask him why he’s looking so goddamn sexy (of course, he always looks sexy but tonight he was looking better than usual!). He just smiles and shrugs and then proceeds to ask my mother how far away a certain mall was from here. I raise my eyebrows, my mind racing through the possibilities as to why we would be going there.
We stay and chat for a little while and after checking his watch for the zillionth time he announces we should probably go. So, off we head and I question him all the way to the mall about why we are going there. When we’re about 15 minutes away he goes “what’s your favourite restaurant there?” and I immediately say “Hogs Breath” to which he smiles and says “cos I booked us a table there.”
Ok, so, Hogs Breath is the most amazing steakhouse ever. Also the most expensive one ever. And my boyfriend, my wonderful amazing sexy boyfriend was taking me there. THAT was surprise and awesomeness enough. I absolutely LOVE steak. Steak is my second love…and this man knew that. Goddamn, I knew he was the one for me – I don’t know many guys that would take their girlfriends out for a hearty meal of cajun steak and vegies with cheese sauce.
Anyway, shuffling along, we get there and we’re seated at our table that this wonderful boyfriend booked for us and we order and blah de blah everything is absolutely perfect and then he goes. “I have another surprise for you.” and I’m just thinking ‘oh god, what now?! what MORE COULD THERE BE?!’ and he gives me this half smile, and out of his pocket he pulls a box (no, he didn’t propose don’t be so fucking stupid) and sets it in front of me. I stare at it for a minute, not sure whether to hit him before or after I lift the lid. I look up at him and then down at the box, tentatively picking it up and opening it gently, peeking inside. Well. Right there, shining in the light was a GORGEOUS dainty anklet. I even took a picture of it – excuse my whiteness please. It was so pretty I just couldn’t stop staring at it for the longest time. I nearly started crying. I’ve never had a boy give me jewelery before. I put the lid back on, and gave him a smile. I didn’t want to kiss him in front of all these people dining so I just grabbed his hand and squeezed it while saying, “Thank you so much..its beautiful!” He smiled and said it was alright.
We go back to eating. A few minutes later he gives me another cheeky grin (he has this sexy grin that just melts me) and says, “I’ve got another surprise for you.” By this time, I’m just overwhelmed with all these fucking surprises. I mean JESUS, what the hell had I done to deserve such a wonderful guy?? Out of his other pocket he pulls out another box and sets it in front of me. Tears well up and I fight them back, glaring at him. “What the hell?!” I exclaim, a half smile on my lips as I pick up the box and open it. Inside, are these gorgeous earrings with a blue stone inside.
“To match your formal dress,” he explains, watching me. I look up at him, and I choke back a sob, standing up and leaning over carefully avoiding my hair in the food and plant a kiss on his lips. “You are fucking amazing. Thank you so much.” He smiles and shrugs, “They’re not imitations.” He mentions, referring to the stones in the earrings.
“Why???” I ask him, a big smile on my face. He shrugs and says “Just because. I want to show you how much I care for you.”
I was so happy. This was the most thoughtful, amazing thing anyone had ever done for me. I carefully put the boxes back in my bag and zip it up, making a mental note to put the anklet on in the truck and try the earrings on back home.
That night I told him I loved him. And I meant it. He is the most thoughtful, funny, caring man I have ever known and he loved me too. He didn’t care that I’d rather a steak over a salad or that I believed in the saying “Better out than in.” He loves me, wants me and holds me at night. I love him.
What nice surprises has your boyfriend done for you, “just because” ??