A sneak peek of All Fall Down
It takes a few seconds for me to process what’s happening. When I finally do, I’m left with a choice but not the one he’s given me. I opt to join him on the ground.
Dropping to my knees, I come face-to-face with the velvet box waiting in his palm.
“You don’t have to do this,” I whisper. “We’re going to make it through this.”
“That’s exactly why I’m asking.” Sincerity shines in his crystal blue eyes. “Because we’re going to get through this, and we’ll get through whatever life throws at us next.”
“Jameson, I can’t—”
“Because you’re too young?” he guesses. “You don’t have to earn love. It’s not a rite of passage. My love is yours. My everything is yours. That’s not going to change.”
“How can you be certain?”
“Are you certain?” he asks, turning the tide against me.
I don’t hesitate. There’s nothing to consider, because I know my answer to that question. “Yes.”
“And I’m certain about this.” Jameson flips open the box, forcing me to face the crossroads we’ve come to.