Noel’s hips came to a halt.
“Excuse me?” She asked Trey in a shaken tone.
“I said…Marry Me.” Trey answered with a smirk.
Noel stared into Trey’s eyes searching for some sign that he was joking.
“Yes. Serious as Cancer baby.”
Noel blinked, then tried to move from Trey’s tight grip. Trey held her tighter.
“You gon answer me or what?” Trey spoke above a whisper.
“I don’t know…Trey. I mean...marriage?”
“Yes. You think I would ask if I wasn’t sure? C’mon you know me better than that Noel.”
“I just..wasn’t expecting you to ask. Exspecially after what I did…”
“Fuck that Noel. Shit is in the past, it’s been almost 5 months and we’re doing good.”
“I know Trey but…” Noel slid out of Trey’s arms. “ Marriage is a big step..”
Trey’s eyes grew large his nose flaring when he spoke. “So what the fuck are you saying Noel? You saying no to me?!”
“Trey…don’t raise your voice…”
“Just answer the fucking question Noel? Yes or no?”
Trey’s eyes traveled to the floor. He rubbed his temples then got out of bed searching for his boxers.
Noel stood and watched Trey get dressed.
“Trey…I’m not saying no…I love you but I don’t…”
“Don’t make no excuses Noel. You scared? Is that what it is? I’m tryna make shit work. I love you I want you in my life. But if you gon just push me away...fine I’m out then.”
Trey started to grab his coat. Noel grabbed his arm in attempt to stop him.
“Trey… no. Hold up…”
“Nah...you made ya choice.”
“I didn’t say no Trey…”
Trey ignored Noel and started for the door.
“Trey…stop it! Please don’t leave…DON’T WALK OUT ON ME!”
Trey stopped, facing Noel who was in tears.
“Fuck you want me to do Noel? Huh?”
“I want…I need you to stay Trey.”
“For what? So you can keep playing mind games with me?”
Noel played with her fingers.
“Noel…fuck why do you keep doing this shit!” Trey screamed before kicking over Noel’s nightstand.
“Huh? Why Noel? Why you doing this shit to me?!”
“I’m trying to be a good man to you. Nah...you don’t appricate that shit do you?”
“Trey I do! I love you…”
“Then why we having this discussion? Why won’t you just say yes? Why I gotta beg you to be my wife?” Trey’s dark eyes pleaded with Noel.
“Because…I feel like I don’t deserve you. I still can’t believe you even gave me a second chance. I feel like I’m in a dream…You’re such a beautiful man..and I just…I just feel like you’re to good for me.”
“Don’t feel like that. I’m here and I want to be with you. Don’t push me away Noel. Cuz I wanna be here.”
“I love you Trey.”
“I love you to…” Trey reached inside of this jacket pocket pulling out a back velvet box.
“Now you gon put on this ring or not?”
Trey got down on one knee and opened the box revealing a 10 carat dimond ring.
Noel gasped as tears began to fall from her eyes.
“Yes. The answer is yes.”
Trey’s smile grew wide as he slid the ring on Noel’s finger.
“ Good. That’s what I wanna hear baby.”