Noel stared at the large ring on her left hand, then at Trey who was sleeping beside her.
She was estatic that Trey wanted to mary her, but afraid of the responsibility that came with it. She had already hurt Trey once, and she didn’t want to go down that road again. Noel knew that she was far from perfect, no where near the woman she thought Trey would want.
She loved him, but thought she was unworthy of his love. She hated that feeling. ?
“Why you still up babe?”
Noel heard Trey’s groggy voice behind her.
“About?” Trey raised an eyebrow.
“What’s the matter?”
“I just…I feel like I don’t belong. I’m happy you gave me a second chance…but I feel like a stigma comes with me now. Like I’m the one that sold your business to a magazine. That’s all I’ll ever be known as.”
“You’re gonna be known as my wife in a few weeks. Come on Noel, we’ve gotten past it.”
“Have we Trey? Can you look me in the face and honestly say you trust me?”
There was a slight pause.
“Noel…yes trusting you again has taken time. But do you think I’d put that ring on your finger for nothing? I love you and I want yo in my life. I’m tired of talking about this. Come to bed.”
“I’m worried Trey!”
“Why Noel?! I thought we we’re good? Why does it always come back to this? Why can’t you just drop the shit?! I did!”
“I don’t know! I just…”
“You know what Noel? If you feel like you don’t belong with me? Fine. Leave.”
“You heard me. Get the fuck out if being with me is bothering you. If being forgiven for your mistakes is such a fucking problem.”
“Trey I didn’t mean it like that!”
“Well what do you mean Noel? I’m tired of you making me feel stupid for taking you back! If you don’t think you should be here then leave!”
“I do want to be here.”
“Then act like it and be the fuck happy. No more about what happened back then okay?”
‘Got it.” Noel couldn’t help but smile, Trey’s temper was a turn on. “I love it when you’re aggressive Trey.”
“Come to bed please.”
Noel climbed into bed, letting Trey’s arm wrap around her.
“Noel…I love you.”
“I love you too.”
“How would you like me to do that?”
“Relax. And stop thinking that you don’t belong with me.”
“Okay. By the way Trey….I found the perfect dress today.”
“Good…can’t wait to see you in it.”
“Me either…” Noel whispered before drifing off to sleep.