The first gift was given to Fred’s mom by the dad. It was a small beautifully wrapped box. When she opened it, there was a gold pendant necklace. The gift made everyone clap. It was beautiful! As each one of the house gave gifts to each other, the more I became nervous on how they will accept my gift to them. They were into expensive gifts while mine was so damn cheap. My fears were put aside when she received it. She was really happy.
Surprisingly, Fred’s mom had taken time to get me a gift too. It was a brightly colored small gift box with a ribbon tied to it. I trembled as I opened it slowly. I felt everyone’s eyes on me as I removed the wrap. Inside the red box, there was a ring!
“Do you like it?” She asked.
I was speechless for a moment. “Yes, very much. Thank you.”
“It’s a family heirloom. I would like you to have it.”
“What?” I mumbled
“We are honored to have you in our family. I’ll be pleased if you accepted that.”
“I’m so honored” I said while trying to hold back my tears. I stood up and gave her a hug. “Thank you.”
As the others continued to open the gifts, I tried on the ring on my middle finger. It was perfect. I showed Fred the ring while waving my hands across his face. He smiled and kissed me on the forehead. Later on, we had a prayer before guys went to bed. I was to share the room upstairs with Fred. I felt awkward as it seemed odd that we would sleep together in his parents’ home.
“Hey, you okay?” Fred asked tacking himself into bed.
“Yes.” I said turning to face him.
He gave me a kiss but it was so good that we did it for a couple of minutes. With the intensity continuing, we started touching each other.
“Won’t your parents hear us?” I asked still holding to him tightly.
“Nope.” He replied taking his clothes off.
“You sure?” I asked.
I never got the answer.