Evie had been visiting Alex at his college as much as she could between tour stops and he’d flown out to a couple of her tour stops on his long weekends. They’d also talked on the phone pretty much every day. But he was visiting Evie at her new home in Moonlight Falls for the whole month of December.
She’d been watching out her bedroom window waiting for him to arrive and couldn’t get to the door fast enough when she saw a yellow taxi pull up. She was already waiting with the door wide open by the time he even got out of the taxi.
“You can’t walk faster than that? Maybe run?” She hollered out to him with a laugh.
“What you can’t come help me with a bag?” He hollered back.
She rolled her eyes and rushed over grabbing a bag from him just to set it on the ground so she could pull him in for a kiss.
“Come on baby, it’s cold outside. Let’s go toss your stuff in my room.” Evie said a few minutes later. “We can maybe take this a little further too.” She added with a wink.
“I like the way you think” He said picking his bags back up and following her inside.
They spent a couple days snuggled up inside by the warm fire just enjoying each others company.
But Evie took him out to show him some of the fun things thing could do like attend the winter festival. She was trying to prove that it would be worth it to move there despite the cold winters as they were already talking about moving in together in the summer once Alex was done school.
And seemingly far too quickly Christmas had arrived. Evie and Alex had opened presents together in the morning while waiting for her family to show up for dinner. She was hoping, even if it seemed greedy, that Alex was yanking her chain when he said he didn’t get her anything at Tiffany’s a week or so earlier after they made the mistake of going to the mall together to shop. They went their separate ways but met up for coffee before going home and Evie had caught a glimpse of a Tiffany’s bag. Alex insisted he just got his mom a nice necklace since he felt bad for not being home for the holidays.
It seemed he wasn’t joking however, and though she knew it was stupid she felt kind of let down by her presents aside from the cute teddy bear that held a little heart… that she’d treasure since she could hug it whenever she missed Alex after he went back to school. They weren't bad presents or anything and she accepted them with a smile trying not to show her disappointment.
The tree was nearly buried under presents it seemed, but they all quickly vanished after Evie’s family showed up. Nothing seemed to remain under the tree but a pile of wrapping paper, but Evie double checked as she cleaned up all the paper. “Well, no more presents” She confirmed as she passed the bag of wrapping paper to her dad who offered to take it out for her , “Let’s start getting out the snacks then.”
“You sure there’s not anything left?” Alex asked crouching down in front of the tree and reaching his hand under, “I swear there’s something left here.”
“Are you hiding something from Tiffany’s? Anyway I checked there’s nothing.”
“You won’t let that go will you?” He chuckled and shook his head, “but that’s why it’s hidden.”
After feeling around for a moment he pulled out a little tiny box tied up in a gold ribbon and shifted a bit so he was kneeling on one knee. He untied the ribbon, flipped the box open to reveal a brilliant sparkling ring, “I know this is so fast, but I know I don’t want to wait for this and that I love you more than anything else in the world. I hate being away from you and I want to be with you always and forever. Evie, will you marry me?”
Evie was fighting back the urge to just blurt out her answer from the second he pulled out the box, but wanted to let him finish talking even if it was killing her to do “YES!” She screamed finally.
She cried and waited for him to slip the ring on her finger before leaping into his arms and nearly knocking him over.
She couldn’t have imagined a more perfect moment. That little ring was certainly worth the torment of having the secret kept from her and it certainly was a very special piece of jewelry indeed after she’d made a fuss that day at the café about how she may have had far too many pieces of jewelry already but none of them really special because they hadn’t come from Alex. She couldn’t deny how special that one piece was. And of course the best part was that her family was there to share the special moment with.
Though she almost could have forgotten that anybody else besides Alex was there even as they all sat around enjoying dinner. Her head was still spinning with excitement and she already imagining the wedding and their lives together.
Also a very merry Christmas from me and my sims to you and yours. We'll be back for the holiday special part 2 on New Year's.