mainly for language.
Willow leaves Peter's apartment in a hurry to get out of there, by the time Peter gets to the door she is long gone. Gone into the night, the only thing left was the smell of her perfume as he swung open the door.
he needs to get some sleep. Peter drifts off quickly and before he realizes it, it is now early morning the sun is starting to peek through his windows.
You ever get that feeling you're not alone?...
*Peter* "Don't you have to be at school?...Get the fuck out!
Shelby-Lynn does not listen, she tries to lean
in and get closer. Peter grabs her wrist he does not trust
this crazy woman child.
in the middle of the night?..."
Peter a bit shocked by how she would know about Willow,
but he does not ask he just wants her gone. Peter shoves her off to the side of the bed so he can get up. He is definitely awake now.
her out of whatever trance she is in.
*Peter* "Shelby! Out, now!..."
*Shelby-Lynn* "Okay, okay..."
Shelby-Lynn turns and walks away and Peter goes to relieve himself. That damn girl nearly made him piss his pants when he woke up and saw her there. Peter groans when he sees her on the couch. That is it time to physically remove her.
Now we get to fast forward another month. It is now March and it's spring break, all the colleges and schools are out for the week and the club is busy. Lots of bands lined up for shows each night. So as usual Peter works late into the night and sleeps mostly in the morning.
As the warm spring sun starts to hit his face,
Peter tosses and turns in his sleep.
Later that evening on the same day Willow is having Chinese
takeout dinner with Nathan at his apartment. The two
are quietly enjoying their food...
*Willow* "Yeah, so?..."
*Nathan* "You seem to be hitting the wine a bit harder than usual lately...if you
keep it up, you'll gain weight.
all, still she cannot help but get defensive.
and I'd like to unwind."
Nathan takes a seat next to her on the couch, like everyone we all have our bad habits or flaws, well Willow she loves her wine and she has been drinking a tad more lately. So naturally Nathan is concerned.
faster than you can burn it...There are better ways you can relieve stress,
hitting up a glass of wine every time is not the answer."
Willow has been under a big deadline lately to finish
an art piece for a new client.
project done, excuse me for trying to relax a little..."
*Nathan* "All I'm saying is lay off the booze it's unattractive...I prefer
my women to be coherent in the sack. "
Then he looks away and kinda mumbles the last line...
*Nathan* "Not like we've been in the sack much lately anyways..."
Willow flies up setting her wine glass down as she goes. Now
she is really upset, why does he keep pushing it?
*Willow* "What the fuck is wrong with you?!...It's always about you isn't it?"
your sister a month ago you've been avoiding me...."
Willow not fully surprised he is bringing that night up again where she disappeared for hours late that night. She hasn't been able to give him a worthy excuse for where she was, so it still eats away at him.
whole truth, and nothing but the truth this time.
were that night...How can we move on, if I can't trust you?.."
He turns to walk away, he's so tired of the fighting
and her friends, that's it."
where 'skater boy' likes to hang out..."
*Willow* "So?...Lot's of people go there. Plus it was busy that night."
1am and you weren't there and neither were your so called friends."
*Nathan* "Or you were there with him!..."
Nathan's voice gets louder and he waves his hand
towards the door.
through this again, either you're committed to us or not!..."
she runs her fingers across his abdomen.
much but does she really love him back.
Nathan's proposal is totally unexpected and the way Willow
reacts tells him maybe his suspicions are right.
*Nathan* "Let's get married!..."
*Willow* "Nathan....I...this...No, this is crazy! You can't just..."
Nathan quickly gets down on one knee, grabbing her
wrist a little tightly as he knelt and gives the proposal a second try...
*Willow* "Nathan get up, you're squeezing my wrist too tight..."
He quickly pops up and apologizes...
Willow stops rubbing her wrist and looks up at him.
Nathan pulls her in closer and looks into her eyes...
we've known each other for long time now....And I know I can make you happy,
give you the life you want. I love you Willow..."
Willow is silent, this sudden and impromptu proposal has her reeling. She does love Nathan, but her heart does not feel that flutter of happiness when he asked. Maybe it's because it was just a last ditch effort to keep her close...
*Nathan* "Forced?!....How am I forcing you?..."
*Willow* "Because you keep pressuring me to say YES!..."
Willow tries to step back more but Nathan counters attempting keep her close to him. His fingers digging into her upper arms
just a little too tightly.
*Willow* "Ow! Nathan, let go of me!..."
He immediately lets her go and Willow quickly
grabs her belongings.
*Nathan* "So that's it?! You're just gonna bolt on me?. Why are you so
afraid of commitment?!
*Nathan* "Think about it?! Why? If you love me then it's simple..."
*Willow* "Life is not simple between us and you know it!...
It never has been!"
Nathan does not know what else to do or say to her. She is slipping away again, just like before, and he is almost sure she is cheating on him again. He thought that if he could just convince her to marry him, maybe she would finally make a choice. Well it seems
her choice is clear now.
You never stopped! If you're running off to be with him then don't bother coming back!"
*Willow* "Now you're being ridiculous!...Peter and I have been
done and over for a long time."
*Nathan* "So look me in the eye and promise me you weren't with
him that night! Prove me wrong!"
*Willow* "I am not gonna be bullied into answering you, I'll call you tomorrow."
Then in a fit of fury he grabs his make shift coffee table at the corner lifting it up and throws it on its side. All of it's contents flying and hitting the floor. Nathan flops down on the couch,
and tries to hold it together. His anger towards the
whole situation is intensifying.
Willow heads off to a park to sit and be alone. The park is just busy enough for her to blend in but not too busy that she's bumping elbows with someone. It's late and there is maybe an hour left of spring sunlight before it disappears behind the horizon.
The other park goers are enjoying the nice evening...
some are walking their dogs.
Others are enjoying the company of a friend or lover as the
last gold rays of sunlight start to fade into the earth.
She so lost as to what to do with Nathan...
Peter comes up the walkway and stops dead in his tracks. Breakfast in hand, he decided to cut through the park so he could get to work a little early. She's crying, and yet still the most beautiful creature
he's ever laid eyes on.
With that hell of a dream still fresh in his memory, and the fact that he is standing here seeing her crying, breaks his heart. If Nathan hurt her he thinks to himself, gawd help me I will kill him! Peter grew up with an abusive father, he spent most of his child hood in fear of him, till he finally stood up to him when he was a teenager. He had too, or his Mom would not still be here. So Peter needs to know if she is okay...
Peter does not have a southern accent, he is from the west coast, so his scruffy skater sound is very unique to her. She recognizes it immediately and her head flies up to meet his worried gaze.
Peter stops her and answers her question before
she can get it all out.
He steps in closer, worried about why she is crying.
*Peter* "Is that son of a bitch hurting you?!.."
Seems we do that a lot a lately..."
Peter goes to sit down next to her on the bench, as a couple they had their share of arguments as well but nothing like what Willow is experiencing with Nathan, he's so brute sometimes. Sadly Peter crushed Willow's heart sending her back to Nathan, but can he repair the damage that was done?
will not put up with that shit..."
Willow knows exactly what he is referring to, she is one
of the few women he has ever confided in that deeply.
*Peter* "It's fine. I'm early anyways, they don't expect me there till 10pm..."
*Willow* "Peter, I want to think you mean well but I'm not sure that's the best idea."
Willow is stunned by this, Peter usually hates this kinda chit-chat.
She thinks if he is just looking for a one night stand,
she is not up for it, her heart could not take that again.
She tries to hold back more tears. Her feelings for Peter
and Nathan, confusing her to no end. Peter tries to
console her by rubbing his hand on her back.
Willow holds back with all her will power to not turn and look at him. She is hoping that Peter will leave and let her be. Peter stops
and turns to the bag of fast food he had with him.
You don't have to talk. It's fine...You hungry? I've got plenty."
Peter pulls out the hashbrown and holds it out for her.
*Willow hesitates* "That's okay, I'm fine..."
*Peter* "Don't make me eat alone. Here, just take it before it gets cold."
Willow takes the hashbrown she is still a bit hungry, she left
Nathan's apartment in the middle of dinner.
*Peter* "I got pancakes too, if want one..."
She takes a bite and chews slowly. This night has turned into such awkward turn of events, but she is beginning to
find his company very soothing.
Then he goes to work on opening the the breakfast
sandwich. Willow notices how tired he looks.
*Willow* "You look tired. Have you been sleeping well?..."
Peter shrugs, work has been demanding lately and his
personal life has been a wreck as well, plus that
dream he had this morning did not help.
*Peter* "Eh, it's so so. I had a fucking weird ass dream this morning..."
*Willow smiles* "You're probably smoking too much pot, as usual..."
*Peter laughs* "Yeah...I think I may need to lay off a tad."
Willow finally works up the nerve to tell him why she is
sitting in the park crying her eyes out.
*Peter* "As in marriage?..."
*Willow* "Yes, and I bolted on him cause I couldn't say yes."
Then there is a beat of silence between them, each taking a bite of their food. They both know why she cannot say yes.
She is still too much in love with Peter.
He's suspicious about why I never showed up that one night."
*Peter* "Shit! Did you tell him the truth?..."
Willow looks up at him. She loves Nathan, but she is still in love with Peter. He is the only man who fully understood her,
even though he can be a royal asshole.
*Peter* "Oh-kay...so why didn't you say yes?...I thought
you were happy with him."
Willow snaps at him, is he really gonna
make her say it?!
He looks away down at his sandwich, and gets
ready to take a bite. Willow does the same and takes
a bite of her hashbrown.
The two finish the rest of their food in a somber silence.
*Willow* "Thank you for the food...I'm sorry I snapped at you....I don't want to fight,
I've been through too much of that tonight, already."
one who shouldn't have asked that..I'm sorry, being a dick is what
always got me into deep shit with you."
As they are talking an elderly man is walking by with his dog...
He stops when he sees them, he remembers those
days and how quickly life went by.
He speaks directly to Peter...
Peter and Willow stop to look up at him. He is smiling
brightly, you can see the joy in face.
The old man smiles again, you can see he is
reminiscing about his old love.
hold on to her before she flies away...Y'all have good night." Then like that he is off again, the sun is about to set and
everyone is beginning to leave the park.
*Willow* "I think it was sweet."
Peter leans back stretching his body out, the sun
is just about to disappear.
Willow without even realizing it leans into him and lays
her hand oh his upper thigh.
Even though you can be a dick I find it very easy to talk to you..."
*Peter smiles and laughs* "That's a fair assessment of me."
Then the two find them find them slowly gravitating
closer as the sun sets on the horizon.
Peter stares deep into her eyes. Then to her lips, they are softly parted and the urge to kiss those lips is strong. So strong that the two both know it and like that they draw in even closer to each other. Peter's lips crash down onto hers as the last rays of sunlight fade away.
And this is not just any kiss, Willow can feel his emotion behind it, she kisses him back with all her heart and soul too.
Peter gently pulls back his face still so close to hers.
*Peter* "Don't say yes to pencil dick..."
She tilts her face towards his, her pale blue eyes
glinting in the low light.
His heart is beating so fast he's almost sure she can feel
it but little does he know hers is beating just as fast.
*Willow* "Oh, Peter!...I was so sure you would never
say those words..."
*Peter* "I'm sorry it took me so long to say it, but I've never loved anyone as much
as I love you. I can't loose you to him...Please come back to me."
As happy as she is to hear him say those words she is
so scared he will break her heart again. Her hesitation
starts to worry him.