"Ah! Where did I put my keys!?" 22-year-old Jasmin Ralstin exclaimed
loudly. "Jesse!" She yelled to her fiancé of two years.
"What!?" He asked back yelling. He was in the upstairs bathroom
fixing his hair, while Jasmin was downstairs searching frantically for her
car keys. If she didn't find them soon, she'd be late for class. Again.
"Have you seen my keys??"
"They're on your nightstand honey, where you always leave them!" 23-
year-old Jesse McCartney answered to his fiancé.
Then he heard Jasmin run up the stairs of their two-story condo, and
then out of the corner of his eye, saw her rush into their bedroom.
She came back out and quickly walked over to him. "Thank you." Jasmin
said and then gave him a kiss on the lips.
"Your welcome." And Jesse returned the kiss and then said, "Now get to
school and have a good day."
"You too." Jasmin replied and left.
Jesse heard the car door slam shut and then her screeching away. He
shook his head and smiled as he walked back into the bedroom to grab his
wallet and keys.
For two years he and Jasmin had been engaged. Each other's fiancé's,
to become husband and wife. Soon. They still hadn't chosen a date, and
everyone was getting anxious for them to tie the knot. Except themselves.
Jasmin still had a year left in college that she wanted to finish, so
she could get her masters degree in journalism. She loved to write, and was
in the middle of writing a novel. She hoped to get it published.
However, Jesse had finished college the year before and got his
bachelor degree in fine arts. Acting and Singing. He sang as his major
career, and acted on the side. He didn't sing with the guys of Dream Street
anymore. They had spilt up about 3 years before. Although they all keep in
touch, Jesse went solo, as well as Chris and Greg, but Matt and Frankie
chose an acting career.
Jesse's currently working on his third CD, and there are many more to
come before he ever decided to retire from this career he loved so much.
He still remembered the day perfectly clear when he asked Jasmin to
become his wife. It was on a nice warm spring day. April 3rd to be exact.
Just after Jasmin's birthday when she turned 20, and just before his own
when he'd turn 21. The sun was out and made it warm enough, that there was
no chill in the air, like there usually was, and so they didn't have to
wear jackets. They were walking through central park, hand in hand and
smiling. Jesse had the ring in his pocket, and was waiting to find the
perfect place to propose. As for Jasmin, she had absolutely no idea that in
about five minutes she'd be the happiest woman alive. Finally Jesse had
found the spot. There was a white fountain and beautiful flowers like
daisies, tulips, and lily's all surrounding it. All of Jasmin's favorite.
He had told Jasmin to sit on the bench by the flowers and then he himself
slowly got down to one knee, holding her hands. Jasmin's mouth was hung
open and had been about to say something when Jesse put his finger on her
lips to silence her. He pulled out the dark blue velvet box that contained
the ring and smiled. He had looked up at Jasmin then and his smile grew.
She looked so surprised and had a small grin. And then Jesse had spit out
what he had wanted to ask her for the past year, "Jasmin will you marry
me?" Jasmin had screamed out yes without hesitating and started to cry. She
had thrown her arms around him, as he did to her, and the two had sat there
on the ground in each other's arms smiling. They were going to be together
forever. Like they'd always wanted.
Every day Jesse relived that moment. He couldn't wait until the
actual day came, and they both would say, "I do."