"Why are we in Wisconsin, Leo? I thought we were going to Minnesota to see the game?" Paige says, getting slightly annoyed. Every year I take Paige to a Vikings vs. Bears game because that's how we met. At a football game. I know. Romantic right? It gets better. I'm a Vikings fan and she's a Bear's fan... Yeah... Anyway, at that game we sat next to each other and we just started talking. Neither of us had a jersey on and we were to enveloped in each other that we weren't paying any attention to the game. It wasn't until after the game when we found out the teams we liked, but by then it didn't matter. I already knew that I wanted this girl. She was beautiful, smart and she had the most angelic smile I've ever seen... And I had this feeling that she was going to be a part of my life forever.
We dated for about three months and then I asked her to be my girlfriend. It's been five years since then and it's been the best five years of my life. I wouldn't change anything about it. "We'll get to the game, but first I need to do something." I say, staring intently at the road. "You'll see when we get there." This year I have a special surprise for Paige. I've been planning it for months. I'm taking her to see her family. I know you may be thinking 'What's so big about her seeing her parents. I see my parents all the time.' Well, I bet your parents don't live in Mexico. So yeah... Shut up... Anyway, she's been wanting to see them for years, but never had the money to do it. This year though I sold my prize collection of Green Lantern comic books and action figures to raise the money to bring them all here.
"Well, are we almost there? The game's in like four hours and it's a three hour drive from here." Paige says... She really likes football. I don't know why. Don't get me wrong. She's a big soccer fan, but she really likes football too. I guess it's just me that thinks it's odd.
"I'm pulling into the parking lot right now, sweety." I say, smiling my ass off. I'm terrible at trying to keep a straight face. "Come on, I don't want to wait another minute." I turn the car off and quickly get out of the car. When Paige steps out of the car and looks at the sign she looks confused.
"The Beaver Lodge... You took me to a strip club?" Paige looks down at me and I can see a hint of 'I'm going to tear your white ass apart if this is a strip club' in her eyes.
"No, no, no... It's a hunting lodge. It was the only place close enough that had enough room." I take her hand and lead her towards the door. My excitement is exploding out of me.
"Room for what?" Paige asks, but I ignore her question and open the front door. "What's going on, Leo? I know that face... What have you got..." she doesn't get any further, because at that moment we enter the main room and her whole family yells surprise. "Mom... Dad... What are all you guys doing here?" Paige asks, with her mouth wide open and eyes beginning to tear up.
"It was Leo's idea. He brought all of us here. He said he wanted us here for something, besides this, but he didn't say what." Her Dad says, looking at me as if to say 'Go ahead. Do what you're going to do'.
So, I go up to Paige, I take her hand in mine, get on one knee and say "The time we've spent over the past five years has been amazing. You've been there for me when I need you most and I hope that by what I did here today will show you how grateful I am. I love you... Paige Maria Rodriguez... Will you marry me?"
A/N: Thanks everyone for reading. This is a story that will go in between two maybe three different couples and I hope you like it. It's something I feel strongly about. I'll update whenever I can.