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Devon faces the feelings he has for Erin, and promises that they will stay together forever. Devon always promised Erin that he would never leave her, even when they were kids. But now that they were falling in love, the promise means more to him than anything. But Devon and Erin live in two different worlds. Devon is a high school football star sought after by top colleges, and even the most well made plans to stay together fall apart in the face of reality.
Erin had made Devon promise her that he would never leave her when they were kids. Devon was always true to his word. Even now, he promises her that they will find a way to stay together. But Erin knows she could never let Devon throw away his future for her. She realizes it is up to her for them to stay together. Now she faces the biggest test of her life, and the stakes are everything that matter to her.
“Hey, beautiful, where’ve you been?” Devon stood next to Erin, kissed her on the top of her head, and pulled her close. “It’s almost time for the fireworks.” Devon wrapped his arms around her and leaned his chin on top of her head as they faced the summer sky.
“Where will we be this time next year, Devon? Will we really be together, or will life separate us?”
Devon turned around to face her. A tear left a path of moisture on her cheek. “Hey, why are you talking like that? I told you we can figure this out. We can stay together. Through anything.” Devon’s eyes met hers.
“What if I don’t have what it takes to get in? What if I can’t get in?” Erin’s eyes fluttered as she looked back into his eyes.
“Baby, I promised you that I would never leave you. Don’t you remember?”
“Yes. We were kids. We’re grown up now. Everything is different.”
“Yes, we’ve grown up. Life is full of surprises, and we don’t know what’s going to happen. I get scared, too, Erin. We don’t know what the future holds for either one of us. None of us do. But do you know what I’ve realized through all of it? Through all the high school and college applications and all the bullshit? Do you know what I think about when it’s all said and done?”
“I think about moments like this. Holding you in my arms, us.together. That is all that matters. The rest is a bunch of noisy bullshit.”
“You can’t throw your college career away for me, Devon.”
“I don’t plan on throwing away my career for you, Erin. Because I know that you’re going to get in. With me.”
“How do you know that?”
“I just know.” Devon placed his fingers around her wrist and pointed her hand up with his toward the night sky. “It’s written in the stars.”
“You’re so corny.” She sniffled.
“Yeah, but you love me for it. There is one thing that matters to me more than everything else, Erin. And that’s you.”
The first firework trailed up to start the show.
Erin flung her arms around him, and met him with an eager and passionate kiss. The sound of fireworks boomed over them.
Devon held her close, their lips warm and moist and melting into each other as the fireworks exploded over them.
Nathan nudged Curtis’s arm and jutted his chin toward Devon and Erin. “That’s Devon,” he said with a squint.
“Some guys have all the luck,” Curtis said dryly.
“Sometimes luck changes.”