My life couldn’t be more complete. As we reached the apartments, I slowly got off the bike, surprised at myself that I had done this. Ordinarily, Id never get on a motorcycle. James leaned over and caressed my cheek. Before I could open my mouth to tell him what was to happen to him, he gave me a quick peck on the lips. I couldn’t let James walk away, not now.
Something in me grasped his wrist; my breath caught in my throat. I no longer cared about the rain. I must have looked like a drowned rat to him. I have to tell you something, I blurted as I waited for his reaction.
James smiled, then chuckled as he caressed my face. The rain was preventing me from seeing clearly. Sweetheart, its raining and youre soaked. I hope this is important. Pulling him toward me, I faced him. I could change history. I could have him live out his life as he was meant to. If I couldnt save my father, I could save him.
In the future, when you become famous, please be careful. Remember this: there will be a day that you are off to a race. You will not see a car until its too late. James, please promise me. It could mean your life. I must have sounded like a complete and total idiot to him. Geez! I think I watched Back To The Future too many times. I sounded like Marty talking to the professor about his impending death.
Chuckling, he shook his head, expelling the rain off his head and onto me. Laughter erupted between us as I covered my face. He then cupped my face, kissed my forehead. Are you sure youre not an angel? I cannot promise anything, but baby, I can promise Ill see you tomorrow. Ill pick you up here and you can ditch your responsibilities. Ride with me.
Sighing, now I knew how all those girls felt when they looked at him. What an offer that would be. Ditch school to ride with the man who was loved by so many. I was determined hed listen to me. Gripping his hands from my face, I gazed into his eyes. Im serious!
Before I could utter another word, his lips descended on mine. My body went toward him and melted. I couldnt help but respond as I brought him closer. I was lost in his warm lips as they caressed mine. Lingering near my lips, he breathed, I know you are. Then, winking as he kissed me again, smiling that beautiful smile of his, How else can my angel guard me if she isnt with me?