Thanks to Daniel's advice-which consisted of her getting Amanda's notes, I managed to ace the exam.
I sighed when my paper was handed back to me, and Daniel smirked at me.
"Starting today, you won't be my students anymore. My work here is done. Not only with this course, but with the freshmen. If you meet me by any chance, you can call me Daniel. Having said that, you're dismissed."
Once everyone stood up, a redhead walked up to him and smiled. "Well, since you are no longer our teacher, Daniel, may I have your number?"
"Nice try, sweetheart. But I already have a girlfriend."
Amanda looked at me and smirked. "No way!"
"Yes way," I whispered.
"So you guys are officially fucking each other then?"
I nodded. "Not for the grades though."
"Have you lost your mind, Michelle?!"
"Maybe. But all I know if that I'm in love with him."
"Something wrong, girls?" Daniel's voice interrupted our conversation, smirking.
"Not at all."
*** When Daniel and I met for dinner that evening, we were celebrating the end of the hide-and-seek game.
"So, do you have anything to tell me, Michelle?"
"Oh come on, sweetheart."
"What do you want me to say?"
"I want to tell you something."
"Okay. What is it?"
"Look. I know Cody won't like this in the least, but I've fallen in love with you, Michelle."
"Yes. I never thought this would ever happen between us. I kind of assumed it would've been just a one time thing, but once we started doing the things I fantasized about doing with you, I was hooked. We definitely had our rough patches, but I honestly don't see myself with any other woman but you."
"Daniel, what are you trying to say?"
He got up from his seat before grabbing a small box out of his pocket and smiled. "W-what are you doing?"
He looked at me and got on one knee. "Michelle, will you marry me?"
"Oh my god. For real?!"
"I couldn't wait any longer, baby. I want you and only you."
"YES! 100% YES!"
He smiled and slid the ring on my finger. I simply couldn't believe it. "I love you so much, Michelle."
As we drove to his house, I texted Amanda.
Michelle: OMG!!! He just proposed!
Amanda: What??? No way!!! What did you say?
Michelle: I said YES!
Amanda: Girl, I'm happy for you :) you'll finally be able to have his last name!
Michelle: It's so crazy, I still can't believe it.
Amanda: I couldn't be happier :)
Michelle: I finally get to spend the rest of my life with the man who I fell in love with months ago <3