Life was a whirlwind for Sylvie Brett, at least for the past month or so. Since she saved the baby girl’s life a few weeks ago all she could think about was that little girl. She knew she probably looked like a stalker driving to Indiana and pleading her case, but she just knew that little girl was meant to be in her life.She couldn’t explain it, she just knew.
If you had asked her a year ago if this is what her life would be like now, she would have laughed at you. She didn’t see herself as a mom until she was at least married for a year or two, but life never asks you what you want.
So here she was putting together a crib in the middle of the floor of her living room. The air conditioning in her until was down, so she had a fan blowing and opened her apartment door for circulation. She was humming a tune as she put the crib together, and her mind began to wander.
She always imagined putting together a crib with her husband, or at least not alone.Yet, here she was with another relationship over, if you could call it that and once again alone.
The split between Dylan and her was amicable. They were on two different paths and she did basically just throw a kid into the mix when they were barely off the ground. She knew it wasn’t fair to ask him to play daddy when she didn’t even know if the relationship would last. So they ended it, and here she was again single and about to be a mom.
Her mind drifted to another, which she had done for the past few days or if she was honest with herself since he came back to visit a few weeks ago. Matt Casey.
He was so sweet to her when he heard about her plans, and backed her one hundred percent like he always does, he even went as far to drive to Indiana with Stella and Violet to provide support and back her up.He said that he wanted to do whatever he could do to help, and he did. He always did.
A smile formed on Sylvie’s lips as she thought about what they did for her. She knew that Matt was more than likely back on a plane right about now, heading once again to Oregon. With everything going on she didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye. She sent him a text thanking him, and that she wished him a safe trip back home but he hadn’t responded yet.
A throat cleared behind her and she jumped before looking behind her. She saw the man she was just thinking about leaning into her door.
“Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you.” He said flashing her his signature smile that always made her weak in the knees.
Sylvie stood up and looked at him. “No, it's okay. What are you doing here? I thought you would be on a plane by now.” She scooted back a few steps to create a little more distance. She wished he hadn’t come to say goodbye, a text is safer. You feel less emotions through a text than letting your heart break once more in front of someone.
“I wanted to check on you, see how you were doing.” Sylvie nodded, taking a deep breath and willed her emotions to keep at bay.
“Great, they are dropping off the little girl tomorrow.” Sylvie stopped herself. “Julie, they are dropping Julie off tomorrow.”
Matt looked at her with a knowing smile. “Perfect name.”
“Yeah, it just seems appropriate.” Sylvie took a breath and looked around her apartment. “This is the last night I'll be in this apartment alone.”
“You are going to do great Sylvie.” Matt said, sensing her unease that she had buried below the surface.
“I know, you will be amazing and create so many great memories in this place for that little girl.We had some really great memories here too.”
“We did.” Sylvie said, giving him a small smile.
“I mean right here is where we had our first kiss.” Matt said motioning to the spot he was in. Sylvie nodded “Seems like a lifetime ago.” She said trying her hardest to keep the sadness in her voice to a minimum.
Matt nodded his head, trying his hardest not to think about how he royally screwed up that night and every other night he managed to put his foot in his mouth since then.
“You know you are the only one that ever got to be in this apartment, so everything around here has a memory of you. Some good, others not so much but I wouldn’t trade what we went through for anything no matter how short it was. God knows no relationship ever goes right for me anyway.” Sylvie meant the last part as a joke, but Matt could sense the pain underneath.
Matt nodded.”Stella told me about you and Dylan. I’m sorry.”
“Yeah, well he wasn’t ready, and honestly I understand completely. I just sprung this on him like it was a regular thing. Like “Hey I know we have only been dating a few short months, but let’s adopt a kid.” I mean who would want to do that?”
“I would.” Matt said, causing Sylvie to stop her rant.”I mean that is why I’m here. I heard about you and Dylan and just helping you with the baby situation the past few days. It has put things into perspective for me. I don’t want to do this again.”
“Do what again?”
“Leave Chicago without doing what I wanted to do since the last time I was here.”
“I don’t understand.” Sylvie was highly confused and did not know where he was heading with this, but she knew he had a difficult time expressing himself through his words.
“I’m not dating anyone.” Matt said, Sylvie looked at him with a sad look. “I’m sorry, what happened?”
‘No, I mean I lied the last time I was here. I wasn’t dating anyone then.” Sylvie looked at him with a semi shocked expression. “Why would you lie to me?”
“Because you said you were dating, and I didn’t want to ruin that for you. It also may have been a little due to pride that I felt like I had to say it but it was a lie. I tried and failed miserably until it dawned on me why it wasn’t working out with anyone.”
“Why is that?” Sylvie said, daring herself not to become hopeful.
“Because you can’t love someone when your heart is with someone else.”
“Matt-” Sylvie said, but Matt raised a hand which was a sign that he wanted to finish his train of thought.
“You know the night that you called and ended it. I admit I was hurt, and a little bit angry. We ended before we even got a chance to begin and I didn’t understand. So I started dating a few weeks later, even though I didn’t want to, the boys didn’t want me to be a bump on a log. So I went on some dates but something was always missing. When a date laughed, I instantly thought of yours. When they sat across from me I could smell their perfume and how it didn’t smell of coconut or lavender like you always did. Every single date I went on, it just made me miss being with you. So, I stopped dating and I looked back on us and I realized I screwed up. I left with the promise that nothing would change, but then I got so wrapped up in Oregon things I forgot about you. I made you feel like you weren’t important enough, and I know you have had relationships where you always came in second to other things or people, and I swore to myself we wouldn’t be like that and then I made you think we were just that.”
Sylvie’s eyes started welling up. As she tried her best to keep them at bay.
“My uncle, the one who passed away a few years back. He had a wife, they were married a very long time before she died and he never dated again. He stayed alone his whole life without opening his heart again because he lost his true love. I swore to myself that even if I came back to Chicago and you were still dating, I would wait, wait until our stars aligned and we would be together again, because I knew in my heart that you were the one I had to fight for. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to try to work with someone else. Because no matter how hard I try I can’t. I didn’t make you a priority with the boys, and I should have. I’m sorry.”
“After you left the last time, it broke my heart to walk away from you. A part of me wanted to run back, jump into your arms and beg you to stay but I knew it wasn’t my place. I would never regret you going to Oregon, ever. Ben and Griffin needed you, even if it happened right when we just got together. I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do, even if it broke my heart. Every relationship I have had always ended in disaster, and I saw the signs and I knew even though it broke me to do it, that I had to let you go because I couldn’t keep you away from Oregon when you were needed there. It would have been selfish, but there were days after we broke up that I wish I was. Even when I started dating Dylan I wasn’t into it, I was always missing or comparing him to you, and he even called it off because I think he knew deep down what I was trying to protect myself from. He knew that he would never have my heart, because someone else did. And I think you always will. It is kind of funny, how a heart can be split in two places at once.”
“It doesn’t have to be not much longer.”
“What are you saying?”
“I’m moving back to Chicago.”
“Yeah, I was planning to tell you the last time I was here but you know.”
“Ben is going to be off to college soon, Griffin has his own apartment. They don’t need me anymore, at least not in the way they needed me when I first got to Oregon. I’m coming home to Chicago.”
Sylvie felt like she was now in a dream,here she was about to be a mom and Matt was coming back to Chicago. She felt like this was fate’s cold hand again making her have to choose between being a mom or being with Matt but she didn’t want to.
“So, what does that mean for us?” Sylvie asked, terrified of what fate was about to deal to her.Matt chuckled before moving his hand around. Sylvie caught a glimpse of a jewelry box. “It’s funny you should ask that.” Matt looked down at the box before opening it. “A few months after our first kiss, I sold my uncle's watch. I figured I had found the meaning behind that watch and I didn’t need it anymore. I saved most of it, put some towards Ben’s college and Griffin’s future,and when you came to visit I bought this while you weren’t looking. Matt turned the box in his hand revealing a diamond ring. “Matt-” Sylvie said with a gasp.
“I know it was soon, and we weren’t dating long but we were best friends for a long time before we were together, and if I’m being fair I was in love with you for a while before then too.So, I bought this for someday and when we broke up I kept it because I knew deep down it would be yours one day. We can make new memories in this apartment, or a house if you want to buy one. You,Me and Julie as a family.”
Before Sylvie could even think, Matt was kneeling. “I know this is crazy, and ridiculously soon and I know you just went through a break up but in my experience I know what it’s like not to live without you, and I don’t want to live that anymore. If you want to wait, then I will wait until you say it’s okay but I want you to know that I love you Sylvie Brett, and I want to marry you. So will you marry me.”
Tears flooded Sylvie’s cheeks as she stared at him stunned. The past twenty-four hours have been a tornado of emotions for her but one emotion she felt in that moment was love. When they broke up, she said, “maybe someday.” well she knew the pain that she felt when he left, and she knew her heart was meant to be with him. Were they going abnormally fast, maybe but as he had put it they knew each other so well. They knew they belonged to each other, and that they were home wherever the other was.
She was just dreaming about putting together a crib and raising a family with a husband and here he was wanting to make that dream their reality. Sylvie walked over and got down on her knees before putting a hand on either side of his face and said “Yes.”
Matt smiled his biggest smile before grabbing her left hand and sliding the ring on. They both looked up from the ring to each other before Matt captured Sylvie’s lips in his.
Sylvie knew the moment his lips were on hers that he was right. No matter how hard they tried to make it work with other people, they never could. They were meant for each other.
A thought occurred to Sylvie which made her chuckle into the kiss. Matt pulled back and look at her. “What’s so funny?”
‘It just occurred to me, we had our first kiss as a couple here and now our first kiss as an engaged couple here.”
Matt shook his head smiling. “I love you.”
“I love you too.” Sylvie said before capturing his lips once more.
Who sang the original one last kiss? ›
No, it's not Eddie Vedder or Mike McCready — it's Wayne Cochran, nicknamed the "White Knight of Soul." The singer-songwriter released his original version of "Last Kiss" in 1961, and it went on to become a number-two hit in two cover versions.Is it true you never forget your first kiss? ›
According to Sheril Kirshenbaum, a scientist at the University of Texas, a first kiss is likely to be one of your most vivid memories, even more so than losing your virginity. Kirshenbaum's forthcoming book says that the memory is so distinct that most of us are able to recall 90% of the details.What is the average age for a first kiss? ›
Love is in the air
No need to wait for the official first date to get a little face time, however. Americans agree kids are ready for their first kiss at age 15 (15.1 on average), while on average, they had theirs at age 14.5.
"History" was the last One Direction song released before the band went on hiatus.How many versions of Last Kiss are there? ›
In all, Cochran recorded four versions of the song, the original, Gala #117, Boblo Records #101, King Records #5856, and Aire Records #150, released as "Last Kiss" b/w "Edge of the Sea", with Cochran sharing vocals with an unnamed male vocalist.Who was the original Kiss lineup? ›
February 28, 1996 - The four original KISS members, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make a surprise appearance at the 38th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles in full KISS makeup and costume, the first time in 17 years.How does a girl feel after kissing? ›
Along with the oxytocin and dopamine that make you feel affection and euphoria, kissing releases serotonin — another feel-good chemical. It also lowers cortisol levels so you feel more relaxed, making for a good time all around.How does a guy feel after kissing a girl? ›
A long kiss releases dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin, feel-good chemicals that will make him smile. A single smile produces endorphins, another hormone that lifts his mood. Endorphins also create a “feedback loop” that will make him smile over and over.Is it OK for a 14 year old to kiss? ›
Kiss someone when you feel ready, regardless of how old you are. Around ages 12-15, people often start having their first kiss. Don't feel pressured by other people your age kissing people, and don't rush into kissing someone if you are apprehensive. You'll know intuitively when the time feels right.Is 19 too old for first kiss? ›
“It's true that by age 19, more teens have kissed someone than haven't, but it's completely normal either way,” says Eva Lefkowitz, a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut.
At what age do most girls get their first boyfriend? ›
The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that on average, girls begin dating as early as 12 and a half years old, and boys a year older.Is 20 too old for first kiss? ›
It's never too late to have your first kiss, to love and be loved, or to get in “the game.” I think you already know that, or at least suspect it, but here's me saying: You're right. It always seems impossible until it happens. For now, take that pressure off yourself, and enjoy being 20.Are Niall and Harry still friends? ›
Harry Styles and Niall Horan may not be spotted together a lot since One Direction went on their 2015 hiatus, but the former band members are still close. While the “Watermelon Sugar” crooner has become a worldwide sensation, his Irish pal has always been there to support.Did Zayn leave One Direction because of Gigi? ›
Zayn Malik Says He Left One Direction Because of Band's 'Restrictions' But luckily for him, he has girlfriend Gigi Hadid by his side as he rides the highs and lows of fame and battles his bouts of self-doubt. “She's super intelligent,” he said of his girlfriend. “I think that's why it works so well.Are Harry and Louis still friends? ›
Despite the band having gone their separate ways in August 2015 to pursue solo careers, Harry and Louis have still stayed close. They may not hang out as much as they used to, but the singers will always be friends! Over the years, both boys have gushed over their experiences in the band and had amazing things to say.How does Last Kiss end? ›
All we see is Michael surviving the elements on Jenna's doorstep for the aforementioned few nights until magically the door opens and all appears well. (The original film ends with the Michael character lying to his girlfriend about sleeping with his mistress — an ending with far greater impact.)What are 3 Kiss songs? ›
- “Beth” ...
- “Goin' Blind” ...
- “Strutter” ...
- “God Of Thunder” ...
- “Deuce” ...
- “Love Gun” ...
- “Cold Gin” ...
- “Black Diamond”
Sadly, it's based on a true story. On December 22, 1962, five teenagers were riding in a 1954 Chevy on Highway 341 in rural Barnesville, Georgia. The driver was J.L Hancock, a 16-year-old who was dating Jeanette Clark, also 16 and riding in the front seat next to him.Who was the most popular Kiss member? ›
Out of all the votes, former guitar player Ace Frehley is the winner with almost 40 percent of the votes. Ace Frehley is Kiss' original guitar player and stayed with the band until 1982.Who was the most talented Kiss member? ›
This puts Paul Stanley at the front of the KISS pack for most talented. As an overall artist and creator: While Gene Simmons rightfully gets credit for most of KISS's “superhero” concept, cohesive band appearance, the BIG show, and merchandising (for better and worse), Stanley was just as business savvy.
Why did Kiss stop wearing makeup? ›
In his book Kiss and Make-Up, Gene Simmons reveals how the band's other remaining founding member, Paul Stanley, convinced him it was time for a big change while they were recording Lick It Up, their 11th studio album: "'Let's prove something to the fans,' Paul said, 'Let's go and be a real band without makeup.Why do we kiss with tongue? ›
A tongue kiss stimulates the partner's lips, tongue and mouth, which are sensitive to the touch and induce sexual arousal, as the oral zone is one of the principal erogenous zones of the body. The implication is of a slow, passionate kiss which is considered intimate, romantic, erotic or sexual.Why do we kiss with our eyes closed? ›
Basically what this means is that in order for us to fully enjoy that passionate kiss, we automatically close our eyes so our brain can concentrate. 'If we are focusing strongly on a visual task, this will reduce our awareness of stimuli in other senses,' Dr Polly Dalton told The Sunday Times.Why do guys breathe heavily when making out? ›
If someone begins to breathe heavily while you are kissing them or making out with them, they are likely feeling aroused or excited.What is the next step after kissing a girl? ›
Ease back out of the kiss, keeping yourself close to your partner's face. After the kiss, pull your head back slowly to give each of you some space. If you wrapped a hand around each other, you can lightly ease off, or hold each other close for a more intimate moment. Look your partner in the eyes and smile.What happens to a girl after first kiss? ›
You experience an adrenaline rush: When you kiss someone for the first time, your body will release a burst of adrenaline (the fight-or-flight chemical) which increases your heart rate, boosts your energy levels and gets the blood flowing.How to tell if someone is a good kisser without kissing them? ›
Using your hands shows that you are confident and skilled enough that you can focus on something other than just kissing someone. Whether it's running your fingers through their hair or tracing their back with your fingertips, having that extra stimulation shows that you really know what you're doing.Does a peck count as a first kiss? ›
If you give someone a peck, you're leaning in for a simple, light kiss. It might not be incredibly passionate, but don't worry, it's still a super intimate gesture. More often than not, your first kiss with someone new is likely to be a peck — it signals attraction and romantic interest, without being too overwhelming.How do you initiate a kiss? ›
If you're about to kiss someone for the first time, make sure you're reading the situation correctly by asking verbally. From there, you can set the moment with your body language — moving in a bit closer, cupping their cheek — or use both words and actions. Consent isn't just important. It can also be pretty sexy.Does kissing come naturally? ›
A kiss might seem like a natural thing to do for most of us, but the scientific jury is still out on whether it is a learned or instinctual behaviour. Approximately 90 per cent of cultures kiss, making a strong case for the act being a basic human instinct.
Are first kisses always awkward? ›
A good first kiss validates the attraction between two people and confirms that sexual chemistry exists. After a good first kiss, I should know whether I want to sleep with you. Not every first kiss, though, is a great kiss. They can be awkward, especially if the moment is not right or even forced.Is it weird to be 21 and never been kissed? ›
You might be under the impression that everyone has their first kiss when they're teenagers, but in reality, many people don't experience their first kiss until they are in their 20s or even older. Being a "lip virgin" in your 20s isn't as rare as people think.What percentage of girls marry their first boyfriend? ›
2. What are the odds of marrying your first love? Again, this is a topic that isn't widely studied and reported on, but one source indicates that around 25% of females marry their first loves, who in some instances are their high school sweethearts.At what age can a girl fall in love? ›
And though for most people it happens young, it's certainly not true for everyone. They found 55 percent of people fall in love for the first time between the ages of 15 and 18.What is the right age to fall in love? ›
Most experts agree that the right age to start dating is around 16. Wanting to spend more time with a boy you genuinely care about is a sign you might be ready to start dating.How late is too late for a first kiss? ›
Expect to share a kiss within the first 3 dates.
Just remember that it's completely normal if someone wants to wait longer if they have different values or beliefs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with kissing on the first date if you really like the person and they're into it!
If you are 25 and have never been kissed (or 35! Or 45!), don't worry. You are not weird, and you are not doomed to be alone forever. It will happen when you absolutely least expect it (like it did for me: at 3 am at a costume party with someone who tasted like cherry Chapstick, with the moon as your only witness).Who was Zayn closest to in the band? ›
March 2016 - Zayn Says He's Closest to Liam Payne
“I'm still probably the closest to Liam,” Zayn told NME. “We talk on the phone.
One of Harry's first celebrity BFFs is Stevie Nicks herself, the legendary singer-songwriter of '70s band Fleetwood Mac. In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, the “Silver Springs” singer called Harry her and Mick Fleetwood's “love child.”
Who was Niall closest to in One Direction? ›
Although Harry is very much doing his own thing, spending a lot of time in the US, having completed solo albums including Fine Line, he has remained on good terms with most of the band's members and is probably closest to Niall Horan.Who quit One Direction first? ›
Following five years as a group, however, Malik was the first to leave the band, announcing his departure in March 2015. “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band,” he said in a statement at the time.Why did Harry Styles leave One Direction? ›
The “As It Was” singer gave some insight into why One Direction went on hiatus during a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone. Styles told the outlet that he and his band mates “didn't want to exhaust [their] fan base,” adding, “We all thought too much of the group to let that happen.”Who quit One Direction? ›
Zayn Malik leaving One Direction was the worst breakup ever.Do Harry and Louis have matching tattoos? ›
1. When Harry got a rose tattoo...and then Louis got a dagger tattoo: Not only are they in the same size, color, and placement on each other's bodies, but a dagger through a rose is a common tattoo that "represents the strength needed to endure." Perfect tattoos for two bro-friends. 2.When was the last time Harry and Louis saw each other? ›
Are Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson Still Friends? The last time the guys were photographed together was in 2015. However, in December 2016, they reunited after Louis' mom died following a battle with leukemia. At the time, Harry showed support alongside Niall Horan and Liam Payne.Does Harry Styles really like Louis Tomlinson? ›
Louis and Harry were known for having a close friendship while in the group founded on The X Factor - with Directioners even dubbing them "Larry Stylinson", and although they may not be in as regular contact, Louis only has good words to say about the 'Harry's House' star.Who did the vocals for Kiss? ›
Kiss (stylized as KIϟϟ) is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973 by Paul Stanley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals, bass), Ace Frehley (lead guitar, vocals), and Peter Criss (drums, vocals).Who sang Last Kiss Wayne Cochran? ›
Rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, the primary songwriter in Kiss, has written (or co-written) and performed lead (or co-lead) vocals on over 120 songs for the band. Bassist Gene Simmons is the second main songwriter and vocalist in the band, with writing credits on over 100 songs and singing credits on over 90.
Who did the singing in Hallmark's Just One Kiss? ›
See Santino Fontana Croon a Little Sinatra for Krysta Rodriguez in Just One Kiss | Playbill.Who is the best kiss singer? ›
During their heyday, Paul Stanley had the best vocal range. Many KISS classics like “love gun,” “got to choose” and others would have been hard to imagine without his voice. However, I am going to shout out to Peter Criss. Songs like “hooligan” and “nothing to lose” had some great vocals by him as well.Who was the most talented kiss member? ›
This puts Paul Stanley at the front of the KISS pack for most talented. As an overall artist and creator: While Gene Simmons rightfully gets credit for most of KISS's “superhero” concept, cohesive band appearance, the BIG show, and merchandising (for better and worse), Stanley was just as business savvy.Who was the best guitar player in Kiss? ›
Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (/ˈfreɪli/; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician, best known as the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of the hard rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of The Spaceman (a.k.a. Space Ace) and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982.Who did Taylor Swift wrote Last Kiss about? ›
“Last Kiss” is track thirteen on Taylor's third studio album, Speak Now (2010). She describes her feelings surrounding her breakup with Joe Jonas in 2008 and reflects on their time together. She never thought their relationship would end.Did Jaco Pastorius play with Wayne Cochran? ›
Moving on from Las Olas Brass Jaco joined the R&B band Wayne Cochran and the C. C. Riders, a fantastic 9 piece band with Wayne Cochran as the lead singer. During his time with the band, Jaco learned to be a masterful composer and arranger with the help of his bandmates.Who played guitar on Rihanna Kiss it better? ›
Musician Nuno Bettencourt played guitar on the track.What is the most iconic Kiss of all time? ›
"V-J Day in Times Square"
Perhaps the world's most famous kiss was captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt as sailors celebrated the end of World War II in Times Square. (Above is a statue rendering of that moment.) It was later discovered that the kiss occurred between George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman.
“Beth” “Beth” appeared on KISS' 1976 Destroyer album and was the B-side of the A-side 45 rpm single “Detroit Rock City.” A little over a month later “Beth” became a “Top 40” radio hit and took over as the A-side becoming the band's most popular song.What is the most streamed Kiss song? ›
|Rock Bottom - Live/1975||1,188,092||294|
|A World Without Heroes||1,185,948||490|
Where was Hallmark's Just One Kiss filmed? ›
Reportedly, the cast even stayed at the gorgeous Sutton Place Hotel during filming, which took place in February 2022. The five-star hotel is located in downtown Vancouver and looks just as impressive in cast and crew photos as it does on its website.Does Krysta Rodriguez sing? ›
Krysta Anne Rodriguez (born July 23, 1984) is an American actress and singer.What movie had band kiss in it? ›
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (also known as Attack of the Phantoms in Europe and Kiss Phantoms in Italy) is a 1978 American television film starring American hard rock band Kiss and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.