Jasper was once a happy young boy but when Gabriel- his childhood friend and he were playing in the field behind their homes one day, they found their best friend’s body in a bag at the edge of the river bank. Jasper was emotionally scarred from that event since he was merely eleven years old when this event took place.
Now he is twenty and he has run into another problem the fear of loving people again. He has fallen in love but his fear of losing her like he once lost his best friend was tragic and then four years ago when Jasper was just sixteen Gabriel and got caught for being the real killer of Spencer so while the police were coming up the stairs to arrest him and he shot and killed himself. So why can’t he love her besides the fact that he is scared. This is what he is trying to figure out as he fiddles with a ring box in his pocket while he walks toward the waterfront that once caused all of his fears. He stands there for some time just standing silently looking out at the water. Then he turns to walk back to his house where he was supposed to meet Nikki. He slowly walks back as he trips over something on the ground.
He looks down and sees something sticking out of the ground so he grabs a nearby shovel and starts to dig he then jumps back as he realizes he had just discovered a dead body that has been dead for a long time. So he calls the police and waits until they get there tell them what happened and then he leaves rushing toward his house to meet Nikki. As she turns to leave thinking she has gotten stood up, she sees Jasper standing in the driveway with flowers and covered in dirt “ Happy Four Year Anniversary. ‘’ he said as she looks at him with confusion.
“ What are you doing covered in dirt.” said Nikki.
“I was at the river and I tripped over something so I dug it up to see what it was” said Jasper.
“What did you find?” said Nikki.
“I found a dead body and it looks really old.” said Jasper.
“ Who was it ? Are you okay? You know what let’s just forget about it I don’t think it is that important. Let’s go we have a reservation at you favorite restaurant.” said Nikki.
“ Okay! Let’s go.” said Jasper.
Nikki puts her hand out in front of Jasper and then as he stops she says “after you change your clothes,” she laughs as he realizes how dirty his clothes are. Jasper runs inside and changes his clothes as fast as he possibly can. He walks out of the house and they continue to dinner. At dinner they sit and make conversation about the small things as Jasper’s leg shakes as he waits for the server to bring dessert so he can ask Nikki to marry him and the dessert comes. He freezes as he thinks “what if she leaves me? What if she she says no?’’ he chickens out and keeps the ring in his pocket. They end their date and he takes her home and gives her a kiss on the cheek. He then goes to sleep that night thinking of how stupid he was for not asking her.
Then he goes on a walk in the middle of the night to the river bank where it all started once again it is roped off with police tape. He walks to the hole that he had previously dug to find the body, he wonders who it was or how long it had been there. He then ponders the day that Gabriel and he found Spencer’s body. He starts walking and he trips over something so he digs it it up once again like before. He then notifies the police. Now he walks to Nikki’s house in the middle of the night and stands there on her porch as she walks outside he gets on one knee and asks her to marry him and she says yes. Then he kisses her goodnight and he goes home.
The next day they meet for lunch and Nikki thought all of it was a dream until she looks down and sees the big beautiful ring on her finger. She then looks up at him and says ‘’ So all of that last night wasn’t a dream.’’ He grabs her hand and kisses it as he whispers ‘’No’’.
Then they spend the rest of that summer planning a beautiful wedding. That cold winter day they thought was perfect was about to take some very strange twists and turns. On that day they got dressed up in there beautiful gowns and tuxes but when Jasper goes to stand at the altar he realizes that there are so many people there and that the whole venue was bright and colorful and vibrant.
Then he sees his beautiful bride all dressed in white and just glowing. They then said their vows and danced the night away. Then they rush off to their amazing honeymoon in Hawaii. Once they get back they settle into their new home and see an article in the newspaper then again on the news. They had identified the bodies that was by the river. Then they both looked at the article and Jasper dropped to his knees and just cried and then he looked at his dear wife as she is looking down at him.
He then stands up and said ‘’How is any of this possible? What happened? Who did this?”
Nikki then says “ I knew this the whole time, how did you not know you don’t remember the night that it happened.” He then falls to his knees once more as all the memories flood back and he just sits and cries for days. Then finally he gets up and he tells his wife that he is going on a walk. Then he leaves. He then steps into the graveyard to see the freshly made tombstones and he reads them as they sit side by side as if by fate “ Jasper Weston age 10, and Nikki Lane age 11.’’