Life Partner III: Tears of a Clown
By The Original Pippie
Bam gazed at the ring in the box, almost forgetting that his boyfriend was sitting right next to him waiting
for any kind of reaction.
“Well… what do you think? Do… do you like it?”
did you even have the money for this?” Bam finally spoke
“Believe me it wasn’t easy to get the money.
But that doesn’t answer my question.”
Bam looked up at him, still shocked.
“What did you ask
“Do you like the ring?”
“Yes I love it… b-but what is this for? It can’t
just be for my birthday.”
“You’re right, it’s not.”
Novak turned a little more
toward Bam, and slid off of the edge of the couch so his knee would touch the floor.
He took the ring box from Bam’s
hands and removed the ring from the slot. He then held the ring and Bam’s left hand so he would be able to slip it over
Bam’s finger, and gazed deeply into Bam’s eyes.
“Bam I… I know that we’re not able by
law to get married but… I still want to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you Bam, and I hope that you’ll
want to be with me forever.”
Bam looked at Novak and then at the ring, and back.
“I… I don’t
know what to say. Don’t get me wrong, I love you. I really do love you but…”
He sat up and moved back to his previous spot in the
“You don’t have to give me an answer right now.” He placed the ring back into the box and
closed it before handing the box to Bam.
“I’ll give you some time to think about it, but I still want you
to have this ring. I worked really hard just so you’ll have something nice from me.”
“I know that,
and I appreciate it very much. That actually means a lot to me.”
He gave him a kiss on the cheek.
love it. Thank you.”
“You’re going to think about it, aren’t you?”
of course. I love you so much but this is still a big decision. I’m just shocked that you proposed to me.”
better believe it, babe. After all this is the very first serious relationship I’ve ever been in, and I hope to make
it the last.”
He kissed Bam and then left him alone
Bam looked down at the ring box in his hand. He played
with the box, flipping it over and rolling it around in his hands. He opened the box and peeked in at the ring. He knew that
for Novak to be able to afford any piece of jewelry was amazing enough, but this ring was custom made.
to be expensive. Bam thought as he pulled the ring from the slot.
He held the ring loosely pinched by his fingers
on both hands and examined it closely. If he didn’t feel like he was the “female” before, he definitely
felt that way now.
He rubbed the back of his head as he continued to stare at the ring and ponder the question that
was hovering above his head. Sure he was happy with Novak, and loved him dearly, but was he ready to spend the rest of his
life with him?
The last time he had gotten engaged to someone, it caused serious problems in the relationship. Of
course he wasn’t nearly as happy with Jenn as he found himself to be with Novak. With Jenn he was happy, but he was
And the longer he was with her, the more confused he seemed to become. As he sat there a smile slowly
formed on his face. That was due to him thinking about how nice it has been with him.
This has been the best, and
most fulfilling relationship he had ever been in, and he didn’t want to give it up. His smile broadened for a second
before quickly dissolving into no emotion at all. Bam stood up with the ring in his hand and began to look for his boyfriend.
held a solemn expression on his face once he approached Novak in the pirate bar. He bowed his head, gazing down at his feet.
“Well I’ve thought about it and…”
Bam lifted his head and showed him his scared, watery eyes.
“I… I need to give you
this ring back.”
Novak’s heart sank.
“So… so you can
place it around my finger. I want you to propose to me again.” He said as his face revealed that he was only messing
around with him before
Novak sighed in relief and grinned as Bam handed him the ring. He then took to a bended knee
and gazed up toward Bam.
“Bam I would be honored if you would spend the rest of your life with me.”
stooped down and placed his hands over Novak’s hands and beamed “Yes, yes of course I will.”
placed the ring over Bam’s finger and then stood up. He and Bam embraced and shared an affectionate kiss.
you had me worried for a second. I could feel my heart about to break.”
“I know I’m sorry I did that
They hugged tighter and swayed back and forth a little. Novak placed a hand on Bam’s back, raising
it up and down the soft burgundy velvet of Bam’s jacket.
“Of course now we have a problem.” Bam said
“How are we supposed to get married, without legally getting
“I didn’t even think about that.”