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Nick's POV

 

“Congratulations you two!” my dad says as we all cheer and clink our drinks together. 

“It’s about damn time, Nick!” I hear Vee say. I look to Tina and see as she almost chokes on her drink before she busts out laughing. 

“Ha ha, you’re so funny.” I say sarcastically. 

“But seriously, you two look so happy.” My mom smiles at me. She grabs Tina’s hand and tells her, “You have made my son so happy. That’s all a mother could ever ask for.” 

“He makes me happy too.” Tina nods. “I’m blessed to have him.” I pull her close into my side and kiss her temple. 

“We’re blessed to have each other.” I grin. 

“Have you two thought of when you’ll want the wedding to be?” Tina’s mom asks. 

“Mom, we just got engaged yesterday.” Tina tell her mom with widen eyes. 

“Yes, but you’ve been waiting to marry him for years. And places get booked up fast, so you should decide soon.” She says. 

I look to Tina and see her blush. “Maybe Nick and I should discuss that privately first and look at our schedules.” 

“Yes, that’s a good idea.” Tina’s dad nods. “Don’t make her wait too long for that, Nick.” He teases. 

“Ay, you guys need to stop teasing him.” Tina says. “That’s my job.” She laughs. 

“Yeah, I think she’s got that handled.” Kevin laughs. 

“Hey, I thought tonight was to congratulate us, not to roast me.” I chuckle. 

“So, tell us more details on the proposal.” Tina’s mom asks excitedly. “I want to hear from Tina’s perspective.” 

I grin at my fiancé as she begins to speak. “Well I thought Nick had left me to see the concert alone. The stadium was pitch black so I couldn’t tell it was empty. So, when the music began to play, I got so upset and quickly texted him. Then I got the surprise of my life when I saw him and the rest of the band on stage. I was confused, but just decided to enjoy it. It wasn’t until the last song came on and he brought me up on stage that I began to realize what was happening.” She smiles at me. 

I reach for her hand and she laces our fingers together. I look at her hand where the ring sits beautifully on her finger. “Then I couldn’t control my tears when he began to ask me. And I said yes.” 

“Oh, I’m so happy for you, mijita. For you both.” Her mom smiles at us. 

“Thank you.” Tina and I say together. We smile at each other and I lean over to kiss her cheek. “I love you.” I whisper to her.

“I love you too.” She smiles. 

 

 

Tina’s POV

 

I wake up in the morning and start to get ready to head to the studio. This was an amazing few weeks, but I have to go back to the studio to finish my songs. I only have about two more songs to go and I’ll be done with my album. It’s so exciting, but also super nerve-wracking for me. Then I have to decide what I want to do with my cover and do a shoot for that. And most of all, the album title.

I smile as I look at my ring and think of the memories from last weekend. I can’t believe we’re finally engaged. I’m so happy that I feel my heart could burst. 

After I finish getting dressed, I get my purse and grab some stuff I need. I always liked to go comfortable to the studio since I’m just there all day either sitting or standing. 

I walk out of the closet and see Nick still sleeping. I start to write a note for him when I hear him stir and wake up. 

“Hey, are you leaving?” he asks groggily. 

“Yeah.” I say sitting down next to him on the bed. “I have to go into the studio in 20 minutes.” I tell him and peck his lips. It was about 6:15am right now. 

“Do you want me to meet you there and bring you lunch later?” he asks with a raspy voice. 

“Sure, sounds great baby. Maybe around 1pm?” I ask. 

“Yeah, what do you want?” He asks and grabs my hand and rubs his thumb the top of my hand lovingly. 

“It doesn’t matter, but I’d prefer something healthy.” I say. 

“You don’t need it, but ok. I’ll figure something out.” He says. 

“Okay, well I should get going baby.” I say and lean down to kiss him in bed. 

“Alright, you look beautiful babe.” He says to me and makes me blush. He does this to me every time. 

“I love you.” I say before getting up. 

“I love you too baby.” He says and kisses me one more time before I leave. 

“See you later.” I smile at him as I walk out of our bedroom and then out of the apartment and head to my car. 

 

The song we had to finish recording today was one that I was somewhat dreading because I wrote it when Nick and I had that big fight and I stayed with Joyce. 

It’s all been so exciting working with Phil and recording my album. I am so thankful, but I want to earn this because of me and not because of people I know or in a relationship with.  

“Alright let’s start the beginning and we’ll go from there. You ready?” Mitch my producer asks. 

“Yeah, let’s do it.” I say standing up and walking into the booth. I sit down on the stool that sat in front of the mic. 

“Alright.” Mitch says as he starts the background music that play in my headphones. 

I wait for the instrumental intro to play and take a breath as I think back on that sadness I felt. It helps me to think back even though it hurts. It helps me get the message and mood in the song across. 

I begin singing and I end up singing through the entire song. 

“Wow, on the first take. You’re definitely in the zone today.” Mitch laughs. This makes me smile and he says, “We should probably do the same thing a couple more times just to have more than one option, then we can add the harmonies, amazing job.” He says to me through my headphones. 

After I’ve sung the song a couple more times, someone opens the door and I can barely see who it is. I squint my eye and see Mr. Jonas. Oh yeah, he was gonna come and help today. I get nervous at the song he will hear. He knew about Nick and I’s trouble last year, so hopefully he won’t react in a bad way. 

“Hey look who’s here.” Mitch says. “You wanna take it from ‘Don’t look at me like that’ and Mr. Jonas can hear?” He suggests. I finish taking a sip from my water bottle. 

“Hey Mr. Jonas, and sure thing.” I say. Even though he’s told me I could call him Kevin, knowing this was a professional situation, I thought it’d be best to be formal.

The music starts again and I wait a couple of measures until I begin the last part of the song. 

“Don’t look at me like that
Just like you understand
Don’t try to pull me back
Let me just give up
Let me just let go
If this isn’t good for me
Well I don’t wanna know
Let me just stop trying
Let me just stop fighting
I don’t want your good advice 
Or reasons why I’m alright
You don’t know what it’s like
Yeah, you don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know
You don’t know
You don’t know
Yeah, you don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like
Yeah, you don’t know
You don’t know
You don’t know what it’s like
Yeah, you don’t know what it’s like.” I finish. I keep my eyes closed at the end and breathe shakily as I finish. I always got nervous to sing for any of the members of Nick’s family, but with song especially I was even more nervous. 

“Another great take.” Mitch says and laughs. “I think Mr. Jonas wants to say something.”

“That was amazing, Tina. I love how you increased your volume at the end. But maybe if you could hum at the end after you finish singing. That would add to it.” Mr. Jonas says. 

“Yeah,” I nod. “Could we try that, Mitch?” I ask. 

“Yup. Let’s take it from ‘Let me just give up’.” He says and I see Mitch nodding agreeing with Mr. Jonas. 

I sing the part of the song and at the end I hum along and finish just moments before the instruments. They all applauded and after taking more recordings of this a few more times. After a few more takes of different variations of me humming, I run through the whole song again. 

As usual, I get in the zone during the song and just close my eyes. I think about how I’d thought Nick and I were over. When I wrote this song, I wouldn’t have listened to anyone. I didn’t even listen to Joyce. I truly wanted to give up, but I loved Nick too much to actually give up on us. 

Once I open my eyes, I look up into the studio and see my producers, Mr. Jonas, and Nick. I feel a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach when I see him. He knew about this song, but I forgot to warn him that I was recording it today. How much did he hear?

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Song used in this chapter is by Katelyn Tarver called You Don't Know. 

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