The next morning
what he wore dancing with Aislinn
Aislinn woke up and saw no Michael, but heard the shower running. "Showering as usual. Hm...I think I'll see about scaring him. Heehee..." She found a white rose and her fake knife that squirted out blood. She pretended to cut her throat and the blood squirted across. She did the same to her arms and placed the rose on her chest and acted like she was dead. Michael got out of the shower and changed and before putting his shirt on, looked over at Aislinn. He was confused, but looked closely and saw blood. "Oh my god! Aislinn!!" He ran to her and was panicking like crazy. He shook her, trying to wake her up, but no luck. He quickly got her into the bathroom and washed the blood off of her, but it seemed like it didn't come off. "What the? It's not coming off." She suddenly jumped up. "Boo!!" She said. Michael jumped back, holding his chest. "You scared me, Aislinn! That's not funny!" She giggled and washed the fake blood off her with warm water and soap. Then she walked over to Michael and hugged him. "I'm sorry, Michael. I just couldn't resist a Halloween prank. It is just a day away from Halloween anyway, so why not?" Michael looked around to make sure no one was listening. "How about we pull one together, Aislinn?" "What prank would we pull?" Michael whispered in her ear that she would fake being pregnant. "Michael, that's an April Fool's prank, not a halloween prank." "No, not that. I'll dress up in my Thriller outfit and put on zombie make-up, then you tell them that the zombie got you pregnant." "Oh, I got ya! Ok, ok. I like that." So it was all planned out...tomorrow, on Halloween night, the ultimate, and new, Michael Jackson prank will be pulled. He also told her that she should put on the 'Billie Jean' outfit he gave her. "Alright, I'll wear it. But the shirt is being changed...for different reasons." She told him. She had said that it was gonna be a tattered old white shirt she wore that her mom put on her when she was younger for something to sleep in. Michael nodded and said he had to get to the recording studio. It was only a couple blocks away, so he said he was gonna walk. Aislinn protested. "Michael, do you really want to be killed on the way to your recording studio?" "No...but I seem to be getting lazy. I need to get active." "I know you do, but the streets at this time of day, you shouldn't be walking. I'll drop you off at the recording studio on my way to work. Besides, I have the same set of keys you do for your car." Michael gave in and finally let her drive. She was the only one who had to change and it didn't take her long to change. It took her about 5 minutes to get everything she needed together. She walked out of the room with the keys and they headed out to the car. She's never driven his car, but she had experience with the car type. Automatic is what she was raised on, but she knew stick-shift when she saw them. She got in the driver side and they headed out. Even though it was weird, she always drove with one hand on stick-shifts. Michael had told her that he used stick-shifts when heading to work. For her, stick-shifts were easy to control with one hand on the steering wheel. Michael grabbed her free hand and she smiled. After about a few minutes of driving, they came onto the recording studio. She stopped the car and turned to Michael. "Have fun, Michael." "I'll try." He chuckled. They kissed and he got out of the car and went inside. She drove off to the dinner theater.
At the dinner theater
KC was waiting patiently this time for Aislinn to arrive. Pretty soon, Aislinn drove up and parked the car. KC was wondering where she got the car. "Where did you get that car, Aislinn?" She turned to KC and told her that it was Michael's car. "A stick-shift?? He owns one?" Aislinn giggled and nodded. "Yes, Michael owns one. His red Mercedes is in the shop with my Firebird. This is one of the cars he liked and that I could control with one hand." They chatted outside for a while until it was time to head inside and work.
In the recording studio
Michael got the mixes and started listening to them. While he was listening to them, he slapped his head. 'How am I gonna ask her? Jeez...I hate things that are complicated...' He thought. Him thinking of a way to ask Aislinn is like writing a song: you get an idea on how to start it, but it gets complicated later. Anyway, he continued listening to the mixes and enhanced them just a bit until he got them how he wanted them and started recording.
Back at the dinner theater
Aislinn got a couple to their table and took out her notepad. "What will you guys like to drink this afternoon?" The gentleman ordered a coke and the woman ordered water. She wrote it down. "Any appetizers for you two?" she asked. "Do you have breadsticks?" the man asked. "Yes we do. What kind of breadsticks would you like?" "Cheese covered, please?" Aislinn wrote it down. "Alright, I'll be back with your drinks and appetizer." Then Aislinn walked to the kitchen and got two cups and filled them with ice and the designated drinks. She began thinking to herself. 'It's almost like mine and Michael's date...like I said...almost.' She thought and grabbed the drinks, put them on the tray along with the breadsticks and headed back to the table and placed them down. "Here you go, one water for the lady and a coke for the man. And your breadsticks. Are you two ready to order?" The woman ordered a salad with a side of rice and the man ordered chicken with a side of rice and a salad. Aislinn wrote it down on her notepad. "Alright, I'll be right back with your food." Then she left to get the food for the couple. 'Salads...closer to mine and Michael's first date.' She didn't recognize them, but the gentleman did look a bit familiar. She tried to think back to a time where she saw him before. While she thought of it, she returned to the table with a big tray with their food. "Rice and a salad for the lady and rice and salad and chicken for the gentleman. If there's anything you need, just give me a holler, ok?" They nodded and soon she left to help KC.
Aislinn and KC only worked for a few hours, and the couple was still there, but talking with Fred. Pretty soon, the gentleman signed a check and handed it to Fred and he handed it to me. Aislinn passed by the table where they were at and there was about $100 sitting there and a note. KC saw her stop and walked up to her. "What's that?" "A note...it says: you were the nicest waitress we ever had. Here's a $100 tip for you to get by. Signed
..." "Signed by who?" "I can't tell...wait..." Aislinn read closer and was in shock. "Joe and Katherine Jackson! Michael's parents!" Aislinn covered her mouth to prevent herself from squealing any louder. She told KC that she knew Joe from somewhere and told her that she knew him from Gary. She's only seen him once, but she knew him. KC was in shock, her uncle actually said that he had a nice waitress? She could understand her Aunt Katherine saying that, but not Joseph. Anyway, they left the theater and got in the car. "Ready for a full day of fun, KC?" KC was nodding. "Oh yeah! I can't wait!" Aislinn giggled and started driving off back to the house.
At the house
Aislinn parked the car and got out with KC. Aislinn took her to the back of the house to get the golf cart. "A golf cart? Really?!" Aislinn nodded. "Yep. Easy to get a tour of Neverland Ranch." KC got in the golf cart and Aislinn started driving off. "Woooo!!!!" KC put her arms out her side of the cart. "First up...the roller coaster!!" "YAY!!" KC and Aislinn acted a lot like kids. Aislinn stopped the cart and they got out and headed onto the roller coaster and started riding it. Going up and down and in circles and just about everywhere. They were having a blast.
Later that day
KC was starting to get tired, but she had loads of fun. "Would you mind taking me home now, Aislinn? I've had a blast here. I think my dream is fulfilled." Aislinn turned to her in shock. "Huh? Fulfilled? What for?" Aislinn was confused. KC told her that she only had two years left to live because of a disease she had. "Well, tomorrow, go to the hospital to be checked out. I'm sure being here in Neverland Ranch healed you." "Alright. I'll tell my mom. Thanks for letting me come over to play, Aislinn." Aislinn smiled at her. "It's no problem, KC." Then Aislinn got her to the car and drove her back home.
At KC's house
KC's mother walked outside and waited for KC to arrive. Soon, she saw a car drive up with KC in it. KC got out and so did Aislinn. Aislinn and KC's mom chatted about the disease and told her that she needs to go to the hospital tomorrow for a check up. "I'm sure being in Neverland Ranch healed her, ma'am. Trust me on this." Her mom gave in and said alright. KC and Aislinn said their goodbyes and she drove back home.
Back at the house
Aislinn stopped before she got through the gate because of a phone call. She answered. "Hello?" She asked. "Hey, baby." "Hey Michael. What's up?" "I'm almost done with the recordings. Can you come get me before I get bombarded by fans? Haha." Aislinn giggled. "Sure, hon. I'm heading over there now. I'll text you once I'm there." "Alright, Aislinn. Love you." "Love you too, Michael. Bye." "Bye." Then they hung up. She drove off to the studio to go pick up Michael.
At the studio
Michael was waiting outside with his mask, fedora, and sunglasses on. Soon, he saw Aislinn drive up and he stood up and walked to the car and got in. He took off his mask and his glasses and turned to Aislinn and smiled. "Thanks for coming to get me, Aislinn." She smiled back at him. "No problem, Michael." Michael was thinking all the way back home. 'Should I really ask her tonight? Or should I ask her tomorrow? Oh, it's so confusing! I'll probably call Cory and ask her what I should do. I'm so lost now...I can't even make up my mind.' He thought. He was so distracted with his thoughts that he didn't hear Aislinn snapping her fingers. Once he did, he shook his head. "Huh?" Aislinn giggled. "You dozed off, Michael." "Oh, I did? Sorry, heh. I guess I got it from you." Aislinn giggled even more. "I guess you did. But we're home." She turned off the car and got out and so did Michael. Michael quickly went to her side and grabbed her hand and laced his fingers with hers. She giggled and swung their arms and walked inside. It was about 6:30 pm and the lights were off. "Why are the lights off, Michael?" She asked. Michael knew what was going on and pretended not to know. "I don't know...I think we had a power surge." He said and turned the lights on to reveal Jackie with the table set up. "A dinner for two, Michael." Aislinn looked at Michael and Jackie. "What's this for, Michael?" "Oh, just to show you how much I love you. Plus, at midnight...it's our 2 year anniversary of going out." Aislinn looked like she was gonna cry. She had her hand over her mouth, smiling. She turned to Michael and hugged him and kissed him in front of Jackie. Jackie made a little disgusted face, but he knew better. "Thank you so much, Michael. And you remembered the day we first went out. You spent almost 2 days spoiling me, you know that?" Michael smiled and nodded. "I know. It's because I love you so much, I'd never leave you. I always think of you when I'm working." "Aw...I think of you, too, when I'm working. I actually have something to tell you about today, though." "What?" "Well, I can't say it around Jackie." Jackie chuckled. "I'm gonna head on home then. Take care you two." Jackie said and Michael waved back at him. "You too, Jackie." He and Aislinn said. They sat down and started eating. "Jackie's a really good cook." Aislinn stated. "Yeah. Anyway, what were you gonna tell me about work today?" Michael had to ask her. "Oh yeah...anyway..." She told him how this couple came in and she recognized one of them and everything. Once she had told him about the note, she revealed that the couple that came to the dinner theater and tipped her $100 was his parents. Michael was in shock. "Joseph and Katherine? Are you serious?" He asked. "Yeah! I was shocked, too." "Do you still have the note?" "Yeah. Here." She handed him the note and he read it. "Nicest waitress? Was Joseph on drugs or something?" Aislinn giggled. "I don't think so. I even saw him writing it." Michael handed the note back and they continued eating, him thinking of how to ask her...he still has no clue how.
Aislinn said that she needed to take a shower because of her play date with KC in Neverland Ranch. Michael nodded and she got her clothes and went into the bathroom. Michael, as soon as Aislinn was out of sight, got his phone out and called Cory. "Oh come on, Cory. Pick up, please?" Soon she picked up. "Hello?" "Cory? It's Michael." "What up, Michael?" "Listen...and you cannot
tell Aislinn this." "Cross my heart, hope to die. What do you wanna tell me?" "I'm...I'm thinking of proposing to her." "......is this the same Michael I know?" "Yes it is, Cory. Thing is...I don't know how to ask her. What should I do?" "Well, do you have the ring?" "Yeah, got it last night." "Do you feel ready to ask her?" "Of course." "Michael, all you have to do is just ask her 'Will you marry me'. No magic or whatever. Make it as romantic as you can make it." "Thing is, Cory...I'm shy. I don't know how to make this approach to her. What if she says no?" "Just be confident. Don't you pray before your concert shows?" "Yeah, to get strength." "Do the same for this. Pretend its one of your shows. If it doesn't work...use your imagination. That's all I have to say. Now I gotta go. Chris is taking me out to dinner. Later, Michael! Hope she says yes!" "Later, Cory. I'm hoping so, too." Then they hung up. 'Well that was great advice...what should I do?!' Soon, Aislinn walked out of the bathroom, all dressed and ready for bed. Michael walked over to her and hugged her. She found it rather strange, but hugged back. "What's up with you all of a sudden, Michael? You're getting clingy. Haha." "I know, Aislinn. I know I am. Well, shall we get to bed?" "Shouldn't you change first?" She noted to him. He looked down and he was still in his work attire. "Oh, maybe I should then." He rubbed the back of his head and she giggled and headed into the bedroom. He went to change and he got to thinking. 'Ok...I need the strength to ask her. Tomorrow, when the trick-or-treaters go home...that's when I'll ask her. Dimmed lights, candles, something romantic...dancing...slow dancing!' Michael snapped his fingers when it came to his head to take her to the dance room and put on slow music for them to dance to. He walked out in his pajamas and got into bed and Aislinn cuddled up to him, putting her arm over his waist. Michael put his arm around her shoulders and pulled her closer and fell asleep.
The next day
The whole day Aislinn and Michael had been gathering make-up for his zombie thriller and she got a fake preggo attachment for her.
The make-up was on and Michael looked like a total zombie! Aislinn was confused if it was him or if a zombie took control. Michael helped her with her outfit and put the preggo attachment on her before she slid her shirt over it. "Oh they are gonna be so creeped out, Michael. This will make Jackson history!" Aislinn said, looking at her reflection while putting the fedora on. He came up behind her and placed his head on her shoulder, hugging her. "Yes it will, Aislinn. Yes it will." She looked at him and smiled and kissed her zombie. "I love you, my zombie Thriller Michael." "I love you, too, my pregnant mistress Billie Jean." She giggled and they went outside and saw kids at the door, waiting for candy. Some were even afraid to get candy because of Michael being a scary zombie, but they got over their fear and got the candy.
Later that night
After the last of the kids left skipping, they went back inside and changed and got Michael's zombie make-up off. "Aislinn, why don't you go change into a dress?" "A dress? Really?" "Yes, I have a surprise for you and I want you to be dressed up for it." "Alright then...this better not be a prank, Michael." "It's not, trust me." She nodded and went to change. Michael got the little box out and slid the ring inside it and put it back in his pocket. He was already dressed up and waiting for Aislinn. She soon came out in a red and black gown, knee length, with some silver sequin jewels on the top part of the dress. He knew she loved that dress, and that was the gift for her from Cory and Chris. Michael took her arm in his and he led her to the dance room. "Why are we in here?" She asked, fiddling with her necklace a bit. Michael had snapped his fingers and the candles were lit. Aislinn went wide eyed and her jaw dropped a little and went into a smile. "It's beautiful." "That's not it..." He went to turn on the stereo and slow music played. Aislinn looked at him. "Slow dancing? I didn't picture you as much of a slow dancer, Michael." He walked up to her and grabbed her and held her close. She placed her arms around his neck and placed the side of her head on his shoulder.
After about 30 minutes of slow dancing
They stopped and looked at each other. "Aislinn..." He started. "Yes, Michael?" She asked. She could tell he was getting nervous because he was biting his lip and looked nervous as well. "Since we've known each other for two years...I was thinking...maybe...uh...oh crud...I forgot what to say." Aislinn giggled at him and put her hand on his cheek and looked at him. Michael held onto her hand and closed his eyes, inhaling and exhaling. "Aislinn, you know I love you and I know you love me. I had planned this night to be special for us. I know you'll never leave me, and I'll never leave you. You're cute, funny, childish, sexy, just everything I've been looking for. And...I want to ask you something." Aislinn was a bit confused. Michael got on one knee and pulled out the small box. Aislinn looked at the box. "Aislinn..." He opened the box and it revealed the ring. "Will you marry me?" It brought tears to her eyes and she covered her mouth, tears falling down her cheeks. "I don't know what to say, Michael...but..." "But what?" She tackled him onto the floor. "Yes! Yes I will marry you, Michael!" Michael smiled and got the ring out, sat up with her, and slid the ring on her left ring finger. Michael kissed her hand and then kissed her romantically. She pulled away. "Michael, if your gonna do that, let's go to the bedroom." She said. Michael chuckled and picked her up bridal-style and took her into the bedroom. "And you know there will be no 'you know what', right? You're a gentleman, Michael and I know you too well." "I know, Aislinn, but who said I couldn't kiss you romantically and make them think we did?" She giggled and kept her arms around his neck. Once they got into the room, Michael put her on the bed and crawled on top of her and continued kissing her. (Me: Again, no nudity. Michael is a gentleman, remember that! :) A lovely gentleman who respects ladies. -MJ: awe thanks- *giggle*.)
At 2 In the morning
Michael was asleep and his shirt was off yet again. Aislinn had to admit, she liked it when his shirt was off. She looked at her ring and smiled. 'I'm now engaged to Michael...oh boy. Aunt Kathy won't believe this.' She thought and fell asleep next to Michael, that is, after changing into her pajamas.
Aislinn's dress (imagine the sequin jewels on the top part of the dress)