Your mom lets out a proud little squeal as she steps away from you. Studying yourself in the mirror, আপনি realize that আপনি actually look beautiful. There are times when you’re at peace with how আপনি look and other times, the only thing আপনি want is to feel pretty like everyone else.
Sure, being with Justin has helped your confidence because he really does make আপনি feel beautiful every day. But then there are those days when আপনি look yourself in the mirror and realize that there a billion other girls out there in the world who are আরো beautiful than আপনি - and then the fear of Justin leaving আপনি for them strikes in.
“C'mon, hon. Justin is waiting downstairs,” she pauses to let out another excited squeal. “I can’t wait to see his face when he sees you. আপনি look beautiful, Y/N. আপনি really look like a true princess tonight.”
“Thank you, mom.” আপনি beam up at her. She ushers আপনি out of the room, but disappears down the stairs before আপনি even have time to react.
আপনি can clearly hear her talking with Justin and your dad downstairs and the প্রজাপতি erupt in your stomach immediately. Will Justin like the dress? Is it enough make-up? Too much make-up? Does my hair look okay?
The voices from the floor beneath আপনি bring আপনি back from your stressing thoughts just in time to hear your mom telling them how stunningly beautiful আপনি look. Taking a deep breath, আপনি brace yourself before taking the first step.
Out of worry, আপনি keep your gaze on your feet while walking down the stairs. It isn’t until আপনি hear yet another squeal leave your mom’s mouth along with a few gasps, that আপনি slowly look up. Already, a light blush covers your cheeks.
“Wow…” Justin bites his bottom lip and his hazel eyes studies আপনি from head to toe once again. “You look - আপনি look absolutely stunning, babe. Wow. You’re beautiful.”
He steps closer and takes your hand in his own. Your dad hands him the corsage and he delicately places it around your wrist. He smiles smugly up at আপনি before he presses a soft চুম্বন to your hand. It feels surreal - all of it - almost like a fairytale.
Justin wraps his arm securely around your waist and stands up straight beside you. It’s like a light switch is flipped on and suddenly your mom is snapping pictures of every single সেকেন্ড passing. আপনি try to send her a glare but Justin only laughs and poses along.
“I need some pictures to post later. Cheer up, babe. It’s your prom night. Could আপনি take some pictures with my phone, too, Mrs. Y/L/N?” He smiles charmingly and your mom takes the phone out of his hand.
When your mom is finally happy with the amount of pictures she has taken and gushed about how smashing and matching আপনি and Justin look together, you’re finally ready to go. আপনি dad has already প্রদত্ত Justin several warning messages and glances, and right now আপনি just want to leave the house.
Like the gentleman he is, Justin opens the car door for আপনি and waits patiently while আপনি buckle your আসন belt. He sends আপনি a quick grin before closing the door and practically skipping to his side of the car.
“And off we go, beautiful.”
* * * * *
Your school looks totally different than usual, so different that আপনি barely recognize it. It looks almost beautiful with all the lights and dressed up people.
Justin finds a parking spot surprisingly quick and he’s there to open your door again before you’ve had the time to react. He holds out his hand for আপনি and আপনি intertwine your fingers with his. আপনি feel him tracing the promise ring he gave আপনি a few months ago, and the gesture immediately calms down the nerves আপনি didn’t even know আপনি had.
The two of আপনি walk together towards the entrance and আপনি greet a couple of your classmates on the way. Justin asks about people here and there, generally interested in your school life. আপনি answer his প্রশ্ন and before আপনি know it, you’re inside the gym.
When আপনি step inside, it’s like everything stops. The people, the সঙ্গীত - everything. Everyone (except maybe a few people) is looking at আপনি and your boyfriend. Being Justin Bieber’s girlfriend, আপনি know it comes with the deal but it’s all still a bit surreal.
আপনি see, Justin is supposed to be at the other side of the globe touring but when আপনি mentioned prom for him a few months back, he instantly cleared his schedule and made sure that he would be able to take you.
He knows it means a lot to আপনি and considering he got famous at such an early age, he wanted to take আপনি so he could have a good time and experience a real high school prom himself. Justin being Justin, called your principal and set everything up. He even donated some money to the decorations and food.
Your principal gathered your whole class about a week পূর্বে and strictly told আপনি that Justin would be coming and that no one was allowed to harass him. At that there were a few groans and mutters and আপনি smugly smiled to yourself.
“Do আপনি wanna dance অথবা should we just sit down?” Justin’s raspy voice brings আপনি back from your thoughts and his breath is hot against your ear.
“You know I can’t dance,” আপনি whine and playfully slap his elbow.
He chuckles but wraps his hands around your waist and pulls আপনি closer to him. He does it so suddenly that আপনি almost stumble, but he’s there to catch you. Just as you’re supposed to move, the song ends.
A new one comes on, a slow one this time, and you’re about to protest, tell Justin to sit down instead when he leans in and kisses আপনি softly on the forehead. He shakes his head as if to tell আপনি to stop with the nonsense.
He places his calloused hands on your hips firmly and slowly, together, the two of আপনি start moving slowly along with the music. Again, আপনি feel like you’re a part of a fairytale. It feels weird, but then it feels so good at the same time.
“I প্রণয় you, Y/N. আপনি really do look beautiful.” Justin whispers and pecks your lips.
“I প্রণয় you, too.” আপনি reply and rest your forehead against his, relishing the feeling of being so close to Justin. Relishing the feeling of feeling beautiful. Relishing the feeling of being loved দ্বারা Justin - the প্রণয় of your life.