Will Ted win over Mary’s heart after 13 years or will her past and other suitors get in the way?
Thirteen years ago, Ted was a high school senior getting ready for the biggest night of his life – prom night. He had been looking forward to it for weeks, especially because he was going with the most beautiful girl in school, Mary. Ted had always been too nervous to approach her, but when she said yes to going with him to prom, he felt like he was on top of the world. However, prom night turned out to be a complete disaster for Ted, and he never expected to have another chance with Mary.
Chapter 1: Prom Night Disaster
Ted had everything planned for prom night. He had rented a limo with a few of his friends, and he had bought Mary a corsage that matched her dress perfectly. He even had a romantic spot picked out for after the dance. But things started to go wrong from the moment they left for prom.
First, the limo got a flat tire on the way there. Ted had to convince the driver to change the tire, and they were already running late. Then, when they finally got to the venue, they realized that Mary’s dress was stained with mud from getting out of the limo. Ted panicked and tried to clean it with a cloth, but it only made it worse.
Things didn’t get any better during the actual dance. While they were dancing, Ted accidentally spilled champagne all over Mary’s dress. She was mortified, and Ted was embarrassed beyond belief. He tried to apologize, but Mary was so upset that she left the dance early with another guy. Ted was devastated.
After that night, Ted and Mary never spoke again. She went off to college, and Ted moved on with his life. He had a few serious relationships, but he could never shake the feeling that he had missed out on something special with Mary.
Fast forward to thirteen years later, and Ted is a successful architect living in Providence, Rhode Island. He’s never forgotten about Mary, and he often wonders what could have been if things had gone differently on prom night. One day, he decides to take a chance and search for her online.
Ted comes across a private detective named Pat Healy, who specializes in finding people. Healy agrees to help Ted find Mary, and after a few weeks of searching, he finally tracks her down in Miami, Florida. Ted is thrilled and nervous at the same time. He wonders what Mary will think of him after all these years.
Ted decides to take a chance and fly down to Miami to see Mary. He’s hoping that she’ll give him a second chance, but he’s also prepared for the possibility that things won’t work out. As he boards the plane, Ted can’t help but think that this could be the start of something great or the beginning of another disaster.
Chapter 2: 13 years later
Thirteen years after the disastrous prom night, Ted found himself at a crossroads in his life. He had a good job, a nice apartment, and a steady relationship, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing.
One evening, after a few drinks with his buddies, Ted began reminiscing about Mary, his prom date from all those years ago. On a sudden impulse, he made a decision that would change the course of his life. He was going to find Mary.
The thought of Mary had lingered in his mind all these years, and he was curious to see what had become of her. He couldn’t help but wonder if she still thought about him, or if she had moved on like he had.
Ted began his search by scouring social media and other online platforms for any trace of Mary. He checked her high school and college alumni pages, but she seemed to have disappeared off the face of the internet.
Ted was determined not to give up, and turned to a private investigator for help. He found Pat Healy, a sleazy but successful detective who agreed to take on the case.
Healy was confident that he could find Mary, but only after Ted agreed to pay his exorbitant fee. Ted, desperate to find Mary, agreed to the terms.
Weeks passed, and Ted had almost given up hope. Healy had promised to keep him updated, but hadn’t made any progress. Ted began to think that perhaps Mary didn’t want to be found.
But then, one day, Healy called with a lead. Mary was living in Miami, and he had an address. Ted was overcome with excitement and couldn’t wait to see Mary again.
He hopped on a plane to Miami, his heart racing with anticipation. As he drove to Mary’s address, he wondered if she would even remember him. It had been so long, after all.
Eventually, Ted arrived at the house, and before he could even get out of his car, he saw her. Mary was walking down the street, looking just as beautiful as he remembered.
Ted was at a loss for words as Mary turned to see him. She was clearly surprised to see him after all these years, but seemed happy to see him nonetheless.
They hugged for what felt like an eternity, and then they went inside to catch up. Mary showed him around her house, and Ted could hardly contain his excitement at being with her again.
They spent hours talking and reminiscing about old times. Ted asked her about her life since they last saw each other, and Mary told him about her career as a successful businesswoman. Ted shared his own stories, but couldn’t help but feel that he had somehow missed out on something by not being with Mary all these years.
As the night wore on, Ted realized that he didn’t want to leave. He wanted to stay with Mary and explore what a relationship with her could be like. He knew that it was a long shot, but he was willing to take the risk.
Mary seemed to be enjoying his company as well, but Ted couldn’t help but wonder if he was too late. Healy had warned him that there would be other suitors vying for Mary’s affections, and Ted couldn’t shake the feeling that he was competing against someone else.
Despite his doubts, Ted knew that he had to try. He was determined to win Mary over, no matter what it took. As they said their goodbyes that night, Ted made a promise to himself that he wouldn’t give up on Mary again.
Little did he know that he would soon find himself in the midst of a love triangle with Mary and her sleazy detective.
Chapter 3: The Reunion
Ted couldn’t believe his eyes as he stood in front of Mary’s house. He had waited thirteen years to see her again, and now that he finally had the chance, he was nervous. What if she didn’t remember him? What if she was already in a relationship? Ted took a deep breath and rang the doorbell.
“Ted?” Mary’s voice came from the other side of the door. “Is that really you?”
Ted’s heart skipped a beat. She did remember him. “It’s me, Mary,” he said, his voice shaking a little. “Can I come in?”
Mary opened the door and gave him a warm smile. “Of course. I can’t believe it’s really you.”
Ted stepped inside and looked around. The house was cozy and inviting, with pictures of Mary and her family hanging on the walls. He felt a pang of jealousy as he saw a picture of her with a man he didn’t recognize.
“Sorry about the mess,” Mary said, gesturing to the piles of clothes and books scattered throughout the living room. “I wasn’t expecting company.”
“It’s fine,” Ted said, trying to keep his focus on Mary. “You look fantastic, by the way.”
Mary blushed. “Thank you. You look pretty good yourself.”
They sat down on the couch, and Ted felt his nerves start to dissipate as they started to catch up on each other’s lives. Mary had moved to Miami a few years ago to escape the cold winters of New England. She worked as a freelance writer and loved the beach. Ted told her about his job as an architect and how he had recently ended a long-term relationship.
“I can’t believe we lost touch for so long,” Mary said, shaking her head. “I always wondered what happened to you after prom night.”
Ted felt a thrill of excitement at the mention of prom night. “Yeah, that was quite a night, wasn’t it?”
Mary laughed. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a date quite as eventful as that one.”
Ted leaned in a little closer, hoping to read Mary’s expression more closely. He wondered if she felt the same way he did, if she still had a crush on him like he had on her.
“Mary,” he said, his voice low. “Do you remember what I said to you that night?”
Mary’s face turned serious. “I remember,” she said softly. “You said…you said that you thought we had a real connection. That you didn’t want the night to end.”
Ted nodded, feeling his heart beat faster in his chest. “I meant it, Mary. I still do.”
Mary looked away for a moment, and Ted could see her taking a deep breath. He wondered what she was thinking, and whether he had just made a mistake.
But then she turned back to him, her eyes shining. “Ted, I have to tell you something.”
Ted felt his pulse racing. Was she going to confess that she had feelings for him too?
But before Mary could say anything else, the doorbell rang.
“What the hell?” Mary said, standing up. “I’m not expecting anyone else.”
She opened the door, and Ted saw a man in a suit standing there. “Is Mary there?” the man asked.
Mary narrowed her eyes. “Who are you?”
The man flashed a badge. “I’m Pat Healy, private investigator. I need to speak to Mary about a personal matter.”
Ted felt a wave of unease as he watched Healy come inside and sit down on the couch. Mary looked flustered, and Ted couldn’t help but wonder what was going on.
“I’m sorry to barge in like this,” Healy said, taking a folder out of his briefcase. “But I have some information for you, Mary. You see, your ex-husband has been looking for you.”
“My ex-husband?” Mary repeated, her eyes widening.
Healy nodded. “He’s been trying to track you down for months. He wants to get back together with you.”
Mary looked shaken. “I don’t understand. How did he find me?”
Healy shrugged. “He hired me to find you. And I did. He’s waiting for you at the airport right now.”
Ted felt a surge of anger as he watched Healy manipulate Mary like this. He didn’t trust the man, and he didn’t like the way he was trying to come between him and Mary.
But Mary seemed oblivious to Ted’s feelings. She was too focused on the news about her ex-husband. Ted watched as she tried to make sense of it all, her brow furrowed in confusion.
“I don’t know what to do,” Mary said, finally. “I thought…I thought I was over him. But now he’s here, and I don’t know if I can resist him.”
Ted felt a twinge of jealousy as he saw the conflicted look on Mary’s face. He wanted her to choose him, not her ex-husband. But he didn’t know how to make that happen. He felt frustrated and helpless, like he was watching a movie and had no control over the outcome.
Healy stood up, gathering his things. “I’ll give you some time to think about it,” he said to Mary. “But I suggest you make up your mind soon. Your ex-husband is very persistent.”
Ted watched as Healy left the house, his mind racing with possibilities. He wondered if he could convince Mary to stay with him, if he could show her how much he cared. But he also wondered if it was too late, if he had missed his chance.
Mary turned to him, her eyes searching his face. “Ted,” she said, her voice trembling a little. “What am I going to do?”
Chapter 4: Mary’s Suitors
After Ted’s heartwarming reunion with Mary, he can’t wait to spend more time with her. However, his hopes of simply picking up where they left off are quickly dashed when Mary reveals that she has had other suitors since their prom night. Ted feels a pang of jealousy as Mary tells him about some of the men who have tried to win her heart.
One of Mary’s suitors whom Ted seems particularly bothered by is a professional football player named Brett Favre. Ted can’t believe that someone like Brett would be interested in Mary. He begins to feel competitive and is determined to win Mary’s heart.
Ted starts asking Mary about her other suitors, trying to gather information on what they did to impress her. She mentions that one of them took her to a fancy restaurant and another sent her flowers every day for a week. Ted takes notes and starts planning his own romantic gestures for Mary.
A few days later, Ted invites Mary on a spontaneous date to the beach. He brings along a picnic basket filled with all of Mary’s favorite snacks and drinks. They spend the day lounging on the sand and playing in the water. Ted watches as Mary’s eyes light up and realizes that he’s starting to fall for her all over again.
As they’re getting ready to leave, Ted takes a chance and leans in for a kiss. Mary responds eagerly and they share a passionate moment. Ted feels like he’s on top of the world.
However, when they return to Mary’s house, they find that Brett Favre has left a bouquet of flowers and a note for her. Ted feels a twinge of jealousy as Mary reads the note and smiles. He can’t shake the feeling that he needs to do something even more grand to win Mary’s heart.
The next few days are a blur for Ted as he tries to outdo all of Mary’s previous suitors. He takes her on a hot air balloon ride, sends her a box of chocolates every day for a month, and even learns to play the guitar so he can serenade her.
Despite all of Ted’s efforts, Mary seems to be indecisive about who she wants to be with. She tells Ted that she’s still considering her other suitors, including Brett Favre. Ted’s heart sinks at the thought of losing Mary to someone like Brett.
One day, Ted receives a call from Mary telling him that she wants to talk to him about something important. He rushes over to her house, hoping that it’s a sign that she’s finally made her decision.
When he arrives, he finds Mary looking conflicted. She tells him that while she appreciates all of his romantic gestures, something doesn’t feel right. Ted’s heart starts to race, wondering if she’s going to reject him.
Just then, Brett Favre walks into the room, interrupting their conversation. Ted feels his stomach drop as Mary greets Brett with a hug. He can’t believe that he’s about to lose Mary to a football player.
However, Mary surprises them both when she reveals that she’s not interested in either of them. She realizes that she’s been putting too much pressure on herself to choose one of her suitors and has instead decided to take a break from dating altogether.
Ted feels a wave of relief wash over him as Mary explains her decision. He’s glad that she’s not interested in Brett or any of her other suitors. He realizes that he wants to be with Mary, regardless of whether they’re officially dating or not.
As Ted and Mary say their goodbyes, he feels hopeful about their future together. He knows that there’s something special about Mary that he can’t let go of. He’s willing to be patient and wait for her, no matter how long it takes.
Chapter 5: Healy’s True Intentions
Mary had been enjoying her time with Ted, but there was one person who was not happy about their reunion – Pat Healy. Healy, the private investigator whom Ted had hired to find Mary, had followed Ted to Miami and was spying on them from a distance. He had been hoping to use Mary’s vulnerability to make her fall in love with him and collect the reward money.
Healy had been watching Ted and Mary for some time and had seen the spark between them grow stronger. He knew he had to act fast before Mary fell completely for Ted. So, he decided to pay her a visit and reveal his true intentions.
Healy showed up at Mary’s apartment uninvited, and she was visibly surprised to see him. She asked him what he was doing there, and he said he had something important to tell her. Mary let him in, and they sat down on her couch.
Healy was a charming man, and he knew how to manipulate people to get what he wanted. He started by explaining to Mary that Ted had been lying to her about his intentions. He said that Ted had only come to Miami to win her back and collect the reward money that was being offered for her capture.
Mary was shocked to hear this and didn’t know what to believe. She knew Ted had been genuine in his approach, but Healy’s words made her doubt him. Healy continued to plant seeds of doubt in her mind, and eventually, Mary started to believe that Ted might not be the person she thought he was.
Healy then made his move; he declared his love for Mary and proposed to her. He said that he didn’t care about the money, and he just wanted to be with her. Mary was surprised by Healy’s sudden declaration of love, but she was also confused.
She wasn’t sure if Healy was being genuine or if he was just trying to manipulate her. She started to ask him questions about why he had followed her and why he had been spying on Ted and herself. Healy didn’t have any real answers, and Mary started to realize that he had been lying to her all along.
Mary became angry and asked Healy to leave her apartment. She was disgusted by his manipulative behavior, and she didn’t want anything to do with him. Healy, realizing that he had failed, left Mary’s apartment, but not before warning her about Ted’s true intentions.
Mary was left alone, confused and angry. She didn’t know who to believe, but deep down, she knew that Ted was a genuine person. She decided to confront him about what Healy had said.
Ted was surprised when Mary brought up Healy’s accusations, but he wasn’t surprised that Healy had revealed his true intentions. Ted had suspected that something like this would happen, but he didn’t want to tell Mary and scare her away.
Ted explained to Mary that he had hired Healy to find her, but his intentions were always genuine. He said that he had realized long ago that he had made a mistake by not pursuing her after their prom night. He also said that he didn’t care about the money, he just wanted to be with her.
Mary was relieved to hear this, and she realized that Ted was the person she wanted to be with. She apologized for doubting him, and they embraced each other.
In the end, Healy’s true intentions had backfired, and Mary and Ted’s love for each other had triumphed. It was another unexpected twist in their romantic journey, but it only made their love stronger.
Chapter 6: Ted’s Romantic Gestures
Ted was on a mission to win Mary’s heart, and he was pulling out all the stops to make it happen. He had spent the past few weeks planning the perfect dates and romantic gestures, hoping to show Mary how much he cared.
His first move was to surprise Mary with tickets to a Miami Heat basketball game. Mary had always been a big fan of the Heat, and Ted knew this would be the perfect way to start the evening. He arranged for a limousine to pick them up and take them to the game, and he had even gotten courtside seats.
As they watched the game, Ted couldn’t help but steal glances at Mary. She looked beautiful as ever, and he knew that he was falling for her all over again. After the game, they went to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Ted had reserved a private table with a stunning view of the Miami skyline.
Over dinner, Ted and Mary talked and laughed like old times. Ted was careful not to bring up the other suitors that Mary had mentioned, but he couldn’t help but wonder if he was doing enough to win her heart. As they finished their meal, Ted surprised Mary with a bouquet of her favorite flowers and a heartfelt note telling her how special she was to him.
Mary was touched by Ted’s gesture, and she couldn’t help but feel a little bit smitten. Ted noticed the change in her demeanor, and he knew he was on the right track. He had one more surprise planned for the evening.
As they left the restaurant, Ted led Mary to a nearby park. It was dark, and he had arranged for dozens of twinkling candles to be set up all around them. Soft music played in the background, and Ted asked Mary to dance.
As they swayed under the stars, Ted whispered sweet nothings into Mary’s ear. She felt safe and loved in his arms, and she knew that she was falling for him too. After the dance, Ted leaned in and kissed Mary gently on the lips.
The kiss was brief but electric, and Mary felt a shiver run down her spine. Ted pulled away, looking into her eyes. “Mary, I know that there are other guys pursuing you, but I want you to know that I care about you more than anything. I don’t want to let you go again.”
Mary felt her heart swell with emotion, and she knew that Ted was the one she wanted to be with. They hugged each other tightly, and Mary whispered back, “Ted, I don’t want to let you go either. I’ve missed you so much.”
They stood there for a few minutes, wrapped up in each other’s arms. Ted knew that he had done everything he could to win Mary’s heart, and he hoped that it was enough. As they walked back to the limo, Ted couldn’t help but smile. He knew that he was falling in love, and he hoped that Mary felt the same way.
As they said their goodbyes, Ted promised Mary that he would see her again soon. He had one more surprise planned, and he hoped that it would be the one to seal the deal. He walked away from Mary, feeling hopeful and happy.
Chapter 7: Unexpected Twist
Ted thought that he had finally won Mary’s heart. He had been pursuing her relentlessly, and his efforts seemed to be paying off. They had gone on several dates, and Mary had seemed happy with him. However, Ted’s happiness was short-lived because he was about to receive an unexpected twist.
One day, as Ted was on his way to take Mary out on a date, he ran into Healy. Healy had a sly grin on his face, and Ted knew that something was off. “What are you doing here?” Ted asked, trying to contain his anger.
“I just wanted to let you know that Mary is not who you think she is,” Healy replied, his grin growing wider.
“What do you mean? Mary is amazing,” Ted replied, trying to defend his crush.
“I mean that Mary is not the innocent girl that you think she is. She has a dark secret, one that she has been keeping from you,” Healy said, his tone serious.
Ted was confused. He had no idea what Healy was talking about. “What secret?” he asked, his curiosity piqued.
“Let’s just say that Mary has a bit of a wild side. She’s not the sweet, innocent girl that you think she is,” Healy replied, still grinning.
Ted’s heart sank. He felt like he had been punched in the gut. He had idealized Mary, and the thought of her not being who he thought she was shattered his illusions. “What are you trying to do, Healy? Are you trying to sabotage my relationship with Mary?”
Healy shrugged. “I’m just giving you a heads up. Mary is a complicated woman, and I think you deserve to know the truth before you get too involved with her.”
Ted wanted to believe Healy, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being manipulated. He had seen firsthand how sleazy Healy could be, and he didn’t trust him. However, he couldn’t ignore the nagging feeling in the back of his mind. What if Healy was telling the truth?
Ted decided that he needed to confront Mary. He couldn’t continue his relationship with her without knowing the truth. He took her out to dinner at a fancy restaurant and broached the subject.
“Mary, I need to ask you something,” Ted said, his voice serious.
“Sure, what is it?” Mary replied, looking at him curiously.
“I ran into Healy today, and he told me something that I can’t get out of my head. He said that you have a dark secret, one that you’ve been keeping from me,” Ted said, hesitantly.
Mary’s face fell. She knew exactly what Healy was talking about, and she didn’t want to reveal her secret to Ted. She had always been ashamed of her wild past and had worked hard to leave it behind.
“What did he tell you?” Mary asked, her voice barely above a whisper.
“He said that you’re not the sweet, innocent girl that I think you are. He said that you have a wild side,” Ted replied, his eyes searching hers.
Mary sighed heavily. She knew that she had to come clean. “Ted, I need to tell you something. I do have a wild side. In fact, I used to be wilder than you can imagine. But that’s all in my past. I’ve worked hard to leave that life behind, and I’m not that person anymore.”
Ted was taken aback. He had never pictured Mary as a wild child. “What do you mean, wild?” he asked, his curiosity getting the best of him.
Mary took a deep breath. It was time to come clean. “I used to party a lot, and I did some things that I’m not proud of. I was young and stupid, but I’ve grown up since then.”
Ted listened to Mary’s confession, his heart heavy. He didn’t know how to react to this new information. He had always thought of Mary as a good, wholesome girl, and the thought of her being anything else was difficult to accept.
“Ted, please don’t judge me based on my past. I’m not that person anymore,” Mary said, her voice pleading.
Ted looked at Mary, his mind racing. He didn’t know what to do. On the one hand, he liked Mary and wanted to continue his relationship with her. On the other hand, he couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being deceived. What if Mary’s wild side was still lurking beneath the surface?
“Ted, please say something,” Mary said, looking at him with eyes full of fear.
Ted took a deep breath. He knew that he had to make a decision. “Mary, I don’t know what to say. I like you, but I need to think about this. I need some time to process everything.”
Mary nodded, tears in her eyes. She knew that Ted’s hesitation meant that there was a possibility that their relationship might be over.
As Ted drove home, his mind was in turmoil. He didn’t know what to do. He liked Mary, but he couldn’t ignore the nagging feeling that he was being duped. He decided to do some investigating of his own.
The next day, Ted followed Mary to her job at a hair salon. He watched as she interacted with her coworkers and clients, trying to find any sign of her wild side. However, he saw nothing out of the ordinary. Mary seemed like a normal, hardworking woman.
Ted was about to give up when a man walked into the salon. He was tall, muscular, and had tattoos covering both arms. Ted recognized him immediately as Brett Favre, the famous football player who had once dated Mary.
Ted watched in horror as Favre approached Mary and hugged her tightly. Mary seemed happy to see him, and Ted felt sick to his stomach. He knew that Favre was a notorious womanizer, and the thought of Mary being involved with him again made him sick.
Ted decided that he needed to confront Mary once again. He couldn’t continue his relationship with her if she was involved with someone like Favre.
He took Mary out to dinner once again and broached the subject. “Mary, I need to ask you something. Are you still involved with Brett Favre?”
Mary looked at Ted, her eyes full of fear. She knew that she had been caught. “Ted, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to deceive you. Brett and I have been seeing each other again, but it’s not serious. I swear.”
Ted was furious. He couldn’t believe that Mary had lied to him again. “How can I trust you, Mary? You’ve been lying to me from the start. I can’t continue this relationship.”
Mary’s face fell, and tears streamed down her face. She knew that she had messed up, and there was nothing that she could do to fix it.
As Ted walked away from the restaurant, he couldn’t help but feel like a fool. He had thought that he had found something special with Mary, but he had been wrong. He knew that he had to move on, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that there was still something about Mary that intrigued him.
Chapter 8: Happily Ever After
Ted and Mary sat on her balcony, looking out at the Miami skyline. The stars twinkled above them, and the warm breeze blew gently through their hair. They had just overcome a major hurdle and were finally able to relax.
“I can’t believe it took us so long to get together,” Ted said, taking Mary’s hand into his.
“Me neither,” Mary replied, leaning her head onto his shoulder. “But I guess everything happens for a reason.”
They sat in silence for a few moments, enjoying each other’s company. Ted had never felt this way about anyone before. Mary truly was the one for him. He knew it deep down inside.
“I have to be honest with you, Mary,” Ted said, breaking the silence. “I was so jealous of all those other guys you told me about. The football player, the architect…”
Mary chuckled. “You don’t have to be jealous, Ted. You’re the one I want.”
Ted smiled. “I know. But they were all successful and accomplished, and I felt like I wasn’t good enough for you.”
Mary turned to face him. “Ted, you are more than good enough for me. You make me laugh, you treat me with respect, and you always know how to make me feel special.”
Ted felt a lump form in his throat. He had never been so touched by someone’s words before. He leaned in and kissed her deeply, savoring the taste of her lips.
“I love you, Mary,” Ted whispered, pulling away from the kiss.
“I love you too, Ted,” Mary replied, smiling.
They sat there, wrapped in each other’s arms, watching as the sun began to rise. It was a new day, and they were starting it off together.
A few weeks had passed since that night on the balcony. Ted and Mary had fallen even more in love with each other. Ted had invited Mary to stay with him in Boston, where he lived and worked.
Mary had never been to Boston before, and Ted couldn’t wait to show her around. They went on long walks along the Charles River, visited historical landmarks, and sampled local cuisine.
One night, Ted surprised Mary with reservations at a fancy restaurant. They dressed up and arrived to find the restaurant beautifully decorated with candles, rose petals, and soft music playing in the background.
As they sat down to eat, Ted noticed Mary fidgeting with something in her pocket. He smiled, knowing that she was probably nervous about something.
“Is everything okay, Mary?” Ted asked, taking her hand into his.
Mary looked up at him, her eyes shining with love. “Ted, there’s something I need to tell you.”
Ted’s heart skipped a beat. He had no idea what Mary was going to say, but he knew it was going to be important.
“I know we’ve only been together for a short time,” Mary continued, “but I feel like I’ve known you forever. You make me so happy, Ted. And I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Ted’s eyes widened, and his heart started to race. Was Mary really proposing to him?
Mary reached into her pocket and pulled out a small black box. She opened it to reveal a stunning diamond ring.
“Ted, will you marry me?” Mary asked, tears streaming down her face.
Ted was speechless. He had never expected this, but he knew in that moment that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Mary.
“Yes, Mary,” Ted said, his voice cracking with emotion. “I will marry you.”
Mary jumped up from her seat and threw her arms around Ted, kissing him deeply. The other diners in the restaurant erupted into applause, and the waitstaff brought over glasses of champagne to celebrate.
The day of their wedding arrived, and Ted couldn’t believe how lucky he was. He had found the love of his life, and now he was going to marry her.
Mary looked stunning in her white wedding dress, and Ted couldn’t keep his eyes off of her. They exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family.
After the ceremony, they danced the night away at the reception. Ted was so happy that he felt like he was on top of the world. He knew that he and Mary were going to have a wonderful life together.
As the night wound down and the guests began to leave, Ted and Mary stood outside the venue, enjoying their first moments alone together as husband and wife.
“I can’t believe we’re married,” Ted said, kissing Mary’s hand.
Mary smiled. “I can’t either. But I know that we’re going to have a happy life together.”
Ted nodded, feeling grateful for everything that had led him to this moment. He knew that there truly was something about Mary, and he was so glad that he had found her again.
Together, they walked hand in hand into the rest of their lives, ready to face whatever challenges came their way. They knew that as long as they had each other, they could conquer anything.
Some scenes from the movie There’s Something About Mary written by A.I.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL – NIGHT
Establishing shot of a high school on prom night.
INT. HIGH SCHOOL GYM – NIGHT
Ted, 17, awkward and nervous, nervously approaches Mary, 17, stunningly beautiful, waiting for him on the dance floor.
“Hi Ted! You look great!”
Ted tries to play it cool but ends up spilling a cup of punch all over Mary’s dress.
“Oh my god, Ted! You ruined my dress!”
Ted tries to clean up the mess but only makes things worse.
“Get away from me! I can’t believe I agreed to go to prom with you!”
She storms off, leaving Ted alone and humiliated.
INT. TED’S CAR – LATER
Ted sits alone in his car, feeling like a complete failure.
“Why am I such a screw-up?”
Suddenly, his car tire blows out.
“Great, just what I need. This night couldn’t get any worse.”
Ted realizes that he’s stuck at prom, alone and miserable.
FADE TO BLACK.
EXT. TED’S APARTMENT BUILDING – DAY
Ted, a 30-something man, stands outside his apartment building. He checks his phone and sees a message from the private detective, Pat Healy.
PAT HEALY (V.O.)
Ted, I’ve got some good news for you. I found Mary.
Ted’s heart races. He can’t believe he’s finally going to see Mary again.
Where is she? Can you give me her address?
PAT HEALY (V.O.)
Sure thing, I’ll send it over to you now.
Ted’s phone dings with the address.
Miami? She’s in Miami?
He looks up and sees his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Wilson, staring at him.
What’s got you so excited, Ted? You look like a kid at Christmas.
Oh, nothing Mrs. Wilson. Just got some good news from an old friend.
Well, don’t keep your friend waiting. Go get ‘em, tiger.
Ted nods and heads back inside his building.
INT. TED’S LIVING ROOM – DAY
Ted anxiously waits for Mary to arrive. He adjusts his tie and checks himself in the mirror. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. Ted rushes to answer it.
They hug each other tightly.
I can’t believe it’s really you.
I can’t believe I found you after all these years.
They both smile at each other.
So, how have you been all these years?
I’ve been good. Just living my life, you know.
Yeah, I heard you were in Miami. That’s why I hired a private detective to find you.
You did that for me?
Um, yeah. I guess I did.
That’s so sweet of you, Ted.
Ted grins at her.
So, um, do you want to come in?
Ted leads Mary into his living room.
Can I get you something to drink?
Water would be great, thanks.
Ted quickly goes to the kitchen to fetch a glass of water for Mary.
He’s still such a gentleman.
Ted comes back with the glass of water.
(handing it to Mary)
Here you go.
Thank you, Ted.
The two sit down, smiling at each other.
So, um, I know this might sound crazy, but would you like to go out with me sometime?
I thought you’d never ask.
Ted grins happily.
INT. MARY’S LIVING ROOM – DAY
Ted and Mary sit on her cozy couch together.
MARY: “So, what have you been up to since prom night?”
TED: “Well, I went to college, got a degree in business and have been working in sales ever since.”
MARY: “That’s great! I went to college too and now I’m an orthodontist.”
Ted looks at Mary with a smile, admiring her beauty.
TED: “You know, Mary, I have to be honest with you. I never forgot about you after prom night.”
Mary looks surprised.
TED: “Yeah, I’ve always wondered what could have been if things went differently that night.”
MARY: “Ted, you were always so sweet. But you know, I had a few suitors after prom night.”
TED: “Suitors? Like who?”
MARY: “Well, one of them was a professional football player. His name is Brett Favre.”
Ted’s face falls.
TED: “Brett Favre?!”
Mary nods, looking apologetic.
TED: “I can’t compete with a football player.”
MARY: “Ted, it’s not about who has more money or fame. It’s about who makes me happy.”
Ted looks at Mary, understanding the sincerity of her words.
TED: “Mary, I’ll do anything to make you happy. I promise.”
Mary smiles, feeling her heart flutter. She can’t deny her feelings for Ted any longer.
MARY: “Ted, I think you’ve already made me happy.”
Ted leans in and gently kisses Mary on the lips. It’s a perfect moment, filled with love and passion.
FADE TO BLACK.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Logline: Thirteen years after a disastrous prom date, Ted hires a detective to find Mary, his old flame. When they reunite, Ted finds himself competing with a sleazy detective and a professional football player to win her heart.
Scene 5: “Healy’s True Intentions”
INT. MARY’S APARTMENT – DAY
Mary and Healy are sitting on her couch, drinking coffee.
So, what’s your deal? Why do you keep asking me out?
I just think you’re a really interesting person, Mary. I’d like to get to know you better.
Uh-huh. And why did you go through all the trouble of finding me?
I’m a detective. It’s my job to find people.
(crosses her arms)
I don’t buy that. There’s something else going on here.
Healy leans in closer to Mary.
Okay, I’ll be honest with you. There is something else. But it’s not something I can talk about right now.
Great. So you’re keeping secrets from me.
Look, Mary. I know this might sound crazy, but I’m falling for you. Hard.
Mary looks at Healy, surprised.
(raises an eyebrow)
You’re falling for me?
Yeah. I think you’re amazing. And if we can make this work, I promise I’ll be the best thing that ever happened to you.
Mary looks at Healy for a moment, considering his words.
I don’t know, Pat. This whole thing just seems too good to be true.
Healy takes Mary’s hand.
Trust me, Mary. I’m not like other guys. I’m different.
Mary pulls her hand away and stands up.
(shakes her head)
I’m sorry, Pat. I can’t do this. I don’t want to get involved with someone who can’t be honest with me.
Healy stands up, too.
Okay. I understand.
Mary walks over to the door and opens it.
I’m sorry, Pat. I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Thanks, Mary. You’re a great girl.
Mary nods and Healy leaves.
Mary closes the door and leans against it, feeling conflicted.