Disclaimer: I don't own GMW
"Hey Lucas," Riley said laughing like a horse.
Lucas grinned at her. He loved her laugh.
"You know I love your laugh," Lucas said.
"I LOVE YOU TOO," Riley exclaimed without thinking. After realizing what she said, she blushed.
Lucas raised an eyebrow.
"Well that's one way to get right to the point," he said laughing.
"Lucas," Riley said, "Can I ask you a question?"
"I think you just did," Lucas said smiling in a way that made his eyes crinkle.
"I heard you talking to some friends about doing something together... and I was wondering if I could join up with you?"
Lucas gently touched Riley's nose.
"I wouldn't have it any other way," he said.
Lucas than lean forward and kissed Riley on the lips. It was a gentle kiss. But it sent all sorts of feelings pulsating through her entire body. She felt as though she was finally alive.
"I told you my moment would be my moment," Lucas said.
She kissed him back.
"OKAY THAT'S ENOUGH KISSING," Cory announced.
Riley looked embarrassed but Lucas just smiled in amusement.
"I'll see you tonight Ri," he said.
"Tonight," Cory asked as Lucas left, "What's happening tonight?"
"I'm hanging out with Lucas tonight," Riley said.
"Fine," Cory replied, "At home where I can see you and make sure you're safe."
"Dad," Riley exclaimed.
"Look," Cory said, "I know it seems like I'm just being overprotective but the truth is you're my little girl. I love you. Honey, I know what it's like to grow up. It can be beautiful and wonderful but it can also be hard. You've been through some tough times and I don't want it happening to you again."
"I love you too dad," Riley said, "Please can I go on my date."
"Okay," Cory said, "But you have to be home by 9 PM THE SAME DAY."