((On the date between Riley and Lucas))

"I'm having a great time with you Riley," Lucas said.

"I'm having a great time with you too," Riley replied laughing.

"What are you going to order?"

They were sitting in the Heavenly Delights Cafe.

"Um... I think I'll get the Heavenly Delight Cheeseburger and Fries... along with a cheesecake"

"mmm great choice," Lucas said, "I think I'll get the same thing."

"Lucas can I ask you a question," Riley asked.

"Of course," Lucas said.

"Where did you get your scar," Riley asked, "My dad... wanted to know"

"I was in the first grade. Some kids thought it would be fun to take a jump rope... tie me to a tree and throw tacks at me. One of the tacks got me in the hand,"

Riley gasped.

"I'm over it," Lucas said

Riley decided to change the subject but before she did Lucas asked her a very important question.

"Riley... would you be my girlfriend?"

Riley felt like she might faint. Lucas... the boy she had a crush on since she met him was asking her to be his girlfriend.

"I would love to," Riley exclaimed.

He kissed her.

"Thank you for making me the happiest guy in the world," Lucas said.

Riley looked at the clock. It was 8:45.

"My dad wants me home at 9," Riley said.

"Okay," Lucas replied.

He walked her home. He kissed her goodnight.

"Mr. Frier," Cory said coming out, "I saw you got my daughter home on time... I like that."

"Thank you sir," Lucas said smiling.

"Maybe you're not so bad," Cory added, "You have to understand I'm very protective of Riley. She went through a lot last year and as a father you want to make sure your children are always safe."

"That's not so easy to do sir," Lucas said, "But I would never hurt Riley."

Cory looked at Lucas.

"I know that," he said, "But if you ever do hurt her you'll have to answer to me. Trust me when I say you don't want to have to answer to me."

Lucas knew many things. There was one thing he knew beyond the shadow of a doubt. He did not want to have to answer to Riley's father. He was like a bear when it came to protecting Riley. He would tear him apart if he ever hurt her no mater how unintentionally.

"Sir I swear," Lucas said, "I will never hurt Riley. I love her too much."