"I'm going to ask her to marry me." Gordo said. He showed Lizzie's parents the engagement ring.
"When?" Jo asked.
"Tonight. I've made Valentine's Day plans with her." Gordo explained. He snapped the ring box closed. "I love her."
"Good for you." Sam said proudly.
Gordo looked at his watch. "As a matter of fact, I have to go get ready." He dashed out the door.
Hours later, Gordo and Lizzie were at the finest restaurant in the city. Gordo had hidden the ring box under Lizzie's napkin.
After they had finished their meal, Gordo took a sip of his soda and cleared his throat. "Lizzie, I think that you need to use your napkin."
Lizzie looked at him. "What?" She asked him.
"Well, I figure I'll be eighteen in three months, and you in two. I think it's time that we figure out where our relationship is heading." Gordo said. He repeated himself. "Use your napkin."
This time, Lizzie did as she was told. When she saw the box, she gasped. "Gordo, is that what I think it is?"
"Go ahead, open it." Gordo said with a smile.
Lizzie gently picked up the box and opened it. Inside was the most beautiful, diamond ring. She pulled it out and looked at him.
"Lizzie, will you marry me?" Gordo asked. Lizzie nodded. Gordo took the ring from her, placed it on her finger, and leaned across to kiss her.
When they parted, she asked, "Do your parents know?"
"I told them tonight before I came to pick you up."
"What about my parents?"
"They gave me permission." Gordo explained.
"And everyone else?" Lizzie asked.
"I told them too. Miranda screamed in my ear. She said that she'll be here for the wedding." Gordo laughed. "I figure that once we're married, we can live in your parents house until we can get one of our own."
"When are we getting married?" Lizzie asked. She loved Gordo very much and she wanted to show him.
"How about in three weeks. Your mom is planning the wedding as we speak." Lizzie informed her.
"Three weeks is fine." Lizzie replied. She leaned forward and whispered something in his ear.
Gordo cleared his throat and said, "Check, please."