Scotty and Lilly saw Rosa to the door when she finally decided to leave when breakfast was over.
"Well, that was embarrassing." commented Lilly as she closed the door.
"What do you mean?" asked Scotty picking plates up to be put in the sink. "I think everything went pretty well, actually."
"Were you even in the same room as I was? First, I met your mother practically naked. Second, we had to struggle through breakfast because neither of us could answer simple question about our relationship. And third . . . I can't think of a third yet, but when I do, I'll let you know. " groused Lilly washing the dishes.
"Calm down, Lilly. That just means we need to define our relationship before my mother stops in for another surprise visit." said Scotty trying to soothe Lilly.
"I don't understand how you can still be so damn composed after that visit. Your mother raised many valid questions."
After finishing up the dishes, Scotty led Lilly to the sofa to continue the serious discussion.
"What do you think we should discuss first?" asked Scotty as they sat down.
"Should we start to tell people that we are dating?" inquired Lilly first and foremost.
"Naw." answered Scotty without hesitation. At Lilly's questioning look, Scotty continued before she could jump to some strange conclusion as to why he did not want everybody to know about their relationship. "Like I said before, I love having you as my partner and I'm not willing to give that up yet. Plus it would be fun to see how long it will take for our friends and co-workers to figure out that we're more than partners."
Lilly thought over what Scotty had said and agreed because it all sounded reasonable. "I think the sneaking around could be fun too." she added cheekily.
"Now, you're getting into the spirit." Scotty said as he hugged Lilly and then proceeded to kiss her.
As she broke the kiss off, she asked "What if we run into one of our friend during one of our outings or something?"
"Well . . ." Scotty thought for a moment before continuing where he left off, "We'll tell them we're just going out as partners and nothing more."
"Come on, they are not going to buy that. I don't even believe that."
"I'm serous here Lilly. If they don't believe it, we'll just ask them why is it that we aren't at each other throat anymore is."
"They will probably think that somehow you got another notch under your belt and I somehow fell under your spell." snapped Lilly.
"Now Lilly, you're getting upset again. You are not like that to me at all. You mean a lot to me. I love you, Lilly." Scotty announced as he held her hand tenderly.
Lilly looked up from where she was staring at the floor to Scotty handsome face, "Do you really mean that?" asked Lilly not really believing what she had heard, thinking she must have clearly misheard his declaration of love.
"Of course I mean it. I don't go around saying that to just anyone. In a matter of fact, I could count on one hand how many people I have said that to." At Lilly's doubtful look, he amended his statement "with the exception of family members because I have a lot of those and they don't count."
"I'm sorry for snapping at you. I'm just a little insecure. Not a lot of people really care about me and less who loves me. I guess I was a little defensive there."
"I understand completely, Lilly." Scotty said attempting to reassure her of his love.
"I love you too, Scotty. And I think that's what scares me most right now." Lilly admitted as she buried her face in between Scotty's shoulder and neck.
"Why is that?" asked Scotty trying not to scare her off with his question if she didn't want to answer them.
"I have never been in love before." answered Lilly truthfully not looking at Scotty afraid of what he will think of her.
"What?" inquire Scotty in complete disbelief, "How can that be? You are the most beautiful and intelligent woman I have ever met. If people can't see that, then it is their lost and my gain because I intend to keep you as long as I can. Even though we have only known each other for a short while I have fallen completely and utterly in love with you. It is the best feeling in the world, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else."
Lilly graced Scotty with a gorgeous smile as he finished up his declaration from the heart.
"That was amazing." said Lilly as she gave Scotty a peck on the check.
"It comes from the heart." whispered Scotty kissing her neck "And it is all true." He didn't want to lose her now that he has found happiness again. It truly is a great feeling.
Before the couple could really get started, Scotty's phone rang. With great reluctance, the two separated and Scotty went to answer the phone.
"Valens, yea . . . sure . . . I'll meet you there . . . No need, I'll do it. See yea."
"Well, duty calls." Scotty said as he hung up the phone and grabbling his shirt that was discarded earlier.
Lilly stood up and tried smoothing her hair out. "And we were just going to get to the fun part." She said teasingly before snatching up her jack on the hanger.
"I know" Scotty replied a little dejected.
Before Lilly walked out of the apartment, Scotty turned her around, "Are we good?"
"Perfect. I guess I'll see my boyfriend after work?" inquired Lilly.
"Hmmm . . . I love the sound of that. I'm your boyfriend and you're my girlfriend. Maybe your boyfriend is going to even surprise you at work." replied Scotty as he winked at her.
"Is that so?" questioned Lilly with a smirk.
"Definitely" answered Scotty and began kissing Lilly before they headed out of the apartment.
A chapter closes in their lives as another one is being written.
AN: Thanks to everyone who has review this story. They make my day. This story is finally over which makes me a little sad. I hope everyone liked it; )