July 14, 2008
They quickly lugged their suitcases out the door and into Rick’s car.
“You sure you don’t mind avoiding your parents?” he asked.
“No,” replied Amanda. “Since meeting you, I’ve learned to count on myself and others outside my own family.”
“That’s the spirit,” said Rick. “A few days away from everyone will help us cope with the next couple months.”
Ten minutes later they were on the highway headed for the Bay Area.
“By the way Rick, you aren’t the only one full of romantic surprises,” she purred.
“Do tell,” he replied.
“You’ll just have to wait lover,” she replied.