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After about a week of working very closely with each other, and hanging out as friends, Brad finally got up enough courage to ask Roni out on a real date. That night, after they got off work, they went out on the town, where they had a late night dinner, and talked about work, music, and other typical teen stuff. The two had a really good time, and by the end of the date Brad told Roni how much he liked her. He told her that for the past few months, he has followed stories about her in the news, for he was very interested in her. All this made Roni blush, which is when he asked her out again. Roni, of course agreed, but no definite plans were made.

That night, when Roni returned from her date with Brad, Jed and Abbey were waiting up for her, to hear how her day of work went, as they seemed to grow accustomed to.

"You're getting back rather late."

"Yeah."

"So where you been?"

"Out."

"This we know. But where exactly is 'out'?"

"I went out on a date after work, with a guy I work with."

"Damn, I knew I should have built that dungeon. Think it's too late?"

Realizing Jed was becoming the crazed father he is when it comes to his daughter's dating. Abbey ignored him as she asked, "What's his name?"

"Brad."

"Brad?" Brad what? Who said you could go on a date?"

"Don't pay any attention to him Roni, he always gets like this when one of his little girl's goes out on a date. Is this the same Brad you've been spending time with as friends lately?

"Yeah."

"So you're more than friends now?"

"Yeah, I'd like to think so."

"What do you mean, 'I always get like this'? Like what?"

"Shh, I want to hear about Brad. So tell me, is he cute? What's he look like?"

"Yes, please do tell, so I can have him hunted down."

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The next day at work, Roni approached Brad, who hadn't really taken his eye off of her all day long.

"Hey Brad. What's up?"

"Nothing much. I had fun last night."

"Yeah, me too."

"Maybe we can do that again sometime."

"Yeah."

"How about tonight? We could go ice skating down at the ice palace or something."

"Sounds like fun. Hey, listen, my dad wants to meet you."

"What?"

"My dad, he wants to meet you."

"But your dad is the President of the United States."

"Yes."

"And he wants to meet with me?"

"Yes. Just the typical, your-friends-with-my-daughter-and-are-now dateing-her-so-it's-time-I-get-to-know-you kind of meeting. Perfectly harmless."

"Your father controls the entire military Roni, he's not harmless."

"Don't worry, my mom will be there to keep him in check."

"The First Lady as well? This just keeps getting better and better."

"Don't worry, they'll love you. It'll be great."

"If you say so."

"So when's a good time for you?"

"How about a minute after I die?"

"Come on Brad, you're not afraid are you?"

"No. How about tomorrow, before work. Then we can come in together."

"Yeah, sure. Sounds like fun."

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The next day, around noon, Jed went back to the residence, for his lunch meeting with Brad. On his way there, he ran into Abbey, and the two walked the rest of the distance with Jed's arm draped over Abbey. Along the way, Abbey spoke to Jed, assuring herself that he wasn't going to get all crazed, as he has been known to do when it comes to his daughters dating. When they reached the residence, Roni and Brad were waiting in the living room area. Jed and Abbey stood back for a minute, unnoticed, until Roni noticed the them.

"Mom, dad, hi. This is Brad. Brad, these are my parents."

The End

 

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