December 30, 2011
Landrys - Round 16
Ryder slung his arm around his fiance. "Don't worry! They've never met someone they didn't like!"
Lyndsay sighed. "Oh good. I'm so nervous!"
Sally jerked a startled gaze to Lyndsay. "What about that nice girl Kate?!"
Lyndsay looked at the ground. She knew it! They hated her!
Ryder kissed his Mom's cheek. "Well, things have changed at college. She's marrying Ralph Reed. And I met Lyndsay. I love her like crazy. We're engaged!"
Rueben shook Lyndsay's hand. "Well it's nice to meet you, young lady."
Sally rallied, "Would you like to join us for dinner?"
Ryder hesitated. This wasn't going very well. "Actually, Mom... I was hoping she could move back in with me. It will save us money as we get started..."
Rueben and Sally shared a look. "Why... that should be fine!" Rueben said. "You kids go bring your things in and we'll get lunch ready..."
Ryder tried to comfort her. That had been rough. He was surprised his parents took such an initial dislike to Lyndsay. "Maybe they just need time to get to know you better. It was a pretty big shock."
Lyndsay made a face. "Yeah, that I wasn't their precious Kate! Really! I didn't know you'd been so serious about her in high school!"
Ryder shifted uncomfortably. "Let's just call it Puppy Love. What I feel for you is the real thing! I want to marry you, have babies with you and raise a family together."
Lyndsay snuggled closer and smiled. "Okay. That works."
"I've tried to be pleasant and understanding about this arrangement," Rueben said, waving his hands around. "But, if you guys are going to live together under my roof... you are going to be married." Reuben admonished.
Ryder pulled Lyndsay back down onto the bed with him. "Okay." he said. "Let's invite a few people over, Lynds." Ryder smiled. That seemed to take the bluster out of Dad's sails!