Jackie sighed and wrapped her arms around his neck. "I love you, too, Melvin."
"You.. you look beautiful," he managed to stammer. He'd never seen her look more beautiful. After his Mom had died, she'd come over every day to sit with him and talk to him. But, he'd never felt this when she'd been over. He wasn't even sure he'd felt like this with Gloria! Glancing up, he saw that Jane was talking to him. "What?" he asked.
Jane smiled. "Thanks. You look pretty handsome yourself." she said, giving him a quick kiss on the cheek.
Danny jerked back when he felt her lips on his cheek.
Jane blushed. Mumbling, she turned away to leave. She could feel tears building in her eyes. She'd just leaned forward to give him a kiss and she could tell he didn't like it. It was over, she thought sadly. He didn't love her.
She was surprised when she felt Danny's pull her into his arms. With such a serious expression, he grabbed her hand. "We need to talk. Can we get out of her?"
Filled with anticipation, Jane wordlessly nodded as Danny led her out to his car.
Ross waved at Melinda. "She certainly is the loveliest little girl!"
Chelsea grinned up at her husband.
"Well, it's not him. It's Jackie. We won't be around forever and I just worry that Melinda won't be well taken care of after we're gone."
Ross patted Chelsea's hand. "They're young! They'll get the hang out it!"
Chelsea frowned. She wasn't so sure about that.
Melvin pulled her closer. "Don't out of bed," he mumbled as he wrapped his arms around her.
Within seconds they'd both fallen back asleep.
Hearing the bus honk, she ran out the front door & went up the steps.
She was a big girl now!