Kyndal Moore was sitting up in bed, sick, and running a fever. Her mother Betty Moore came into her bedroom to check on her. ‘’Is there anything I can bring you?’’ asked Betty. ‘’Maybe another blanket I am freezing to death,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’Ok, honey. Do you feel like having a visitor?’’ asked Betty. ‘’Who?’’ asked Kyndal. ‘’Your boyfriend,’’ said Betty. ‘’My boyfriend,’’ said Kyndal with a puzzled look on her face. ‘’Yes,’’ said Betty. ‘’I guess so,’’ said Kyndal confused about who her mother was talking about. ‘’I will tell him he can come see you, but not stay too long because you need to rest,’’ said Betty putting another blanket on the bed and kissing Kyndal on the forehead. Venton Lawrence walked into Kyndal’s bedroom carrying a teddy bear. ‘’I brought you a get well present,’’ said Venton handing the teddy bear to Kyndal. ‘’That is so sweet,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’Your mother said you needed to get rest so I am fixing to leave," said Venton.’’Please don’t leave,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’Are you sure?’’ asked Venton. ‘’Yes and there is one small itsy bitsy thing you could do to make me feel better,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’What?’’ asked Venton. ‘’Snuggle me until I go to sleep,’’ said Kyndal laying down and holding the stuffed teddy bear next to her chest. Venton climbed into bed and snuggled Kyndal.
Rilee Bridges stood outside the Waters Residence. ‘’Crap! Richard has already gone to bed,’’ said Rilee noticing all the lights in the house were off. She quietly walked up to the front door, picked the lock, and snuck into her boyfriend Richard’s bedroom. She took her shoes, socks, and jeans off and climbed into bed with Richard.
“What the freak!’’ exclaimed Rilee feeling something licking her leg. Richard turned the light. ‘’Rilee, what are you doing here?’’ asked Richard. ‘’I just wanted to see you but I will leave,’’ said Rilee starting to get out of bed. ‘’Rilee, stop!’’ shouted Richard. “I am sorry,’’ said Rilee pulling the covers back up. ‘’Rilee, what are you doing?’’ asked Richard. ‘’I have been so selfish about spending time with you,’’ said Rilee. ‘’Selfish about spending time with me? What are you talking about?’’shouted Richard, becoming annoyed. ‘’Well every man has needs and instead of spending time with you to fulfill your needs I have been wallowing in self pity and spending time with Jim,’’ said Rilee. ‘’Oh, baby you have spent too much time reading and watching fictional romance drama. There is more to a relationship than just fulfilling a man’s desire. Like trust, honesty, and communication,’’ said Richard putting his arm around Rilee and beginning to feel guilty about shouting at her. ‘’Grandpa taught me that only things in life are the experiences and it’s time to quit worrying about things I can’t change and get our relationship back on track,’’ said Rilee. ‘’Our relationship was never off track. I was just giving you time to heal after losing your parents and grandmother. I love you Rilee and want to be with you. Before everything happened I was trying to find the perfect moment to give you something,’’ said Richard. ‘’What is it?’’ asked Rilee. ‘’Well, it’s not exactly the setting I wanted when I gave it to you, but I will go ahead,’’ said Richard opening a drawer beside his bed. He handed Rilee a gift bag. She took a black box out of the bag. ‘’Oh my gosh,’’ said Rilee with tears rolling down her cheek. ‘’It was my grandmother’s ring,’’ said Richard. ‘’You don’t have to ask the answer is yes,’’ said Rilee putting the ring on her finger. She leaned over and kissed Richard.
‘’I want to introduce you to someone,’’ said Richard reaching under the covers and pulling out a brown and white bulldog puppy. ‘’This is Lucky,’’ said Richard handing the puppy to Rilee. ‘’He is so stinking cute,’’ said Rilee as Lucky started licking her cheek. ‘’I think he likes you,’’ said Richard with a smile on his face.
Kyndal woke up sweating from her fever breaking. She took her sweat shirt off and was fixing to remove the pink sleeves shirt she was wearing underneath her sweat shirt when she noticed Venton asleep on the other side of the bed. She looked at the clock on the night stand beside her bed. ‘’Oh my gosh, he stayed with me the whole afternoon and is still here at one o’ clock in the morning,’’ thought Kyndal to herself. She began to think about all the bad things she had thought about Venton. ‘’He is such a sweet guy and nobody took the time to talk to him to understand the hard life he had growing up,’’ continued Kyndal thinking to herself. Her conscience continued to bother her until she started crying.
Venton woke up when he heard Kyndal crying. ‘’Babe, what is wrong?’’ asked Venton. ‘’For future reference it is baby not babe. I am sorry before we had the conversation in the park, I thought you were a mean and evil bully. Then when you talked about your parents getting divorced I began to understand the situation and realized you were not the mean, evil person I thought you were but rather someone trying to fit in to the situation they were put in,’’ said Kyndal with tears rolling down her cheek. Venton put his arm around Kyndal and started consoling her. ‘’I don’t want to upset you and if you don’t want to talk about it, I understand, What happened between your parents?’’ asked Venton. ‘’My parents divorced when I was young. Dad would claim that he was going to go play poker with his buddies on Friday nights but he was doing something else. When mom caught him cheating, he would promise not to do it again. Which he didn’t for a couple weeks then he would do it again. Mom got tired of the lies and filed for divorce,’’ said Kyndal. “I am sorry,’’ said Venton. ‘’It’s ok,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’Can I ask you a personal question?’’ asked Venton. ‘’Sure,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’What happened between your parents is that going to cause you to have trust issues in a relationship?’’ asked Venton. ‘’I don’t think so. Why do you ask?’’ asked Kyndal. ‘’No reason,’’ said Venton. ‘’Some reason I don’t believe you and I might have trust issues with you,’’ said Kyndal putting a smile on her face. ‘’I was thinking one day I might want to ask you a question,’’ said Venton. ‘’You can ask me now,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’I am not sure if the timing is right after all you and Alex just broke up,’’ said Venton. ‘’Oh please, I haven’t thought about him since the day we broke up,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’The question I would ask you one day. Would you be my girlfriend?’’ asked Venton. ‘’When that day comes the answer would be yes,’’ said Kyndal leaning over and kissing Venton on the lips. After a passionate kiss, Kyndal looked at the clock. ‘’I think it is time to go back to sleep,’’ said Kyndal laying back down. Venton laid down on the other side of the bed. Kyndal sat back up and cleared her throat. ‘’This is not going to work,’’ said Kyndal. ‘’What?’’ asked Venton. ‘’Your girlfriend’s fever broke and she’s feeling a little bit better, but she still needs her boyfriend to cuddle her to make her feel better sooner,’’ said Kyndal with a smile on her face. Venton moved over and snuggled Kyndal as she closed her eyes and started going back to sleep.