Lori hugged her. “This is why I love this family. Charlotte, Don, would you consider adopting me?”
“For the millionth time, we can’t,” Charlotte said, patting her hand. “We want you to marry Jason. You can’t do that if you’re our daughter.”
“Dammit. Well, Jason. I guess we’re going to have to get married so I have them by default.”
Jason said nothing, raising a wary eyebrow. “The girl next door?” His mouth did amused calisthenics as he tried to control his grin. “Yeah. That’d work.” His tone implied the exact opposite.
“Great! We’ll plan for a June wedding. My colors will be pomegranate and puce.”
Jason, who couldn’t control it any longer, burst out laughing. “And here I had my heart set on chartreuse and mauve.”
“Those are the accents. And we’ll have red velvet cake in the form of a Nazi zombie, with gummy worms as garnish for those who take their cake with a side of brains.”
“Blech!” Charlotte commented as she stood.
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