“I’m going outside to play,” said Heather, getting up from the couch.
“Dress warm!” shouted her mother. “It is a cold frosty day outside.”
“I’m going to wear the new sweater Neon Cop bought me yesterday,” said Heather.
Heather went upstairs to her room and put on her new black sweater that her friend, Neon Cop bought her yesterday at the mall.
“This sweater is really warm,” said Heather to her mother, when she came back downstairs.
“It’s a beautiful sweater,” said her mother, popping a huge chocolate cake into the oven. “You are one lucky girl!”
It had been almost a year since Heather had first met Neon Cop. She had been at the beach, crying, because her mother had left her alone. Her mother had to go for a job interview and not knowing what to do with Heather, she sat her down at the beach and told her she’d be right back. She had no way of knowing that she was going to be hit by a car.
Neon Cop, who was on patrol that night, had come across Heather. He took good care of her while he looked for her mother. He found her about a week later. Heather and Neon Cop had been inseparable since then.
“Don’t be out too long,” said Mother. “Neon Cop is coming over for dinner!”
“So that’s why you are baking the cake,” said Heather, laughing, on her way outside.
Heather found that it was very cold outside. She decided she would play outside anyway. There were still leaves on the ground that she could play with. Heather was so busy playing that she didn’t hear the Neon Cop pull into the driveway.
“Hey kiddo,” said Neon Cop, when he saw Heather in amongst the pile of leaves. “It’s a good thing I got you that sweater yesterday.”
“Yeah, it’s really keeping me nice and warm,” said Heather, walking toward her friend.
“What’s your mother doing right now?” asked Neon Cop.
“She is cooking dinner,” said Heather. “And she is baking a huge chocolate cake!”
“Yummy!” exclaimed the Neon Cop. “Your mother is a good cook!”
“She’s the best,” said Heather.
“She sure is,” said the Neon Cop. “Heather, do you think your mom would marry me?”
”You going to ask her tonight?” asked Heather, excitedly.
“Yes I am,” Neon Cop said nervously.
“Oh boy!” exclaimed Heather. “This will be great! This means that you will be my step-dad.”
“That is right,” said Neon Cop.
Neon Cop and Heather both went into the house, both giggling and with grins from ear to ear.
“You two are up to something,” said Mother, turning around to see what all the commotion was.
“There,” said Neon Cop, taking a small velvet box out of his pocket and handing it to Suzie, Heather’s mother. “You caught us. We were up to something!”
“Oh my!” Suzie gasped when she opened the box to find a beautiful diamond ring inside.
“Suzie,” said the Neon Cop, taking her hand into his. “Will you marry me?”
“Yes, I will,” said Suzie, nervously. “Yes, I will marry you!”
“Oh, Neon Cop,” cried Heather, hugging both him and her mother. “You have just made me the happiest person in this entire world.
“Me too!” cried Suzie.
“That’s where you’re wrong,” said Neon Cop. ”You two have just made me the happiest person of all!”
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