Brick was giddy from the get-go! When would they ever set foot on the amusement park? It was taking forever.
"Now, I don't want you going on any of those rides that could kill you." Grand Betty informed him of every scary story she'd heard about amusement park rides.
"Aw, Granny, stop talking like that." He was here with Lily and if those two old birds wanted to take it easy looking at what old people looked at, then so be it. He came here for the rides. "You go do what you want to do and Lily and I will ride what we want to ride."
It wasn't the way he wanted the day to start. After all, he'd slept with Gran Betty in a bed that wasn't big enough for the two of them while Lily slept with her grandmother in the adjacent bed.
His grandmother told him even then.. she had eyes in the back of her head, and he better behave himself around Lily.
"What do you think I'm gonna do?" He was hurt that she'd be this way. Lily was his friend. They'd rode their bikes all over creation this summer. "I will always take care of Lily. I care about her."
Now his grandmother smiled about that. He was serious.
"All right. Don't get lost. Use your phone when you have, too. Don't go around texting all the time. Pay attention to your surroundings." She informed him.
"I know." He wasn't an idiot. Deep down, he really did want to go into law enforcement. He truly was the opposite of his Dad who was in jail.
"Hold hands." She demanded. They already were.
Lily was grinning from ear to ear.
Yes, this was what he'd been waiting for. Going on the rides at Adventureland with Lily.