The next few days flew by.
Lucas and Melanie shared the news of their relationship with his delighted parents…
And his friends.
They went dancing together for their first “official” date.
And afterward, Lucas found the courage to tell Melanie he loved her.
Lucas’ garden yielded no exciting results.
And Evelyn ignored him completely.
The days soon turned into weeks.
Noah finally proposed to Camryn.
Lucas and Melanie spent the first of many beautiful nights together.
Lucas got a long-overdue promotion at the catering company.
He spent many long, unsuccessful hours at the library,
And many long, equally unsuccessful hours at Evelyn’s grave at sundown, pleading with her to come out.
But she never did.
Weeks quickly gave way to months.
Laura gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
And Lucas and Mel were thrilled to share in their friends’ happiness.
After years of fear about letting go, Melanie finally sold the house she’d shared with Christian.
And Lucas began spending many nights a week staying over at her new place.
He still set aside as much time as he could to keep his promise to Evelyn.
But her silence had become deafening.
Lucas began to fear that he may never see her again…
Note: Just to clear up any confusion, that hot tub is at Mel’s house, not Lucas’! He’s not that inconsiderate, I promise haha