Title: Cardboard

Summery: Just a continuation of the last episode I just didn't really like how it ended that much.

Spoilers/Disclaimers: Since all the episodes were shown I don't think there is any spoilers but just in case you didn't see the last episode then of course thres spoilers

Notes: Ok new chapter I didn't really know if I was gonna write it but hey I had some time on my hands . kthanks R&R . This chapter takes place the next morning when Zoe arrives home.

"Kids im home!" Zoe exclaimed as she opened the door to her all familiar home, in her mind rehearsing what she was going to tell the kids.

"Aunt Zoe ! " Hannah screamed as she ran up to her aunt and hugged her.

"Hannah oh I missed you so much."

"Me to, so are you and Dan married now?" The little girl asked the question that Zoe was dreading to reveal. As she began to answer Hannah's question Taylor and Cliff walked into the room.

"Well since your all here, now is as good a time as any. Ok well we weren't supposed to get married for real it was just a case where Dan and I had to pretend to get married but somehow they gave us a licensed priest so yes we are married."

"Well what are you going to do about it?" Taylor asked. "Do you love him?"

"Yes I do, but kids I won't start a relationship with him if you three aren't totally comfortable with it."

"Aunt Zoe are you kidding were just glad that you and Dan finally realized that you're meant for each other." Cliff said.

"Thanks Cliff but kids you have to understand that if this doesn't work out everything will change, and even if it does work out then everything will change anyway."

"Well we've had a lot of practice with change and if it makes you happy then go for it." Taylor said.

"Thanks I love you guys" Zoe replied and hugged all three of her sister's children. She loved them like they were her own and she just wish her sister was still alive to see how wonderful and loving human beings her children were turning out to be.

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At around 7 o'clock Dan Lennox walked up to Zoe's front door. He's been to her house many times before of course but somehow this was different. This time Zoe and him were actually a couple. A few seconds after he rang the doorbell a very messy Zoe answered the door. She had on ripped jeans, a plain white tee-shirt, her hair was up in a sloppy bun but she still never looked better to Dan.

"Dan what are you doing here?" Zoe said with a huge smile on her face.

"What a greeting! What no kiss on the check, no hey Dan, how's life .."

Zoe broke his rambling with a kiss. "Hmm is that better?"

"Much."

"OK well come inside Dan." Zoe said as Dan walked into her house and Hannah bounced down the stairs.

"Hey Mr. uh Dan ... uncle ... Aunt Zoe im not sure what to call him."

Zoe laughed as Dan answered "Just call me what you always call me Hannah, Dan's fine.

"Well that's enough of that. Kids come down here for a minute." Zoe called up the stairs. A few seconds later Talyor and Cliff were on the landing.

"Ok now kids remember how I was telling you about the fake marriage. Well were planning on getting a divorce tomorrow so it's not official or anything."

"So you guys aren't staying married?" Cliff asked.

"No but were still going to be together." Dan explained as he put his arm around Zoe.

"OK good." Taylor replied with a smile.

"So now that were all ok with it im going to start on dinner." Zoe said as she made her way into the kitchen.

As Taylor Cliff and Hannah were heading upstairs to wash up for dinner Dan whispered. "Kids wait."

"Yea?" Cliff asked.

"Ok I know me and your aunt are getting a divorce because that wasn't a real wedding but how would you feel if I asked Zoe to marry me … like for real."