Author's note: This is the final entry in this series of crossover stories. I've had a lot of fun writing them and I hope, as my readers, you've enjoyed them.
I do have a poll running on my profile page that I hope you drop in and visit. Since I'm beginning to see professionally, I'm just wondering how many of my FFN readers would be willing to follow me. I now some of the answers are goofy, but I have good reason for phrasing the answers the way I have.
Only a Theory
Dragonlots aka Dana Bell
Chapter 7 : Proposal
Ian stood under the green and white striped awning while rain fell on the sidewalk. A puddle had formed in the middle of the middle of the street and he couldn't keep his eyes from it. His heart sped up slightly but the rain kept falling and there was no betraying sudden beat indicating a dinosaur was on its way.
He turned giving an exiting patron a smile as he slipped inside. The scent of hamburgers and fries met his nose. A hand waved at him and he weaved through the red and white checked covered tables. "Hi," he greeted as he slipped into the booth next to Sarah.
"Hi, Dad," Kelly greeted from across the table. She sipped her coke and he tried not to be shocked on how fast she was growing up.
"Hi, Sweetheart," he answered before giving Sarah a quick kiss. "Hi. Miss me?"
"Depends." His date had a dangerous look on her squarish face.
"I'm just a few minutes late for dinner." He couldn't imagine while she'd be angry over that. It wasn't like he hadn't tried to be there for her when she needed him the past couple of years. He really had listened after what had happened on that dreadful island. Not to mention the T-Rex who had terrorized San Diego.
"Why didn't you tell me?" she began without preamble.
"About?" He glanced at Kelly. She only shrugged and pretended to be watching a group of football players making fools of them selves.
"Don't play ignorant with me."
"Sarah, Honey, I have no idea what you're talking about."
She grabbed his hand. Hard. It almost hurt. "Prehistoric Park."
"Oh." So that was what she was mad about. "I got this invite and…."
"And you didn't think I might want to go along?"
"I thought all the questions you had about dinosaur parental care got answered."
"Ian!" She released his hand. "I understand the creatures they have are the real thing. Not genetically engineered by Imgen."
"Yes." He hadn't seen much difference in them himself.
"I wouldn't want to see them." Kelly pushed her nearly empty glass away from her. "I had more than my fill of monsters."
"There are still a lot more questions I'd like answered." Sarah crossed her arms over her purple blouse and glared at him. "How do I get an invitation?"
With a sigh Ian pulled out his cell phone and dialed Nigel Marvin. "You know, I have no idea if I'll get an answer. It is on the other side of the world."
A waiter came up and offered them his friendly smile. "What'll it be?"
"I want the veggie burger with everything," Kelly answered. "And another Coke, please."
"Just a salad for me with Ranch dressing." Sarah uncrossed her arms.
"Your biggest burger and a chocolate shake." It was still ringing and no had answered yet.
"Coming up." The white clad young man left them.
'See," Ian held up the phone and turned it off. "No answer."
"I want you to keep trying." Sarah used her no nonsense tone. She wasn't going to let this go.
"It wasn't that impressive." He set his cell down on the table. "Just a Wooly Mammoth, some Sabre Cats, a couple of T-Rexs."
"Male or female?"
"Siblings and one of each."
Kelly shook her head and got up. "Back in a minute. " She made her way to the back of the room.
"Anything else?" Sarah leaned toward him.
"Yeah." He reached in his pocket and pulled out a black velvet box. "Will you marry me?"
"Now, you're asking?"
She opened it and examined the amber stone on gold. "Interesting choice."
"I thought it appropriate."
"It is." Sarah took it out and examined it. "Yes. On one condition."
"Anything." He suddenly felt like the luckiest man on the planet.
"We spend out honeymoon in Prehistoric Park." She shoved his cell over to him. "Dial again."