AN: This is, The End. The last chapter. :)
STEP TEN: Do your homework
Sheldon sat cross-legged on his bed, papers spread out about him, clipboard in one hand, pen in the other, carefully taking notes. He was so absorbed, that he didn't notice when his door opened, or that someone had entered his room until Penny sat down beside him.
Maybe he didn't notice because he didn't care if she came in, maybe he noticed but just didn't say anything.
"Whatcha doin?" She asked, reaching for a piece of paper and picking it up. "Credit reports?"
"Comparative analysis." He declared absentmindedly. "The ones marked in blue are mine, the ones in red are your fathers."
"Yes. I have noticed over the years that you both admire and fear your father, I suspect you were very much a 'daddy's girl'. I am trying to ascertain what it was you admired about him, and whether I have similar traits."
"Why?" Penny frowned.
"It's common knowledge that women want to have a fling with a cad, and marry their dad." Sheldon said. "I don't think I'm fling material Penny."
"Common knowledge? I've never heard that before."
"It's in the book of secrets, it must be truth." Sheldon replied calmly. "It appears that while I don't share you fathers penchant for speeding, we do have similar saving habits, and I admire his stock choices though I would never do that, and he is quite right in purchasing the new tractor it will repay him tenfold due to the new style of engine, but I really can't agree with his choice of football teams Penny, or his.." He stopped, because Penny had her hand over his mouth.
"Sheldon, you didn't need to run background checks on my dad, or however you got this stuff. I love my dad because he is always there for me when I need him. And so are you. That's enough."
"Oh. That's good because his marks in science in grade ten were really quite atrocious." Sheldon sighed in relief.
Penny nudged him with her shoulder. "So what else is in the Book of Secrets?"
"What do you mean?"
"Well, the plan only goes to step ten. Which brings us here. I don't know how to proceed from here."
"Well." Penny grinned, flipping through the first few pages, noting the steps and how he'd faithfully carried each one out, with his own Sheldon twist to it. It was sweet how he'd put so much work into wooing her, that he had worried about it so much. "You could always repeat steps one through ten, in a never ending loop." She suggested.
He froze, putting down his clipboard. "That would work?"
"Oh yeah." Penny leaned in and kissed him on the cheek. "For sure."
He turned his head so he was looking down at her upturned face. "A hypothesis like that needs testing."
She smiled. "Lots of it?"
He nodded, and leaned down, pressing a quick kiss on her lips. She blinked up at him, and then slid her hands around his neck and kissed him, thoroughly.
"Alright." He whispered into her hair a short while later. "Step One: Be Appealing."