I made plenty of progress in the next few months. My parents came to see me everyday and in the middle of one of their visits, I decided to tell them about me and Brandon.
"Mom, Dad, can I ask you something?" I asked.
"Well, you kind of just did, but sure. You can ask another one." Ugh. My dad thinks he's just sooo funny... He's not.
"Umm... What would you guys think if me and Brandon Harvey started going out?"
Silence. Both my parents were looking at me with shocked expressions on their faces. I knew this would happen.
I waited ten minutes. Twenty minutes, and they finally looked at each other. They seemed to be having a telepathic conversation or argument about this. Finally, they both looked at me.
"It all depends... On who this Brandon Harvey is." My mom said.
Yes! I knew they were going to say that! I'm just good at reading people...
"Hey, Mr. and Mrs. Martin. What's up?" Brandon asked, walking into the room.
"That's Brandon Harvey." I stated.
"Huh? What about me?" Brandon asked, clearly confused.
"I jst asked them about... You know... You and me."
"Oooooooh... Now I get it... Hehehe... I'm a little slow today... Hehehe. Didn't sleep well last night. I was worried my parents wouldn't let me visit, today. 'Cause, you know, it's a school night. I'm just gonna stop talking, now."
"So? Mom? Dad? Can I, please? I know you trust him and you guys can come on our first date, if you want." I pleaded.
My parents exchanged a look that said, "I'm thinking, 'Yes' ". I was hoping to Hell they said yes! I really wanted to date Brandon. He could help me with my learning. I still had a long way to go before I re-learned everything I had already learned since I was a kid. It was still going to take awhile.
"You know what? I think I do trust this kid with having her first boyfriend." My dad said. When he saw my face light up, he started tearing up. "My baby's growing up, and I think we can trust this young man with our daughter's emotions. Keep them intact, boy, or I'll personally come after you and-"
"Honey! Don't frighten the poor boy off! Brady, you can date our daughter."
Me and Brandon looked at each other. We shared a look that said, "YES!"
"But..." Ugh! "We're going to have to take up Chloe's offer and come with you guys on your first date.
"Okay. That's fine with us. Brandon actually suggested that, in the first place. So... When's our first date?" I asked.
"What about tomorrow, at the Purple Olive?"
Me and Brandon shared an excited look.
"That'd work. I already told my mom. You just have to ask her. Thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Martin!" With that, my mom, my dad and Brandon left to let me get some sleep. I was going home, making progress, and I had my first boyfriend! It was a good day for me.