"I can't believe you talked me into seeing that." Luka held the door open for Abby as they made their way out of the theatre following the movie's end.
"What do you mean I talked you into it?" She nudged him with her elbow as she slipped passed, then stopped once she was on the sidewalk to wait for him. "You said you wanted to see a movie, you didn't say what kind."
"Very funny," He extended his hand to her as he neared her. "Do you know where you want to go for dinner?"
"I'll leave it up to you, since you let me choose the movie." Abby laced her fingers with his then smiled before looking up at him as he pulled her to him. "It wasn't that bad was it?"
"No, it wasn't that bad." He smiled down at her. "Do you want to call and check on Joe before we go to the restaurant?"
"You're worried about him?" Abby's face took on a more serious expression with the question.
"Not really worried, I just..." He raised a hand and brushed his bangs off his forehead. "I don't know, I just feel like we should make sure that everything is okay, you know, maybe it's the over-protective father in me."
"Luka, Ames is gone, you don't have to worry about Joe being safe." Releasing his hand Abby slid her arms around his waist as she offered the words of comfort. "But, if you still want to call and check on him we can." Somehow she managed to smile, hoping he would find some reassurance in it.
"No, you're right, he'll be fine with Louise, and she has both of our cell numbers if she needs to reach us." He managed to find a small smile of his own for her. "So, where were we going to go eat?"
To be continued...