...our home away from home, neither Ben nor I are even old enough to drive."
"Don't have to," replied Max as he patted the dash, activating the Plumber-tech in the vehicle. "Auto-pilot will take you anywhere in the city, and a holographic driver will keep everyone in the dark. Just my way of apologizing."
"Thanks Grandpa," Gwen said with an amount of joy that surprised Ben.
Is she really looking forward to being with me? He thought. Nah, she probably just wants to have the best last-Halloween ever. I'm sure I will.
Some time later, Ben and Gwen were walking back to the Rustbucket with their haul of acquired goods. As promised, Gwen wore a jacket over her costume, which was actually a good thing since the air was quite brisk. The thin material of her costume provided little protection against the cold, so she was glad she had decided to cover up.
Ben was just glad he could finally spend some private time with the girl he loved. She looks so incredibly sexy in that costume, He thought. Tonight, I have to tell her. I can't stand holding this in. Maybe if she rejects me to my face I'll be able to move on finally, but regardless I have to tell her.
"Ben, this is so much fun," exclaimed Gwen. "Our last couple of Halloweens kind of sucked."
Ben nodded. "Last year Animo tried to create a race of Vampires to kill all mankind, and the year before that Kevin made a comeback and we didn't even have time to buy costumes. And...