"I made sure the property was always kept up so that way you would have a descent place to come back to," said Lizzy. When his uncle and aunt informed him about Lizzy being caretaker over the Cartwright ranch it made him glad to know that someone was watching over his home. Now hearing the words straight out of Lizzy's mouth made Jeremy fall more in love with her. "Are you on vacation?" asked Jeremy. Lizzy laughed softly which made Jeremy grin. "I was forced on a two month vacation. It seems I don't get out much." Taking a sip of his coffee, Jeremy laughed. "Daniel said the same thing to me. Believe me I've been about the call of duty for so long. In fact my buddy would've drugged me just to make sure I joined him on this leave. Now I'm glad that I came." The couple left the diner just as the first rays of the sun became visible. "I'm staying in the Holiday Inn with Daniel, seperate rooms of course. Where are you staying?" Lizzy told him that she was staying at her old house. The couple agreed to meet later for some horseback riding. Before driving off, Jeremy held Lizzy. Kissing her with so much passion clearly sending her a message that she belonged to him.
Jeremy was on cloud nine when he returned to his hotel room. Being with Lizzy was exactly what he needed. Now the difficult part was leaving her when his time was up. Lizzy fell fast asleep as soon as she got out of the shower. She dreamt about being in Jeremy's arms. It was passed noon when Jeremy and Lizzy met up at the Cross Creek Ranch. They rented horses and spent the day riding the trails and picnicing by the sparkling stream. "When do you and Daniel return overseas?" asked Lizzy while she put away the picnic basket. Jeremy was seated at the kichen counter watching her bustle around in the kitchen. "We'll be leaving in a few days," he answered. Lizzy walked toward him and wrapped her arms around his neck. Connecting her lips with Jeremy's Lizzy passionately and yet firmly kissed Jeremy. Responding to Lizzy, Jeremy brought his arms around her. After the kiss ended both Jeremy and Lizzy were trying to catch their breaths. "I'm gonna miss you sweetheart, but for now lets enjoy our time together," said Jeremy. Lizzzy nodded in reponse.