The next morning Jeremy waited for Lizzy. All night he kept thinking about Lizzy's gift. It has to be something special he thought to himself. "Hi Jeremy hope I didn't keep you waiting long, " said Lizzy. Jeremy shook his head and smiled. "Nope wasn't waiting too long. Lets get going." Jeremy and Lizzy walked in a comfortable silence. A cool breeze greeted them causing Lizzy's strawberry blonde hair to shine. Jeremy couldn't take his eyes off of her. "Have you bought your gift yet?" asked Lizzy breaking the silence. Jeremy just shook his head. "Nope, I'm having a little trouble with that." Letting out a frustrated sigh, Jeremy adjusted the shoulder strap of his back pack. Trying to lighten up her friend's mood, Lizzy looked up at the clear blue sky and snapped her fingers. "Hey I got an idea. Why don't we go horseback riding after school?" Jeremy looked over at Lizzy and smirked. "You have a way of making something so simple seem exciting you know that."
Lizzy's shoulders slumped and her smile flatered a little. "Sorry I guess we can skip it." Jeremy felt like a heel and quickly spoke up. "No I didn't say it was a bad idea. It's cool with me. We can meet over by the old oak tree." The spark was back in Lizzy's eyes which made Jeremy's heart beat a little faster. The shool day was filled with talk about the Christmas party. Mrs. Hardy had a Christmas tree all decorated and ready for the presents. Jeremy's mind was in overdrive especially since the party was in two days. After school LIzzy went home and saddled her horse Sandy. Jeremy was already at the oak tree with LIghtening. " I love riding don't you?" asked LIzzy. Jeremy nodded, "But it ain't exciting as jumping out of a plane." Tilting her head Lizzy smiled and urged Sandy to a full out gallop. Taken by surprise, Jeremy went after his friend.